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 Post subject: Leaves
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:39 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:03 pm
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They hide a LOT of treasures for a rigid front end around this time of year, don't they?..


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 Post subject: Re: Leaves
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:07 pm 
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Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 2:59 pm
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Location: Airstrip One
They sure do
Is it me or are the the leaves massive this year . good summer good yields ?


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:03 pm
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Aye, true now you say it - and they all seem to have dropped s all at the same time around here...massive great drifts that make 6 inches of root look like a mild undulation in the ground until the front rim tells you otherwise!


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:36 pm 
Gold Trader
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Location: Kray Territory
Leaves over tree roots off road...Wet manhole covers on the road. Urgh :x

The OH also came off the bike yesterday, in a 2 inch deep HGV/rain created mud trench near home. It's nearly caught me out once or twice as well. I did warn her :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Leaves
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:23 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
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Location: Riding a 26er
get them wrapped round the cassette or jockey wheels and they are a nightmare


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 Post subject: Re: Leaves
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:34 pm 
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Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:49 pm
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Location: coventry
I came off 2 weeks ago and did my ribs hitting a tree because of the buggers. Thankfully it was fairly low speed but it still hurts a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Leaves
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:44 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: peak district
Yeah, i always thought trees could do with being bigger, can be hard to see them sometimes! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:56 pm 
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Location: Cambridgeshire - flatlands (the horror, the horror)
...I learnt the hard way on-road....sharp corner, railing it round fast, slimy leaf coverage, BANG. Down and bruised, hip black and blue but not busted, thank goodness. That was a few years’ ago. Now, I make sure that the RetroGrom’s school C16R has weeny Gatonskins on in the Summer and fat DoubleFighters in the Autumn and Winter. Off-road you live with the slimy rootiness and sludgy grunge - and any errors are your own. But on the road, it’s tiptoe tiptoe on the right tyres......


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