Yet I had never ridden it. Now that has changed. However, my lap of the 'Puffer course proved a little more eventful than I anticipated.
Watching all the pictures from every camera we've had on the course I felt as if I knew my way around.
Also I imagined such a famous course would be way marked. So it was almost an afterthought I downloaded the .GPX file and put it on my Garmin watch. Turned out, that file was absolutely essential - the only way I could work out where to go.
I had planned to make a nice wee film about riding the course. I carried a GoPro Session on a tiny tripod and had all the material. It was going quite well until one event which blew everything else away.
I felt fine for a couple of hours, but by the evening my right arm was very sore. At 3am I needed some Neurofen Plus to get back to sleep. I've put my next swim lesson back one week. Healing is slower at my age, but hopefully I'll be fit again soon.
Watching the video again, I can see why my right arm hurts, because it bore the brunt of my fall. Fortunately the bike was still set-up from Craggy Island Triathlon, with flat pedals not SPDs. So I was wearing running shoes. I shudder to think how much this would have hurt had I been clipped into the pedals.