Lower Pennycrocker Farm to Constantine Bay


I wake to the Atlantic rain hitting the south-western shores.
Camp packed away, and onto the back roads for the A39. Great to be on the bike.  The rain gets really heavy as I trundle along the A39. So make a detour again, to the war museum, and a welcome pot of tea!
Once on the trail, the rain slightly subsides and we are out of the wind. When I say ‘we’; its bike and I!
Camel Trail path
Flight deck
The engine room!
Shell Woods provides a welcome rest-bite from the weather.
Shell Woods picnic spot
I have a sedate cycle back to Padstow. Once off the Camel Trail, only 25 minutes home to Constantine Bay. 
That was great fun.
  • 38 miles
  • Total: 121 miles, 15 hours saddle time
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Summary
The bike handled well above expectations. With a very comfortable ride, and no serious body niggles.
Brooks B17 leather saddle; for something that is rock hard, just the most comfortable saddle I have ever used! By the end of the trip, my ‘bottom’ sit bones had made little indentations into the saddle, as designed.
Wet weather gear needs some serious attention, as I received a thorough soaking on the final day.
Vango Nitro 200+ tent performed very well, water out, and stood up rightly to heavy wind.
I plan to do away with my Thermarest Z Lite sleeping mat. Which is fine for 1-2 days, but would like more comfort for longer periods.
Overall, a very enjoyable tour. Now looking forward to perhaps Exmoor and Dartmoor as the next destinations, both on my doorstep.
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“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson

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