I was awake at 4am this morning worried there was something I should be doing...oh yeah D2D was last week, go back to sleep. I can't believe it's been a week since our epic ride, however another Saturday means a club ride and on a glorious day weather-wise, it really would be RUDE no to.
Today was another Andy Brown route and as usual it involved all the hills he could cram in. Before that though we had to get out of K-town and even before that Andy F (the dark lord, our super helpful C&D Cycles manager,) needed to give Clive some much needed tlc. The front wheel was wonky, the rear had a loose spoke and then needed straightening...all done in a jiffy, as a club we are spoiled!
Two groups left the shop. Andy B led the quickies who are starting to looking semi pro and Andy B led the banter bunch. I opted for the latter due to the hilly route and well I'm sure those 204 miles last week earn me an easier life. Then we set off. Out of Kettering and right through Geddington we never dipped below 20mph, Andy seemed to have forgotten which group he was leaving or was still reliving his epic TT on Thursday and we passed the quickies who were having a mechanical. It was nice to get a crack on but that pace really wasn't realistic for the banter bunch and thankfully things calmed down...for a bit!
The problem, as I have often said with Rocky Hill, is that it comes out on the Corby Ring Road. We headed down to the BP roundabout and then turned right towards Cottingham onto the A427 which is a very fast road. We weren't on it for long but needless to be say some very irresponsible motorists completely misunderstood their rights under the highway code and treated us as if we were a nuisance to their day. I hope the fact their saving of microseconds was worth risking my life for. Video footage available below!