Posted by: Simon Berry | 8 June 2006

Stage 8 – Track and Map – Preston to Shap


During the meal last night we were contemplating today’s challenge: 130 miles incorporating Shap! Adrian suggested we made an early start! This was a really good idea and Luke and I left around 7am, before breakfast.

We stopped at Lancaster’s Sainsbury’s for breakfast with a good 20 miles under our belt. The stretch from Lancaster to Shap was a feast of scenary and hills! It was in this stretch that I saw the first person in the whole trip working in the fields – a shepherd.

We ran out of water about one hour out of Shap but made it OK to the Greyhound Inn where Daniel Heery was waiting with a baked potato lunch purchased in Penrith! Cheers Daniel. This was a psycologically crucial point of the ride. Last night the stats had told us we were about half way. Now it felt like we were! I was moved to say a few words to video!

Download log file (text format): S08D06a.log

Download track file (Magellan MapSend format): S08D06a.trk

First of two stages today
Distance (miles): 69.04
Saddle time (hh:mm:ss): 5:20:17
Average speed (mph): 12.93
Max speed (mph): 40.2
Cumulative distance (miles): 556.05

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For details of how vertical profiles were derived from log files and the structure of the log files see this posting.

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