Despite a damp and unpromising start, we had a good ride today. A small flood on the cycle path between Shardlow and Castle Donington left the bikes with clean rims, but lulled riders into a false sense of security. Shortly afterwards, we were treated to a deluxe bike/leg cleansing – it was deeper than the front mech! Once clear of the water, Lee had to stop to remove seaweed from his gears and John was heard questioning the effectiveness of his waterproof socks.
Several canny riders used single leg pedalling to good effect, not only keeping one of their feet dry, but also leaving more room for socks on the cafe radiator. Surprisingly, there was only a faint rivery smell.
The rest of the ride was uneventful by comparison. Same time, same place next week.