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Leeds - Liverpool Canal Bike Challenge 2007 Day 2

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Unfortunately most of the towpath between Burnley and Wigan is not currently open to bikes, and the organisers didn't feel the local roads were suitable for nearly 80 of us to thunder down. So they bused us to athletic grounds of the University in Preston for us to use their cycle track. We had to do 30 laps. Boring yes, but it made a change to keep a constant speed going and it was over much quick than i thought it would be. Oh and did i mention the satisfaction of overtaking the younger men? Well it happened lots of times doing this. After a quick lunch we joined the towpath to take us into Wigan, this bit was great, lots of going down the locks and lots and lots and lots of mud. It rained all day. Dunked the bikes in the canal to wash off the mud!

1. Bikes in the lorry
2. Miles round the track
3. From the bridge over the road to Wigan Pier
4. Day 2 mileage
5. Total mileage thus far

Viv says:

Wasn't good yesterday - but once you're wet you're wet I suppose!
Skin should be in good condition now!
How's the bum today?

2nd Jul 2007, 18:17

FilbertFox says:

viv - this was saturday. The main problem with the rain i find is poor visibility, i don't mind getting wet and muddy, but the rain in my eyes makes my contact lens wobble! But is just the same as always, thanks for asking!

2nd Jul 2007, 18:24

minkey says:

Hmm..bum bum bum...padded saddle worth investing or not? cute young men or were you too fast to have a pick (tell me you had a pick....you cannot imagine the girls talk at the moment in the lab about bums from cyclist from the tour de france ;-))

2nd Jul 2007, 18:41

Dhamaka nli says:

Wtg FF! Fun and a sense of achievement!

2nd Jul 2007, 18:57

nige says:

what an effort. brilliant.

2nd Jul 2007, 19:50

FilbertFox says:

Minkey - there were a couple of damn fine young men. 1 was particularly striking. Now why did i take the Mr with me?

2nd Jul 2007, 19:53

minkey says:

;-)

2nd Jul 2007, 20:26

paintist says:

you are making it all sound so easy....but I am sure its not at all....well done you..

and you are a moblogger can you get a piccy of number 1?

2nd Jul 2007, 21:04

FilbertFox says:

not many piccys were taken i was too determined to get going, i didn't want to break my rhythm

2nd Jul 2007, 21:15

JokerXL says:

You did 29 miles round and round a track?
Shame it wasn't all open for bikes, never mind the distance is covered.
You're mad. (by the way)

2nd Jul 2007, 23:10

swamprose says:

passed younger men? looking particularly striking? mais oui, mamzelle.

3rd Jul 2007, 01:01

nalsa says:

I don't wnt to pre-empt the punchline, but this is cracking stuff, FF.

3rd Jul 2007, 09:07

MaggieD says:

Yay, all the way!

3rd Jul 2007, 20:43