Sunday, 13 June 2010

Trying to conquer the Castlelaw killer climb!

Baz and I set off at 5 am this morning in a fine drizzle to give him his first attempt at the Castlelaw climb, a track that's been severely rutted through the winter and one that just gets steeper and steeper. Keeping out of the ruts which are in places 3 feet deep is one thing, keeping the front wheel on the ground is another and needless to say we failed miserably to do it in one go without dismounting. We meandered about on various tracks I had been shown last week, one of the best being the final bit of track round Black Hill, you don't want to suffer from vertigo on that bit! We finished at 9.30 am with 34 miles under our belts and also just as the rain came on heavier.