duration: 9h 22min
duration: 10h 41min
duration: 10h 17min
The last few days where glorious! After Carlisle i followed Hadrians Wall path for some kilometers but turned north then to go through the
Northumberland National Park.
It was raining the whole day when i left Carlisle, well "Rain", actually it was showering for 6 hours and i got dripping wet from head to toe(Due to moisture sneaking in and sweat not evaporating sufficiently). I actually enjoyed riding in this weather as it adds a challenge. But i had slept too long(12h) and i was exhausted from the day before so i entered a youth hostel in Greenhead quite early at 5pm(And ate a english meat dish for the first time, which was not bad or good, as it didn't have a taste. Brits are really lucky they had colonies with such a great cuisine, probably thats the reason why the got them in the first place. As i'm eating for two these days i also ordered a cheeseburger and ice cream, for the record). As it was raining so heavily i didn't shoot a single picture on this day.
Late in the afternoon, i was deep in thoughts, climbing a hill, i switched gears as it was getting steeper - the chain got caught somehow in the front derailleur and was bended sideways. As it is not built for such a force it sprang open and as the cranks and the backwheel continued forward the chain dropped to the ground. First i was pretty puzzled as i didn't realize what had happened(I never managed to break a chain), then shocked as this was the most important piece of hardware and i had no replacement and after i inspected it closer i felt relieved as it had broken right next to the chainlock and was easily fixable, losing only a single 'piece' of the whole chain. I had it repaired within a few minutes and it works as good as before
Well, that was it i guess, this is the last night "on the road", tomorrow i'm in Edinburgh.