Day Tripper - People’s Grand Tour day 19
Early start (and an early blog post), familiar route and a short ride today - well, a 1 hour ride to stay within my “minimum PGT ride threshold” - because we’re having a day out in Aberdovey and introducing our French guest Amelie to the British seaside. So the car boot is loaded up with food and “toys” (balls, bats, buckets and crab lines), and by 8.30am we’re planning to be on our way, although it will be nearer nine without a shadow of a doubt. I quite like these trips, even though they make for a fairly long and tiring day, because Paula tends to drive, Rom sits in the front passenger seat (because it minimises her travel sickness) and I get to “rest my eyes” in the back whenever that feeling grabs me. The main downside is my tendency to over indulge in the sweets and snacks that get passed around, and worse than that tea tonight is sure to be fish and chips.
At least on this occasion the People’s Grand Tour commitment has forced me onto my bike early to pre-burn some of those unnecessary calories off. The harder, clockwise route up to Tuck Hill should see to it that I’m ready to eat crap AND to snooze en route to the seaside, once my finger tips and toes have recovered from the bite the cold air gave them. So that’s it, a short ride - not often I’m finished before 7.30am - and a matching, short blog.
Have a lovely day y’all.