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Re: Very hard ride today
Well done Allan, I think my worst effort was a place called Edmunduyers to look the Derwent near Consett, the climb up the A68 was hard work, with all camping gear on-board. My main quest was to see Derwent Reservoir, the YHA allowed me to camp in their back garden and then wandered over the pub for the sustenance of which was accommodated for with copious refreshment of real ale. The ride was only 30 miles the cycle route14 proved difficult the climb was 942 ft or 1,043- 1,611 at my age then was 69 years old. up early a few times after my Nettle Beer proved a very good alarm system, only to find it lashing down in torrents, and the fog hiding my quest to see a few yards ahead of me, packing the tent up all downhill to home rain hurting eyes even tried my new German Poncho, only to find the rain gathered between both wrists into a rather large puddle then at speed as al downhill gave me a fresh wash, eventually making it home in 3 hours, to my wife reception, did you enjoy your ride. the answer of course then showers and off to Sunday morning club a pint of the hair of the dog.
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