Scenic views – more touring than training

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The road to Burnsall.

I’ve found a new feature on my camera which takes panorama shots (click to enlarge). It’s also that time of the year, where I’m in the mood for being a touring cyclist rather than cycle-racer.

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The weather is great, but the Yorkshire Dales roads are much busier now it’s the summer holidays. I remember why I like riding in spring and autumn so much now.

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The road to Langbar. Be careful of sheep.

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Panorama of Langbar.

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Panorama 2.

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The road over Langbar.

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I had a letter to post, so I thought I would stop at the first letterbox by the side of the road. I ended up cycling 15 miles to Woodstock before a letterbox appeared. It was a rather well maintained letterbox.

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Lower Wharfedale.tree-field-sky-clouds

One of those days when I was in the mood for stopping and taking photos rather than concentrating on cycling.wharfedale

I could quite see myself as a cycle tourist, panniers, fat tyres and rolling around the countryside. Not sure about growing a beard though.wild-flowers-road

Intrigued by the wildflowers by the side of the road. Again a sign of the tourist nature dominating. Usually when cycling I don’t notice these things.

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A few weeks earlier. Wharfedale looking towards Barden Tower. barden-bridge-wharfedale-yorkshire

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North of A59

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I went up  Hainworth Lane cobbles a few weeks ago. Can’t say I enjoyed it!

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A typical view from the steep hills of West Yorkshire.view-above-hebden-bridge-2

Looking towards Hebden Bridgeview-above-hebden-bridge

Calderdale is an area which has grown on me. Densely populated, and roads often busy, but still great views.

2 Responses to Scenic views – more touring than training

  1. Dave Miles August 7, 2016 at 7:32 am #

    It’s a lovely way to see the country especially in a group. We’ll let you off the beard but sandals are required for the evening!!!

    • tejvan August 7, 2016 at 8:59 am #

      🙂

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