Final UK Ride of 2019 To Ardingly Reservoir And Viaduct

Captain_Slash

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BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
Distance 90 miles 144 km
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Balcombe Lake
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With all the recent heavy rainfall its overflowing and this goes downstream into the Ardingly Reservoir
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Wet slippery roads under the trees but the Metzeler Tourance tyres on the Bm are very good in the wet and no sliding or loss of grip from them
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The overflow from Balcombe Lake has filled this bit up and its overflowing into the lower reservoir
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The lower section looks nearly empty here
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From the roadside its a nice view overlooking someones house
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Looking south towards the overlow
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The overflow and here the water level is higher than I expected. I must make a point of returning here when I get back home in late march and hopefully see it flowing over into the concrete pipe
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Out in the open and the roads have completely dried up
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Now to look at the viaduct carrying the London to Brighton train line.
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Its a warm afternoon in the sun, a pleasant early october ride
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It was a bit muddy walking through the field to get there
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11 million bricks were used in its construction
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Me when I finally found a place to climb where I wouldnt land in a puddle if I slipped
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The Lady who took my photo, I was surprised how many other people visited here while I was here
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The Bm is now put away for the winter unless I suddenly need to use it.
Its still only covered 9800 miles after two summers here as I wasnt out on it so much this year.
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The optimate is plugged in and all the lights are green
 

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