I did that thing again this morning where I ride a shortish local loop repeatedly as fast as possible until I get hungry/late for work. Out at 5am, through the Clough and up to Philips Park, roughly following the HTN 1.0 course (minus the log-filled bombhole but plus the climb up the hill from Stoneclough). Managed 5 laps before getting really really bored and so hungry I was chasing down pheasants.
Saw the fabled Hurst Wood deer. It ran off again before I could draw my camera. Pah.
The annoying barky dog didn’t chase me this morning although the big chained-up dog was there. Perhaps she’s ill. Or dead. I hope not (even though it’s the most irritating animal this side of Orville the Duck).