This morning me, Jane and Arran dragged the off road bikes out for a spin up the old railway lines to Hownsgill Viaduct and back. It was lovely and quiet going up where we only seen another two cyclists. Its been a fair while since Arran has slung his leg over a top tube and has out grown most of his bikes so he is using mine and Angus's. Today he took the Krampgrease with the 29" Dirt Wizard tyres on. It has been a while since it has turned a wheel but he had no probs. It really needed the Knard tyres on which we fitted once we got back home. Jane took her Scott Scale Contessa and I was on the Mason with the 700c gravel kings. Again there was no overnight rain and it was red hot first thing so the lines were still bone dry and dusty. We stopped at the truck and viaduct for some snaps before heading to the café for some lube and nosh. On the way back it was mainly freewheeling with what seemed to be a tail wind. There wa loads more dog walkers, runners, and cyclists out now.
Once back home it was operation wash and fettle time. We washed four bikes, swapped three tyres and fitted the 27.5" wheelset to the Mason. Then it was onto operation wash the vehicle fleet. Below are a few cloudy and overcast snaps from the ride, enjoy and hopefully more soon.