Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 8: Bath to Okehampton

Today's post is going to very brief, because I was out on the road for almost 12 hours today. Here are some of the details.

Lots of rain, a bit of sun, and 20+ mph winds from the west.

I bet Cheddar Gorge is really spectacular when its not chucking down rain.

The Quantock Hills are easier to get up from the north side the from the south, but are also about three times as long.

When you are pedaling down a hill and still only going about 10 miles an hour, the wind is too strong.

The women here doing a relay with a big sign painted on the side of their van that says "only idiots cycle in Devon" are 100% correct.

But we've made it to Okehampton, I've manages to stuff down some dinner, and tomorrow is the last day. Hard to believe that we've come so far in what feels simultaneously like forever and no time at all.

Tomorrow's report is likely to be quite delayed, just FYI. I expect the finish and reunion with the family to go on for a while, so don't look for the final report too soon. Thanks to everyone who's been reading along and commenting. I couldn't have done it without you all.

Day 8: 113/854/~953

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