“ Nice Weather for Ducks!”

Ogil ride Wednesday 20th November

Yet another damp forecast for our regular Wednesday Ogil ride so it was no surprise that it was just Phil Conroy, Keith and me waiting in vain for others to join us today.
Destinations and route options discussed, a shortish trip to Helston Boating Lake was decided. In fact, we had only a light sprinkling of drizzle as we rode to Gweek via Brill and Tolvan Cross, along Gweek Drive and through Trelowarren to the main Helston/ St Keverne road we pedalled. We crossed the road, cycled past the windmills and straight over at Cury Cross Lanes, turning right in Cury Churchtown before circling around Culdrose to descend to the Boating Lake.

It was dry, with wet roads and we wondered where everyone else was- Fred and Dean (Australia), Jan (Cyprus), Paul (Spain), Simon (Devon), Mike and Kath poorly!
The ladies were spring cleaning…it’s only November….and we were the only customers for a while. Hot drinks and snacks ordered we settled down in the corner.
We talked sheds, man talk, everyone wants build a house and if not a shed is a good substitute. Indeed we all have them and Keith described how he build his own on a difficult corner around a rock that couldn’t be moved!

The drizzle joined us for usual route home- up through the town, then Muddy Lane and back along the main road and off at Retanna. Then it was up to Rame Common and Crane Garage where we said goodbye to Keith and Phil and I returned home.
My gloves and jacket kept the dampness from soaking through so it wasn’t too bad.
An enjoyable ride of 38.7 miles for me.

Phil S

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