Regardless of the weather yesterday (which cleared up pretty quickly) I did go out for a pedal with Dan. We explored some new routes this time to the south of Hagley heading over towards Broome and Holy Cross.
After the trauma that is crossing the main A456 that is the Hagley Road, it was all quiet lanes and peaceful bridleways.
Dan had a good time and only fell off once!
A few photos of our little 7 mile jaunt.
Drink stop near Belbroughton.
The photo above is taken on a Bridleway called Horsall Lane.
Dan pointing out a very Eco friendly property, 2 wind turbines and a boat load of solar panels!
This is another drink stop this time on a very well paved bridleway near Holy Cross.
Then after 7 miles it was back into Hagley for the obligatory post ride Ice Cream. Even in October!
There was an opportunity to go quite a bit further on some other off road routes I’d spied while doing a map recce, but I’m always concious that Dan is only 4 years old and I don’t want to get too far out and him pronounce he’s tired and wants to stop. That’s the nightmare scenario. 7 miles is ok though.
We got our bikes washed as soon as we got in, then kit in the washer and jumped in the shower. Dan had a bad case of helmet hair as you can see in the photo above!
A nice 2 hours out over new territory.
Later that day me and my daughter Fay took the hounds for a nice walk and watched the sunset over the woods and the Starlings roosting, they always put on a good show! We were out for 90 minutes for 5 miles.
Not a bad day all told. Now I just need to get through this week and I have some me time coming up!