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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:10 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Get in there. Well in gents!


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Location: Renfrew , UK
Aye , as I said elsewhere , taking the old Cannondale to Kirroughtree was like taking a knife to a gunfight. 60mm of travel just doesn't cut it on the black. And the hard tail shook me so much my kidneys were screaming !

Made a mistake with the footwear too , no grip on the V8 flats which made it intersting.

Took a purler fairly early and dug a gouge out my left knee. Lots of blood but no serious damage. Came over a wee jump and the trail cut left , I didn't ! :facepalm:

Pressed on regardless and was doing ok but couldn't keep up with Klaus on his sminkey full susser.

Had another wee off later on which grazed the right knee but thats just superficial ! :P

Near the end my back brake ejected a brake pad so I had to take it really slow from where the black rejoins the red all the way back to the carpark.

A good day out and I'm knackered !


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Location: scotland
today i found a few huge yank tanks

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couldn't help myself lol


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:33 pm 
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Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:03 pm
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Location: Lanarkshire, Bonnie Scotchland
Drove down to Wanlockhead today and did a loop taking in a stretch of the Southern Upland Way.

Some brutal climbs (forgot what an amazing road the Menock Pass is, one for a road ride) sweat was was in free flow, my legs are heavy tonight.

Conditions all good, I had to ride through a river to get my feet wet :lol:

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I knew people panned for gold down there, however I was surprised by how many!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:46 pm 
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I managed to get a long Fettle and cleaning session in yesterday in the sunshine and the 2 retro rides were looking good for it by the end and even got a cheeky wee ride in at night as well as this morning on the wicked, which never fails to keeps the grin factor high.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Location: Sunny Glasgow
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:06 pm 
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Hauled my sorry ass round GT today, first ride in ages for both me and the MC. Chose a braw day for it too...

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The wee pug was a hoot on the road down too!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:24 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:10 pm 
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Location: Roamin' in the gloamin'
Dragged my fatbike (and fat ass) up a munro. Must be 10 years since I was last up Mount Keen and meant to go back for a while, just never got around to it. Quite a steep, loose track so I thought the fat bike with all it's traction would be a good bet, plus there's no carrying until the top section. Bike handled the climb really well, got up loose sections I probably wouldn't have cleared on normal tyres. Weight (mine and the bikes) took it's toll though and there was a fair bit of pushing, but I got there and really enjoyed it. Stopped to chat to a hiker who asked for a photo of the bike to show his son. Descent was a mixed bag. The top section has a lot of new water bars since my last visit and the steamroller wheels took a bit of lifting. The mid and lower sections are quite rocky and really quick which is interesting on 160mm cable disc with no suspension. At least there was no hydraulic fluid to boil and they still worked the same at the end as they did at the start. All in all I think the fatbike handled the ride great, the extra traction made all the difference at times, but I don't know if I'd take it up something so steep again in a hurry.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:22 pm 
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Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Looks like a very good effort rewarded with a good ride Clubby.
Looks really nice, wish I could have joined you.
Jamie


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