Through punishing weather our efforts were rewarded with the most comical ride of the year. The captain started proceedings with a spot of tree hugging and immediately blaming Tom who was nowhere near. Next it was Toms turn for a bit of hugging, leaving his bike behind to add comic value. Undoubtedly though the jewel in the crown had to be Lord Farquar. After watching Moos in front gain some air out of a bombhole thought he needed more speed to equal his coumterparts and to show off a little to his debut mate Tony - WRONG WRONG WRONG. At about six feet of air the face turned to fear, the arms and legs started flapping followed by an awkward landing to say the least (tips are required from stunt). Lets hope he brings his mate more often!!
On to wednesday,with soaring numbers of late the trend continued for Jimmy macs grueller. Notable absentees were Tom, Mark, Cap and Bernaard.
It was to be big ups and big downs for the evening starting with Turners where we encountered our Abergavenny friends. Swiftly dropping down it was the Vice Cap who took the first tumble, unfortunately for him it was the boggiest bog we would come across. After the giggles stopped he was heard threatening point deduction for laughter (well worth it)..
should have been taken for the night was young!! Dropping half
way down Sirhowy and climbing back up it was full socks downhilling
. A punture or two later and climb #3 was under way. A good pace
would see us summit sharply at the mast and old faithful was the
way home. With light fading and fatigue setting in, the usually
swift decent took for ever.. Steve 2 decided he hadn't used his
face break all night and subsiquently put it into use, it obviously
needs some refining as this would
Once at HQ the old fella's impish ways got the better of him, placing food in others beers. Punishment was duly dished out in the normal manner or brown sauce in the pockets and a bummy smell to his balaclava; will he ever learn??
Honored GEOFF DAVIES
P.S. Dickie has informed me that Bernaard is finally having his house warming on Saturday to coincide with his partner Emma's 30th. Bring the W.O.G. (wife or girlfriend) and a bottle for about 8ish.