Lap of Black Down on Monday eve - 16th August 2004

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Lap of Black Down on Monday eve - 16th August 2004

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Anyone fancy joining Neroli and Ian for a lap of Black Down on Monday evening?

A lap of Black Down consists of about an hour or so of single track riding up and down the edge of the top of the Mendips, it is an excellent way to work off the stresses of a day in the office. :D

Plan is to head out from the beacons at 7:00.

If you aren't comfortable finding your way to be beacons, let us know and aim to get to our house for shortly after 6:30.

The beacons are here:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dl ... 90&A=Y&Z=3

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Neroli and Ian
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Alas a bout of tummy trouble at the last minute meant Neroli pulled out of the ride. :cry:

Al, Carl and Ian all braved the thunder, lightening, clay pigeon? shoting in the adjacent field to enjoy a swift lap of Black Down.

Most noticable events were a huge flash of lightening at the start, closely followed by a large number of volleys from shot guns; Al getting closely acquainted with a bramble bush and Carl picking up a puncture.

Although the rain threatened through out the ride it didn't really rain (apart from while Carl was changing his inner tube of course) until the last couple of minutes back to the van, so all in all, a successfully sneaked in ride.

By the end of the ride it looked as though the thunder and lightening was over Cym Carn way somewhere, so I'm glad we didn't head over there this evening.
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Very enjoyable (even with the puncture :? ). Definitely an area to explore - fantastic views from Beacon Batch.
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