15 June 2021

Saddle Sore


 

I'm feeling slightly saddle sore after a 39 km cycle ride this morning.  We decided to take advantage of the weather - sunny with little or no wind - and headed off north towards Hibaldstow.  Just before entering the village we turned east and crossed the little bridge so that we could follow the track alongside the River Ancholme.

 

an abundance of wild flowers on the riverbank
 

We cycled back home through North and South Kelsey, dropping down to Brandy Wharf and then a brisk sprint home through Snitterby and Atterby.   Nice to know I can still do it.



25 comments:

  1. Well done! Those are beautiful poppies, too. -Jenn

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    1. It's good cycling terrain around here, not too many hills.

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  2. you're amazing. This is exactly the distance from my house to my daughter's house and I do not see myself riding a bicycle there ... well done.

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  3. That is terrific! Looks like it was a lovely route too! Well done!

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    1. I love riding alongside the river - no cars.

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  4. The village names bring back memories of long ago for me.

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  5. Converted to miles it still sounds too many!

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  6. That was quite a ride (I traced it in my handy road atlas). Well done!

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  7. Great ride. The scenery along the river and the field of red poppies must have been beautiful. The great scenery plus no hills sounds like the perfect ride.

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    1. There are some hills to be honest, but they are not very big.

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  8. I managed a ride on the mower yesterday; I use a cushion.

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  9. You did well! When I read about your lovely rides, and see the photos, I think about buying a bike, and getting out and about. Then I look at the hills all around and realise it's a ridiculous idea!
    Love the poppies - my favourite wild flowers.

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    1. You could try an electric bike. It's the only form of exercise that I truly enjoy, but only in fair weather.

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  10. Well done you - saddle sore or not that's a great ride. I think the popularity of cycling now is excellent; long may it continue.

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    1. It's the only form of exercise that I can do that doesn't mess up my hips and knees. Non weight bearing I suppose.

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  11. Well done Sue! Get Paul to rub in some "Sudocrem". It works on grown-ups as well as babies.

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    1. Sudocrem cures everything!

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    2. Who needs Astra Zeneca? Just rub in some "Sudocrem" instead. It's surprising that ex-President Trump didn't promote its use.

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  12. That photo looks like you ae back in France!

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