the all the weathers ride

the all the weathers ride by rOcKeTdOgUk
the all the weathers ride, a photo by rOcKeTdOgUk on Flickr.

much the same circuit as yesterdays ride today but with the added “pleasure” of varied weather. We started in bright sunshine which within minutes of hitting the first trail turned to hail, we sought shelter but at this time of year there are no leaves on the trees so it was limited. the hail then turned to rain and the wind picked up driving the water into our faces. We decided to circle close to home in case things got worse and i took the opportunity to change to some drier gloves and coat better suited to the conditions.
as often happens in these situations as soon as i’d put on the new more suitable clothing, the rain stopped and the sun came out in a clearing blue sky! ah well, even though the climbs were now a lot warmer due to the more protective layers i kept it on as things were so changeable. the trails were so muddy it was actually laughable as controlling the bike became a matter more of luck than skill, speeds were a lot slower and there was a lot of foot out cornering for balance, but all great fun.
the better conditions and the failing light made for a great back drop for today’s photo of @dan_c_phillips
ride 146
15 miles
total 3016
commute 1404

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