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Old 07-15-15, 01:26 PM
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One week to go!

I am officially one week away from my departure date for the UK, where I will be riding a modified version of the Lon Las Cyrmu (LLC) across Wales. Modified in the sense that I'll be starting in Chester, with two extra cycle days thrown in. I start riding a week from Friday (the 24th).

My route is as follows:

Day 1 - Chester to Rhyl
Day 2 - Rhyl to Bangor
Day 3 - Tentative Bangor Loop
Day 4 - Bangor to Harlech
Day 5 - Harlech to Machynlleth
Day 6 - Machynlleth to Rhayader
Day 7 - Rhayader to Brecon
Day 8 - Brecon to Cardiff

I'll be updating both my Wordpress and CrazyGuyOnABike blogs while I am over there (pictures may come once I get back to the states).
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Old 07-16-15, 09:20 AM
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Have fun & be safe.
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Old 07-17-15, 08:52 PM
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Sounds nice, you'll be ready for the Tour de France after those hills! Wales doesn't get much attention in US tourism articles but it looks quite scenic & bucolic.
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Indeed. I like that rugged, ancient look...I loved Ireland and expect Wales to be quite similar. My dad, who passed away a few years ago, was born and raised in Cardiff, which is one of the reasons I am doing this ride. My grandparents (deceased) lived in Chester too, but I don't think I've been back there in the last 15 or so years. My nerves are getting up now that I am 4 days away from departure and I feel like I have so much stuff left to do to get ready!
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