Saturday 21st October, off road Flitton’s Garden Centre, Woodmansterne

Bill Kent, Ed Pegg, Jenny Lee, Tracy Caudle, Trevor Kite, myself, and Bill Martin was leading.

A shortish ride due to the unsociable nature of this storm the media have sensationally called ‘Babet!’ Poor weather, raining at the very start. It became dryer for a while, and we dodged a major drenching as we were at the elevenses stop when two separate deluges went through within ten minutes of each other. This necessitated second cups of tea and coffee whilst we waited for it to pass.

It’s that time of year when we start to get our mud balance back, and sometimes it takes a couple of weeks to get used to slithering around again. Three people hit the deck today in slushy, slippery conditions, nobody hurt, only their pride. Ed was first to dive over the handlebars outbound, and Bill Martin and Tracy, in best formation team ice-skating-style, went down together on a polished, chalky camber turning right on the return leg.

We managed to dodge the rain quite successfully today, and even saw the sun once. Well, you can’t expect much for late October I guess!

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