Posted on Thursday 29 October 2009 by David Kurtz
John Comerford chose the perfect day for an autumn ride through Burnham Beeches and the lanes of the Chilterns before crossing the river at Hambledon and taking the train home from Twyford. It was an excellent, if rather hilly, ride.
The only misfortune was shortly after lunch, the bolt that clamps the saddle to the saddle pin sheared on a bike. An expert team of mechanics, lead by Selwyn, was assembled to bodge it back in place. It was more ‘Scrapyard Challenge’ than ‘Apollo 13’! Several nylon ties, bits of wire and nuts and bolts later the saddle was in place if not particularly stable. However, Nina could sit on it and free wheel (if not pedal) to the train home from High Wycombe.