These days multple weather websites are checked for their forecasts, as with that miserable spring and winter and autumn we can not rely on those blues skies and clear sunny days this season. And oh dear, one promised some rains for later in the morning. So it was decided to ride in some level of proximity to tarmac just in case we had to bail for weather.
A group of 8 riders strong set out to ride Matt von Gunter classic track, with the intention to consider to add Peshnoy Levee loop weather permitting.
It has appeared that most of us, who start to ride with a fancy new bike, “brake it in” during one of their first ride. Today was no exception: So in “honour” of solid traditions, our new rider David broke in his new bike with an annoying technical failure of a front brake leaking nasty break fluid, and required after MvG to head back.
the whole pack had been riding pretty close together and felt good to press on to do Peshnoy Levee Loop, while the heat steadily but surely crept up and started to wear us out. Luckily no signs of those forecasted rains. After some refueling at Damba, the group dialed into a solid pace and rode through the additional loop. Some of us dialed in better than others when, upon encountering ome locals alongside a car, they shared a photographic moment and some wodka.
The ride back on the road was in formation, up to the point were a car was spotted that had ran out of fuel. A quick intermezzo of getting off the bikes and pushing the car into a nearby petrol station was appreciated by the very sweaty owner of the car.
In all a very nice and strong group ride, where we managed to keep the whole group together and ride strong!