Day 1 done

From Bath we cycled to Taunton, 95km in total. Staying with Nick, a warm showers host. Hot day most of the way, but got a bit of rain close to Taunton. Arrived dusty and tired.

Bike is heavy, need to shed a few bits 🙂

Epping Forest

This summer is ridiculous! Another hot day and hey, I don’t work <massive grin>, so I loaded up the bike with the full baggage configuration and rode up to the forest. Found a sweet spot along a little river and setup the tarp and tent for some practice – the tarp took a bit of time, had to work out how to secure the main line to hang the tarp over – eventually got it nicely taut and the rest was a cinch, apart from all my guy lines wrapped in the tarp typically entwined themselves like a brood of snake bastards. So, lesson learnt there. Played a bit with my camera on the Joby tripod and also the GoPro with the app on my phone, very cool. App’s a bit fiddly but it’s very handy.

Here’s the route:

And, here’s the pics from the Canon. I’ll try and edit the GoPro footage some time and get it on the YoutTube.