A ‘Real Feel’ temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit at 9.00 reduced the number of both riders and miles for the club run to the Post Office Cafe at Guist. Five Wheelers left the pick up at Itteringham to follow a northerly loop via Barningham Green, Edgefield, Brrrrrriston, Craymere ford (negotiating sheet ice), Hindolveston, Foulsham and Upper Guist to the welcoming warmth of the cafe, where at least a gallon of tea was consumed. Homeward bound was the back way to Wood Norton, then on to Guestwick, Kerdiston, Reepham Moor, Booton, Cawston, a 3:2 split at Oulton Street and then directly back towards Pretty Corner.
One rider clearly regretted cursing the golden orb low in the sky for blinding him on the way to Itteringham. Unsurprisingly the golden orb got the hump and vanished behind steely grey clouds, which combined with a rising wind to ensure that the ‘Real Feel’ remained malevolent.
Malcolm, Trevor, Geoff, Harvey and Brian had a bracing run out on quiet roads.
Conditions: a bright frosty start with increasing steely grey cloud and a freshening westerly.
Maximum temperature: 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Maximum ‘Real Feel’: 22 degrees Fahrenheit
Normal max for 9/12: 46 degrees Fahrenheit
Max on 9/12/2016: 57 degrees Fahrenheit.
Distance: – PC to PC: 53 miles/ Max 60 miles.