There was wet stuff coming from the sky in Harrogate this evening as 5 of us set out for a fast paced but very wet ride out to flatter side of our “patch”.
We made our way out via Knaresborough, straight over the St James’s roundabout and through Little Ribston, turning left to Cowthorpe and then left again to Catall. The rain which had been fairly light had started to get a bit more intense by now and it was a matter of gritting your teeth. Unfortunatley this had the unintended consequence of a few of us also swallowing flies at high speed. Still, as Paul observed, “its protein”. On through Whixley and straight up the B6265 towards Boroughbridge, everyone was thoroughly soaked by now.
The return leg was via Minskip, Staveley and Scriven with the last run up Knaresborough Hill in the wet and dark being even more “fun” than usual.
32 miles at 17.6 mph avg. When I (Karl) got home I had water in my shoes and everything went straight in the washing machine. It was WET.