An Orrible night with Orrible Ant
orrible night led to our lowest turn out for a while of just
16 riders, nice to see a few old faces back in the crowd with a
return for Enzo and Johnny Wright.
another no show by intended ride lead Option, OLD reliable Ant
Ryan stepped in to lead us on another ride.
skirted the bottom of Turners only to take a left onto the the
cycle path, through the old pit, and up to a route that we haven't
taken in a good while up the aptly named cow sh*t lane which lived
up to its reputation, even mr Top 5 to the top Crock pushed up on
one section, he thought he'd got away with it but was spotted by
Beaker. As we pushed off from the top we found a bit of a flaw in
our tail end charlie system, our tail end Johnsy had caught my snapping
chain disease and had dropped out the back, obviously putting far
too much power through those pedals Mr Johns well that's my excuse
With a bit of a wait at the top and Enzo starting to get nervous
with the mist coming down the chat got around to the colorful diversity
of world religions but quickly degraded to the usual moo level of
one liners from the life of Brian, unfortunately we didn't have our
resident expert - Jesus but to be fair he's probably got a lot on
with all the crucifixion, rebirth business going on next week.
I'm not too good at the best of times knowing where we are, where
we're going and names of trails so all I now is that we went across
a bit, down a rocky bit through a few fields, then back to a particularly
boggy up bit, no idea where we went but lots of mud, thigh busting
bogs and very little grip.
Back off the mountain down the wall through the Bedwas estates for
a very popular refreshment stop at the church house,
Back down the cycle path, a few people commented on the blistering
pace of OBE who seemed to be in particularly good form and is certainly
brushing off his award night persona or was he just trying to get
back for first dibs at the grub?
Back to the rave at the TA, that place is getting louder every week
and this week we had the added bonus of Bez from the happy Mondays
dancing around the place.
after a few more drinks the usual chip sarnies, etc, we had a
few birthdays to celebrate our usual ride night barmaid Emma’s
18th birthday and Reg who is a bit older than 18, so our show us
how thirsty spot was a drink off between Emma, her sister Asha and
Reg representing the moos, cracking effort from Reg but Asha would
have put most moos to shame, did anyone time that?
efforts all round under such poor conditions, I think its the
elder statesman - Scrippsy's ride next week so hopefully a better
turn out as I'm sure he's got something special lined up especially
for biffins bridge fans.