Full Member Social Ride - Rushbrooke -Sunday 2 February

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richard parker
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Full Member Social Ride - Rushbrooke -Sunday 2 February

Post by richard parker » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:31 pm

The February Full Member Social Ride will be to Rushbrooke near Bury St Edmunds a return distance of about 130 miles. Sorry no tea stop on the way out and no fuel on the return so small tanks please fill at Chelmsford!! Ride to finish at Mac D Regiment Way.

Please meet to leave Sainsburys Springfield Chelmsford at 9.30am..................................Richard
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Re: Full Member Social Ride - Rushbrooke -Sunday 2 February

Post by Spider » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:45 am

What's this! No stop for a tea and a wee. Roll on the longer days. See you Sunday for a reving good time
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Re: Full Member Social Ride - Rushbrooke -Sunday 2 February

Post by chris_johnson » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:40 pm

it started as a grey day, although the rain had stopped when 11 of us set out (10 bikes and a pillion). The temperature was 10C and rising. Richard told us he was using major roads to Thaxted. He knew what was coming and wanted us to generate some commitment. After that it was a complicated and ingenious route on unclassifieds. These were either a stimulating challenge to one's machine control, observation and judgement, or a nightmare of mud and surface water, depending on your attitude to life. Going along the road which had been closed for major works had its moments. When we sneaked up on the Rushbrooke Arms it was a pleasant surprise. The '2 for a tenner' breakfasts were excellent. The ride back was mostly on more conventional roads which were, if not dry, at least drier. We got back to the Regiment Way McD at about 2pm, after just under 120 miles.John, with his refreshingly distinctive white VFR, swept both the outward and return legs. It was actually an enjoyable ride, and many thanks to Richard for organising it. Pictures have been posted.
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Re: Full Member Social Ride - Rushbrooke -Sunday 2 February

Post by Spider » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:51 pm

Thanks for a great day out leading a ride Richard. Let's stay off the Muddy roads but we end up on some. Adds to the fun. I am amazed that chairwoman Jill who rides the bike in all the weather's going joins in the fun of riding out there. When a lot of people don't ride when they belong to a riding club. Other commitments I suppose. I saw some fantastic riding even Danny with his dodgy boots. And thank you John four tail ending and waking me up. Ride safe. Spider
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Re: Full Member Social Ride - Rushbrooke -Sunday 2 February

Post by phil reader » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:39 am

Spider wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:51 pm
Thanks for a great day out leading a ride Richard.
+1, was a very good day out and pleased to get home early to be able to clean the mud off the Bike ;)
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Re: Full Member Social Ride - Rushbrooke -Sunday 2 February

Post by richard parker » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:28 pm

Yes really good ride with numbers down a bit probably due to heavy overnight rain so sorry about the mud but I had to clean my bike too. Thanks again to John P who swept all day and never managed to lose anyone - we won't use him again! ;) ..........................................Richard
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