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I ventured out for a bike ride again today after a break of ten days.. My shoulder seemed OK after this ride, unlike the last one when there was no pain before or during the ride but painful for a while afterwards.  There was no pain before, during or after todays exertions  though.

I pottered around my Ouse Valley Ride..

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I chose the shortened version today, which is a ride of 35km against the 50km of the longer one.  You can see from the map why I call it my Ouse Valley ride as the River Great Ouse is clearly seen.  Its hardly a ‘great river’ at this stage but I guess it helps to distinguish it from the other Ouse rivers in the country.  This one is fairly great by the time it gets to the sea at Kings Lynn though where it pours into the The Wash.

I even stopped to take a photo of the Felt bike, its first outing since the 30th May according to my Strava records.  I seem to have been favouring the Colnago most of the summer.  Its always a tough choice to make but the Colnago was always nearer the door and the Felt was hanging up and locked up.  So today I released it and now it will be the one nearest the door.

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This picture was taken at the bridge at Felmersham.  I seldom stop on my bike rides, especially ones this short so you are especially privileged to see this photo.

I think the Felt was pleased to see the sunshine but just after I took this photo it got a bit of a soaking as I came to a stretch of road that was flooded from various streams of water, well probably torrents would be a better description, pouring down from the ridge on my left, and there were various other outpourings for about a mile.  I thought at first it was rain water from the recent rains draining down, but there seemed too much. I later decided there was probably a very big burst water main somewhere because a little further up the road I came across an Anglia Water van parked up in the middle of nowhere.  Nobody was to be seen so I am guessing the driver was wandering the fields somewhere.

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