Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday 2nd February
After a bit of mucking round on my part Silverfox and I went out to load the van and found Sandals and Abba waiting so we all squeezed in. Easy drive in light traffic out to Dot Com where we hooked up with Bugs, Tinkerbell, Mellonfarmer and Phatboy. We eased into the ride and when we hit Ct Thomas we started the grunt. The usuals took off a bit quicker than I and and a couple of others but they did quick regroups. It was a good ride with a couple messing up a few times which was unusual for them. We all got to the top in half an hour or slightly less. This was from Dot Com which is a good time. A regroup and chat and then onto the Godley Track. Messed up the usual and a bit I never mess but then it was sweet. I was feeling good and gave it a nudge. The nevegal really gripping on the loose and the rock. God I love these tyres. Blasted down to Livingstone Col then up and over to Breeze. Then took the track out to Godley with everyone enjoying the views. Mellonfarmer got the leap on us all on the track below the road as we headed back to Breeze. I pumped hard in chase never going to catch him of course but it was a hoot. Slowed at the finish to find Silverfox behind. Tinks had punctured his tyre while Phatboy punctured one of his knobblies on a excursion off the track. A couple of patches later we headed down the Snake. Cool blast, lots of air and the relaxation of a hard ride down. Cool. Regrouped and then down the tail and up the Scarborough Rd before dropping down Nichol's. Great ride, great company.