Well, apart from the obvious reason of getting in some quality miles and keeping the belly at bay.
My take on it is that any idiot can ride 500 km`s in 8 days, so its not what you do but how you do it. I`m getting out at a time I wouldn`t normally ride to the places I ride in the summer, and because its cold, I`m stopping more at the petrol stations get grab a well earned coffee and meeting strangers...
I wouldn`t normally stop to admire the views, and definitely would`t be making short films or taking pictures.
Today my legs were really feeling my struggle from yesterday, so I stopped for photo opportunities, what seemed like all the time.
I really think that I have been awarded by the best pictures I have ever taken with a mobile phone, well truthfully with any kind of camera!
Here are the pictures from today's ride, a small festive film and my Strava ride log stating 63km`s HERE
HoHo, forgott my video, here it is..