Its been a while since I’ve been on my bike, in fact every time I get it out I say this.
Well I pull it from the stuff on top of it in the garage. What do I find, well the chain is off not a problem and the rear reflector is not pointing in the right direction. Good god the little computer is in the front bag along with a lock and a spare tube! No doubt from Scarbourgh. A quick squirt of WD lubrication in the right places and its time to set off. Not that I get very far. The gears aren’t working for some reason. Turns out to be just a seized cable though and before you know it
I’m in the country side. Mind even with cycling my vivid green T-shirt and shorts aren't really enough to keep me warm. I pass a fair few people walking jogging and cycling.
At the half way point I come off the roads and head onto the canal side
From here on in I’m getting muddy
I pass by a jogger who I’d seen on the road going the opposite way to me. We must do a partial same course.
Suddenly the mud gets deeper I flick the gears to the lowest ratio and prey that I’m going to get through it as the tyres disappear beneath the gooey stuff.
I peddle on
Eventually reaching Brewood
And at the first bridge after Brewood I get off and head onto the road.
The the natural beaut area.
and out the other side into Brewood itself.
Up a very steep climb, which at this point really isn’t wanted.
Across the bugger of a road crossing and then continue upwards although not as steeply.
Finally onto the dangerous Brewood road with all the cars zipping ludicrously by.
and home. Wow that was great, I forgot how much I love a good ride.
I think you might be interested in this track: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206636201117357774410.0004da56066ab3527cc69 Created by Google My Tracks on Android. Name: 51 Brook Close Activity type: - Description: - Total distance: 22.07 km (13.7 mi) Total time: 1:21:07 Moving time: 1:18:53 Average speed: 16.33 km/h (10.1 mi/h) Average moving speed: 16.79 km/h (10.4 mi/h) Max speed: 35.00 km/h (21.7 mi/h) Average pace: 3.68 min/km (5.9 min/mi) Average moving pace: 3.57 min/km (5.8 min/mi) Fastest pace: 1.71 min/km (2.8 min/mile) Max elevation: 231 m (759 ft) Min elevation: 0 m (0 ft) Elevation gain: 491 m (1609 ft) Max grade: 77 % Min grade: -35 % Recorded: 13/04/2013 11:53