Sunday, 24 January 2010

Winter Club Rides "go large" with Mechanical Mayhem!

Another great club ride today from Epsom with the biggest turnout of the year so far, with 6 keen and mile hungry riders. Alan Fidgett, Roger Smith, Trevor Keenan, Noel and Lawrence Manchee and myself set off in dry, bright but fresh conditions.

Out through the back streets of Ashtead, Leatherhead and Bookham to Effingham and up over the North Downs ridge. A swift descent down White Downs to hit the mucky Surrey lanes. First blood was Roger hitting the mother of all potholes to blow out the front tyre. A swift change and onwards through Holmbury (without the snow for a change) towards Forest Green. Next was Lawrence's turn with an usual shortage of chain ring bolts causing his inner ring to fall loose. With a bit of allen key juggling and a donated chainring bolt from Trevor we were back on the road for a well earned tea stop at Helfold Lakes. Home for lunch and 40 miles - 15.5mph

Thanks all for a great ride and see you next week, same time same place

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