Stuff wot we learned today!
It’s back for no other reason than I felt like writing up todays ride so…
For a damp and unpromising morning it was great to see so many out. Some A Riders eschewed Mark’s Welsh trip, mainly as they couldn’t be bothered getting up early than anything else.
Good to see John Carswell should be joining us as he headed off to the Mills with Alan Clark and Paul Holding, quality rider, good addition. Newbies joining us today Richard, Ben and Amy, not sure they’ve done a ride like this before but welcome to Joneseys Gems.
…did he mention he won a mahoooosive medal? 🙂
Off back up the hill ( Dianne Turner could’ve had another ten minutes in bed as we rode almost back past her gaff ) and off through the lanes so David Arundale could relive yesterdays glory ( did he mention he won a mahoooosive medal? Not sure he did! ).
Off to Arley Hall where we bade farewell to Cerys as she started her umpteenth comeback and then off towards our first off road section (see the video below). It was cobbles, mud, twisty bits, grins on most faces and a gritted teeth look on some.
…bathed in the bling of Dave’s medal 🙂
Next off through the wheel wash just before Jodders where the road flooded right across. Chorizo sausage roll and brownie, best food on the menu but don’t ask for a warm one…. We all sat out in the sun and the warm for possibly the last time this summer and bathed in the bling of Dave’s medal.
A bit more off roading took us down a picturesque lane to the Weaver at Winsford where Dianne allowed her mates to fix her puncture for a bit of practice. The heavens opened whilst we all sheltered under a huge tree so Major Devaney advised us of Rule #5 … so we all waited under the tree for another five minutes to allow the process of manning the f*k up to take place.
…widescreen surround sound Hi-Def handlebar mounted laptop
Up the hill in the rain for a straightforward ride back until we found the Cuddington road closed. So Martin Sam Geer took time out from road-testing his widescreen surround sound Hi-Def handlebar mounted laptop and pushed the barriers out of the way. He may have actually used the Garmin as a battering ram it was that big!
Thanks for the company today, despite the rain and the punctures it was great fun and I promise it’ll be all ON-road next time.