Posted on Monday 27 January 2014 by Sue Dorey
… and got soaked! The weather forecast proved depressingly accurate for our one star ride today. It started raining as we left Broxbourne, and by time we reached the Merry Fiddler in Fiddlers Hamlet, Pat was soaked to the skin, her two rain jackets having turned out to be let-the-rain-in-jackets. My “waterproof” socks proved anything but, and the less said about Simon’s all-weather gloves the better. So the only dry member of the group was Baby Bear, who led the ride from the comfort of Simon’s back pocket, rather than his customary position on the handlebars, refusing to emerge until he smelled the real ale in the bar. But our pub lunch was good, and we checked out the cycle route back into Cheshunt, which we found to be well surfaced and worth another visit. Only 37km, any further would have been masochistic. We let Pat off the 50p ride contribution, she deserved it for fortitude in the face of Extreme Wetness. And looking on the bright side, we were better off than the villagers of the Somerset Levels, at least we and our bikes didn’t have to be ferried down flooded roads by boat.(though I wouldn’t have minded a lift at times).
Roll on Summer!