It was time for change in bike for todays ride. I have ridden my Beargrease nearly all week so it was time to drag out the skinny tyred variety for some speed. We waited until daylight come through and off we set on a local route taking in many surrounding villages of Durham. It was a dry and frost free morning but a very cold wind at times. As you can see by the photos the sun even came out which made it hard to take any good photos as it was that low in the sky. We did just over 37 miles and 2000ft of climbing. We were going to extend the route but had to be back for dinnertime as the kids were going to the Christmas panto @ the Gala in Durham which was fantastic by all accounts, not my cup of tea !
Here is the garmin route from the ride and a few photos. Probably back on the offroad bikes for tomorrows ride.
|Farmers had been splatting the hawthorn hedges !|
|Nearly at the top son|
|Heading towards the crossroads at top of the climb coming out of Shadforth|
|The only time my boyo come out of my draft !|
|Time for a quick drink break, didnt stop long, cold wind|
|Called in past the Durham Park Run to see the good lady|