So there we were on the second stretch of our Wednesday evening adventure and who should we come across but the moles themselves, femoles meet moles “well hellooooooooooo!” (in a Carry-On style voice, what was the guys name?).
This evening was wonderful, dry but cooler than some previous evenings not that I mind I am all up for getting a gradual tan from a late afternoon sun.
Back at work this week from a week off and a fair bit of riding the most common question I have had asked was where had I been looking so “golden” and refreshed. I took joy in relaying the tale of my last Sunday ride starting 30 mins behind the others and arriving 2nd at half time and also showing off *some* of my war wounds from my Wednesday topple.
This evening the sun was peaking from behind the clouds and there was a comfortable breeze, I had itchy feet at work this afternoon just wishing the time away when I could race home, get changed and get out on my bike.
This evening I met up with another of our new riders (I have a great time meeting new femoles) and took her around some trails that I have used, which are fun and a variation of terrain which I hope are a good introduction to what we ride. Should someone want to come on further rides with us where the ride could be more challenging.
I am getting the feeling that this is working especially if a person hasn’t got much off-tarmac experience. So some ups and downs, some roots and gravel and some chalk and stones.
I am just a rider who has experienced nerves, lack of fitness and confidence and is keen to encourage other people to join us if they want to and to benefit from the same experience I have of riding with others, learning and practising and experiencing new routes and improving my fitness, confidence and skills. As well as enjoying some fab outdoor exercise.
So tonight C and I had been riding a variety of trails by the time we were heading out to Polesden Lacey, when who should we see but a group of moles out for their Wednesday night “stroll”.
For me it was so wonderful to see some new faces and put names to them and some familiar faces, I was Oh-so-curious though boys where were you off to? Wiggly Wood? That other secret trail by the Saw Mill? I can’t wait to read your report and find out where you went.
We finished on just under 13 miles and with rides planned for Saturday and Sunday I am happy with that.
Boys! I do think a mixed ride would be nice sometime. It was nice to be complimented on my bike and bling and just in general to bump into you all.
It was lovely to chat to C about moles and femoles, what we have done etc. and have a feel for the “mole community”.
Getting a bit worried that I actually prefer wearing my mtb clothes to my girly clothes sometimes when there once was a time you would not have caught me in padded pants 😉
A really wonderful evening and I am looking forward to more of them.