The West Bay and Back 200 - August 2011

I like this photo because of the reflection of Bill in Jamie's glasses.  Bill, Jamie and I rode together the whole way around.  Congratulations to Jamie on his first Audax.

On the way back home, in the car, we burst into song: 'Oh such a perfect day'.  Jamie would sing the chorus: 'Oh my arms and shoulders'.  It was a fantastic day out.  Lovely scenery, great weather, great company.

I received compliments on my 'little gear', 'as big as a dinner plate'.  The guy laughed, but I laughed even more, because he should see the dinner plate on my other bike!  I was grateful of this guy's good sense of humour, though.  Because I had lost mine in the Hambro Arms.  I didn't appreciate the ageist and sexist remarks of the women at the bar.  If I had been on my own, I would have been straight out of there.

At West Bay, I was pleased that LEE had insisted we'd go to the seafront after lunch.  The view is spectacular.

At the first control, I knew something was up with the tandem Things.  Emma said: "Have a good ride."  That is not something you say when you are riding yourself.  They took the precaution not to aggravate an ankle injury ahead of PBP, so turned back.  Anti-inflammatories and ice, Emma!  

Thanks to Andy and team for organising the event.  It was Andy's first as organiser and it was very well done. 

Photos are on the slideshow till the next ride (!!! that will be PBP !!) or here: Clicky


  1. Schrap maar direct the Hamro Arms uit je woordenboek. Met schunnigheden lok je wel geen deftig volk naar je pub!
    Gelukkig heb je in aangenaam gezelschap kunnen fietsen.
    De foto's zijn heel mooi... en met Bengske die er 2 keer opstaat!!!
    Bravo aan alle deelnemers en inrichters..en aan je copain Jamie.
    Tot de PBP rit.
    Meim en Peip xxx xxx

  2. Was elke audax" such a perfect day , I 'll spend it with you ", zingt het liedj!:)
    See you at PBP arrival!