I rode a new route, riding through Irons Bottom. It's south of Reigate on the way to Leigh, pronounced lie. Two roads I took to get there were Hogtrough Lane and Philanthropic Road; between Nutfield and Earlswood.
There is another strange name near Godstone; Bullbeggars Lane.
I might start scanning the map and head for a location just because of the name.
No more weird place or road names but I did stop to allow a grass snake to move off the road.
Friday wasn't such a good day, I got my first puncture on the road bike. I saw some debris too late and couldn't avoid it. Ten miles from home and at first I thought I might have damaged the tyre or wheel; the hit was very hard. But fortunately it was only the inner tube, once swapped, causing a snapped tyre lever, I was good to go. I decided not to continue on my intended thirty mile loop, but head straight for home. I hadn't left the house even later, just after five because of the heat so I was now running behind schedule.
|All fixed, time to head home.|
What difference Saturday was; I now left later than normal to avoid the heavy rain. I got a little lost but made it back in good time.
I stopped for a drink from my water bottle opposite The Royal Oak Brockham. It'll be opening soon, so I may return for a beer. The only question being; is there somewhere to lock up the bike?
Nearly home on Saturday and saw this group. How good is this?