Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

April 5, 2007

Burfday ride in the lakes (jealousy content)

Filed under: bikes,food/booze,on-one — dgpowell @ 11:38 am

Not saying too much about it, except that it rocked. Lots. Felt like summer (silly tan lines to prove it available). Trails were mostly dry and fast. Trails were also ACE (the North Face trail in grizedale was the dullest part of the day!). I rode really well and cleared loads of technical sections. Less hike-a-bike sections that i expeced (cos i ruled riding everything). Everyone i met was cheerful. Bike ruled (even after i boiled the front brake nailing the descent off high street!). Left me buzzing and wanting to do it all over again.
yay, technical trails ahead
sweaty, grimy and happy
burfday cake at the top of high street
super fast singletrack all the way down

63 miles.
10mph av speed.
147bpm av heart rate (including all food/map reading stops).
Sh*t loads of climbing (not everything registered on the computer due to having to shoulder the bike up some stuff).
3ltrs PSP22, 1 bottle of fanta drunk.
2 cereal bars, 2 pork&pickle pies, 1 burfday cake eaten

OOP sorry, forgot to say: more pics here.


  1. Happy birthday brother, you picked the best day to go to lakes looks ace

    Comment by Wayne — April 5, 2007 @ 12:20 pm

  2. it were reet lovely ont’ fells, was like a late summer day dozing off at the station in the warmth while topping up the all important tan!

    i can heartily recommend the route for a summer epic

    Comment by dgpowell — April 5, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

  3. Great to see that even elite athletes resort to pork pies for energy 🙂

    Comment by Simon — April 5, 2007 @ 7:57 pm

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