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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:40 am 
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No train no cry. Snow smiles. MTB chosen. Dead quiet. Atmospheric. A lack of people a pleasant surprise. Six layers good. Undergunned with overtoes. Crisp, crackling ice under tyre. Altitude adds depth. Ride through fresh powder. Cafe. Tea and chips. Chiiiips!. :-) Back through woodland, track, and finally road home. 30miles and 4hrs later tea and cake and tea. Best ride of my life.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:41 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:42 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:43 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:45 am 
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Looks like a brilliant ride Gus, the Merlin looks great in the snow :)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:56 am 
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I'm .. so ... rowwnry ...

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(EDIT: that's a reference to the bike in the pics ... it's not an implied judgement of your secret psychological trauma!)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:51 pm 
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Have you still got snow? These pics were taken on Friday morning (not by me, I wasn't there). 24hrs later it was gone. Temperature rose from -4 to +8 and several hours of rain.

The road across Ditchling Beacon had been closed by the Police, but they were able to get there using the tracks of a 4wd that had done it. They then went down to the Cafe at Stanmer, which was open. They're good riders but they found it almost impossible to control the bikes, even with disc brakes. One of the few times when discs are necessary IMO.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:09 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Anthony wrote:
Have you still got snow? These pics were taken on Friday morning (not by me, I wasn't there). 24hrs later it was gone. Temperature rose from -4 to +8 and several hours of rain..


My pics were at the beginning. Mid week. By friday it looked like those pics form ditchling. was amazing, but i opted for walking with mrs wu rather than biking solo.

all gone by sat am. :-(


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