After the disaster ride, I ventured out on my winter/touring bike, It was a beautiful Sunday evening and I was to meet Nick in Llangwm. However I met up with him as he passed me on the road to Glascoed from New Inn, my 'hack' bike was equipped with the large tyres and the going was hard, on the ascent to Cobbler’s plain, the Sun was belting down, I was struggling with gallons of sweat pouring out, but soon made the climb. We carried on up the steep lane to Organy pool ,where we saw a lot of tiny frogs running across the road. Nick wanted to extend the ride but I was out of drink and wanted to head back to Usk. He eventually persuaded me to carry on , we cycled down the Nine Wells wood road that took us around the back of Cleddon Bog , the birds echoed in the trees and everything was very peaceful. We then found an unknown forestry track that bisected the bog, we were right in the middle of this place, which is an area of special scientific interest. We then carried on to Usk where we had a much needed drink of cola from the shop, we lit the lamps and took a different route home via the Treherbert road....40 miles.

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