To Cirencester

The B&B that I stayed in last night served a bountiful breakfast. I ate till 9:00. Today was as cold as it’s been, the road was busy. Finally I got tired of it and took a chance on a quiet country road, one of the white ones. I was rewarded instantly by peace and quiet. I propped my elbow in the pad of the drop bars, and rode with my head resting on my palm through quiet farms and old villages.

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This village of Chedworth had cottages and this pub from the 1600’s. It was quite peaceful, as if time had settled it.

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Chedworth cottage

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Apartments or row houses go way back.

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I felt I saw Old England.

It is so dark today I only ride till 3:00pm. It just feels too unsafe, my lights are on all day. I only ride 43 miles, the constant up and downs- I walked three hills, the weight of the bike, the short days, all contribute to my inching pace. I am hungry for some dry warm weather and sunshine, but fret over how long it will take me to get south.

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