The road we are talking about is called Hagley Wood Lane and it's a beauty. I still enjoy that climb even though it leaves me fighting for breath at the top and the decent just has to be done head down, arms outstetched, almost lying on the saddle.
Touch wood, I've never had any serious offs down there but I did have a stupid crash near the bottom as it flattens out. I can't describe what I was doing because it's way too stupid but I still have a small scar on top of my foot where it caught the tarmac!
I can only do Saturdays if anybody fancies joining me for a ride in the near future. Wife at work, kids have a day at the grandparents just a stones throw away, almost a guilt free passout. What days are good for you guys?
Pretty sure I've been sledging in that same field Paul
Sorry but I've done the St Kenelms road flat on the saddle but Hagley Wood lane flat on the saddle is just mental (at least the top bit with all the corners). Or maybe it was just being six inches away from a Metro bumper with the cantis full on and praying for salvation before the idiots in the car took their foot off the brake that left me a bit nervous.
p.s. once beat my mate back to the first uphill bit on the St Kenelms way from the four stones with no chain.
p.p.s. Yeah, the sledging field was first port of call when it snowed and I was doing my a-levels. Always nice lamping down a snowy hill towards a a concrete bunker
In terms of days for me - Saturdays mornings are tricky (because take the daughter swimming over our way and wife tutors) but /might/ scrape a Saturday avo (depending on the family diary).
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