We were 9 by the end (well, eight and a half after I had a total fitness blow-up after no time at all). Sorry to everone who had to keep stopping to let me catch up. I've just got to suck it up and get some miles in - the only way to get bike-fit, really. I've been a bit lax since about June if I'm honest.
A fairly eventful ride. A mechanical within 50m of leaving the car park (apologies again from me :oops:). A fairly heft stack heading down to the boardwalks in Gracedieu (hope you've got some feeling back in your leg, Sam). And some tracks that I didn't know were there - cheers to Scandal for those - I didn't know that the path at the quarry continued around that side to the road. Also well done to Scandal for managing to not to go OTB after coming down off the viaduct - that would have been quite painful!
Great pint of Cumberland Ale in the Rag n Mop - I was wrong, beer does taste good after a ride, no matter what state you're in.
I'll really try to make the next couple of weeks, but it might be difficult. Monday is a bank holiday, but my work deadlines for next week remain as they would for a full week - child drop-offs in the mornings mean I can't get in early to make up for the lost day.
"Here, have a day off, but you'll have to work twice as hard to catch up after it". Great
See you (hopefully) next wednesday evening.