Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.
In which Adam and Matt decide that it’s a good idea to head out into mid-Wales on a bikepacking trip in torrential rain, gales, hail and generally all round grimness.
Miles planned: 85
Rivers in flood: 2 — 1 of which needed a long diversion.
Trees down: I lost count but 1 needed a long diversion and the 2nd forced us to cut our losses at the end of day 1.
Type of fun: 2. It’s always good to get out but this was borderline.
Required rule: a healthy dose of #5
The view over coffee this morning wasn’t too shabby though.
1 last photo: bearded man of the woods and rivers