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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:26 pm 
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Cant decide between my Trek 8500 1990 retro steed or my 2008 Dahon Matrix folder with disc brakes :shock:

Dahon would be easiest on train system due to fold and will take a plush 100mm fork if I so desire but its a wee bit modern :?

May come down to the throw of a coin :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:03 am 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Hardrock for me I reckon, by far and away it's the bike I'm most comfortable on.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:43 am 
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Explosif for me. Last time I raced this bike was 1998 :lol:

I'll probably drive... but it's a long way.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:08 pm 
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Change of plan for me as regards bikes, of my two choices I was just not feeling the vibe I want so bike three being built up. The Nishiki cascade is getting the treatment, I have ridden it locally with ZigZag so I know it handles quite well and its proportionally perfect for me as its a huge gate :lol:

Might debut at Drumlanrig this Saturday if we even get there :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:34 am 
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This is getting closer.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:36 pm 
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I'm going to be driving down for Aberdoom early on the Friday. Only me in the car so possible to squeeze in another.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:52 pm 
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so how was it zz?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:56 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Back from SSEC - decided to bail last night after the prizegiving. The 6 hour drive and my warm bed at the end of it was more appealing than another sleepless night of frozen extremities and loud drunk folk :oops: yeah yeah, MTFU you grumpy old git, etc.

Anyway, weather on the day was fantastic and the course was superb. Dry, dusty and Velo summed it up well afterwards as being similar to Drumlanrig (tight, twisty tree stuff, although not quite as rooty and definitely more hilly) and Glentress (fast sections that flowed really well, although mostly in amongst the trees and a bit more natural) - nothing too technical though. A couple of nasty climbs, one close to the end of the lap and one at the start - not particularly steep, but just unrelenting. A lap was apparently 7.5 miles, with the 'event' being 4 laps. I was all done in after 2, quads were really cramping up bad at the end - Jamie and Velo completed 2 as well. If you are ever down in the area, the Forest of Dean is well worth a ride - the place is huge, and there's all sorts of interestingly looking track leading off into the trees - wish there was something similar up here.

Single speed whackery included the mellifluous tones of a saxophonist sitting at the bottom of the first serious climb, the obligatory beer stop (and flapjacks, om-nom-nom) plus assorted 'motivational' signs dotted around the course. as well as cow-bell/front fork rattling.

Good to meet some more more RB bods (ededwards, grannygrinder and cab) as well as Heather (yay, somebody else that remembers Galaxy Counters). Velo bumped into Messiah on the ride out to the starting line, who after killing a rim on the Friday ride had to bodge his modern into a SS for the big day. Jamie won some nice Lezyne kit for being rider #1. Hugely impressed with the event and the effort that obviously went into it.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:32 pm 
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Nice one :) so you signing up for puffer lite then?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:53 pm 
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don't listen to him, he is a bringer of pain :wink:

sounds like a tough course and a top event- got to agree with you on the camping thang, bothying is more my scene :lol:


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