One wrong turn added miles to this trip and sent me onto the dreaded A14 again.
this is the way there
Cambridge's northern Park and Ride is still fields according to Google maps
rusty cornering but I am on the case
A short trip blessed with sunny weather and wind.
Heading out of Odense, skirting around Copenhagen, then up to the art gallery Louisiana then over the ferry from Helsinor to helsingborg to Sweden then up to my ill-fated campsite called Norvikkens.
First day on my trip to Denmark and Sweden
Some crazy moments of indiscretion on this ride...
Trip out to Brandon forest, the deadly mixture of my imperfect local knowledge and the GPS sending me round in circles and then on the A14 on the way there, but the route I planned to take on the way back - much more fun. Cream tea at the Brandon Forest visitor centre. Temperature was 31 degrees.
An early morning start to get down to SBW in Hertford before they opened, then a hugely circuitous (my gloved finger must have selected Peterborough by mistake) route to find the Adventure Bike Shop in Acton near Subdbury without success but some good roads and a great cuppa in Suffolk.
this is no good at all
My sense of the geography around Cambridge, where I've lived for decades, is confused. I'm finally getting the hang of it and want to be able to ride in a big circle around it without getting stuck on the boring A14. This trip is a couple of hours riding on a sunny saturday.
The excuse was to pick up a parcel from PDP, withan exotic stop at Sainsbury's Peterborough for sponge cake and a cuppa, narrowly avoiding a car backing into me on the way out, then getting lost in Chatteris.
Another ride preparing for the IAM test that I am about to book. I am amazed at how bad my sense of the space around Cambridge is. If I knew my way round better I woudln't have been reduced to riding back down the A14 back home.
I have no idea what the GPS was doing here. I don't understand how it recalculates if you miss a turn. Perhaps it wants to take you back to the last waypoint. On this journey home I kept being directed in completely the wrong direction.
My attempt to plan a route on Garmin Basecamp and transfer it to the GPS device then ride it: it still seems unpredictable.
|Całkowity dystans||14383 km8937 mi|
|Najdłuższy dystans||1874 km1165 mi|
|Średni dystans||151 km94 mi|
|Całkowity czas||12 dni 2h:42m|
|Najdłuższy czas||1 dzień 5h:32m|