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February 9, 2012 at 11:01 am #21634ValleyManMember
Meet as usual at 0900 at Bloomfield House Car Park. Nothing planned as yet so open to suggestions.February 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm #24542MorganiteMember
Not out tomorrow have man flue 😥February 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm #24543ValleyManMember
A bad day for the flat earth society.
We decided to try a new technology this week after the issues we have had selecting routes recently. Our new Autonomous Non-Directional Random Enhanced Wayfinder imported from Dubai was therefore carefully unpacked, initialised and we waited in anticipation for the route to be generated. Imagine our horror then as it became evident that the output from the ANDREW is a more extreme version of the Magnetic Altitude Transmitting Gyrospectrometer. The DAVE E went immediately into meltdown….
Joining our slightly porky Chairman (yes he ate all the pies) fresh from the beaches of the Gulf was Richard, Celia, Dave, myself and new conscript Diccon from Whitland.
The route, some 54 miles with just over 3,150ft of climbing, headed south to the Ridgeway via Reyalton and Jefferyston and Stephens Green Lane, east to Tenby and then all the way along the coast to Laugharne before heading back to Narberth via Brandy Hill. Celia and Dave decided sensibly to truncate the route and left us at the Ridgeway heading down Coal Lane.
It was clear at this point that our newest recruit Diccon was a bit tasty and had Andrew ‘chewing his handlebars’ trying to keep up with him. I only have his word for this as Richard and I seemed to be some way back most of the time.
In view of the general ability of the last three newbies who have expressed an interest in joining the Club (Mark, Andrew and Diccon) we need to reconsider our entry policy to restore the balance and to avoid a potential ‘Aces’ type moment. I therefore suggest that new membership is restricted for the time being to the chain-smoking morbidly obese and definitely no carbon. I am sure this would be supported by one of the many targets set out in the new Health Bill.
Anyway, back to the action…
On the two rare occasions I managed to make it to the front, I took a wrong turning so used that as an excuse to take up a position to rear; increasingly involuntarily…..
Andrew was last seen at the foot of Brandy Hill which I ground up slowly in the increasingly deteriorating weather. Diccon waited at Tavernspite to say his goodbyes before rolling down the hill to Whitland and home.
Richard and I parted at Coldblow, a short ride home for me, but another 15 miles for Richard.
Bring back the MATG….February 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm #24544Sweaty EdsMember
A bad start to the day for the Flat Earth Society, but, oh, did it ever get better.
Myself and Celia left the group on top of the Ridgeway and headed downwards. I ignored Celia’s advice about the right turn and regretted it every mile of the busy Sageston to Tenby road that we had to plough along to get us back to our route home.
Once we were on the quiet back roads again she told me her news. She revealed that she had been on the mythical North-West passage!!! Of course I’d heard the Legend of the North-West passage, the pancake flat route between Jeffreyston and the caravan site at the top of Reynalton hill, hell, there’s a whole chapter devoted to it in the Flat Earther’s bible ‘Top 100 Plateau’s’, but I thought it was an urban myth like Richard Gere and the hampsters or the rumour that a local award winning butcher was selling savoury faggot flavoured flapjacks. The precise details of the revelation were a bit patchy because every time the road pointed upward Celia sprinted away to claim the King of the Mountain points but I managed to glean that she had been taken on the route by another club member on the proviso that she was blindfolded and must never reveal its secrets. Regardless, we hatched a plan to avoid the dreaded Reynalton hill and rediscover the North-West passage.
Well, she remembered that they had started in Jeffreyston and thought she would recognise the way when she saw it. You’d been surprised how many roads there are in Jeffreyston, I won’t bore you with details but will say that if I am ever involved in a seige situation in the Jeffreyston area I think I’ll find a way out.
Downhearted we headed up the Reynalton hill, following a couple of tubby riders who sprinted away from us without a ‘Good Morning’ or anything. This really got Celia’s goat and I think when she overtook them she had both hands off the handle bars checking her make-up in a vanity mirror. She must’ve really knocked the fight out of them because I passed them both before the caravan site.
All the Aces were waiting for us at the top of the hill. I noticed they’d borrowed the Magnetic Altitude Transmitting Gyrospectrometer for the week.
King of the Mountains
Celia Pantani-Cavendish 100pts
Sweaty Eds 0pts
Sweaty Eds 0pts
Joint winners both home by 11.15amFebruary 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm #24545MatGMember
Decided as weather was rubbish to ride my single speed & then got up late – so decided to just go for ride on my own – happened to bump into Aces at Jefferston so rode with them – narberth – tavernspite – ludchurch – wisemans bridge – saundersfoot – which are definitely not zone 1 & 2 on single – but if I had done brandy hill on it might have reached new max hr.
Anyway sorry missed you – should be out next sunday
Fancy riding to fishguard then back along coast to st davids – then hwest & neyland – pembroke dock – cosheton – carew – cresselly – lawrenny – cross handsFebruary 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm #24546celiaMember
Just mapped my ride and realised where the mystic road is!!
Love The Rain, Live Your DreamFebruary 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm #24547ValleyGirlMember
Woke up early but got going late so set out on my own. i met a couple of aces between sageston and redberth and then again at tavernspite – they were everywhere! sadly i missed the dynamos because i believe i know the fabled passage. maybe next week…
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