Right then, In brief (started yesterday but finished today).
Managed to do the 83 (this time 84.5 as didn't shortcut at the final junctions)...
1. Managed to make it a 100 mile round trip (84.5 way there and then the night shift then train back to leeds and the remainder riding home
2. Did book a backup train ticket the day before for cheap in case I was feeling soft on the day but didn't need it.
3. I was so looking forward to topping up from the milkbot in Evington at the 40ish mile mark but unfortunately I found that I'd been robbed by the kids and was 5p short so had to settle with putting ginger beer in the bottle instead (or had I already done that).
4. Just when the sun was about to go down and 18 miles left, my bodgedup MYOG mount for my MTBbatts Lumenator to sit beneath my garmin mount ended up giving way. T'was Araldite blued beneath the Garmin mount to a gopro adaptor. At least its covered 4000 miles I suppose so not bad and will have to look into that (shows how important a planB is on these trips and my Nitecore did the job nicely)
5. I made it into a little research project by waving, smiling and saying hello to as many cyclists (and when that didn't work to pedestrians and bunny rabbits)- verdict is that 70 percent of people from West Yorkshire to North are miserable. I got 2 waves/nods and 2 hellos (one was cos the pedestrians were so gobsmacked that I could speak English
6. Did my good deed of the day I guess by turning back to rescue a baby rabbit. Seen him in the side of the road (about the size of 2 fists) and looked like he wanted to cross. So after thinking about it whilst having ridden past I turned around afte 200 metres and shoo'd it into the bushes and away from the road
7. Riding to work definitely increases productivity and it was a lovely shift!
Is that too much detail for this thread