Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday 11th July
What a frost. Coldest ride so far me thinks. After a night at Bugs' place with a midnight spa the boyz arrived. Choirboy, Mellonfarmer, Silverfox, Dozer, Phatboy and Helmut on a weird thing (29 wheel up front, rear brakes only, 3 speed carbon, no shocks). No Bugs as he was tired and needed to clean up before the wife got home and No Sandals. She was still asleep. Rugged up and cruised up Rapaki. Cold start but needed to take off the overcoats by the 1st gate. Pedal pedal pedal to the top. I woke up Sandals and suggested she hook up, but alas the warm bed got the better of the argument. We the rode around the road, As the Tuis ads go. Down Thompsons which was good for the first half, sloppy for the 2nd. Everyone feeling good, but cold. Some icy road about. Up to the top of Worsley where seats were dropped and coats put on for the downhill. Slippery and loose control down the bodybag, then sloppy hole then icy ruts. Pick a line and hope you picked right. Phatboy enjoying his Muddy Max or whatever tire. Was holding the lines better than others. Some icy spots. Helmut and I lost it on one iced rock. Got down not to bad and enjoyed it thoroughly. Down the road but avoided the steep section with a cool bypass at the side. Nice. Then through Cracroft and around the river. Coffee and home. Nice day, nice ride.