Monday, 6 September 2010

Big Bollocks and The TAP!

Full house for the Thursday ride with me toss, Jase and Weest. The yearly Indian summer has arrived and the week had been dry promising nice and dusty trails. We left Weesters and headed up Horrocks Fold and onto Walker Fold. On the way up we spotted a gloriously endowed Ram who proudly displayed his pendulous Bollocks for all too see. Mind you, if I had such a set then I'd be proudly displaying them to all and sundry and changing my name to Buster.

 Non of us seemed to be able to make a decision as to where to head so we aimlessly wandered onto the Ciggy tunnel and then headed up to the shitty hill and the steps. Me and Jase tried and failed on the first step, a pathetic effort really but Toss and Weest made short work of the banking. Up onto Two Lads and then we flew down the Kennel Run. The chute is proving a bit tasty at the moment with a massive trench in its base following the recent rain, however we all managed to get down it.

Next up was the Ice Cream Run. Not been down here in 3 or so months and it very nearly killed me. I think that with the dry weather at the start of the year everything turned to dust and the recent rain must have washed the dust away and hey presto... big fuck off rocks once again. Came off the side of the tarmac ramp and back wheel bounced of a big chunk and almost overtook my front. Almost totally sideways. The rest of the run was brilliant loose technical fun with Weester and Toss taking the girly option down the side.

Up through the Gardens and at the top we had a bit of a debate as to which was home was the quickest. In the end, as the pub was calling, we took the road past the Smithy and then down the golf course and through Smithills. I have a mental block with this route and seem to get lost for fun on it, but on this occasion, so did Jase who lead us up a big fuck off hill only to have to sail straight back down it again.

We Duly arrived at the Tap and parked up the bikes. Instantly we fell victim to the local nutter, who came over to bore us rigid with dull stories and depsite the many hints that we were dropping, he wouldnt fuck off. Retreated inside as it was getting a bit cold and proceeded to have the crack.

Nice night for it, and hope the weather holds up.

1 comment:

D0NK said...

What a load of bollocks :-)
Liking your targets update. Still time to do Skiddaw, next weds?
Looking forward your high st write up (and route)