It’s now just over a week before we head off on our trip to Afan. Last night on our weekly ride we ended up talking about what to take with us – having the luxury of a big white van gives us a bit of freedom so as well as our bikes and kit we tried to think about what else we’d need.
The first thing I thought of was my folding workstand, followed closely by a spare set of brake pads (preferably nicely bedded in). After that, well some Muck off I guess and chain lube. Given the present weather conditions some sun tan cream too and in a bid to maintain balance in the universe some extreme wet weather clothing, ‘just in case’.
But really, we couldn’t think about much else which leaves me with a feeling of unease. I’m sure we’ll need something beyond these basics. Dave is proposing to bring his laptop so we should be able to get plenty of video and photos downloaded for later posting but I’m thinking about important things like copious amounts of beer, bacon and bread for pre and post ride nourishment.
It was proposed that we practice lying on a hillside collectively spelling out the word ‘Help’ to passing rescue services and pointing toward where an unfortunate member of our group was lying with a bike on his head. This didn’t seem a bad idea, and I like the overtones this has to the Vermicious Knids (never thought I’d get Vermicious Knids into a Muddymoles blog post!).
Can anyone spot anything obvious we’ve forgotten?