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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:34 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Velo - Does this mean Dave's giving you a lift now?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:05 pm 
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ZZ, your still giving me a lift, your reliable, Daves not :roll:
He wont deny this slur on his character either :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:40 pm 
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Recce run today at dunkeld.... the hermitage side.

I switched sides as there was no access to the carpark we used last year because of snow and the Loch Ordie Area was shrouded in mist.

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We definitely do need a bit of a melt as the uphill fireroad nearly killed me and so did the downhill.

I didn't do a long loop because I had to walk too much because of the depth, but the downhill trail/track/rockfield was relatively clear but incredibly slippy.

I passed a couple of full sussers going up and the said "respect" because I was riding rigid - how did I reply? Yup fell flat on my face 5 yards down the trail :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:52 pm 
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Our snow up here near Aberdeen has all but gone from the coastal forests - head in land and it's a different story.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:31 pm 
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TK do you reckon you'll get another recce before the event?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:34 pm 
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I'll try and get up there next weekend but I can't promise - that side did look like it had less snow but it is hard to tell at a distance and the carpark was inaccessible, we could park elsewhere though if nessecary.


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Location: Near a tree, by a river in a hole in the ground....
Right lads - I've been given a green light for this one

So do I bring the Raleigh which is nice but totally rigid or do I rip down the Raleigh and build the untested RTS with it's cromo rear end and mag 10's??


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:01 pm 
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Rigid should be fine on this run boxxer, but that doesn't mean the RTS would be less suitable.


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Right, based on the reports from all the 7 stanes which are all near unrideable due to ice and snow I think all those without snow/ice tyres should make some. All those in the process should get them finished :shock:

Last 4 weeks have taught me to ride in snow but I still cant do ice without spikes :roll:

Other than that I'm looking forward to it, need to dig out the serious thermals though as I'm way too skinny for Dunkelds winter wonderland.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:31 pm 
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I'll do one last "survey" of this on Sunday - if it looks really bad we can...

1. Still try to do it and just have a laugh and a pub meal if we can't.
2. Relocate the ride to somewhere with less snow - Carron Valley? Blairadam? Africa?
3. Postpone it for a couple of weeks :(

I would like to give as much notice as possible on alternatives as some of us are coming a long way for this ride. But I'm hoping there will be enough thaw to make it rideable.


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