That was a very welcome and relaxing holiday. Nothing went very wrong, and I got to spend a week paying practically no attention to the problems waiting for me back in Cambridge. The Northern Dales was a spectacular ride, and less difficult than I'd feared. I wouldn't have finished, though, without the appearance of a helpful angel bearing a spare tyre at a critical moment. The curious will find GPS tracks at <http://bjh21.me.uk/tracks/2009-08-29.html> et seq.