I am really getting the miles in now. Another scheduled ride completed on schedule. Another 40 miles ticked off on a route around the local part of Northamptonshire.
It was another one of my regular rides from my repertoire. A good undulating route, nice scenery and quiet roads. Nothing much to report about the ride itself. The ‘other rider’ count was still quite low, I saw four other riders so thats an average one per every 10 miles. I’ll keep a check and see how how that ratio improves as the weather hopefully does.
I am closing in on the monthly mileage target and hopefully will catch it up before the end of the month. I plan another 40 miles on Thursday and I think around 48 on the Team MK ride I am leading on Saturday and then still a week to go.
My photo every ride plan almost came a cropper today. I use my iPhone to take photos when I am out on the bike and it showed a healthy 36% charge when I set out so I hadn’t bothered to charge it up. I seldom if ever get or make calls when I am out. I was only going to be taking one or two photos at most. When passing by Castle Ashby Manor, about 30 minutes from my house I paused for a photo opportunity. I turned on the camera and Phuttt! it just switched itself off and I couldn’t turn it back on. However I wasnt too concerned as I thought I might be able to ‘borrow’ a stock photo from Wikipedia.. which I did, in fact two.. as it looks now and as it did to the eye of an artist almost 200 years ago.
I guess the ‘Then’ pic is a different view altogether from a different angle.. It is still the seat of a nobleman though, the Marquess of Northampton I believe?
PS: You will notice another new look here. I liked the look of this one, a bit different from the usual I thought. It performs all the functions I require for now and in the future whenever I get around to sorting out the other facilities available. That is until I start browsing through the available themes in a month or so.. !!!