Having just finished the lovely circuit of Ravenstonedale – Outhgill – Garsdale Head – Sedbergh – Ravenstonedale with my good mate Kev Hillier, I see that I have now covered over 500 miles (about half the distance of Land’s End to John O’Groats). Now admittedly that has to be done in about six days when the real trip is underway but as the title of the first post to this blog indicates, things need to be nurtured well and given time to flourish.
Kev will be my riding companion on the ‘End to End’ trip, so we’ll be our very own two man peloton. He craftily practiced the art of drafting / slipstreaming for a good part of the way tonight before an attacking finish from The Fat Lamb to his house (these young whippersnappers with nearly twenty years advantage eh!).
I see the training stats also show that I’ve climbed nearly one and a half times the height of Everest and well above the cruising level of most passenger jets at over forty thousand feet. That’s Cumbria for you. Flat as a pancake for at least 100 metres at a time.
It looks like I’ll hit the 100 miles for the week for the third time but I don’t expect to keep that up when the weather turns. Effort I can manage but cold, wet and windy I’ll draw the line at.