Time for one last ride

Lots of opportunity to go out on a bike this week so I was not too surprised about the low turnout for this morning’s OGIL ride, the last of the year. Phil1 and Kiwi Dave at Union Corner and Keith and Phil3 at Halvasso turn. Trevor was there too but was heading north, whilst we had our sights set on Helston boating lake. It was a cold morning, made colder by the strong headwind and regular hail showers, which stung the ears. The route was so well ridden that even I can remember it; Gweek, Trelowarren, Cury, Helston, and the wind steadily backed so that it remained pretty much head on all the way, there and back.

The birds gave us a cheery welcome at the café and I rewarded them as usual with a bag of duck food. Though everyone, except Phil3, thought that they deserved a cooked breakfast our stay was not overly long and so it was up through the town, out to Wendron, and back along Jim’s hidden lanes. Phil1 announced that he needed a few more miles under his belt so carried straight on at ChezJim’s, whilst the rest of us turned back to Halvasso and the short ride home. In spite of the heavy rain overnight there was less flooding than I expected but lots of debris on the roads. 36 miles for me. Dean

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