Wednesday, May 17, 2006

May 17th Day 7

May 17th Day 7
Originally uploaded by rhesus42.
Track for Day 7

Today was probably the least pleasant so far. Actually it started pretty well, arriving in Ironbridge from Broseley over the bridge itself. By the way, today's picture really couldn't have been of anything other than this astonishing and visionary piece of civil engineering.

The real problems began after lunch. The promised band of rain started to arrive from the south, gradually getting harder and harder throughout the afternoon. But even that was not the worst part. That honour goes to having to cycle over 35 miles on the A49, a fast main road carrying a lot of traffic. And at the end of the day, I had to negotiate rush hour in Warrington in the pouring rain.

The most exciting moment of the day was changing down to negotiate an uphill double bend on the A 49 only to have the chain come off while I was right in front of a 44 ton articulated lorry. Let's hope tomorrow is better.

1 comment:

DaveM said...

For me this bit was the worst part of the ride. as it was mostly in a built up areas. It was only when we left Backburn that it got better. But had to be done, rough with the smooth and all that. The A49 must have been heavy going with all the traffic and heavy rain.