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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:46 pm 
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So after a night of thunder and lightning, the day started surprisingly dry and sunny.

Rode all the way to the meeting place, a local tea rooms, and had coffee while I waited for the south coast retrobike massive to turn up.

ImageIMG_20180422_093242 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180422_093703 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Tim75 turned up, so off we went knowing no-one else could be bothered.

So up over Highdown, and onto the edge of Angmering Park Estate we rode, stopping for a photo opportunity.

ImageIMG_20180422_101942 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Then headed along the Monarchs Way, then over towards Cissbury Ring, starting to warm up now, trails were dry apart from the odd puddle, too 8).

ImageIMG_20180422_105656 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Around the back of the ring we went, riding east and up towards the top of Steyning Bowl.

ImageIMG_20180422_114543 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Along some top singletrack, then on the South Downs Way towards Chanctonbury Ring. Avoiding the main track, opting to go around it on the descent, towards the A24.

ImageIMG_20180422_120949 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

After which we started the long climb back up to the SDW. Bumpy due to horses, not helping progress!

ImageIMG_20180422_122426 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

I think much to Tims relief, this was the last descent towards the stop at Amberley Tea Rooms. :wink:

ImageIMG_20180422_125623 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

And for those of you who think I'm a racehead, this is what I had.

ImageIMG_20180422_131807 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

THAT is the reality! It's lovely here, and surprisingly quiet, too.

ImageIMG_20180422_131824 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

I didn't like to break the news, but we had a bit more uphill riding to do after cake! I've not seen that look on your face before, Tim! :lol: :lol:

ImageIMG_20180422_135201 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Oh yes, ahem, another climb :facepalm:

ImageIMG_20180422_140301 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Before heading back towards APE, much to the curiosity of some residents :shock:

ImageIMG_20180422_142606 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

In A.P.E. a nice carpet of bluebells,

ImageIMG_20180422_143551 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180422_144122 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Then back to where we met up.

A lovely ride with a good rider and great trail and weather conditions. Really enjoyed it, thanks for showing up, Tim!

Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:03 pm 
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Intimate. Will you call him?

Looks like a cracking ride.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:06 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Intimate. Will you call him?


What?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:07 pm 
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For a second date.


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Looks like a great day 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:10 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
For a second date.


Well there is a good chance he'll turn up, unlike most members in this area!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:20 pm 
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Looks like you had a great day Mike, don't suppose Tim was to bothered with the hilly bits ;) managed to get a few hours in the road before family commitments took over....hope to catch up over the bank holiday weekend maybe ?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:35 pm 
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godders wrote:
Looks like you had a great day Mike, don't suppose Tim was to bothered with the hilly bits ;) managed to get a few hours in the road before family commitments took over....hope to catch up over the bank holiday weekend maybe ?

Mick


Yes Mick,

That would be good. We can catch up and talk about our new jobs then mate!

Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:39 pm 
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
godders wrote:
Looks like you had a great day Mike, don't suppose Tim was to bothered with the hilly bits ;) managed to get a few hours in the road before family commitments took over....hope to catch up over the bank holiday weekend maybe ?

Mick


Yes Mick,

That would be good. We can catch up and talk about our new jobs then mate!

Mike


You have a new job as well !! Very intriguing ! Definitely sort something out then either on or off road will be great :)

Mick


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Thanks for today Mike, excellent ride and a good write up and pics as always. Can't believe you didn't write something about my crank falling off all day though, I expected to get some more stick about that!

Something seems to have gone wrong with my phone and there's only about two photos on there but I'll get them uploaded later.

See you on the next one.


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