March Microadventure

So with all that’s been going on in my life recently getting out for a night under the stars has been the last thing on my mind, however last night I had the opportunity and decided to grab it!

I started grabbing the kit I thought i’d need around 8pm and got the bags lashed to my mountain bike and at around 10pm I set off. It took while to find a pitch as it was very waterlogged at the spot I earmarked.

The sky was clear all night and i had the view of thousands of stars, as a result it got very cold – close to zero I reckon (as I write this from home now there is still frost on the ground!)

Got home for 7am and treated myself to a bacon buttie.

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Packed and ready to go
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War memorial lit up on Victoria Embankment
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Trent Bridge
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The start of the rapids course at the National Water Sports Centre
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My Bedroom for the night
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Looking towards the Lake
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View up – clear skies but a phone camera so you cant pick out the stars

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Packed away – a chilly morning!

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Bike: B’Twin Rafal 740

Bags: Alpkit Kanga Harness & 13l Xtra dry bag, 2 x Alpkit Stemcell bags, Alpkit Koala saddlebag.

Sleeping: Alpkit Hunka XL, Mountain Equipment Helium 250 sleeping bag and Themarest Neoair Xtherm mat.

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