|NOTE THE YELLOW MITTS MATCHING THE BIKE
On Monday morning we had a brief glimpse of summer......the sun was shining and it actually felt quite warm.... an ideal day for a nice bike ride.
I had arranged to drive over to my daughter's house and go from there on a ride with my son in law Scott.
I hadn't ridden with Scott since January when he ran out of steam about half way through a thirty mile loop on the Purbecks.
Since then he has been out on a number of rides with a friend of his who is a bit of a keen sportsman, the odd solo ride and he also did a 42 mile short sportive a few weeks ago.
The sportive represented his PB in terms of mileage on a single ride that he had achieved to date. Interestingly the first thing that Scott asked me as we were about to set off was "how far will we be riding today?" I just told him that I had a good route in mind and that it wasn't too far.
The route I was intending to do was a loop of about 51 miles that meanders through some really lovely inland Dorset villages along some nice country lanes that encounter very little traffic. I thought that the route would be a good one for him to do, as although a bit lumpy, it would stretch him a bit but wouldn't be so tough as to drain him totally.
|LUNCH STOP IN THE VILLAGE OF ASHMORE