REPORT – 19TH MAY 2010
Riders – Injured Moos returning - Great weather!
Last weeks climbing catastrophe still fresh in the mind it was time
for some old school tactics.
Very hot weather
climbs & beer.
ride & beer.
Keep local Public Houses happy
garden & beer.
all points considered it didn’t take much working
on. With no notable absentees we were off.
Past Tudors and up to the bench. Hardly any waiting
Mini Down No. 1
A left towards Garlic and a quick right down to the fallen tree, using
the extended option to climb back up to Carling.
Down No. 2
CARLING. Immaculate conditions saw most riders completing. A few refusals
at the drop-off but all in all a good effort. There were a few exceptions:-
SCRIPPSY; KNOTTY; SIMON CLATCHY decided they like gravel and tarmac
The original quarry run all the way to the top, out on to the lane
and over to Garlic. Nice Ant and our sun bathing champion obviously
couldn’t deal with the extra 100 yards deciding they too like
gravel the best.
Old Garlic. You won’t ride this nasty little run in any better
conditions. Full speed with only a couple of lie downs for the less
The Hollybush next on the list via the conifer tree run. A swift pint
consumed led to the last climb of the night.
Ruperra Castle Sun House. A surprise choice but one of my favourites.
A 15 minute wait for Billy Evans due to an uphill puncture meant
the nice romantic evening being had by a loved up couple was put
on hold. 26 burping, farting and spitting Moos kind of put paid to
Back down the front towards the lane went most of the herd with only
a ½ dozen getting lost. Another flat-out downhill with tongues
flapping against the ears brought miles of smiles to all who made it.
No. 2, 3 & 4
Oak, lovely beer and company and realisation that the ride really
was over. At this point Scrippsy decided he didn’t
need any air in his tyres to ride on tarmac!
No. 5, 6, 7 & 8
Vegie pasties gratefully received. Daf’s birthday
drink. A three-way debate on this weeks ride leader. Reg winning
by promising more of the same. Pubs, not much riding and pubs. Good
on ya fella!!