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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Day 5: Dimmingsdale to Leylands

Distance: 137.5km
Total: 842.9km
Time: 6hrs 21mins
Average: 21.6kph
Maximum: 55.2kph

I'd billed this day as my rest day, assuming without using google pedometer, that this would be a 100km maximum ride. As it turned out it was almost 140km, but was certainly more of a rest than yesterday. I got up later (08:00) and arrived earlier.

Pace was slower today, feeling tired and had a strong wind against me to start with. Bought my average speed up in the afternoon as conditions improved and I made up for a small breakfast with a foot long sandwich from Subway.

Not optimal cylce route today, lots of cycling through urban areas and got caught in the rush hour around Wigan. Don't think I spend more than 15km on a single road, thus adding to the overall time with lots of navigation stops.

Staying at "Donna's Mum's" in Leylands. Excellent to have a good meal, a bath and a decent bed to sleep in. Which is where I'm going now.



At Wednesday, August 29, 2007 1:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what u are doing is so amazing. i've read a great deal of your blog and it like a great book i can't put down. I was introduced to it by Ralph Guite. I began chating with him about 2 months ago on facebook. I joined a group called "Guite" and soon after we were on each others contact lists. My name is Michelle Guite. Anyways,I just wanted to express my appreciation of what you are doing. You are a true inspiration.
take care,

At Wednesday, August 29, 2007 2:16:00 PM, Blogger Martin Smith said...

Great to see the updates on the blog - I'm enjoying following the adventure from the safety of my office. Keep going!

Looks like team Guite is behind you.

At Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, the CF14 bows to you. Odds of 7/1 were being offered on your doomed failure of getting this far.

Not really of course. I cannot, however, understand how you manage to cycle after eating Subway. I often find it leads to the southwest sauce repeating on me.

At Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:36:00 PM, Anonymous Gav said...

I'm not really anonymous, you know.


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