rolling hills of Dorset

Spent some time with family in Dorset and managed to get out on the bike.  There does not seem to be much in the line of single track, but you do end up riding in some lovely countryside, plus the weather was fantastic, very windy on Saturday, but much milder on Sunday

The rapeseed fields are stunning against the blue sky, just wish my compact camera could take better shots.

mile upon mile of stone walls

love the way the wind blows through the fields

very windy

Sunlight filtering through the trees.

bridge

You come across some strange signs in England

bridge sign

little bit hazy

view from the top

On Sunday I was riding with Chris, he had put together a loop for us to ride around which included a little “surprise” – Batcombe Hill.  Wow, talk about a lung-buster, it is quite cruel, it gets steep, then levels off a bit and then gets really steep and your legs are jelly when you get to the top.

tough climb at the end

Right near the end, just before getting back to the carpark we spotted a deer running through the field on the left of us, I got the camera out while still cycling and was snapping away in front of us and managed to capture him just as he crossed the road

deer

Seeing that deer cross the road, it made me think of a youtube clip that I saw a while ago where a cyclist got hit by a buck – man that’s gotta hurt.

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