Jan 25th Club Run

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Jan 25th Club Run

Postby Don » Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:45 pm

As is so often the case, this morning's club run caught the best of the day! A bright and mild (for January!) start to the day, with four club regulars out and one newcomer to the area (welcome, Ian!). Route choice was informed by George's comments about the headwind coming up the cost; the decision was made to head toward Collieston, then turn south towards Newburgh. The promised headwind materialised quickly enough, ensuring that quads were nicely warmed up by the time we regrouped at the junction with the A90. From there, it was a good run into Belhelvie, immediately followed by a swift U-turn to chase our Club Chairman who'd decided that the route should turn west towards Whitecairns. This marked the start of some 'interesting' riding as the roads were now generously topped with dirty, slushy ice. The rideable ruts between the icy bits were full of grit and melt water, so the stretch between the Belhelvie road and Newmacher was soggy, filthy and taken at a pace that demonstrated more discretion than valour!. From Newmacher, it was up the Tillygreig climb (no ice on the south side of the hill) and then down into Udny Green (plenty of ice on the north side of the hill). From there, it was a familiar run back down to Pitmedden, along the B9000 and back into Ellon down Fechil Brae.
It made yesterday's efforts to clean the bike seem rather pointless, but way better than sweating it out on the turbo again!

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