09 January 2009

famous last words


"Do you fancy doing a different route? As the usual's gonna be really muddy?"

So off we went following Tim though a maze of terrace house lined streets, parks and ring roads. 10 minuets in and we hadn't really got off road yet. I think Tim could sense decent amongst the troops and came clean, "we may have missed the turn". This was only the second time he's ridden the route. The other was following some else in the daylight. Certainly the dark clag wasn't helping navigation and there was the small matter of the fine yet persistent drizzle.

All I can say, is that I'm glad we didn't do the 'muddy' route! Last night I had a glimpse into the future and the future is cold, damp and muddy. Perfect Strathpuffer training but I fear it maybe too little too late.

For the benefit of fellow guinea pigs, here's the route we were taken on.

7 comments:

jumbly said...

At least the mud covers the pink ;)

kate said...

i think you'll find it's a very light red!

trio said...

Definetly PINK!!!!!

If you want a pic on an OS map send me the .gpx file, export in the software usually does it, what is it mapped on google maps of some sort?

kate said...

thanks trio, yeh it's just google map. very impressed with your os mapping

Groover said...

You look fairly muddy for NOT doing the muddy ride. So hard core! :-)

Elizabeth said...

Does that route take you round Teversal trails? Can't quite make it out from the map. I've got a route planned that takes you round that way, but I've been putting it off because I was told it's muddy round there right now.

kate said...

hi elizabeth. i think it did. to be honest i wasn't paying that much attention, they all ride faster than me ;)

just had a quick look at your blog-are you a notts. local?