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Southern Discomfort 200ish

11:55
123 mi
10.4 mph
12,500 ft
12,100 ft

Tour Overview

Starting Point
230 yd
Setting off at 5am. Photo by @breakawaydigital
I actually forgot my cafeine shots so had to ride up the hill on the street where I live. Photo by @breakawaydigital
5.86 mi
Starting off with lush green fields and the only the sound of my drivetrain and tyres rolling over the grass.
6.69 mi
One of the nicest little paths I've been on. How about that for a view!
14.1 mi
Riding on the South Downs at sunrise <3
16.0 mi
Amazing little path that soaked my feet because of the morning dew
18.0 mi
Am I in East Sussex or some tropical jungle?
18.6 mi
You're in my way pal...
24.4 mi
First 30 km were absolutely gorgeous and everything was going smoothly. Photo by @breakawaydigital
Photo by @breakawaydigital
30.2 mi
After slashing my front tyre and having to walk for almost an hour. Photo by @breakawaydigital
Yeah, I couldn't do anything about that one... Photo by @breakawaydigital
Refuelling. Photo by @breakawaydigital
40.4 mi
Time for topping up supplies in Lewes. Photo by @breakawaydigital
Best ice cream in my life? Photo by @breakawaydigital
48.8 mi
A herd of sheep fighting for some shade near Ditchling Beacon
54.8 mi
Photo by @breakawaydigital
Yet another climb. This time near Devil's Dyke along the South Downs Way. Photo by @breakawaydigital
Pain face or happy face? Photo by @breakawaydigital
Photo by @breakawaydigital
62.8 mi
Love that bike! Photo by @breakawaydigital
66.5 mi
Tough and rooty climb up Chanctonbury Ring
70.3 mi
77.3 mi
I had to take off my shoes from time to time. It felt so good! Photo by @breakawaydigital
After changing to a smaller front tyre (1.5" instead of 2.1"), I got a lower front end so had to raise my stem. Photo by @breakawaydigital
Thanks for the wet wipes Dan! Photo by @breakawaydigital
85.9 mi
86.0 mi
Yet another steep and rooty climb. The whole route was full of them!
86.0 mi
Great fun around Sutton in the sand!
93.3 mi
With 2nd battery almost dead, that climb was brutal! Photo by @breakawaydigital
Deep in the red. Photo by @breakawaydigital
When I finished the climb, I immediately had to stop and have a deep breath. Photo by @breakawaydigital
Back aching from the lower front end after the tyre change. Photo by @breakawaydigital
Having a bit of a rest and refuelling. Photo by @breakawaydigital
Showing Dan the route elevation and what's coming next. Photo by @breakawaydigital
Let's get this over with! Photo by @breakawaydigital
Time for the 3rd battery after 150 km. Photo by @breakawaydigital
There were so many of these gates. That didn't help. Photo by @breakawaydigital
Photo by @breakawaydigital
95.7 mi
Moving on from green fields to forest trails
102 mi
As I was riding slowly through the woods, the sun was starting to set
120 mi
This route took everything away both from me and the batteries!
124 mi
200km, 3800m of elevation and 3 batteries later. X. Photo by @breakawaydigital
123 mi
Destination

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Stan went gravel riding.

June 26, 2020

Comments

  • Paul

    Very nice photos. Apart from the last one of course.... 😅

    • June 28, 2020

  • Stan

    Yeah, that last one was of a defeated man... totally recommend it for a several day route though!

    • June 28, 2020

  • Paul

    Kudos to you some serious ups (and downs) there. Very long way even on an e bike. I will look at some of the route on OS maps as I am unfamiliar with those paths. Well done.

    • June 28, 2020