Bit disappointing to not make more headway into the route, but it wasn't happening for either I or @xkittyx on sscx. We split from the group shortly after Richmond (and somehow missed picking up @branwen frownemoticon.jpeg) and a puncture shut the door on us getting back to the group. Ranmore was the realisation that it was going to be lots of walking, @xkittyx had all his fun for the day and I was enjoying the company so we called it a day (and didn't think it would be wise for me to go it alone). Anyway, mostly a gear lesson: the pomp will do most things but it will not go Up off-road. I'm sure it's a cracking route but well above my bike's pay grade.
Got one nice coffee, two good grams and lots of nice chat out of it though.