Overconfidence and ditches

  1. A steady downhill, will speeds reaching an effortless 35kph
  2. A sweeping right-hander, bike leant over like Rossi, Fleetwood Mac resounding in my head
  3. A switchback, to an unexpectedly sharp left
  4. A bit of a wobble
  5. A departure off the paved surface, still at about 30kph
  6. A descent into the 2’ gentle ditch by the side of the road, pannier rack sending a plume of earth onto the tarmac and braked tyres skipping across the damp grass.
  7. A stunned silence, subsequently broken by an utterly unflustered cow giving a good moo.

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