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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:46 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
A mad, mad evening. Hopefully TK will delete the GPS data for the evening, I think we managed 11 miles in just over 3 hours! Possibly a new Macretro record. :D

Lambs to the slaughter
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Hooring up the climb up to Maiden's Cleugh from Harlaw. Only 4 miles in - Mechanicals 3, Punctures 1, Minor Crashes 2, Serious Crashes 1.
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Big eck batters Maiden's Cleugh into submission with 20 year old brake pads and Shonki Chen commuter tyres
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Radek arrives after a suspiciously long gap
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Another big gap and here come TheKen - apparently it was my fault he didn't catch mega air off the water bar, still travelling though!
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And here come's Mikee...
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Reading the trail really well and not um, err skidding to a halt
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Stephan on the borrowed Raleigh
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And enid, slightly the worse for wear. Serious crashes now 2.
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Velo going so fast he's gone all blurry
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Enid's trail rash and cracked helmet
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Should have known it was going to be an evening of mechanicals after Velo showed up and declared his cranks had fell off 5 minutes after leaving his house. 5 minutes into the ride, and PING, seatpost clamp springs backwards and up, rattling my knackers in a not so pleasant manner. Catch up with the rest of the group, and Stephan's having a problem with the rear QR. And so it continued...

I wiped out 5 minutes later in the same place as I crashed last year, then Enid had a big off into a burn, Velo had a puncture, TheKen's seatpost started sliding down the tube, and so it continued... I had my second crash at the top of Maidens, then Enid came a cropper destroying his helmet and most of his left knee.

3 punctures, 1 broken chain, a couple of sets of sore nuts, 2 knackered saddles, and far too many crashes. A mental evening, the last 10 minutes definitely the hardest part of the ride, couldn't ride straight for laughing at big ecks bent seat and TheKen's shit/mud/something? covered hands.

Half a tube of savlon and a couple of painkillers and I almost feel human.

Oh and velo stole the car park dash from underneath my nose :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:47 pm 
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what happened, very intrigued?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:02 am 
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A bash to the heed and a snapped chain from me

Oh and a bent bar end

I really aint got the energy to write up

Im going to 'gingerly' have a shower :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:05 am 
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glad your ok sounds like quite an adventure- those pentlands sound very dangerous!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:08 am 
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Managed to destroy my Giro Helmet :shock: :shock:

It did its job though 8)

Looked at the Madison crash replacement scheme,

Im better off just buying a new one fron CRC again :lol: :lol:

Pretty well bashed, cut and bruised but nowt broken , other than my pride :lol:

Gc


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:14 am 
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great pictures and a reminder why we should all wear helmets- wish I had made this one now :(


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:31 am 
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yer a ghoul gazz :lol:

skidding to a halt
experience dictates that if you come down a trail and find 4 grinning idiots
one with a camera and an odd shaped bit sticking out the trail ,there
maybe excitement ahead , stop

good evening out tho even did a bit of hill running ,down ,after a flat
next to some of the best water eroded trails i've ever seen

thanks to TK for the transport top bloke


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:46 am 
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mikee wrote:
yer a ghoul gazz :lol:

skidding to a halt
experience dictates that if you come down a trail and find 4 grinning idiots
one with a camera and an odd shaped bit sticking out the trail ,there
maybe excitement ahead , stop

good evening out tho even did a bit of hill running ,down ,after a flat
next to some of the best water eroded trails i've ever seen

thanks to TK for the transport top bloke


a did shout keep to the left but you kept heading to the middle , then i shouted the other left but you never listened that time either :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:57 am 
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i was going that fast that i didn't trust you :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:19 am 
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i can understand that :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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