Hemel Hempstead - magic roundabout optional

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  • By the ticket machines. Gonna grab a set of four tickets assuming everyone is on time...

    Edit - I mean 3 tickets

  • Think we only need three!

  • It's half 7and I'm 5miles still to go. Eta 7:45? 7:50 if you start without me i'd understand

  • Well, the train is running slow anyway.

  • Top evening, thanks all!

  • Well that was fun, we should do it more often.

    The ride out and the ride back were both surprisingly joyful

    Ride out: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27919290

    - once you turn off the A5 the roads become proper nice but even the roads from South Mimms on were nice and quiet. The 2 miles down the side of Nash Mills is a wonderful gentle downhill through a pretty valley

    Ride back: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27919371

    - features 2 miles of old railway track, now cycle path and just generally top roads once you're out of Hemel

  • Yes, that route was really good too, though I suspect it loses some of its appeal in the dark or wet as some of the lanes were quite narrow and gravelly.

  • That route was just amazing! Great pub location for the post ride drink too. Like above, probs wouldn’t be a lot of fun outside of good dry weather though.

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  • Awesome. Glad you had fun. Thanks for the flaps!

  • Yep, going to take some topping that. Ride had it all. Acrobatics before we'd even left hemel, the bastard hill was aptly named, never ending sunset, plenty of GravĂ© to keep you on your toes but also some wonderful long smooth stretches, so quiet while everyone watched the dull russian anticlimax. Full moon rise was lovely too. Heading through Richmond Park at half midnight i could almost turn my lights off it was so bright. Very glad i came out.

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Hemel Hempstead - magic roundabout optional

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