Saturday, 5 November 2016

Let's try that again peaslake

Let's try that again peaslake
By Jim Jones
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 00:30
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Well winter has arrived I thought as I arrived at Walking Bottom.
Slowly but surely, a mix of intermediate and experienced riders arrived ready for the trails ahead.
Ten experienced riders left the car park one way while the Inters went the other leaving Moji not sure which way to turn.
In typical Peaslake style, we started with a climb (the first of many) -Simon showed straight away that gears are over rated. We worked our way over Pitch Hill to Winterfold, hitting as many trails as possible. Luckily for us, Nic had somehow sent a text to the emergency services with his garmin telling them we had crashed so we were covered for all eventualities. Working our way back, we picked a new rider up on Captain Clunk, and lost one as Nic headed back to the car. The rest of us headed for a few more trails and off to tea.
After the mandatory Pork & Leek, the remaining 7+1 noob headed up on to Holmbury Hill for the second part of the ride. I'm going to be checking Simons  bike for motors in the coming weeks!
Matt and new start Jules led us down Yoghurt Pots and Telegraph at a blistering pace, then Jules showed us the  flying dismount by the pond, christening his gifted Gee Atherton race shirt. That proved to be the first of his three crashes but that didn't stop him smiling. With a final blast down Barry's and back to the car a successful ride complete with no rain ☔️ 

Shut up legs

Shut up legs