Seems I am the only one to write ride reports and I am certainly not the only one doing ungraceful dismounts. Well, I guess the one announcing the rules should stick to the rules 😦
Since we were all scared of the rain (which did not fall if I am not mistaken), we did not do the Intro ride on the first Thursday of October, so we decided to do the Intro ride instead of the more technical Dirt Flirt ride on the second Thursday.
Six riders left the Moo mall at 19h06 after confirming that Evan would not join us. Martie, who skipped the winter rides, volunteered to sweep and we set off to Xtacy Park where Martie first got a bit of a scare confronted with the drop-off, but then did it anyway on all three rounds.
After Xtacy Park there is a rocky sidewalk and I think that some new, bigger rocks must have been added recently. Whatever the case, I came a bit unstuck and earned the right to write this ride report. With my bruised ego and knee we continued, hopping over the circle, down next to the highway, next to the railway line, Python, speed zone to the tar road, up the false flat, Bat tunnel, the quite deforested forest, speed zone to the T, down to the Jukskei river, over the builders rubble (grrr!), up the Mieliemuur and home to the Moo mall.
Distance: 24.6 km, Average speed: 14.6 km/h, Elapsed time: 1:51:29, Average temperature: 12℃, Smiles: plenty!