Friday, November 18, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Packed lunch stop was near the top of the road section of Magnolia Drive
After which the views opened out
And the sky was very blue
Luxury hotel was the Boulder Creek Lodge, 1st of 1 hotel in Nederland!
Ate own weight in pizza
Mountain biking the next morning was tough on our rigid all-rounder bikes, while carrying overnight gear at even higher altitude than Boulder (2600m). But we made it round the West Magnolia loop and then had brunch at the conveniently located Sundance Cafe.
And then it was back down Magnolia Road (including just a couple of easy MTB trails).
No problems with traffic on this ride...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Ever since we moved to Settle 2 years ago we have been meaning to cycle to somewhere, via Dent. Last time we visited Dent by bicycle was probably the mid 1990s, and all I really remember is a heron flying alongside us down the narrow valley in the cloud and rain. These days we like to think we don't have to do the ride in the rain, which is probably why it has taken to long to get around to it. Here's the trace on Strava.
First Ribblesdale to Ribblehead viaduct.
Then up and down to Dent viaduct.
All the tea shops shut in Dent so brushed the dust off our feet and carried on to Kirkby Lonsdale via Barbondale
After a delicious luncheon, back to Settle via nowhere in particular.
Uncle In Law expects to see pictures of our recent visit down south. Problem is I was really in transit from the Holiday Inn Express at Munich Airport where I'd attended an exciting and somewhat sleepless (aeroplanes are noisy!) meeting so wasn't really concentrating on picture taking.
The inside of one of the many churches in Wallingford was atmospheric.
But apart from that all I really have are some portraits of the locals
Sunday, September 25, 2016
The first two through finished the other way round. Not sure what happened as Rob Jebb was more than 2 minutes in the lead at this stage.
Friday, July 29, 2016
And we can't miss out Glencoe - just a snap from the roadside on the long journey home...