Feeling great, bit cold with runny nose, sore eyes due to chilly winds and lots of nature around me.
Took me a while to get on to the top but was worth a walk all the way to the top. Looking at all the three lakes in the distance.
It was not that hard knowing what the weather brings. The South seems to be flooded with water and the north beckons to embrace the unseen floods. Decision between a Scotland and Lake District was not that complicated – I am ready to face some extreme conditions but not that extreme too. We will see what the weather will bring but knowing that this is not a car trip but a one on two wheels where the elements of nature keep one soaked in wet for hours and so does to the equipment I want to carry.
In total this shall add me another 700 or so miles to the total tally of reaching 39000miles in about just over a 3years time on my loved soulmate. Nothing keeps up more indulged than a long ride – wet weather – slippery roads and lots of people in their cars who never bother to check their mirrors.
My final plan as it seems to be for the most of the trip > London – Whitby(North York Moors) – Keswick(Lake District) – Hope(Peak District) – North London(Hertfordshire).
Sounds good enough given I am not just riding up north but hiking, meeting Michael , taking pictures and collecting stories(The best part about my travelling). Anything to do with pictures without story telling is just like having sex without even seeing the face of the person you just had sex with. Ha Ha Haaa – that said – I shall be off from the web and this virtual existence(Another of the things I love the most – away from the virtual world).
I have been told that I can get the break – much needed and take it in a way I want.
So now in this weather when mercury is supposed to take a dip, I have two options both between 500-800miles round trip. Obviously I do not want to ride for more than 4-5hours in these cold conditions and I would make this trip hostel style. Once I can get sometime to do more calculations but firstly, I have to make a decision.
Decision that is :
Lake district ride
Almost the time of the year when I would plan the ride. Last few weeks of inconsistent weather has been strange. At fist the plan was to stick in Norwich but looking at the changed weather it became certain that this can’t be right. I’m riding further up to mark my territory on the map of England. Just one of the corners still further away from me and yet to be conquered.
700miles, plenty of lakes(as name itself explains it best), hot weather, blue skies, green landscapes, forests, hills and mountains of britain that stand apart from the rest all.
All I can think of right now is smooth stretch of wonderful lush green scenics.