The hazards you encounter…
…but Peg meets similar obstacles in Mozambique (a), and we had non-watery blockages on our ride too (b, above).
We were proceeding at 25 mph along a slightly downhill part of the A40 (unusual size of road for us, but lunch beckoned) when our Ben decided to glance back. This act induced a wobble, the front tyre caressed the curb, and Ben described a spectacular somersault to the left, sustaining wounds on his head and on each leg, but no bone broken. M and E following close behind had front-row seats at no cost. Ben’s Guardian Angel had arranged this to happen where the grass verge was luxuriant (see i below) and not somewhere else (eg a few yards further on, ii). We wondered whether the GA might have taken preventive action a few moments earlier, but who are we….
(i) where Ben fell (ii) where he might have fallen
Other scenes of the day (1) surprise; (2) shining armour without knight , Llandovery; (3) haunt of swallows, where Christo mentioned that swifts don’t touch ground for 4 years.
(1) (2) (3)
GORDON and CHRISTINE Molyneux joined the peleton and motorcade respectively. A pleasure thus to enhance the party!