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10 am Broxburn Bings Sunday 29th November 09
Poll ended at Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:29 pm
Yes 63%  63%  [ 5 ]
No 38%  38%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 8
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 Post subject: Broxburn Bings
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:49 pm 
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Come join us in Big Ecks backyard as we ride the Broxburn Shale Bing. This is an Ayers Rock lookalike of red gravel/sand extracted from West Lothians Shale mines. The place looks like a hill on the surface of Mars with steep climbs and descents, numerous jumps and drop offs etc. Good for mucking around on as numerous mtb'ers and motocrossers can testify :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:52 pm 
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Im watching this! :wink:
Weather dependant this though, as your pretty much up on top of a hill with little shelter if it chucks it,
(unless theres a cave is there Eck?) :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:58 pm 
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any sunday after tomorrow if fine with me :D :D

only shelter really close is the canal bridge or the trees :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:00 am 
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Cool! 8)
Im supposed to be off next weekend, but anything can change at the last minute in my world :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:00 am 
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What about 29th of this month as the 6th could have a number of sore heads from weej meet :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:11 am 
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aye sounds cool to me 8) i'll be there anyway pissing about :lol:


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Title of this thread wurries me :roll:


Despite having commuted on my ropey PUCH CAVALIER in Glasgow for a few years (until i discovered motorsickles :roll: ) I have never ever ridden a Bing :lol:

PS - are they good fun :P


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:56 pm 
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Yes but often steep, body armour often useful for inevitable crashes.
Lowlanders highland playground basically without the deer, sheep and heather :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:28 pm 
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Jeez- I used to pass Broxburn Bings about once every month when I was younger, going to swimming competitions............who'd have thought the problematic eyesores would be just the ticket thirty years later.
Wish they had boingy bikes then.......... :P


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:21 pm 
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I popped up for a nosey on tuesday,
I used to play about on one of the bigger ones YEARS ago on my CR80 (when I was 12-13), but this one is nicely suited to pushbikes, not mammoth in size with exhausting impossible climbs :roll:
It Truly looks like an amazing place for a few hours just knobbing around 8) 8) :wink: :D

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