dark and golden

By: snowgood

Aug 13 2016

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Category: adventure, Cycling, South Downs Way, Uncategorized

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Leaving Salvington Windmill behind me I sat beside the Honeysuckle Lane car park eating my 99p curried chicken sandwich.

It was a bit early for much, but I didn’t fancy carrying a greasy plastic carton on the remote tracks leading up to the South Downs Way.

Midday and mid-week meant I wasn’t meeting many other cyclists, or walkers.

Using my OS Map I crossed over the A280 and started out on the steady climb up to Chantry Post, which lies just south of Storrington.

En route I heard the incessant noise of fire arms, as the South Downs Gun Club are active in a remote spot well off the beaten track.

Later on I came across a field of darkened broad beans, which made a delightful contrast to the golden wheat beyond.

All too much of my journey the speedo displayed 3.2 mph.  The Electra Townie 8 is not an off road machine, and I was feeling every bump.

Shortly before Chantry Post I had a most unwelcome “bump” as the front end washed out on me at around 15 mph. I had a small mark on my shin, but was not amused.

I felt a sense of vindication as I’d just ordered a mountain bike earlier in the day.


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