As the good man said, another great ride, great bikes and great bunch of guys just out to have a good laugh with a bike ride thrown in for good measure.
My left hand was usable for the first time in about seven weeks and I was chuffed to bits to be back out on the bike again. More than enough standing jokes were made about my 'Maxing It Out' in the Hope car park before the Peaks ride. I rode my Specialized FSR-XC for the first time in anger today and I have to say I was actually impressed. I found myself enjoying the experience, which I didn't expect. It's noticeable easier on my 42 year old bones and did very well on some of the wet root downhill sections, I'd recommend one as a cheap, sub £500 full suspension bike. It's been sat in the shed for years having not been splattered in mud and believe me, it got exactly that today.
The jumble was good, nothing there for me but I know Spudly came away with a Klein frame for a little over 99p. SLMRacing bought some garish cable outers but I think we have come to expect such things from him. I bought a piece of fruitcake, which kinda sums most of us up for even turning out after the recent downpours.
All in all another great day out in Easy Yorkshire thanks to Chris and Ben. Keep it up guys, I'm sure I'm not alone in thanking you for your efforts.
Just a note, if you ever get the chance to buy some cycling clothing from ALDI snap it up sharpish, I had on a full kit of ALDI bikewear today and it performed very well indeed, the jacket, trouser and glove set are great and kept me warm and dry on a cold and wet day.
Bike of the ride should go to kingoffootball in my opinion. Hat's off to him I say, what a great and interesting steed.
Anyhoo.. now to my pictures, only a few from me today, the rain kept my camera in my bag for the better part of the ride: