Good ride. Long day 7+hours. Lots of faffing from Wu – first pee stop 200 yards into the ride, stop to adjust tyre pressures after ½ mile, multiple clothing changes “I’m too hot”, “I’m too cold”, “I need thicker socks” etc. Genius.
A few new faces, Bryan and Skecher both with very nice Pace.
James must be youngest retrobike member at 18? Him and I had an interesting discussion about the meaning of retro being from different eras/generations….respect to Mike who turned up on his ‘dale Super V but a 95 model so definitely retro
and PSDSteve still smiling after his sixth puncture and fixing tubes in the tea shop. Shame the sweet woodland singletrack to the café had been sabotaged by anti-bikers.
The night ride ‘home’ an hour and a half across the South Downs in the dark was epic.
Only negative was my high speed crash at the start of loop 2. I missed a bend on a sweeping descent, went off-piste, avoided some other cows, ducked under a low tree before deciding to eject just before coming to rest amongst the trees which absorbed my energy. My helmet was wrecked – it took most of the impact and today my head, neck, shoulder and ribs hurt. Probably should get one of my docs to check me out….Yetifans will be pleased that there no damage to the FRO
Thanks to everyone for making a good day. Maybe one to do again on a hot dry summers day…….