Sunday, 19 September 2010
Wettest Sunday morning for a long time
The weather forecast wasn't good and it turned out to be pretty accurate. The three of us today set off at 5a.m. in a fine drizzle that quickly changed to heavy rain which persisted off and on for all of the ride which we cut a bit shorter than planned, though we still managed over 33 miles in the wet Pentlands. We cut out the double attempt on Harbour Hill (too soft) and came back down by Eastside Farm and then through Penicuik House estate to at last get some shelter under some trees. I managed to go over the bars today more times than I care to recall but they were all at slow speed so no injuries! Still a good ride even though the conditions were pretty horrendous.