Sunday 8/10/11 Geocaching by bike

When we got up this morning it was howling it down with rain and we wondered if we would bother going out today for anything except for dog walking. Not that the dogs ‘do’ rain. By mid morning it cleared up beautifully, still cloudy, muggy but dry.

We got online and decided that if we were going to cycle to the supermarket in Aylsham, that we might as well do some geocaching too.

We cyled off and headed away from where we wanted to go to find our first ‘cache of the day, a tiny little magnetic nano container, about the size of a car tyre dust cap. Then headed off towards Aylsham, caching as we went. Once in Aylsham, we pedalled about town for a short while, gathering clues to find another ‘cache. I love the ‘multi’ caches, Kenn prefers the traditional ones, the ones where you go to the co-ordinates and find the cache. I like a puzzle, the treasure hunt style of caching gives me more of a sense of achievement. I live the puzzle, or mystery ‘caches too. Silly hobby but great fun. Once we had all the clues together and had worked out where we needed to go, we cycled off to find the ‘cache container. We did have to push our bikes up a lane with overgrown stinging nettles, which in cycling shorts, we could have done without! Once we had found the ‘cache, signed the log it was back up the nettle path and back on our bikes and up the hill back into Aylsham. We must be getting fitter as it was not as hideous as we thought it would be.

Onwards to the supermarket for food stocking up. We piled the stuff into our rucksacks and headed the 4.5 miles home. My rucksack had 4,6kg in, Kenn’s had 5.7kg in, all in all it was hard work home. The uphills especially but we didn’t make bad time.

We felt that we had had a good ride, made even better by the fact that we have reached over the half way point for our 1000 miles of cycling for this year. At Aylsham, we went over the 500 mile mark and celebrated with an Aero between us. Kenn is now soundo on the bed recuperating. I’ll give him a poke in a min, the dogs need walking now.

We are thrilled to be over the half way mark. Its taken about 10 weeks to achieve the 500 miles and we hope to knock out the next 500 in a lot less time. Watch this space then! We will be doing  a lot more caching by bike now.

R

Goal: 1000.
Miles today: 14.75
Miles to date: 507.34
Miles to go: 492,66
Max speed: 28.3
Ave speed: Didn’t look 
Feelings: Great fun.

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About RosieRosie

RosieRosie is a woman of a 'certain age' - whatever the hell that is supposed to mean, known. I feel about 26. I have no idea what I look like as some older woman keeps getting in the way when I look in the mirror. Technically separated now and I'm just waiting for him to move out into his own place. I have a proper wanderlust and have finally moved - using the housing exchange system from - where I started in Inverness, down to Cornwall and back up to the Flatlands and Big Sky Country. It's taken since September 2011, when I left Inverness until May 2017 to get to somewhere that I really like. That's not too shoddy with a swap here and a swap there, saving up again for each move. Not ruling out going home to Norfolk if necessary. Time will tell. For now my mates are just a 90 minute or so, drive down the road. I love my bikes, I love my dogs and I love guitars. They all keep my busy.
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