Dist: 94.23 km
Avg speed: 18.0 km/h
Max speed: 52.1
Total dist: 1415.4 km
Total time: 73:50
Well. Another day on the A6.
Slow start in the morning. After the breakfast, start to cycling was at 8.50. For the first time during this trip my legs felt really heavy and it took good 45 min to get them going.
After km 20 the climb to Shap Summit started. It has been building up since yesterday but the real uphill lasted for about 6-7 km. Shap (1400 ft or 460m a.s.l.). Reading the inscription on the stone up on the hill – it was the popular route linking north and south before M6. Many people lost their lives on this route. All this in contrast with quite a few stupid people that were racing up and down the hill.
All the little piddly cars had double exhaust pipe!? And why none of the bikers respects speed limit? Mystery to me.
Downhill was quite slow and mostly with head or cross-head wind. Like it would follow all day till the end in the camping.
I think the combination of tiredness and weird weather conditions just worn me out today so I thought I will stop in Lancaster. But as I was passing through the town I didn’t like the feeling of the town (sorry if anybody reading is from the place) so decided to push a bit forward and stop before Preston. I found very nice camping by Garstang.
Tomorrow the difficult navigation day through the hell of towns and crossroads – the plan is to take A6 and then A49 towards Shrewsbury. Will see where I end up:-D