Monday, May 07, 2012

Sunday 6th May

Just myself, Damien and Mel turned out for yesterdays ride. With the sun shining and a helping breeze we made our way swiftly to Feizor via Cononley, Bank Newton and Wigglesworth arriving at the cafe just before 11am.  It was just the day for sitting outside caff's enjoying the spring sunshine and I felt in such a good mood that I ordered a full english breakfast - in retrospect a mistake - nothing wrong with the food, just too much for a comfortable ride home (I even had to leave a slice of toast and some black pudding). Mel was fancying Bowland Knotts for the return journey but I was feeling less ambitious and we compromised by taking a trip round Wham, Long Gill (7 gates), Paythorne, Horton, Baa'lik, Laneshaw Bridge and the Herders. I was no match for the two racing men on the hills and they eventually gave me the slip for the last time on the climb from Oxenhope to Leeming, me taking the quieter back road I got to the Lamb Inn, couldn't see them, so thinking one of them must have punctured went all the way back down to Oxenhope - no sign of them so I had to go back up the hill again before eventually finding Damien sat waiting at the top of the Dog & Gun climb.
A good sociable 92 miles and back home in time to watch Cav's win in the Giro.

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