Saturday 21 October
Riders Steve B, Bob L , Dave W, Simon, Phil R, Nick( reporter)
I don’t usually do Saturdays but made a small change to usual plans to take the opportunity of a ride with Simon who we haven’t seen so often since he moved to the Beverley area. It had rained all night and was still raining at 7.00 am but had fined up by 8.30 when I set out and met him riding down our lane. We rode into Wetherby together and met Steve( straight from the Drs and a vaccination), and Dave who had joined the club since Simon left. We set off. Luckily, Phil caught us up before we had gone far- well done Phil- and we picked up Bob as planned in Walton. It wasn’t going to be a long ride but we turned for Tadcaster and Appleton Roebuck, knowing that funny village names are interesting to our American readers.
Looking over hedges we could see that the Wharfe had flooded large areas with the recent heavy rain but it stayed dry and we had less bother than I expected at Acaster Malbis. The photo shows the wet road but dry footpath and there were no pedestrians to hinder our using that. Through Bishy we rode on to Copmanthorpe and the welcoming Little Acorns Café. Since it is his birthday tomorrow, Steve very kindly picked up the tab for the drinks and buns. Thanks Steve, they do a good sausage roll, and bad luck on Bob that he had to get home without stopping. We discussed road signs and seasonal geometry before riding home under clear skies via Marston Moor and Tockwith. Thanks all for a nice ride and Happy Birthday Steve.
Seasonal geometry. If you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its’ diameter, you get pumpkin pi.