It was a case of quality not quantity at Deal Pier with just a pair of Mikes – E and L.
The weather forecast may have had something to do with the low turnout – heavy rain due at 12 noon, or maybe the strong winds already blowing from the south and making it the hardest ride to Deal from Sandwich in living memory.
With only two people, there was no debate about our destination – Gibson’s via Sholden, Finglesham, Eastry and Staple, in order to minimise our exposure to headwinds. Even so, there were moments when the two Mikes slowed almost to a stop. Gibson’s was warm and welcoming with attractive female staff (if that is not an inappropriate thing for a gentleman to say).
As black clouds gathered, we headed back to Worth and made it home with the rain arriving just minutes later. Phew!
27 miles. (ML)