I Used to live in Shiney Row, so all old Stomping ground for me.Given a vague deadline; 'you need to be back sometime between 11 & 2 but I'm not sure exactly when yet', I needed a route where I could get home within half an hour of Mrs. jg summoning me. Lots of noodling then.
The Leamside TT course is a good start and after one lap I started adding on some extra bits. It looked like it was raining across the valley so I stayed over on the East side until I'd finally exhausted all variants of the TT course.
Skittered down to Cocken Bridge on skoggy roads to cross the Wear and begin the climb to Nettlesworth. It was here I was easily passed by a rider who was all Pinarello, Rapha, Kask and Sidi. I'm obviously not spending enough on my kit as I couldn't hold his wheel.
The lanes around Holmside and Craghead were quite peaceful until I was caught by someone on a right hooligan bike. He'd obviously seen me late cos I could hear him banging down through the gears with the engine backfiring and the chip & seal topping grating under his wheels. He shot off left as I went right at the junction leaving me in a silence that was deafening.
Mmmmm....... that chip & seal is nasty stuff and I had to take it steady on the bends crossing Waldridge Fell to arrive home having covered 38 miles.
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Yesterday's Ride: This is my FIRST ride video so please leave comments and subscribe for more. I look forward to doing a few more.
“A Forest Faunication” is a 205km DIY Audax from Somerset, along the Colliers Way, through Longleat, into Warminster and Salisbury through the Cranborne Chase AONB and on into The New Forest to Brockenhurst, returning along a similar route. (This is an “Out and Back” randonnée)
Much appreciated @MrBeanz . Thank you. I used a chest mount mainly, but I can get more on a bar mount I guess. It can also mount elsewhere on the bike. It’s also about confidence. Being a classical introvert I’m not going to go about shoving the camera in people’s space or have a running commentary. On group rides I’ll have more of other riders too. There were only two of us on Saturday.Nice video! A little constructive criticism. I myself like to see a little more than the handlebars in a ride scene. Of course the cockpit makes a great shot many times but I really like the shots that look up the road ahead a bit more. Just my thoughts, I like to see more of the other riders vs the handlebars. Just my opinion though.
I like the full view of the other riders as so.
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