After some days of crazy winds the weather was looking better this morning, with rain coming in the afternoon I decided to get out early (6am) and go for a long ride! It was still windy but only around 25mph so no problem with a powerful e bike! The last 25 miles were a direct headwind so I was glad I had plenty battery power left and enjoyed assist level 3 on the bigger hills! Last week I had to climb those hills in eco mode as my second battery was dwindling so I was glad I had the small chainring at the front! Sunday is not looking very good so it had to get out for my long ride today so off I set into the early morning sun! My legs were actually feeling good (a few days rest works wonders) after Sundays epic ride!
First picture of the day close to home!
25 miles later I was now in the town of Linlithgow with the sun still shining!
I was now closing in on my destination with 35 miles covered, the 3 bridges over the river Forth!
I'm now on the path over the Forth Road Bridge with the iconic Forth Rail Bridge in full view!
From the bridge you can see the port of Rosyth which is a former Royal Navy dockyard, today there was a nice cruise ship in port! Shame I didn't have a good camera to get a better photo...
This is in the middle of the town of Rosyth, the ducks were enjoying the sun!
I decided to try some of the coastal path at the town of Culross and I was lucky to get it mostly to myself!
The Grangemouth oil refinery is just across the water from the coastal path!
The final bridge of the day, the 86 year old Kincardine Bridge which is showing its age....
I noticed my original battery is now losing some range after 4 years, both of my batteries were charged to 98% and my original was only showing a range of 63 miles! My second battery which was purchased in October 2020 was showing a range of 80 miles! I managed to get 47 miles out of my first battery using mostly eco mode, before switching so i had plenty juice left in my second battery for all the climbing later in the ride!
Not quite the scenery to match last Sundays ride but what a fantastic day that was, its amazing how easy 74 miles seemed after riding 116 miles on Sunday! The weather isn't looking very promising for the next week or so, so I'm not sure when my next ride will be!
@Prairie Dog I'm glad you are getting your bike back so soon, I will look forward to your Rockies ride! I just hope the weather will play ball....