A slightly odd one, today. I decided to take a route that I used occasionally a few years ago, that takes a left from Swannington through some narrow paths then back out on Ashby Road. I haven't tried that one since I started cycling in earnest at the beginning of last year because it's relatively short, prone to be muddy and involves a steep climb. But I thought it might make a nice change.
Anyway about half-way through I found myself on part of a well-travelled more recent route, which totally threw me. I was still on the old route but had no idea that that part of it, near Coleorton, was shared with the new, very familiar route. I could no longer relate where I was in the terms of the old route, it just didn't seem like the same place. So despite having done it about a dozen times in 2013, I couldn't work out which way to go from there and lost my way.
From there I improvised a vaguely enjoyable if slightly over-hilly route and ended up doing 14.39 miles. Nice day out there, sunny if cold. Feel slightly guilty not to have done the Saturday 25-miler, but it's a bit blowy.
219 done this year. The weather forecast for tomorrow looks a bit grim so I suspect that's it for the January campaign.