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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Steve took us around the city to run all of our errands. He then toured us around the city of Plymouth including an exclusive tour of the Citadel. He is a retired 29 th Commando.

    [​IMG]plymouth 59 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]plymouth 61 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]plymouth 39 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]plymouth 4 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]plymouth 16 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Riding your bike on “the wrong side of the road” is actually not as easy as it looks. Your instincts are all wrong here. The worst are the multilane round abouts or when you turn right onto a divided road. If you glance down at your map or GPS the car that appears to be oncoming can freak you out. The narrow lanes are also an issue since you have to stay so far left all the time.

    [​IMG]DSC00406 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The weather has continued to be wet, cold, and windy. That however has not diminished the beauty of Cornwall. There are castles everywhere. Riding thru the tiny villages connected by one-lane tracks thru tall hedgerows is amazing.

    [​IMG]cornwall 7 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]FILE0641 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    Continuing north we finally found a traditional old school British hotel in Redruth (think Fawlty Towers).


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 8.57.31 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  9. Saralou

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    From there we cut cross-country thru the Dartmoor National Park. Here on the high moor it was very cold and very wet. The conditions improved quite a bit by the time we arrived to Torquay.



    We took along walk along the seashore and then had a pub dinner. We had to watch a few episodes of Faulty Towers here in Torquay.

    [​IMG]torquay 6 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]torquay 11 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The weather is still dreary here in the UK, but we did finally get some sun today for our ride northwest to see Salisbury and Stonehenge.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 9.01.16 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr




    We rode north along the coast. Leaving the main rode we explored some of the small narrow hedgerow lanes.

    [​IMG]stonehenge 1 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]stonehenge 2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Leaving the coast we arrived to the city of Salisbury where there is the stunning Salisbury Cathedral. Pilgrims have been coming here since it was completed in 1258. It has the world’s oldest working clock from 1386 and the best-preserved copy of the Magna Carta.

    [​IMG]stonehenge 9 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]stonehenge 10 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    Stonehenge



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    Bath is where the rich and famous have come to relax for hundreds of years, but the Romans first built baths here in 60 AD. The landmarks include the Royal cresent, the Circus (a ring of houses), and the Pulteney Bridge. After a couple of hours walking around we needed to get a move on to get to Wales.

    [​IMG]cardiff 3 by Sara &amp; Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We were again on our way to Cardiff, but made a second stop in Caerphilly to see the amazing castle there. It was built in 1268 and because of its unique design of multiple layers of defense it was never captured.

    [​IMG]FILE0956 by Sara &amp; Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]cardiff 15 by Sara &amp; Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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