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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:16 pm 
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Me, riding my AventuraTT, travel so slowly that gyroscopic effect doesn't come into play.

Even though I think about it from time to time, it's one less thing for me to worry about ...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:31 pm 
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Well I dunno about the bikes - they look ok to me - but when I win the Lottery I'm buying a house here and you'll know where to find me! :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaMijzr_ ... re=related


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When you win the lottery you are going to buy a house in a dusty quarry?

Oh well, thank God for the little dreams!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:33 pm 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
When you win the lottery you are going to buy a house in a dusty quarry?

Oh well, thank God for the little dreams!

;)


Yeah, I might even buy the quarry and build a fancy log cabin right slap-bang in the middle of it... :lol:


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GeoffApps wrote:
Do you mean the climb right at the end of the clip?

It is quite steep with lots of loose rocks; I made it all the way up, which I guess is about half a mile altogether. I think I got snarled-up once or twice. But, despite the arthritis in my knees, which gave me quite a lot of pain, and getting puffed due to smoking too much, I rode the climb right to the top by starting again from where I stopped.

I must say that the hill looks nothing in the vid.


Sorry Geoff but you didn't do that right.

Tradition is to stop at bottom of said hill, have a fag, complain about the midges/weather/erosion etc and then push your expensive bike up the hill. No one bothers riding up it anymore.

Its a real hoot going down it flat in the big ring though :lol:


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Ah, mine's a cheap bike, so that means it's OK to ride it up.

Actually, the heather was the main problem; it kept reaching out and grabbing the front wheel...


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GeoffApps wrote:
Ah, mine's a cheap bike, so that means it's OK to ride it up.

Actually, the heather was the main problem; it kept reaching out and grabbing the front wheel...


There is a section just before that flat bit where you follow the tree line whilst descending from the north cairn- once onto the open moor it is just wide enough to get a bike through the heather which in at knee height. Man, its a really fast trail and it burns bare legs like mad when you are at speed. My legs get rubbed raw every thursday night. :cry:


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Wellies!


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GeoffApps wrote:
Wellies!


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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I'm planning to come down to Thrunton in the not too distant.
When would be a good time?
That's if we were to meet, with a few chums?


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