I rode over to the meeting point in Belmont and noticed my legs were still sore but not too too bad, shoulder seemed fine - good job as otherwise it'd have killed me on the singlespeed. Everyone else arrived at about the same time, with Laura telling me to hurry up as she passed me on the way. Everyone else was on these machines with gears and looked super fit, I guessed I would be leading the ride from the back.
We headed up the Belmont road, over Belmont road and I decided we should do the ICR, I cleared it - only the 2nd time ever and the first time on the hardtail. Then up Chinese Gardens, cutting along to the Commonwealth Downhill and up the 2nd part of that, round the pike, where I came down a different way and lost everyone. Opps! Then up to winter hill, via Matchmore lane, round the mast since the barriers were down and there was a little man there, down the Belmont descent and then to the pub.
After a pint I cycled home, over to the A66, Bromley Cross and singletrack home.
22.92miles (12.14 with the group)
Average Speed 8.9mph (7.5 with the group)
Average HR 159bpm