Saturday, 6 December 2014

Butch & Sundance Ride Again

All the best westerns had sequels, so I'm calling this "Butch & Sundance Ride Again". The weather wasn't brilliant, but it'll get worse before it gets much better. Both being exponents of Rule #9 and therefore men who "love the work" we headed out the carriageway into a west wind without much fuss. We climbed up from Purdysburn village and over to Drumbo before taking in Ballycarngannon Rd and Gannon Rd heading us for Boardmills and Bailies Mills. Through Annahilt we crossed over towards Kinallen.

Given that Sundance had unfinished business back at the ranch and that we'd already earned our #badass badges we decided to forgo a coffee stop (I think it was 5 degrees at this point) and take a left towards Ballynahinch. With two riders who've been steering steel horses round the lanes of Co Down for too many years to mention it was never going to be the main road home....

Burn Rd and Laurel Rd took us over through Ballycreen, then from Magheraknock on to Hillside Rd and Lough Rd. Just for a change we flicked across the main road on to Lisbane Rd and Cargy Rd eventually on to the Killynure Rd where the old gunslinger showed he's still got it. By the time I wiggled home from Carryduff there was only 2.5hrs on the clock, but if the other guy isn't out those miles count double!


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