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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:45 pm 
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clubby wrote:
Great find!
Bet there’s a lot of jealous people that you snapped that up.


Ebay is a strange thing - so many times I've seen something completely unremarkable but which I quite fancy only to be massively outbid by multiple people... yet with this - something genuinely rare and unlikely I would ever find elsewhere again - there wasn't a single bid against me!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:59 pm 
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epicyclo wrote:
Looks interesting. :)

as do those bars. :)

Lovely pics Clubby, you make a simple dirt track look interesting and inviting.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:27 pm 
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Thanks Dyna.
Time spent on that bike has given me a new appreciation for simple looking tracks. Spent years chasing winding singletrack and technical downhills all round this country and abroad, but this year I’ve just been enjoying riding round about home. Kind of reminded me of the reasons I started mtbing in the first place. Just going out for a ride for the sake of it and seeing where tracks lead.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:18 am 
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clubby wrote:
...Kind of reminded me of the reasons I started mtbing in the first place. Just going out for a ride for the sake of it and seeing where tracks lead.

That's the nice thing about the new gravel bikes.

Suddenly there's no need to load your techno bouncy bike into a car to go find something worthy of being ridden. You simply go for a ride a la carte and take whatever skinny line through the grass and bushes looks interesting. Or as I put, let your front wheel decide where you go. :)

We're rediscovering the pleasures of simple riding that the Rough Stuff brigade and the early mtbers enjoyed.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:08 pm 
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Finally managed to actually get out and ride a bike for the first time this week... thought I'd go and have a look at the occupied rig that's been in the news since Monday:

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Aside from the police cars and vans littered around, it all looks much the same as it did last week - I obviously missed the helicopter transferring the police etc which happened this afternoon at some point. At least it was warm and sunny again, and if there was a bit of a breeze it was mostly a tailwind home :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:43 pm 
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For any of yous girls who ride clipped pedals check them now and again, one of mines was playing up.
I also pick up my first puncture for months maybe even a year yesterday.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:30 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
I also pick up my first puncture for months maybe even a year yesterday.


Should have been more careful where you put that nail ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:04 pm 
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Mine are fine, they screw in, don't need nails ;)

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:39 am 
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I don't wear ballet slippers on the bike. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:24 am 
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epicyclo wrote:
I don't wear ballet slippers on the bike. :)

Tutu?


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