Day 166 – Valladolid to Briviesca

I woke up really tired this morning and it soon became apparent that the legs had not recovered from yesterday either. It’s been quite a while since they’ve been that stiff actually. A pretty rubbish breakfast didn’t help and once riding I instantly discovered that the wind was also doing everything it could to make the situation worse.

All things considered, I didn’t feel too bad. Progress was slow but I didn’t get quite as annoyed as normal with the wind. (It still wasn’t fun though).

The afternoon improved slightly as my body woke up a bit but the headwind stayed all day.

I went through a place called Burgos today; it wasn’t anything special although there was a rather impressive cathedral. Now those of you who have been following my blog for a while (or know me) have probably realised that I’m not massively interested in the whole ‘looking at buildings’ side of tourism. That being said; credit where credit’s due, the Spanish can build some impressive things (at least they used to be able to.. Not sure if their new stuff is any good)

Sorry but that’s all the is to say about today I think. Tomorrow is the last day I’ll be on my own which is good! I am currently desperate for bed though so I’ll have to sign off there

Distance: 117.6miles / 189.2km
Riding Time: 9:04:04
Av. Speed: 13.0mph / 20.8kph

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2 comments

  1. I am of the opinion now that your definition of slow progress has become very muddied over the last 17000, wish I could be 1mph behind you. Last day of getting along on your own, might feel a little odd having company alongside, it’s been a while when the only person you could shout at was yourself. Hang on in regarding the winds, we are receiving warm weather driven by southerly winds from Europe, you must come across them at some point.

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  2. we are sitting in a very boring traffic jam due to the London/Box Hill cycle event, pondering on the fact that by this time next week your constant fight and irritation with the prevailing winds will be of no consequence to you whatsoever! Yippee! Go Tom, nearly there. Newmans x

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