This is what happens when I have too much time. I get crazy ideas. Ideas like entering new forum and going for 200 km long ride across "the whole London" with bunch of people I don’t know. In a word - perfect Saturday.
I found a thread on London Fixed Gear and Single Speed forum which could be summed up with those words:
"Let's do all 32 London Boroughs in a day"
"in a spiral"
"you can't hit a borough more than once"
"So a 130km of hellish Outer London urban sprawl, then another 50 of busy as fuck zone 1?"
Ins't that great? After reading the summary I decided to give it a go. Mainly because I haven’t cycled at all since Lanzarote, but also I wanted to cross that 200 km in one day goal from my list. Well, mission accomplished.
I loved every piece of that ride, from getting lost (yep, few of us had Garmin gps devices and apparently we cannot use them!), getting soaked, eating in MCDonalds, cycling for 9 hours and not cycling for about 4, taking “finisher” photos with bunch of drunk chick at Trafalgar Square and getting home at 1 AM, technically the next day!
Too bad I haven’t found that forum before, as those guys are organising a lot of different rides!
This ride, together with getting there, ended up above 205 km, which means I've been able to cross out another goal from my list!