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Tue Jan 19th 2016
Tuesday Evening Off-road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Riders:
David Brown
David Yearley
Richard Anstis
Richard Pethybridge
Robin Tucker
Riders = 5

Weather:
clear sky (night)cold
Report:
Wow, what a cold one! And we had the surprisingly common finding of a relatively large number of riders coming to 'enjoy' the adverse conditions. All 5 of us who did the C2C off-road lstyear in fact - and we all remembered the sub-zero temperatures on Cross Fell, although that had the additional benefits of hail and snow!

Crab Hill was much more rideable than last week, being largely frozen. And, the hard ground aided our speed up Goddards Brook too. Then we went down the appropriately nick-named 'Ice Valley' starting at -5C at the top and dropping to -7.5C at the bottom!

No clouds and a bright 3/4 moon, so we switched lights off and let our eyes acclimatise for the climb back up in the moonlight. Wonderful going through the woods and seeing the branches moon-shadowed on the ground. A bit trickier figuring out which dark patches were deep ruts or iced-over puddles.

Then it was lights on and full bore down to Betterton. And carefully home along the roads, which felt a lot less safe than the more ridgy off-road parts.

After this we all went to the Indian restaurant to plan our next away weekend in the Peak District.
Distance:
24.14 km (15.00 mi)
 
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Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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1* - Suitable for irregular, social, beginner or family riders, pace will match the slower riders. Not hilly or long. Expect rides up to 3 hours. Gentle exercise.
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