Road bike36:40 12.86 km (2:51 / km) +18m2:50 / km ahr:116 max:155
IW. This was quite a bit more interesting than usual. About two-thirds of the trail between the M4 and Bute Park had been covered in the floods, most of it by 1m or more (never seen any of it covered before). Surprised at how little damage was done to the surface, but sand, mud, gravel and silt galore, making it more like a cycle-cross route. Also a few trees downs and many large logs along the river bank. Bute Park still shut.
Road bike37:26 12.88 km (2:54 / km) +42m2:52 / km ahr:119 max:147
HFW. Overhanging branches had been cut back but all the mud was still there, making for another very sticky and messy cycle. Also quite hard to see the deep bits in the dark.
Strength exercises14:35 0.19 km (1:16:21 / km) ahr:101 max:137
Road bike1:53:54 30.34 km (3:45 / km) +202m3:38 / km ahr:109 max:140
With Mark up to Pony inspecting what Brendan had done to the Taff. Lots and lots of stopping, some to check out the damage, others to wade through water. River level had dropped massively (was nearly a metre lower than it was 2 hours ago and about 4m below its peak). Obviously lots of mud, logs and flooded buildings along the river banks - very bizarre going through Treforest with no traffic on the roads and all the car alarms in the car dealerships going off (cars had all been flooded and washed into corners). Detour up the A470 embankment north of Ponty (which was already in full clean-up mode) to avoid a flooded and tree covered section of path, followed by 300m of cycling through water nearly up to the knees - not good for the bike (and it smelled awful), but certainly memory building! Got pretty cold as was very wet and it was still raining, so both of us happy to take the (dry) Taff trail back from Ponty.
Trail run1:42:29 18.28 km (5:36 / km) +166m5:22 / km ahr:138 max:165 shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2019 (aqua)
With Rcro from Roiget to Chepstow, him to close an area off on his heat map and me to tick off a bit more of the coast path. Opted to run west to east to make the most of Brendan's winds - although it wasn't actually that windy or wet (that came later). Nice steady pace, and as expected very flat (apart from one rather rude hill on the edge of Chepstow. Pretty cool running under the bridges, though need to come back and do the Seven Bridge proper some day. Good morning out and good chat.