A great day out. Thanks to the organisers. Spence, thanks for knowing where you were going and making it easy to get around.
Bikes of the ride for me were obviously the 90 Attitude, and I do love that Rocky Mountain, but the Dawes was pretty cool.
Great to put faces to silly internet names and real names to those faces.
And superb spread afterwards. Being neither a snob
or a prole
I was the obvious choice for the blind mince pie test between Tesco and Harrods....Actually, the winner was Tesco...(but that's just because Waitrose wasn't invited to attend.
So, I got lost en route. And that was because of my newly aquired sat nav device, which in true 'Windows' fashion decided to crash five mins before i needed to use it. So good old fashioned maps and my natural geographical intuition cut in and I just made it with enough time to even change tyres pre ride.
*Superb and nearly dry trails
*Idi Armin's 500SEL with inclusive body bag/rug in the boot and bulletproof glass.
*Full length flouro road mender's outfit being trumped for irony and style and not irony by flouro retrobikers.
*Meeting new nice bikey people
*Riding with old friends
Here's my only pic, after returning home at 9pm last night. All muddy like it's supposed to be.
Thanks to all for attending. See you in the lakes i hope.