Just watched forecast. Not good generally. More excitingly, it turns out there was a severe weather warning issued today for the area i cycled through. Not having much luck with the old british weather. Anyhow, provisioak revised plan for tomorrow is to get up early, verify the forecasts claim of a mostly dry morning in this specific area, and then dart 30m up the road to ross on wye. Might have to stay put there if the weather is bad.
Bristol is not my favourite place. Today it rained since noon until i arrived at 6pm. All my riding clothes are soaked. Will look at forecast and see if it’s sane to ride tomorrow. I have a towel rail, a hairdryer and some towels to work a dehydration miracle with.
Ah, the photo. After hours in the rain, several wrong turning, too much busy bristol traffic and one close shave with a van, i wasn’t in the best of moods. The directions said ‘turn into the northward lane’. When i did, i was met with this sight blocking the road. I had to laugh.
Prob the photo is rotated, still haven’t figured fix for that! After the first 3 days, Cheddar gorge seemed more like a gentle incline! The first two corners were steeper but the rest was a spinning slope up to about 220m. It was like some kind of ‘well done, you passed the test’ thing. 🙂 i’m having lunch in chew magna. Not long since 2nd breakfast, but places stop serving at 2 so i need to refuel before then. Target tonight is the Severn Bridge and Chepstow.
I don’t know why, but it appears that the routes i have on my gps for day 4 to day 7 are just copies of day 3’s route. I meant to verify each and every route once i’d put it onto the gps but ran out of time. It’s not the end of the world. I still have my road map, plus google maps on my phone. But it is a big pain.
I’m in Cheddar just now having food before the climb up the gorge. Much flatter today as promised, and i’ve been whizzing along at 18mph or so.