Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Old Gits to Burnham 21

After the last few days, a relatively easy day today, out with the Old Gits down to Burnham on Sea.  Easy because it is 95% on the flat, it is only 21 miles and the pace we go at, plus quite a few stops making sure all the stragglers are OK, make for a leisurely trip out.  It was spoilt very slightly by an unexpected shower of rain just after the start but 5 minutes under some trees on the nature reserve at Uphill solved that problem.

Ready for the off

We met up on the southern end of the prom at Weston by the beach huts.  My wife Sue was on hand to take a collective picture of the start.  After a debate over the last couple of weeks about the increase in members and the impact of a largish group on road traffic, several suggestions have been made, including restricting future membership and/or going off in staggered groups.  Problem solved this week with just 7 riding  (joined later by a tandem and Geoff the Gatekeeper) although the debate may not have gone away yet.

Called at the Reeds Hotel in Burnham, a Wetherspoons establishment,  for coffee (endless fill ups) and in my case a bagel and cottage cheese.  Then there was the usual stop at the egg farm on the way back to stock up.

Another good ride today in good company.  Clocked up 21 miles today.

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