Lanterne Rouge wrote:In the absence of the usual journalists, here goes ...
More perfect weather greeted the 14 or so RBWR regulars plus one new starter. Route selection proved challenging without the benevolent one. With Colebrook eventually decided upon, the trip out was comfortable and relatively uneventful. A re-group at the top of Cole Hill to remove sticky rocks from tyres etc followed by a roll into Colebrook itself. The ingestion of various solid foods, substances in bottles etc which may require further investigation was the precursor to a nervous, probing climb followed by a furious descent of Cole Hill after which the scribe saw nothing more ...
Post-match reports have it that RW with a full time-trial front end powered into Richmond at the head of the field. At the other end of proceedings the PMM man was comprehensively outwitted for the lanterne rouge.
Coffee, cake, conversation, dodgy poetry, porridge enjoyed by all. The conviviality considerably enhanced by the presence of Olmanec edging ever closer to his much anticipated return to the bike.
(a 24 hour delay will apply to this as a first post, by which time it may well be superseded - so be it!)
Indeed, there was a 24 hour delay, during which time the police forces of Australia were investigating the merits of the one dubbing him/herself "lanterne rouge", and the rest of us were asking "where the *^%%$&^%% is the report on yesterdays ride?
Who is this "l r"?
Little clues were given, except for the choice of language. "Conviviality "? What kind of drug is that? Must be Peptime!
Thank you sincerely l r.
Very happy to hear of the visit by Eric. Sorry I missed him.