Jogle Day 6

June 10, 2010

Very quick summary at this stage:

Wonderful hospitality from Laurie and Jenny for which, once again many thanks. Laurie then rode with us a short distance to put us on the right road but was there long enough to witness Backie's Raleigh developing a fairly serious mechanical problem - i.e. his legs were spinning like billyo but the bike was going nowhere. Fortunately Arragon Cycles in Kendal were able to patch it up and on we went into the rain.

Shap Fell provided the King of the Mountain challenge of the day which was won by Greavsie in spite of a last gasp surge from Backie which left your truly in his wake. It also provided an opportunity to put our efforts into perspective when Suzy recounted a conversation that she had had with James at the top of Shap. James had a triple heart by-pass last year and thought that riding end-to-end would be good therapy - oh and did I mention that he was an amputee as well - respect!! We also met with an Army cycling team who were doing the whole ride in 5 days; 200 miles the first day, 160 the second, 200 the third  etc etc. Ah well.......

With the wind behind us we made fairly swift progress through Lancaster and all went well until we hit Preston which slowed us significantly. Eventually pulled into the hotel at 6.45.

Daily Stats

Miles                                                                                  110

Feet climbed                                                                     4441

King of the Mountain                                                      Greavsie

Av speed                                                                           15.2 

Top speed                                                                         47.2 (Greavsie)    





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