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  • tthew
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    in reply to: New Starter Rides #47744 |

    Just seen the blog, and young Sam looks very much like he’s riding one of them mountain bikes. We’ll do one of the off-road beginners and returners rides in the next couple of months, and perhaps have another James Risk coming out of the MTB section.

    Did you manage to keep up Andy?

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    Thanks for the report Elenor, just seen it. Under 2 hours?? You should have made the Man Machine do a second lap! πŸ˜€

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    Well, I’m getting the Saturday 18th trip sorted. We’re off to North Manchester as planned, and I’ve sorted us out a local who knows where the good stuff is. Or 5. πŸ˜†

    Read all about it here
    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/mnpr-riders-anyone-fancy-a-ride-out-on-saturday-18th
    or in the update e-mail I’ll send out in the next couple of days.

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    in reply to: Shiny new road bikes #47581 |

    So I haven’t gone over to the dark side,

    Road cycling is the dark side. You just did it the right way.

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    in reply to: Saturday 17th Jan #47440 |

    Had my first e-mail from a prospective rider when I got home too. Spanish fellah who’s living in Goostrey. Hopefully he will come on 7th too.

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    in reply to: Sat 20 Dec #47350 |

    Yes, that was a good ride.

    Entirely avoided Delamere, which made a nice change, opting to ride down the Whitegate way from Grange Lane towards Winsford them back to Northwich via Moulton and the edge of Davenham. Geoff has been out scouting some new trails around Vale Royal golf course, though I’m not sure that enormous skid he did on the 18th green will be very well received. (joke) Oh yeah, and Tim did a massively spectacular high speed reverse dismount to arse on a grassy bank on the Weaver Way.

    All rounded off by a couple of brews and mince pies at Chez Geoff. Lovely. No pictures, we were too busy riding.

    Edit – OK, here’s one picture.

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    Dave, you should come out with us on fancy mountain bikes one weekend. You are more than welcome to borrow my single speed, full rigid steel frame one. Love the Wayfarer, we’ve not been there for over 12 months.

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    in fact I couldn’t think of how to improve it.

    You could have come to my house and continued the decorating.

    Loved Saturday though. Don’t get to Coed-y-Brenin often enough, it’s a stupendous day out.

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    in reply to: Claire O’Brien #47045 |

    Very sad. Such a great advocate for the club and cycling in general.
    My thoughts are with Clare’s family.

    tthew
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    Fixed bikes are BINARY Dave!

    And there’s only 10 types of people. Those who understand binary, and those don’t.

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    Here’s a short report on Saturday’s ride, (if anyone wants to copy it to the Blog, be my guest, but I have no photo’s)

    Rain battering the windows is never a pleasant wake up call on an offroad ride day, but as I’d volunteered to lead while at Llandegla the other week, it was time for a dose of MTFU, (and hope that no-one else was daft enough to turn up) Well, there’s always one that falls into that category, and this week it was Geoff.

    After a prolonged brew at the cafe off we struck into the forest. My predictions of overgrown trails, nettles and brambles proved almost immediately correct, so after a brief stop to don some arm protection we followed the railway towards Foxhowl, over the road and up past the skills area then out of the stingers and scratchers onto the road towards Manley. My thought that the woods behind Helsby and Frodsham would be better drained, clearer and a bit more ridable proved correct so we stayed for an hour or so riding bits of the Sandstone Trail, Coach road and other tracks there, which seemed safe enough in such a small group. We were probably there for about an hour and a half, and after we’d worked our way back towards the forest via a couple of nice Sandstone permissive paths and a bit more road Geoff rode back to the carpark through the forest and I wound my way home through Kingsley and Crowton.

    When I arrived home I had 27miles on the clock, a limp in my leg, (tree branch and toe incident) and thoughts that I’m glad I stuck it out, as it ended up a brilliant ride.

    tthew
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    in reply to: Bike Cameras #46954 |

    I’m going to the forest tomorrow, I’ll bring my GoPro you can borrow if you want.

    You can get some really tiny ones quite cheap, prob good enough if all you want is evidence of idiocy and a numberplate. Like this from Amazon.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Veho-VCC-003-Muvi-Micro-Camcorder/dp/B0029631VI

    tthew
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    Wednesday 23rd – yes, I’ll come and try and get a few others along.
    Good call on the one day trip. That’s probably do-able.

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    Yes, I fancy a Llandegla Wednesday night before the end of the summer. I’m pretty sure I could drag some of the MTBers from work along the same night.

    Not sure about the July weekender. Think I’ve used up my ‘credits’ for a while!

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    in reply to: Bike Bag Loan! #41081 |

    Just to keep this thread up to date, I have the bag at the moment. It seems that whoever touched it last, gets to look after it until next needed!!

    PM me if you want it to live in your loft for a few months. πŸ˜†

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