leader & Guest Writer: Dai Eye
Apparently Geoff (OBE) showed a select few how sheep can't cross a cattle grid. He decided to stop on the grid and if that wasn't daft enough he put his foot between the bars and fell over. He was very lucky not to have broken anything and even luckier that we weren't all there to see it. It was not long after this that Geoff bowed out with a wobbly crank (poor excuse)
There next came another decent down to Lower Ochrwyth which I don't think we have all done before. It was then up passed Castle Farm where we were greeted by a white haired wise woman and her barking pony who gave us some advice "There be Druggies up yonder path with broken glass and stuff. YOU WILL GET DAMAGED !" We should have heeded her wise words and found a pub but no we pressed on regardless up what was another hard climb and do you know what? She was actually full of sh#t ! No drugs or stuff just one puncture (the third of the night).
It was decided to cut my route short and after quelling a near mutiny half way up Machen Mountain (Beaker being the ringleader "I've been pushing more than anybody!" was his feeble excuse.. You should get some gears on your bike). We headed for the Velvet Path.
Another quick descent and a fast ride to the Forge for a quick Newkie Brown and passive intaking of strange smelling smoke saw an end to another night's ride.