By user12625760 on Jan 20, 2008
A warm, very warm for this time of year, 52 mile ride with 8 riders. We went out over White Down the descent being unpleasant thanks to the damp road with signs of oil making the hairpin after the Pill Box particularly entertaining. Then over the A25 though Holmbury St Mary, Forest Green, Ockley and round to Henfold Lakes.
The usual return trip was interrupted by a puncture, hardly
newsworthy, then during the quick sprint up the hill into Leatherhead
a snapped chain. Once
again it was one in the eye for those who laugh about the tool
kit I carry. So rather than calling for a Taxi we repaired the
broken chain by taking a link out (I was on my old tourer so the
spare chain links I had were for a 5-7 speed chain not an 8-9 speed
chain) and continued on our way. Breaking a chain is a great
reason to not compete on any of the climbs.