Having some technical issues today, hopefully normal service will be resumed tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a couple of videos I made from Friday’s ride. I’ve made these especially for reader Trev in Australia, who I hear is a bit under the weather, and enjoys the ride films a lot. Hope you feel a bit better soon, old chap, and these can brighten your day a little.
First, I’ve got descent from the top of the Weaver Hills (well, as high as the road goes, at least), down through Wooton to Ellastone. A nice downhill run, complete with cattle grids and some wonderful curves. If you want to see what it’s like to climb this hill, I made a video of that last year.
Top speed about 44mph, and the track is ‘The Masked Marvel’ by Vince Guraldi.
The second is from earlier in the ride. Travelling from Tissington, this film starts just over the A515 heading down into Dovedale, through Thorpe and Ilam, finishing at Steeplehouse, which is on the floor of the Manifold Valley, just ahead of the climb up to the Weaver Hills. This is a gorgeous run, and one I love. Some killer climbs and winding lanes.
Top speed about 35mph, and the music is a cover of Dave Matthews’ ‘Two Step’ by The Middlebury Dissipate Eight.
I have another video to come, but that’ll have to wait until I’ve kicked some life into the computer…