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Five people started on this ride on a cold Sunday morning - leader John Owen was joined by Lilo, Bob, Noel, and Bernie. The ride comments had mentioned going off road if the weather conditions allowed and with no rain for a week that's what we did.
Getting to Harefield and then across the canal was all by road (some of it hilly) and it was then up to Heronsgate across some narrow paths through the woods and across what is probably a cattle bridge over the M25. Back on the road towards Little Chalfont there was a minor detour across Long Walk. A road past so many times but it never seems to be used.
After the 11's stop it was off down the steep Bell Lane and across the River Chess using the car free narrow road. A week earlier the road had been closed after several trees had fallen in the wind - they were now chopped into small pieces so we could continue on the planned route through Latimer and Ley Hill.
As we approached Berkhamsted there was a slight detour taken to see the tower on Tower Close. We'd seen it from a distance many times before but the photographs we took showed this was our first close up view. Still don't know what it is for or why it is there though.
Lunch was at the refurbished Crown pub and whilst we quickly noticed obvious changes in the garden, we didn't notice much difference inside. One thing which certainly hasn't changed is the cheap food and the speed it reaches the table. Local boy Ken Organ was there again with us for an hour of conversation before we headed off on the return home.
Keeping parallel with the canal and the train line for almost an hour we went past Hemel Hempstead and through Kings Langley, past the Ovaltine building, and onto Cassiobury Park for a tea stop. It was unusual for a ride to see all the original riders still there as we set off along the Ebury Way and through Moor Park for the final part of the ride. Noel bid us farewell in Northwood and it was just then another off-road section through Ruislip Woods before the ride ended outside Ruislip Golf Course and we went in different directions.
|Started in:||London, England, GB|
|Elevation:||+ 2395 / - 2385 ft|
|Departed:||Sep 30, '18, 10:11AM|
|Starts in:||London, England, GB|
|Selected distance:||46.8 mi|
|Elevation:||+ 2395 / - 2385 ft|
|Selection Moving Time:||04:12:04|
|Max Speed:||26.4 mph|
|Avg. Speed:||11.1 mph|
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