Trike on tour

This weekend saw us take the Scorpion on its first mini-tour.  Two days of ca. 40 miles over the fells of the Forest of Bowland to Lancaster.

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Out via Slaidburn and High Bentham, and past the source of my favourite river, The Hodder.

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A view here from above Harrop Fold looking over to the fells of the Forest of Bowland.

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Great weather for October.

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It appears I make the perfect bike stand when my wife wants to get off to take photo’s.  Well at least I brought my own deck-chair so I was good and comfy whilst I waited!

Our route back was via Sustrans route 6, Abbeystead and the Dunsop Bridge (the centre of the kingdom)

What a great two days it was, and made all the more enjoyable for being on a recumbent.  Going down the Trough of Bowland with your rear six inches from the road is a most exhilarating experience.  It is true that going up hill was a little harder (akin to being on a tandem with a fit partner) but my speed was matched to the other half, so no time was lost.  I was more inclined to stop and wait for her too, partly because being physically laid back imparts that attitude and partly because I had brought my own deck chair to sit on and soak up the rays.

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