The weather in Hong Kong this weekend was GGW — gusty, grey and wet. While the riding conditions weren’t very pleasant, this weekend turned out to be a good training for The Big Ride in getting experience in an less-than-ideal climate. At times it was very tough cycling with strong headwinds and occasional cross-winds that almost tipped me over.
Both the Saturday and Sunday rides were all about hitting the number on the odometer. On Saturday I cycled 140 km, across the length of Hong Kong island four times (two roundtrips between Pok Fu Lam to Shek O), plus some additional hills in Shek O to boost the mileage. Today I cycled to the Peak then Shek O then back home for a morning workout of 70 km.
This afternoon I did what every respectable Hong Konger does on a Sunday: go shopping. First to get some cycling gear, then to get my son some new tennis gear. Everybody’s happy.