Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Early run to Hawes

Although the weather has been nice on occasion we haven’t been out on the bikes at all. This is mainly due to me building a goathouse over April and us recently getting two pygmy goats, Branston & Pickle. Helen has also had an ankle operation so she is completely out of the picture for riding at this time.

The weather was nice on Monday so I got up early and headed out on the BMW for a quick run up to Hawes and back. I took the usual route to Clitheroe and then via Sawley and Wigglesworth to Settle. Then I headed over to Hawes via Ribblehead Viaduct. One corner between Horton-in-Ribblesdale and the viaduct is completely chewed up, fortunately it is an open corner so you can avoid it by using the wrong side of the road.

I stopped briefly in Hawes at the Penny Garth Café for a coffee and a blueberry muffin. I then headed back home the same way as I had come before the roads got really busy. I was back home for 12:00pm after a nice quiet run. I am defiantly getting more used to riding the K1300s now, it seems to respond better to cornering if you lean off the bike slightly.


Nikos 18 May 2013 at 08:43  

Go on, show us the pygmy goats-surely a first for a motorbike travel blog!

Cavturbo 20 May 2013 at 10:55  

I have edited the post above, follow the Branston & Pickle link. They have their own website and a live webcam.