What a good day
I have a few poor photos which I will post up over the weekend. That's the problem with being the slowest, never in a position to take 'action ' shots.
Highlights: Well the whole day was a highlight really.
Various things stand out in a surreal kind of way, not the least of which was losing two members within 50 metres of the car-park, and then finding a tank in a farmyard.
No mechanicals (on route)
Just the bulging sidewall to Ed's rear tyre found in the carpark prior to setting out. Lunacy of the day (possibly due to an excess of enthusiasm) was Ed's suggestion that "it would probably be OK".
NO it wouldn't, particularly as he hit 41 mph somewhere, and I can't think where on a road that could have happened. But the patron saint of Retrobikers took notice and supplied a bike shop that happened to have a sale on.
And what a selection of down-hills
From the first long track from the trig point down to the pub, to the last steep singletrack hugging the side of the Batch.......but they were all earned.
Continuity with last years Mynd ride was maintained by the barmaid from last years pub ensuring that she was there to serve us at this years pub. Brownie points to John here who clearly took far too kean an interest first time round and spotted this, and double Brownie points for riding has T.RAXX, a pretty testing outing. It may not be retro, but the thumbies and Powergrips are
I want to do it again. I've already started looking at tweaking the route....
Riding: 91 Kona Cindercone