June 13, 2005 - 4.0
Slimfella and the Scot - why the problem with stone walls? ANY road has nasty things to hit - street furniture, kerbs, cars, people, houses, trees, ditches etc. Just as big a hazard really! The road is fantastic fun, I would venture to suggest if you are getting worried by the road edges then back off a little - that way you can have a little more control. Visibility is not always the best but ride as fast as you can see - and no more! Then this road (and every other for that matter) will not take you unawares. Comments re police are valid - weekdays are better, especially early morning or evenings. Advanced traing is really useful for this type of road riding. it will heighten your hazard perception skills and let you enjoy more. Don't be afraid, be informed. Ride this road from one end to the other (Kendal to Northallerton and you will have a memorable experience. Keep speed through the villages down though!