Errandonnee #11

The forecast had changed. Enough for another short one without getting wet from the sky.

Errand 11: non store errand

Distance: 16.2km/10miles

Destination: the jet wash in town (look away Jim)

Rationale & observations:

After yesterdays muddy adventure and a failure to clean the 29er for a week or so, I decided that it was time for a jet wash treat. I know, I know, there is a risk that grit will get into the components etc but I don’t do it often enough to cause lasting damage. There is a hell of a lot of mud around right now to travelled along the Flitch, up through some farm land and along the river to the petrol station and purchased a £2/6min wash. It was a ride of Passendaele-esque proportions. Parts along the river felt like I was slipping and sliding through teflon covered treacle.

My decision to wear shorts was regrettable as my shins bore the brunt of the muddy splash through numerous puddles at 2°C.

Mud tan-the look of things to come if the weather forecast is correct

Wash over, a quick application of GT-85 to the important bits + wet lube to the chain, I had a nice clean bike.

I rode along the road on the way back and housed Boris in the shed along with the others for a change.

Back in the stable for the evening

So I am 1 short of the 12 errandonnee target but the total 75miles for the project will do. Thanks for organising Chasing Mailboxes-I have my mojo back. I have also pledged to do the 30 days of cycling challenge in April. It’s great riding every day…

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About biking2work

Sometimes bad tempered Dad to 2 sons who break things. Use the 2 wheels to get from A to B when I can
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