Most people round these parts are hikers. One can see them scattered about the fells with their walking sticks and knapsacks. I think I was the lone cyclist during my stay.
The route to Keswick, shortly after exiting Grasmere, begins with a long climb up the Dunmail Raise which I walked for part of the way. Once crested there is a knuckle-whitening downhill run with my needed left turn off the main road at the bottom. After that it's narrow, flat, beautiful and practically deserted for miles. I was up in top gear for a long part of it.
The weather being pleasant, I had the helmet cam running but I managed to attach it upside down so I have an upside down movie. If I find a way to invert it it will be posted. In lieu, a small description; moss and timber on the left, Lake Thirlmere on the right, deer suddenly running startled from beside me as I pass, flat twisty road.
UPDATE: Amazing what one can do with Linux on a Netbook. I managed to invert the video with a couple of command lines and here it is. It was my first live run with the camera so, inexperienced as I was, I only managed to take one video, that of the Quaker House to the intersection with Dunmail Raise. Video quality has suffered a little as a result of the rotation processing.
Reached Keswick just before 11:00 am and milled about until it was a decent check-in time. Just got my luggage transfer and zipped out to the coinwash and did a laundry. Bicycle is stowed in the conservatory of the hotel.
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