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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:11 am 
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Christ, I'd forgot how gnarly that looks. 9 minutes for a decent rider means 15 for mere mortals.
Kaiser, you want to pencil in 12-14th and make a decision the weekend before based on weather forecast? Don't want a 3 hour drive to find its too windy.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:28 am 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Put me down as a maybe for this. It's time I overcame my fear of boardwalk...


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:50 am 
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Its not the boardwalk you should fear unless they're wet, its the transitions onto the bedrock. Watched youtube clips on it and read the reports from daveDH, Enid and Bick Eck. Its not for the faint hearted which includes me so its one run I'm content never to try. Good luck guys !!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 11:31 am 
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velomaniac wrote:
Its not the boardwalk you should fear unless they're wet


That's what I was thinking. They're much wider than a lot of the singletrack we ride without thinking, it's just that we tend to focus on the drop to the side instead of looking ahead. The ones at Glentress on the first climb are good for practice as they are quite thin but not very high. I try to get on them then look a couple of metres past the end.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:48 pm 
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clubby wrote:
Christ, I'd forgot how gnarly that looks. 9 minutes for a decent rider means 15 for mere mortals.
Kaiser, you want to pencil in 12-14th and make a decision the weekend before based on weather forecast? Don't want a 3 hour drive to find its too windy.



That sounds like a great idea, I can make any of those days preferably Wed or Thurs but Fri isnae really a bother either. ZZ do you have a preference or can you take the time off easy enough?


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:01 pm 
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I'm working on the Saturday so Wed or Thur would suit fine.
Tempting to give WC track a go as well but thats the week after the race so it might be a bit cut up.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
No preference K, any day should be OK as long as I give them enough notice.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:47 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Its not for the faint hearted which includes me so its one run I'm content never to try. Good luck guys !!!!!!!!


Ditto ... That looks like a young mans game. Not for me . I was brickin it just watching the video :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:49 pm 
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Stolen bike in Edinburgh.... reward.....
https://www.facebook.com/thebicyclework ... 4217674389


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:48 am 
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Look up the West Midlands subforum for their scrapheap challenge, it looked very much my kind of thing.
The rules were as follows:

Scrap yard challenge rules

1. buying period April 1st to 30th
2. Budget £25 excluding p&p
3. All purchases must be able to be validated through ebay links
4.There is a strict point system which includes deductions for
-post-97 bikes
-heavy points for going over £25
-replacement parts
-Break downs on the ride

Dont forget its all just for fun so dont want to get heavy on the in and outs of rules and hopefully be passing the bikes onto charity afterwards


That looks a laugh, might promote something similar for a MacKlunker at Pitmedden :lol:


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