After what seems like an eternity of being the DustyMoles today sparked the retrun to the traditional MuddyMoles.
With last weekend a total washout the Forum was alive with cries to “MTFU” (Mole the F*** Up) and even I waived the first rule of riding, i.e. I started a ride in the rain. Luckily for us the rain itself was short lived as by the time I reached Bocketts Farm it was very much on the wane and eased to a stop within a short time.
Dandy, BigAl, Elliot, Karl, Tony2 and myself started the ride with Nick meeting us up at Ranmore. A simple Newlands Classic was the chosen route with the promise of bacon, egg and tomato enough to persuade BigAl the route was OK. It was very much a day to keep the wheels turning and just get some miles under the wheels.
Mud was everywhere and the traction we had been used to had vanished in the Autumnal conditions. I could feel my Ground Control tyres fighting for grip on the wet chalk and had a comedy spin on the Admirals Track, White Down and several other places. The run down in to Albury also lead to a huge tank slapper as I followed BigAl on his Kamikaze route.
Elliot put in a huge effort up Water Lane to claim 9th place on his Singular Swift. Tony2 showed us a nice little run through the woods at the back of Newlands and on the way back we took a slight detour close to Drum’n’Bass. A lot of the time the sun shined on us as well!
Sometimes it’s good to just grit your teeth and get out and ride!