Today's question is, how far would you cycle for a piece of cake? Trio came up with the notion that a 100 mile round trip would probably be about the right distance.
We both set off from our respective houses with the aim of meeting in Edale for refreshments. Fortunately my route is much less hilly than hers. So I arrived early which meant that I had longer to satisfy my appetite!
The ride itself was very uneventful and not particularly interesting. A lot of dull flat tarmac until you get to the Peaks. The road through Chatsworth was especially lovely, almost like riding on a closed road.
The main item of interest which kept my mind occupied for most of the day was the sighting of a dog wearing a nappy! This was in a built up residential area near the start of my ride. Said dog was on a lead and being taken for a walk. It paused at a lamp post and cocked it's leg. I didn't see what happened next but it did raise a few questions. Did the nappy have a 'wee hole'? Do dogs understand the concept of a nappy? Was the dog ill? Or the owner really lazy? Surely cleaning a dog after using a nappy is worse than just picking up the turd? Where do you purchase dog nappies? As you can see, I had a lot of time to think today!
174.74km 1778.81m climbed 27.6kph Ave.
* Trio-I'm not ready to officially move up to the imperial challenge just yet!