I had a superb back-road-blast home today, Motorway-free apart from the last few miles in Cheshire which I can't sensibly avoid.
I rode over Hartside Pass and then crossed the Dales, Kirby Stephen-Hawes-Ribblehead Viaduct-Horton in Ribblesdale-Settle. How much better a ride than that can you find? I got 2 short heavy rain episodes but I missed the hail.
Not big miles, about 250, but big in effort as not many "easy-rider" roads.
My TrailRider tyres are now nicely scrubbed in and ready to ride. Very good so far.
I arrived suitably starved at the Old Vicarage Tea Room in Tosside, dribbling with anticipation for another intergalactic Beef and Potato Pie. Boo-Hoo! They were shutting early to fly off on holiday, so all I got was a coffee and cake.
Great weekend. Thanks ALL OF YOU.