Sunday, 5 April 2015

Home Alone

Seeing as mama and papa bear went off on their holidays, us kids were left home alone for the weekend. Four very big kids met at our usual hang out, Digger, TG Jezza, Bullet and myself.
Considering the wind was light but coming from a south west direction and bullet had never been to our Saturday haunt, crazy daves before, it was only fair that it was our chosen coffee stop. Off we headed up the Saintfield Road like kids just out of school, at a Carryduff we swung a left towards Saintfield, taking another left onto the Lisdoonan Road and Monlough Road we kept out of the traffic into Saintfield. Next stop Listooder before venturing onto a few roads I haven't been on in a while, Drumaghlis, Drumnaconagher before passing through Annacloy and back onto more familiar roads. Swiftly across the Finnebrogue Road and full steam ahead to contest the 30s in Killyleagh. A little wiggle inland seen us through Shrigley and out across the Comber Road onto Ringdufferin Road, Ballymorran Road and into Whiterocks. 
After all these new experiences and a morning of exploration Bullet was in shock and need of some refuelling at Crazy Daves.
Suitably replenished we were off again, into Ardmillan, past Castle Espie popping out just outside Comber. With brave talk mentioning hill repeats over Craigantlet I decided to take the hilly route home, just so that no one was missing out. The hilly route home consisted of a wiggle through Comber and out the Glen Road, turning right onto the Ballyrussell Road, Peartree Hill and Gilnahirk Road. We went our separate ways at this point, as mentions of an angry girlfriend had some scampering for home. Nothing to do with a route call of up and over the Upper Braniel road, which just left the brave Digger and myself.
Not a bad day out weather wise with a pretty quick pace since no innocents were out. Well done to TG Jezza for hanging tough and mixing it up with the kidults.


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