A cracking ride with superb weather, within minutes of setting off from the cars the rain stopped and the sun came out.
Myself, Carl and Al decided to meet to meet up on the Clwyds after every single weather forecast gave a windy but nice and dry day, how wrong was that!
Cutting the ride short after the first downpour we decided to just get a few more miles in at a lower level to avoid the worst of the weather, it worked in the fact that we even managed to catch a few rays of sunshine for a couple of minutes on a climb.
The Clwyds were absolutely filthy wet and muddy, rivers of water flowing down every track.
A pretty hilly 46 mile route with 4900ft of nasty climbs from Ffynnongroyw to the peak of Penycloddiau and back home, wind was so strong on Pen it made descending a bit tricky at times being belted by it full force side on.
as the title says, nettle stings on steep loose climbs are never good and idiots who think they can overtake you in their cars on narrow lanes at speed and then the ones who dare not pass you when you're toddling along happily at 12mph enjoying the views on a lane that's wide enough to overtake you in a bloody tank! great ride though, just a shame about the prats.
Had a 28.7 mile local ride today, weather wasn't as hot which made for more pleasant riding with a nice cool breeze flies still out in force but trails were nice and dry route was a mix of lanes and tracks round Mostyn, Halkyn, Tremeirchion, Llanasa areas.