Yet another great Turkey Twizzler Meet and fantastic to get face time with so many new people as well as some grizzled old timers (the latter means you Neil).
The morning Follow the Dog ride was decent although the sheet ice was something else
. Also reminded me that decking is for quaffing Pinot Grigio while trying to be cosmopolitan, not for riding bikes on
The post mince pie mince was going really well until gross insubordination in the ranks prevented us from Sticking It To The Man and pioneering some new singletrack through the pines. After that it got a bit lame with most people wanting to stick to fireroads, but never mind. I did enjoy my 3 mile run at the end after my chain snapped at the bottom of the bumpy, long climb in protest at my awesome torque/talk (see what I did there? God, I'm loving my own work) - fortunately I was wearing close fitting shoes with hard plastic soles which gave the ideal combination of grip and cushioning across the frozen tundra.
All in all, a great round off to a great year, really looking forward to 2010 and pushing down tame descents while talking shite to anyone within earshot.
Ed, the King of Gently Upward Sloping Smooth Fireroad