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    Sweaty Eds

    Well, while the fair-weather cyclist members were travelling, six all-season club members met at 9 at Bloomfield. A couple of Matt’s, Celia, Graham, a very strong cyclist who was unknown to me and my sweaty self, slightly tweaked the route set for us by our absent routemaster and headed off for Laugharne and Pendine via Brandy Hill and a wiggly bit just after Llandowror. It really was a lovely day for cycling as long as you were dressed appropriately (Celia take note!).

    We followed a gently meandering route that gave lots of time for chatting. During one of these chats myself and Mat G realised we may have been separated at birth, which adds weight to the argument that it is not nature but nurture that makes a good climber.

    Other topics of conversation included the imminent heatwave that had been predicted in the Pembrokeshire area, the monsoon-like conditions currently drenching the Balerics and the unexpected All-Stock-Must-Go-One-Week-Only-type sale that a local award winning butcher is having starting on Monday. Graham also mentioned that he’d heard about a sex’n’drugs’n’rock’n’roll party that was being held in Ludchurch Manor House on Wednesday. Might be worth a looksee.

    Anyway, I had to peel off early so I’ll let someone else give the ride stats. 😯


    Firstly can I say that I was one of the 6 out on Sunday and for a very short time I was almost convinced that I must have been the “ very strong cyclist” unknown to Sweaty Eds as I’m not a Matt, Graham or Celia.

    I should have realised sooner that he must have had me down as a Matt, dam, and I felt so proud of myself thinking that the months of training and changing my compact had actually paid off. However I would like to say that for the first time ever I managed to get up Pendine Hill without stopping.

    The rest of the ride (without Sweaty Eds) was also very enjoyable despite the cold weather and was remarkably uneventful with no spectacular crashes or punctures to report.

    Between Marros and Summerhill we were all stuck behind a tractor and trailer which slowed us down a bit. Some of us had the good sense to slow down a little going out of Amroth towards Summerhill, thus avoiding having to stop on the hill while the tractor waited for traffic, nothing to do with being a slow hill climber.

    From there back to Tanners Lane we all stuck together, Matt G and myself headed east towards Tavernspite and home while the rest make their way back to Narberth. A very pleasant ride and back home by 11:30 for me to work in the garden for the rest of the day.

    Sweaty Eds

    I’m so embarrassed Trevaughan, sorry mate.

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