Road bike5:18:57 126.55 km (23.8 kph) +1721m ahr:130 max:161
Had intended to leave the house at 0700 as the weather forecast looked great for the day. However I didn't hear the alarm on my hone as the volume had been turned down!
Left the house at ~0800 and headed up the old Cardiff Road to Merthyr and then over the Pontsticill. I had intended to take the road over but some road works at Vaynor meant I had to turn around and take the Taff Trail (disused railroad) over to the Water Works.
Then had my first ever puncture on my tubeless road tyres when I was forced into a puddle by a car which was hiding a deep pothole. Grrrrr! It wouldn't seal so I put in a tube. This took about half an hour.
Stopped in Talybont cafe where they were supplying food from the front door in take-away trays. I had jacket potato and cheese and beans. Yum. Got catching to a few other riders. Approx 30-40mins here.
The the hard slog over Llangynidr mountain followed by climb up to Gelligaer Common and right down to Bedlinog. I decided not to head south from Nelson and over Mynydd Eglwysilian because my climbing legs were a little tired. So I headed west from Nelson and south along Old Cardiff Road.
Stages Powermeter worked OK for about half the ride but didn't seem to work properly thereafter. I only discovered this after looking at file afterwards. Need to investigate. I had put a new battery in ~2 weeks prior. This error appeared to happen on or shortly after Mynydd Llangynidr.