On Saturday, I had a couple of hours out in the sunshine on the Fat Boy, and a very pleasant couple of hours they were.
Getting across Rochdale was the least fun part, dragging through urban roads before the pull up from Spotland Bridge towards Norden. Once climbing Owd Betts though, thoughts turned to stamina and gorgeous views.
I did stop for a rest on the way up, though. It’s a steep old pull! Nevertheless, I was pleased with myself after 7 miles to be enjoying a cuppa from the Granelli’s burger van opposite Owd Betts pub, gazing over Ashworth Moor Reservoir one way and up towards Knowl Hill the other. After a brief chat with a bloke who was testing his new 250cc CBR on a nice afternoon run out (he’d got rid of a Ducati for it), I headed back home, but not before the fun and swooping descent of Ashworth Road.
My knees complained a bit afterwards, but I didn’t!
Oh yeah, the ride also pushed me over the 100 miles for the month. That’s #Jul100 done! Hurrah 🙂