WAK wrote:...and complained about a lack of posts....
wak is apparently post-deprived. i don't know if this will assuage his addictions, but here goes...
the omr ride this morning could have aptly been subtitled "ness and the rest". returning from his holiday activities in the far east of the state (which seemed to include organising a new itinerant cycling club there) ness joined the front of the group as we rode up the canty hills.
when i say "joined" i really mean "led". he danced, he pranced, he enticed us from up front but, if we could manage to get near, he titillated with another burst of acceleration. in the end the group- at this stage comprising harryhills, mikeya, kelvinp and me, but later joined by markhor as we went past squeezasis- decided our heart rates would be better served by riding as a phalanx and allowing "freeness"- as hh described him- to frolic and canter up in front of us.
at times various amongst us were able to summon sufficient temporary strength to ride alongside ness, at which time excellent conversation was to be had, but then would find ourselves falling behind because of the fierce acceleration from traffic lights, or ferocious acceleration up hills, or fantastic speed along the flats.
he was first up westfield, first down elgar, first up belmore, first down kom (i am assuming this because i was behind), first up fintona if he managed to overtake hh- who had decided enough was enough and someone else should be able to get a gong- and first back to the maling…
…no! he wasn't! i was first back to the maling room and i won the most prestigious prize of all, the koc.
"fresh legs, eh ness?" we noted. "wanted to push it a bit today, did you?" we asked. "mmm, no.." he responded. "just taking it easy today."
it was a good tight group today even though some- not me- had done extensive rides during the weekend and would presumably have had very tired legs. kelvinp had been hoping for a recovery ride but decided that a mouse run tomorrow would have to suffice instead. combined with excellent weather this morning it was a very enjoyable ride.
my first coffee at maling room this year was a wonderful brew, and it was a great pity that the exigencies of work required me to leave earlier than anyone else.