We go up…as the rain comes down!

Aug 21stThe climbing we did yesterday paled into insignificance compared with the menu today

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….which took us into the heart of the Lake District, along the length of Thirlmere

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up the 25% climb of Red Bank outside Grasmere

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winding our way over Little Langdale

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another 25% monster, and the ‘dessert’ was the iconic haul up the Struggle

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which deposited us outside the Kirkstone Pass Inn, shrouded in mist, and the beginning of the scarily fast descent to Patterdale.
The mileage today, some 70 miles, is largely immaterial compared to the 6000 feet of climbing. And my Garmin tells me I expended over 4000 calories in the process……some serious eating now needs to be done!

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About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on August 21, 2015, in Cycling UK and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. My legs hurt just reading about it!

  2. Brilliant, my sort of day.

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