Ride Report, Sunday 17 December

Riders, Dean, Mike2, Sylvia, Fred, Richard, Paul, Phil S, Victor, Caroline.

Long riders, Amanda, Ian, Ben, Robin, Jim.

After a brief chat about the shade of Phils tan and whether it was all over or just spray on Strictly Style Tan, the talk changed to possible destinations for todays ride.

The long ride was going to Portreath. So was the intermediate ride. On different routes. Not a very good turn out for either ride, only 5 on the “long” and 9 on the “shorter”.  We headed out through Budock usual route to Halvasso then over to Bolenowe and down to Troon, Tehidy. Arriving at the Atlantic the longer riders already seated, many tables were reserved for lunch, so our 9 had to split up, some in the front on the comfy sofas and the rest out back..talk on the comfy sofa centred around what we would be having for Christmas Day Lunch, carnivore or herbivore options. As we waited for our drinks and food to arrive, many people were turned away as no room at the inn. We were lucky.  As the two groups left, some up The Hill, us up toward Redruth all the way to the top of Lanner Hill.  As we neared Stithians it was mentioned that we could pop in for extra hydration, almost making up for missing Roastie Ride. Four out of our nine headed in to the very cosy Seven Stars, and who should be there but 3 of the long riders, the pub was busy with lunches so we chatted at the bar, about who could be press ganged into being new club chairman. When we got to sit at a table I am afraid the talk sank to an all time low, I cant tell you what is was about as I am sure it would be censored anyway.. Then Fred told us about his Duke of Edinburgh escapades when he was a lad.. Comparing it to what Ian’s son is doing for his DofE. As we left the pub to head home in the rain a favourite club saying sprang to mind, the one about “you never regret going”, A quick ride home

Mileage for us 40 miles. Would love to know “long” ride mileage.

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