one of those days that turn out great

I needed to get a few miles in on my new bike – as I have it booked in for its 600 mile service on 09 June – and I need this doing before the annual european road trip (this year its Bavaria), so with the break in the weather I booked a B&B a few miles outside Carlisle and took the long way up (a little over 200 miles). Decent weather and empty roads were my reward. Although for a trip like this a backpack with a change of clothes would have been enough I decided that I would use/trial the luggage and so came fully laden to see how it felt and its been a useful experience.

I suspect as well that Pat may be glad of the short break/escape from me!
Some pictures are posted below.