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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:05 pm 
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Location: Somerset
Best time, riding around what I call my 'so cal' loop on the qauntocks (wide dusty fire road that loops around the valley) with the sun on my back on the Pace a couple of months ago.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:07 pm 
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Location: Belgium
IT WAS IN AUTUMN
JUST BEFORE A TECHNICAL CLIMB I ONLY CLEARED MAYBE THREE TIMES SINCE I RIDE
THE WIND BLOWS
THE SUN SHINES THROUGH THE NEARLY NAKED TREES
THE LEAVES FALL LIKE SNOW
I DON'T REMEMBER THE BIKE I WAS ON, I DON'T REMEMBER IF I CLEARED THE SECTION THIS VERY DAY,
I THOUGHT THEN, I WILL REMEMBER THIS MOMENT FOR ALL MY LIFE , I WAS RIGHT.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:22 pm 
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Location: Odense, Denmark
Must have been summer/autumn of 1992.

Lived in Manchester doing a teacher training course after my degree and rode 3 times a week....

Ended up so fit that I considered the off-road route from Stockport to my parents place in Barnsley via the Dark Peak - about 50 miles of off-roading....

And I did it, after a beautiful Rusholme Curry... - can't remember the exact route but it took in Hayfield, Jacobs Ladder, Mam Tor, Edale, Hope, and Ladybower.

I think it took me 5 hours.... On a fully rigid bike (RC30s!!) with 1.5" hardpacks, and I did all the descents, ON the bike.

These days, I wouldn't even get halfway!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:11 am 
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Location: North East Scotland (Aberdeen)
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My best time on a bike


is usually my last time on a bike...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:28 am 
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Location: Cambs UK
I gotta be the day you pick up that new bike from the shop?
J


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