A nice social ride, I had a little drizzle to contend with on the way in but from Elder Park onwards the weather got better and just kept on improving, a little breezy on the seafront but clear blue sunny skies. Pancakes and variations of bacon and eggs restored riders for the ride up to Goodwood taking a suburban street ride from West Beach to the tramway as led by Peter H. I think all riders would agree that Spartacus could do with a new jersey with the message "Don't follow me I'm lost" Spartacus also suffered a clip stack which looked and sounded really bad but fortunately he seemed to suffer only some minor grazing, bruise report to follow.
Lots of faces on this ride that I've never seen before and to my shame I can't remember all the names even though most of them were ladies, perhaps Sue G and Chris H could remind us, Chris H also brought a potential new AC member, Strider, who rode happily behind her in his/her own chariot. Hopefully Don and Sue will also add some photos to this report.
Matt K was there with his new bike , one one can only assume that he's looking forward to an opportunity to prove that red ones really do go faster. John Fiorentino also joined us (long time no see John) and Kevin decided to be original and instead of joining us from the wrong side of the tracks he chose to be on the wrong side of the river. My apologies to those of you whom I cannot name.
Several pairs of shoes (more shoes than riders) were donated and gratefully received by the lovely long legged young lady called Dalice (pronounced Dallas) there must be a limerick there but please keep it clean.
If you missed this ride you can still donate shoes by dropping them off at "Levant. 131 Goodwood Road Goodwood. It's about 150 mts south of the tram crossing. Closed on Mondays but they leave a box by the front door for out of hours donations.
Thanks Clive for the mention, I enjoyed the ride and everyones company, well done.
I'm sorry I missed this get together John. I hope we can catch up soon.
All the best. Angus
Hey hi Angus, you did miss an enjoyable morning, very relaxed, no pressure and everyone had a good time (I think) except for Mark maybe, but it wasn't that bad, still not something you would like it happen, I wish him a quick recovery, Take care.....cheers.
A nice ride today, and managed to negotiate the purchase of three (instead of the stock standard 2) pancakes at West Beach.
Got a small amount of sunburn on the tops of my knees. Summer is here folks.
Certainly a change from Thursday nights flogging!
Oh, broke a spoke on my Specialized Crosstrail. Dead flat city roads should not snap spokes. This is the third spoke that has popped since I bought the bike in April (done about 1000km.) Not happy Jan! My Avanti has never had a broken spoke.
3 pancakes - broken spoke. You do the maths ;)
Plus you did mention patisseries and boulangeries and red wine the other night.
Michelin 3 star riding...more bloody maths...
I was thinking of getting one of these bikes but I weigh more than you
I also found it a bit grey riding into town an a surprisingly civilised time.
There was a variety of bikes from Phil's new shiny shiny. (How big is the sprocket on the back?)
To mountain bikes (one with a trailer)
To the not so new and still shiny shiny
West beach is a pleasant setting.
The conversation varied from moulding leather seats to having a cross dressing social ride.
I wonder if dogs generally think that most humans are easy to train to do all sorts of clever things?
I had a pleasant day and it was nice to meet some new people from the site.
Nice photos & lovely to meet some new people! My cycling buddies were Delwyn & Mary Anne and Clive - Strider is a boy & did enjoy his inaugural AC ride but as mentioned to a few was a little disappointed that all plates were left without a single scrap of food. Not sure if Angus makes doggie jerseys? Would match the trailer!
Including your plate LOL!