As I crossed over the road back into Fetcham I felt like I was stepping out of the wardrobe from Narnia back to the concrete of daily life.
The moles get to sample the Red and Black runs at Brechfa Forest, starting from Abergorlech
The Moles head into Mid Wales to ride the Doethie Valley and Cwm Rhaeadr near Cilycwm, two wildly contrasting trails.
A trip to Wales includes a taste of downhill for the first time for some of the moles.
What a glorious day for a ride through the countryside, life is certainly worth getting out of bed for on days like today.
A brisk ride across the North Downs with the Brockham descent and China Pig the highlights.
Whilst most of the Moles headed off to Swinley for Sunday, I had too many commitments at home to get away. So I made some feeble excuse about feeling unfit from not getting out on the bike for a week, and posted an alternative ride option on the forum.
Muddymoles and Diary Of A Mountain Biker riders team up for a mass day out at Swinley Forest, with challenges for everyone
There has been much discussion on this site concerning sartorial elegance this week, and this ride also had a sartorial theme which did not really make itself known until part way through the ride.
Before the proper ride report makes it on to the site I thought I would throw in a few words about my bike experience last night (and to prove that I am still alive!)