03 March 2009
I tagged along with Simon on his recce for a forthcoming NATS ride. Even though I was riding with Simon, who only has 3 speeds; fast, faster and stop, I was hoping for a gentle recovery ride. Something to stretch the legs but not too taxing.
We sat in his car at Morrisons in Chesterfield not able to see out of the windows but could hear the weather outside. We decided to wait for the hail to pass. Within minuets of being in the saddle we were both saturated but at least we weren't at work. In amongst the quagmire there were some really juicy little bits of trail. The kind where you have to think a little bit more than you first thought.
Due to wetness and lack of braking power on both bikes we had to cut the ride short. The only downside to this meant the chippy wasn't open yet. My legs have been more than stretched and once again there is a pile of gritty, mud clogged kit that I don't know quiet what to do with. Thank you Simon....and I do mean that sincerely!