Wet but still good
Ten hardy souls (plus me) set off in light rain for a G4 60 plus mile route I’d planned out the previous week. In fact I’d ridden it the Sunday before to test it out and it’s a beaut of a route in the sunshine. In the rain it’s just wet but still top pedalling country and even though the drizzle...
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damon
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 20:37
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Ten hardy souls (plus me) set off in light rain for a G4 60 plus mile route I’d planned out the previous week. In fact I’d ridden it the Sunday before to test it out and it’s a beaut of a route in the sunshine. In the rain it’s just wet but still top pedalling country and even though the drizzle was disappointing, spirits stayed high and we zipped around some lovely lanes past Outwood to Turners Hill then on to Ardingly reservoir heading west to Barns Green. On my sunny recce to the café at Sumners Pond I’d enjoyed a coffee and cake on the new deck area overlooking the lake (too soggy for a photo while riding hence the stock cafe pic) and even though the rain knocked a repeat on the head, the café there is great; warm with big slices of cake, good coffee and on this wet visit excellent bacon and egg rolls. Feeling better and over half way we ploughed on home via Warnham and Were Street (where the only puncture of the day caught us). By the time we hit Newdigate most of our group started the starburst home to hit well deserved hot showers. I had 64 miles at 16.5mph and just over 3,700 ft on the GPS at the end, not sure about the ft climbed figure but a good morning's ride nonetheless. Thanks to all for enjoying the rain with me, thanks especially to Chris for superb back-marking.

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