DIY Seaton

Ride Details

Series 4 Period Q2 2023 to Q3 2023, Ride number 4

Ride Stats

Ride Notes

Good weather so managed to get the July 2023 edition done.

Started off somewhat chilly but soon warmed up. Rode the Sabbath on the new Panaracer GravelKing Slick tyres - 32mm at 60psi front and rear gives a lovely comfy ride even on some of the shockingly bad back roads.

First stop in Crewkerne Costa at 78km was welcome - the drizzle that started on leaving was not (10% chance of rain my arse). Anyway, it passed over soon enough and any dampness was chased away by the stiffening west-north-westerly.

Seaton was lovely at 113km before the journey home. This became a fight with rather erratic routing courtesy of RideWithGPS (unpaved path anyone?) and a long, slow circle around the energy drain. I should’ve stopped at Axminster but it it seemed too quick and I ended up regretting that decision - especially as I was running out of water and there were no garages/shops on the route.

After a sit down and a Nakd bar in Isle Brewers I decided to stop in North Curry at the shop. To my surprise the Community Cafe was still open - a coffee and cake stop was just what I needed.

33km still go I headed out into the now quite windy flats towards Bridgwater. A bit of planned gravel on the cycle path to Bawdrip, over Woolly and across the levels to home.

Slow, but then I haven’t had the best July - also I guess I should expect to be tired at the end given I got the fuelling and hydration wrong.

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