Before we look at that a bit more I need to mention that I've ridden twice since Sunday.
A good group of regulars and a couple of faces I was less familiar with met at C&D Cycles at 5.50pm for an advertised 28 mile steady paced social ride. My only dislike with these rides is getting in and out of Kettering at that time of day is challenging. I was narrowly missed by a van rushing through a gap with no awareness that I was a split second from filling that gap!
Once out of Kettering things got good. This was ideal for me in terms of length, pace and fun. The wind made it odd in places as the usually very fast Desborough Road Drop was much harder work than usual. I'm always hoping to improve my time on that segment but I'm not sure I ever will. I think it was wind behind when I got one of my very rare top ten times.