>Mixed emotions today as I’ve just found out today that I’ve got to go to Manchester for 2 nights/ 3 days in a couple of weeks time for work.
Manchester is of course where I went to university and is of course the home of great music like The Smiths, Oasis etc. I like the city. The bad news is that it will mean missing another 3 days of cycling as I can’t take my bike with me.
Never mind. At least I got to choose the hotel we are all staying in. It is a hotel that has very happy memories for me from my last trip to Manchester for work some 2 years 8 months ago. there is a Wetherspoons pub opposite the hotel that I remember well. I spent a great night in there reading a book on the Manchester gang scene and sending texts that started a whole new chapter in my life….
So far this week, I’ve only ridden 3 out of four days, but have done at least 40 miles each day I have ridden and it feels good to be getting some semi-decent mileage in again. I have been using the saddle bag I will be taking with me- It seems awfully small to take 2 weeks worth of kit….
I am going to have to try soon to pack all my kit into the saddlebag and the bar bag and see if it will all fit. I will also have to see what it feels like to ride with 2 weeks worth of kit carried on the bike.
I have also started to try to plan the route for my ride. I have done as far as Lancaster, which should take me five days, all being well. I have accommodation there as my cousin is going to put me up for the night- Thanks Andy & Jan 🙂