BBT Ride in the rain, again!
By user12625760 on Jun 24, 2007
Given that the weather forecast was for rain and it was raining when I left the house the fact that there were eight people out riding today was remarkable. We even had one new rider and one new bike (A carbon fibre Specialized Roubaix 2007, looks nice but a bit to much Shimano kit for my liking. Also what were they thinking not putting red tyres on it).
Our “leader” tried to get us to ride to Windsor but we had none of that and instead took to the hills at a blistering (for us) pace, reaching the top of Newlands Corner with my average speed over 17mph. The rain continued and as some had to be back early we looped along to Abinger Hammer and then put the Hammer down to Dorking along the main road and headed for the Cafe at Leatherhead. Those not in a rush to get home detoured up the zig zags (7minutes 53 seconds, which was way faster than I thought we would be) and then down past Headley Court and down to the Cafe.
Returned via the usual route for what ended up being a 55mile ride, average speed 16.9mph max 42.8mph.