I finished my last cycling endurance class on April 2 and plodded home slowly afterward having expended 2115 calories during the four hour session. We practiced numerous intervals, sprints and climbs. Glad that it's over for the season but I'll probably do it again next winter.
There's about a month before I start my cycle tour and I don't want to lose my edge so I did a 20 mile bike run on Tuesday to get a feel for the timing and effort. Piece of cake! Took me one and three-quarters hours and that included having to pull over and wait as a police motorcade roared down Preston Street. It was also my first real test of the GPS while cycling. It was fun to glance at my wrist and see the tenths of miles tick by.
The first leg of the tour is Ulverston to Grasmere, a distance of about 23 miles. The second leg, Grasmere to Keswick, a little over 15 miles. This gives me plenty of time to stop and take in a few sights along the way. I'll definitely be stopping in to see John Ruskin's house and the Ruskin Museum.
One unforeseen detail pertains to my luggage. I've restricted myself to carry-on for years but because I'll be carrying a universal cycling repair kit and it contains a screwdriver I'm going to have to check my main bag.
Unless something comes up between now and my flight date the next entry should come from Manchester where I'll be staying for a few days.