Paper Mill and back...

Today the Easy Riders had several start points. I was tail rider for Adrian’s group, and had no difficulty in maintaining my position as last – I rode like a slow blob! Today I was experimenting with different ways of keeping my water bottles cool. I had two identical water bottles, both containing fridge cold water. One was in a wet sock, and the other was not. I was dubious whether it would make any difference in temperature to the contents. We pedalled straight down London Road, picking up Route 16 at Ranks Green through Fairstead, turning right at the start of Terling to the ford. I started toiling at the back when we climbed the hill from the ford in Fairstead. The group waited for me a

A trip to The Stores

On a day when showers were forecast, there were a reduced number of Easy Riders who assembled this week. We were significantly short of people who normally ride in the longest group, and this week, they rode with only 4 members. To compensate for this, there were 13 of us in the medium ride led by Steve, and about 10 with Bill Twinn in the short group. We pedalled off down London Road, just as a shower broke over us. We headed along Route 16 down to Great Notley, then straight past the old showground before heading to Ranks Green. Steve looked at the Road Closed sign and sensibly took advice from a local resident who was clipping his hedge, whether bikes would be able to get past the road cl

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