Friday, 27 January 2012

Friday Night Adventure

4pm shut down and leave my desk
4:15 meet Martin on the grassy knoll for another Friday adventure
The first roads are full of single commuters in their tin boxes wanting to get home to friends and family.
We are already together as friends chatting over life and laughing together.
We reach quieter roads and enjoy riding side by side and conversation flows freely.
First mini off road section into Ingatestone and the RDA takes it with ease.
Soon we are at the start off an unkown road selected from the map.
We reach the road end and find a no cycling sign on the footpath sign post.
Stealth mode.
Lights off. No talking. Over the stile and onto a new route.
The route is fun. Slipping and sliding down footpaths.
The final section by a blackthorn hedge.
Back on the road.
Lights on.
PUNCTURE... Martin...
Martin faffs. I take the piss.
We hear the call of an owl.
A man asks us what we are doing. Martin has the dirty wheel in his hand and I have the new tube in the other?
All fixed.
On we go.
Another off road section and the RDA flies along with confidence.
Back on the road and heading for the pub. The temperature drops.
Bikes locked.
In the pub. Usual comments about our apparel...
Couple of pints.
Warm clothes on.
Cruise home.
Another Friday adventure over.
Roll on next week. ;-)

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