15.05.2014 - 17.05.2014 17 °C
Brian and I were both awake at 5.00 am so we used the time to sort stuff and there is a lot of stuff, compare gear, discuss the pros & cons of everything that was worth talking about at 5.00 am in the morning and all while getting ready for the off road course being run by Simon Pavey today. Nine time Paris Dakar competitior, completed seven and a really nice bloke to go with it. Big fry up for brekkie and then down to Simon's workshop to gear up...........what an operation, a stable of about 80-90 bikes all for his off road riding skills course. A lot of nervous tension in the air this morning but that soon faded as we got on the road and headed off to the 4000ha property to play in the dirt. What a day, always good to brush up on your skills and test yourself. There will be some well deserved beers tonight; it was fun but hot work! Everyone really started to get to know each other today. I have a good feeling about the group but lets review that on day 21 :-) Well time to head off for a beer and see if I can understand these Welshman, accents are wow so different here @^_^@
Late Note: Great little pub in the village, centuries old, terrace over the river and serving the best ribs that I can remember!!