I channelled my inner Annemiek Van Vleuten and Julian Alaphilippe (winners of the 2019 Strade Bianche) on this ride with its mix of gravel, farm, forest and tarmac roads.
I decided to hunt (not with a gun and it’s the hunting season here in Germany) for new trails, and this led to me undertaking more climbing than I had initially planned, and this was also the case with the gravel sections.
Although I avoided the type of mud which sucks you and your bike into the earth, nonetheless I and bike got a bit dirty.
A cold and tough head wind wore me down a little and I was grateful to get home into the warm.
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4236708387