10th June 06
of several years took early retirement and arranged a BBQ n beer in the North
The weather was forecast to be good so it seemed like a good excuse for a trip in the Dakar!
In fact it was scorchio, so I got a bad case of "Dakar arms" - nicely burned.
Anyway it was a good trip - we camped overnight and then came back via the scenic route over Hardknott Pass which takes you to about 1300 ft above sea level up a 30% gradient!
Everywhere was incredibly busy because of the good weather and FDT attracted a fair bit of attention (as usual)