Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Weston Old Gits Day 23

Met up with the Old Gits this morning for the usual ride around Winscombe and Puxton. Ten and a tandem turned up on a glorious morning, not too cold first thing and loads of sunshine later. Cycling through the country lanes was a real treat today. Roll on winter - not.

What a let down.

The time of year of course, with farmers cutting their hedges, there is a lot of trimmings and bits of wood and brambles on the road. Travelling from Banwell along Max Mill Lane, Phil had picked up a thorn or sharp object and we had to stop at the top of Max Mill whilst the tube was changed. Big Al in the blue top assisting Phil.

Bringing in the Sheaves

Normally a very quite part of our circuit, it was like the M1 this morning with vans and a lot of activity from farm machinery. They were turning into the field opposite us where a crop of maize was being harvested. Luckily, our 'workshop' was not in their way.

Strawberry Line

With puncture successfully mended, carried on towards the tea stop at Hewish. This is a general shot of the gang heading off down the Strawberry Line with Arnie and Little John in the rear.  The stone wall on the right is the remains of the old railway station platform at Winscombe.

A very pleasant outing today covering the usual 23 miles but marred by a slow puncture in my rear tyre. Not bad enough to stop and change, it did get me back home OK. Time to get an armoured cover on the back wheel of the mountain bike.

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