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Wednesday 29th April 2015. My ride. Followers are John Hare and John MacMillan.
Starting off from Uxbridge my first mistake is to go around Mahjack's roundabout to get to the Oxford Road. Water on the brain I suspect. Certainly on my glasses and my GPS from the heavens above. I did suggest a stop to put on wet weather gear but am met with silence. I later learn that I am the only one with said equipment, but plod on anyway, not wishing to let the side down. This is my second mistake. Taking the M40 slip road we take the road leading to Denham Mount. I often wonder if following motorists think we have taken a wrong turn and will end up on the hard shoulder. Anyway, with the rain beating down we turn left at Tatling End and meander our way through Gerrards Cross and Hedgerley. Mr Hare tries to steer me off course thinking we are stopping for elevenses at Farnham Common rather than Burnham High Street. We get onto Egypt Lane, which is an absolute joy to ride on since resurfacing, then through The Beeches and we arrive at Burnham Delight Cafe. The gloves are off for me and John, not you understand for impending fisticuffs, but for drying purposes. "Oh Dear" the radiators are stone cold. Needless to say the gloves don't go back on after refreshments, that would be an impossible task.
It is now the parting of the ways as John H heads for the Jubbly River. My original lunch venue was supposed to be The Cricketers Arms at Littlewick Green, but in view of the weather John Mac and I decide on something a little closer. We head for the Hope and Champion at Burtley Wood Services, routing through Littleworth and Wooburn Common. The rain eases and the sun comes out as we munch lunch.
Afterwards, John steers a course past Seer Green and Chalfont St Giles, leaving me at Ch. St Peter. I continue to the A40, Denham Village and the golf course etc. I spite of the awful first half of the day, I manage a respectable 36.5 by the time I get to Uxbridge.
Regards, a now slightly drier Bernie G.
PS Why do we do this............anybody know?
|Started in:||London, England, GB|
|Elevation:||+ 1474 / - 1525 ft|
|Departed:||Apr 29, '15, 10:06AM|
|Starts in:||London, England, GB|
|Selected distance:||41.4 mi|
|Elevation:||+ 1474 / - 1525 ft|
|Selection Moving Time:||03:40:49|
|Max Speed:||23.5 mph|
|Avg. Speed:||11.2 mph|
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