Ed Edwards, check. Cx bike, check. Hills, check. Usual loop with added hill pain, he'll like that. Passes me half way up (seated, high geared) the biggest hill in the village saying 'i thought you said it was steep'. Edwards + Hills = Sobering lesson in one's humble real world ability.
Mistake. Asphalt turns into chalk. Chalk into Woodland. Woodland into open fields.
Apparently falls backwards into a concealed badger's hole covered in a rusty grate and surrounded by 6ft nettles. After pulling myself together from fits of laughter, (I'm not a team player I'm afraid) Help Gangly Edwards out by trying to break his ankle to free him. Appears to like the nettle sting and continues to electrocution moment.
Electric fence at groin height makes for the quote of all quotes from any bike ride when Edwards leans too close....
"I've electrocuted my Warrior".
"The General is scorched"
Spin home for pasta and chortles. Best surprise ride of my life.