-5 degrees on Saturday morning in the rolling Shropshire hills. A 30 miler on a collection of old, pub and loaner bikes with family and friends, it felt like the "old days".
"It's not about what you are riding but about how much fun you are having." - Was that Gary Fisher?
Arguably you can have a better ride on the best kit money can buy, but equally you can have an awesome ride on the bike that is left at the back of the in-laws garage.
Any way, I digress.
We rode an amazing 30 mile route from Bridgnorth toward the Brown Clee, through the villages of Glazely, Middleton Scriven, Chorley and Ditton Priors. Rolling country lanes with very little traffic and significant ice sat in the dips. We gingerly descended each hill, scrubbing all speed before the ascent of the other side, but it was great! Amazing roads, stunning views, ducks on frozen ponds, great company and a flask of soup.
Now that's riding!