Didn't visit any breweries, though I did talk about Tring and Mad Squirrel breweries at some point (I think we in Tring Woods at like 8am so even if we wanted to go.. ).
We get their beers here actually but I do have brewery tour in my mental todo list. I used to ride past a few breweries on my TT training loops but never stopped at any (Rebellion, Chiltern, Tring off the top of my head)
Thanks, light reading for later :)
Enjoyed it. Nice pictures too.
Yeah, it was more of a 'touring tester' than going out and doing 10hrs on the TT bike at race pace on A roads... so, err, slightly more opportunity for stops and pics.
Having said that, now I want to stick knobbies back on one of my MTBs and ride the double with no kit strapped to the bike.
@NorthLondonLight coaxed me into my first Imperial Century.
Ace! Good stuff, that's a real milestone.
He's been getting a bit good lately, that feller!
Excellent. Which route? Circuits of the Ruislip borough boundary?
F(l)at tire festival in the Belgian Ardennes.
Ruislip unfortunately along with Northwood, with which it formed a UDC, was subsumed into the London Borough of Hillingdon in 1965.
The electoral ward boundaries split Ruislip between the nonsensical 'West Ruislip' and the frankly insulting 'Eastcote & East Ruislip'. Never fear, from 2022, should the planned local elections take place, Ruislip will once again be a coherent whole.
I will attempt to upload a map of the route we took, which differs from the route we were notionally following.
Here's the map:
We did seem to have a problem escaping the gravitational pull of Ascot.
At the time, even through my persistent exertion I was certain we saw at least three sides of the racecourse. Later in an Italian cafe in Windsor, when we were refreshed by coffee and cheesecake, and had 'only' 25-ish miles to go, I broached the subject with @NorthLondonLight.
I enquired whether the route was an intentional update on Clint Eastwood's Coogan's Bluff,
where you will remember Eastwood's Sheriff character takes a taxi from JFK into central Manhattan.
'Say driver, how many Macy's you got in this town?'
'Just the one, Cowboy!'
'Well how come we've seen it three times?'
Goodness me, @NorthLondonLight has quite regained his appetite for the miles!
And a metric century to follow yesterday with @mespilus. No navigation issues this time. I'd even post our late lunch pictures but technical issues forbids it.
I believe @mespilus completed another imperial century as he had to journey to/from the wilds of Ruislip.
The beauty of riding through Epping in the rain is that all the trails are empty, almost like a warm January.
Classic July tan.
Here's yesterday's 76-miler:
76.75 miles 4:55'01 riding time 15.6 mph
11+ to Kew Bridge,
76+ on our sd ride,
11+ home from Kew Bridge,
9+ to mates for sd beers and return.
Incredibly hot ride yesterday,went down to West Witterings to ride along the beach.
Would recommend. With the bookings only, the roads aren't their usual traffic jam, but very quiet.
Nice. Do you have a route?
This audax goes nearly there from London.
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