My lovely daughter decided, quite correctly, that I needed a cycle computer for Fathers’ Day while my grandsons decided (equally correctly) that quantities of chocolate would be a good idea – and apparently they also chose my card which included a badge that says “Super Dad”. Needless to say I have no hesitation in wearing the badge.
So Fathers’ Day started off on a high note and, following a decent interval after lunch, continued in the same way when the aforementioned daughter and I took to our bicycles for a gentle outing into the wide open spaces of Wentlooge Level and beyond. As I explained last week (in “Between Cardiff and Newport“) this area provides easy cycling on level ground and our aim at present is to extend our range, both in distance and time spent cycling, knowing that our hill-climbing abilities will get quite enough practice nearer home, whether we like it or not.
As usual we took our time, stopping at intervals to stretch the legs, sip some water, look at a map and admire the view. The view at various times included numerous horses and cows, a few ducks, a goat, and by way of a special treat, a heron. There was also a close encounter with a couple of those nasty snappy little Yorkshire terrier type dogs.
On returning home I plotted and saved the route on Map My Ride (find it on that site by searching for Cardiff, and then Wentloog 2) and it totalled 11.99 miles, a new record for me.