|Vintage bike at Chatwell Ponds, both transport and location unaltered by the march of "progress"|
On Friday I rode to and from work, a total of 7.5 hilly miles.
Saturday was spent decorating with no real reaction to the physio or the injury - it was nice to have a fairly pain free day leg-wise. I was also pleased not to be so tired or have such a bad back as I usually do when I've been decorating - the training must be building my core strength!
On Sunday I got out on the bike again for a two hour ride round the lanes east of Telford. I headed out up through Muxton and Abbey Lane (a good sustained climb of about 250') to cross the Sheriffhales to Newport Road.
|Gateway near the Sheriffhales road - you can see Cannock Chase from here!|
From Church Eaton I headed towards Brineton and then picked up the line of the watershed between the Trent and Severn catchments - it's not obvious here, but it's an important dividing line - rain falling to the east ends up in the North Sea at the Humber Estuary, to the west in the Atlantic at the Bristol Channel.
|Junction on the watershed - not as impressive here as in the Pennines!|
|High Onn Wharf - the building is a fairly typical Shropshire Union Canal Co Warehouse|
|Proof of my (or at least the bike's) arrival at Church Eaton|
My ride was 24 miles and about 1400' of climbing, in 2:05 (including a few photo and snack stops). When I got home, it was back to the decorating, which we finally finished around 7 o'clock...