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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:20 pm 
MacRetro Deputy AEC
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Location: ahm a fifer neebur
was up at Blairadam tonight and all the trails have now been cleared and found a couple of new routes into some classi Mikee trails

so if you fancy a trundle including:

- newly cleared bombhole
- new downhill route from radio mast (some sneaky fecker has cleared a new trail which avoids the really knarly bit) and the 3 downhill sections are pretty much rideable non stop right from the top to bottom.
- new entry into mikee's muddy downhill trail

and maybe some exploring other trails.

Shall we say 9.30am for a 10am start for 3hour or so run,

Weather is lookin good as well so a nice wee leg stretcher before the bigee next weekend.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:20 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Yes please!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:38 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Returning
shit sorry
got visitors up this weekend
look forward to the write -up


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:47 pm 
Classified Mod
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Location: Fife in Scotland
Yeah I'll be there.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:02 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Location: Roamin' in the gloamin'
Bugger, off on holiday with the wummin. Really fancy a guided tour of there sometime. Going to miss the Inners national as well, but at least I have the consolation of going sea kayaking that weekend instead.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:17 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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"sea kayaking "

on yer own there steveo

tho robs a bit popeye'ish


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:38 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro / PoTM Winnner
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I can't do this time, I'll be roadie this Sunday. Have fun lads!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:54 pm 
MacRetro rider
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damn, was up there a month ago with my brother in law, tried to navigate my way to some of the mikee trials and just got lost.

also a road weekend for me, so another time pls.. enjoy


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:21 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Braw morning up Blairadam with Rob and Keith, who suspiciously turned up at exactly the same time in separate cars - I don't know why they bother trying to kid anyone on. Nearly didn't go, but glad I made the effort. Found what we reckon is the majority of the old downhill track from the radio mast - of course in true Macretro style we ended up walking up the bloody thing, looks good though (some of it looks downright scary) - Definitely on the list for next time.

Unfortunately the track down from the fire-road climb (the one that starts just up from a bench) is unrideable due to all the trees that are still down - amazing how quickly the trails grow over when not in use. So we lost a trail and gained one I suppose.

Fife! Some of it's no bad
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Rob wasn't afeart of the huge drop off on the other side of the tree stump
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Although you can see him scarpering away from Keith's awesome bike control
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Good banter as usual, although a wee bit too much information from Rob about waking up beside his Marin Mount Vision. Ploughing Keith's furrow was also mentioned, although I did appreciate his 'helping hand' as I struggled up a hill...

Only one crash, with Keith wiping out at the bottom of a slippery slope - and right enough this happened only minutes after he was raving about how much more grip his big super wide maxxis tyres were giving him.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:28 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
zigzag wrote:

Fife! Some of it's no bad
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Like the views of the neighbouring counties? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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