On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 22:19:40 +0100, Steph Peters <[email protected]> wrote: >Today Audrey and I reached a significant stage (well I don't want to call it >a milestone) in training, our first 50km ride. We're training for the >Manchester 100k in September, so that's half way there. I also achieved my >first 100k week (111 actually), so all I need to do now is bundle up the >entire week in a single ride. > >If she has any sense, in the future Audrey will not trust me to either pick >our destination or map read without supervision. You have not yet experienced my map reading. There is a reason I always leave it to you ... > >The other reason for picking Dunham Massey as a target was lunchstop, and >this came up to expectations of National Trust Food i.e. quite decent but >not exactly cheap. There was cake in large slabs, tho. > >Other significant achievements this week - rode far enough to get off the >local large scale cycling map for the first time, and rode far enough to get >into real countryside. By the time I got home I'd done 31.5 miles by my computer, had had a cake stop so felt like a proper u.r.c.-er, and had grazing and bruising to impress even a 5 year old. I wish I could say the injuries were due to the 4x4 drivers of Hale, but as there was a witness I have to admit I fell off because I was too busy talking to look where I was going.