Saturday, 4 July 2009

Storm avoidance

The thunder storms continue to rattle around us here and it looks set to continue for the next couple of days. So I headed down to Pat's this morning in the hope that it would be clearer down there. Fortunately, it was, so we hopped onto the mountain bikes, rode from the house along quiet lanes for 10kms with a steady ascent to start with and then picked up the signs for the red route no. 7 which took us along some interesting paths and tracks which were muddy and slippy in parts, requiring a certain degree of bike control if a muddy bum was to be avoided! It was interesting undulating terrain which finished back on quiet lanes and farm tracks. The thunder was rattling above Foix as we made our return and I was sure we would not be able to avoid a drenching, but miraculously we did! Sum total for the outing, 43kms and I don't know how much ascent but it wasn't loads

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