Cycling the Solar System part 2

Daniel was home sick from school today and so what better thing to do with a sick child than take him on a bicycle ride through the York Solar System. I visited the Solar System back in early September, just after taking possession of Busby the bakfiets, but I only made it as far as Jupiter. The whole journey there and back is almost 30km – according to map my ride – and I was unfit back then. It was on that occasion that a jogger overtook me.

I’m in pretty good shape now and the weather is cooler and more conducive to physical activity as far as I’m concerned so I ventured out with high expectations of completing the entire journey and I did. It was beautiful. The autumn colours look gorgeous and there’s an interesting mix of woodland, fields of crops and green pastures.

The maximum temperature today was just 4Β°C but I didn’t feel cold at all and the children assured me that they were warm despite a lack of heating inside the bicycle. My toes were frozen by the time I got back but this could probably have been avoided with thicker socks.

Some photos from the trail:




And just to prove that I made it all the way to Pluto:


I accidentally cycled straight past Pluto as it was off the track slightly and I ended up at the end of the bike path feeling a little lost. But we found it eventually. The whole track was very quiet with few people around apart from the odd cyclist and dog + owner.

12 responses to “Cycling the Solar System part 2”

  1. Brrr. That’s a cold ride. πŸ™‚
    I like the name of the route. One feels like a spaceman through the journey.

    1. Ah, but it wasn’t cold at all. It was refreshing.

      1. 17 degrees C is cold here. πŸ™‚ Five degrees can chill the bones, Brrrr.

  2. How was uranus? God I’m funny. No, seriously, what a feat and what a wonderful way to spend the day. Thirty kms AND with kids on board. How lucky were they going on a joyride in a lovely part of the world. I love the cat and rabbit fishing off the bridge.

    1. We are very lucky. I am so glad I got around to going back to it too. I’m lucky I didn’t get a puncture either otherwise it would have been a long walk back.

      1. Too awful to contemplate.

      2. I know and Ben’s away *again* so there would have been no hope of rescue. I should probably carry around a puncture repair kit and learn how to do it myself.

  3. What a wonderful place you live in Rachel,evrytime you post it seems there is so much to see and do. I dont suppose you would be interested in switching places πŸ™‚

    1. It is wonderful and I’m sorry to say I don’t want to swap. We’re only here temporarily though unfortunately.

    1. It sure was. I might do it again before we go.

  4. What a great idea for a bike path!

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