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The Retrobike Rides Monthly Newsletter - October 2011

Another glorious month of RetroBike riding in September saw over 50 RetroBikers find a break in the weather to complete Mr. K's Day in The Peaks ride. It turned into a perfect and memorable day for all those who dusted off their old stead and braved the demanding Peaks trails.

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The inspirational Mr. K

October 23rd will see the climax to our little series at Leigh Hill in the North Downs. The event is being hosted by our South East group and from reading the recce threads it promises to be a great days riding. Full details can be found here.

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Retrobike Rides have now been going strong for many years. They have evolved from a couple of dodgy looking characters meeting in the woods to ride their retro pride and joys to groups of up to 40 enthusiasts meeting up to enjoy their bikes, company and trails.
In doing so a friendly atmosphere has been created and good riding manners developed, giving Retrobike Rides unique qualities and banter. As always with Retrobike Rides, everyone is welcome and made to feel welcome.
All abilities are catered for with the rule being we only get round as fast as the slowest person, with short cuts and chicken runs being planned into the routes.

If this appeals to you, please come and join in at one of our National or Local events.

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The epic Forest Of Dean meet, May 2011.

The Retrobike National Events Calendar 2010/11

With support from Image

Rd 1 - Cannock Turkey Twizzler - Cancelled due to weather.
Rd 2 - Thetford - Jan 23rd (Sunday)
Rd 1 - Cannock Turkey Twizzler re-run - February 12th (Saturday)
Rd 3 - Forest of Dean - 14th May (Saturday)
Rd 4 - Drumlanrig - August 14th (Sunday)
Rd 5 - Mr. K's Day in the Peaks - Sept 10th (Saturday)
Rd 6 - South Downs - October 23rd (Sunday)

With the usual annual Retrobike attendance at:

- The Hell of North Cotswolds (Sunday April 10th 2011)
- Mountain Mayhem (Weekend of June 17th-19th 2011)


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Around the Regions

MacRetro - Contact Kaiser, The Ken, Clockworkgazz or Big Eck for more details.

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September:

There has been some great sunday rides out in the kingdom of Fife this month. Our east coast so-solid-crew, have been mashing it up big stylee and if you can put up with the obvious genetic shortcomings all are welcome to join them on what seems to be a weekly singletrack shindig type thang.

Arran has been explored again by The Ken and rado and is as always, a mt bike and road haven. If you are ever up in bonnie eccosse then a visit to this Isle is well worth it and for the price of a killie pie, a macretro rider will come with you and will endevour to get you lost.

October:

Apart from the ongoing weekly rides, the high"light" will be the night ride at Glentress. Not a exclusive retro ride but I'm sure there will be a good selection of old pig iron and all in honour of the original repack ride albeit in the dark. should be lots of crashes and all welcome.

Friday 21st October- Glentress

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=166665

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North East England & Yorkshire - Contact Kaya, chrisV40 or Marc two tone for more details.

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September:

This month was all about "A Day in the Peaks" and what a day it was, The best way to describe it would be to check out the aftermath... Here
We also had a short notice recce of the of the up coming Repack Anniversary ride, chat and pics.... Here

October:

We've already had one of this months rides so you know how good it was, but for those who weren't there heres the...Aftermath

Our next ride is on the 22nd and is the Repack 35th Anniversary ride, check out the details... Here

Theres also the.... RetroBike National Rides Series: Round 6 Leigh Hill
on the 23rd,
.... we hope our new deputy Marc Two Tone will be there flying the NE & Yorks flag.

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North West England & North Wales - Contact drystonepaul, mr_ship, Harry Crumb (North West England) mrkawasaki or Sidewinder (North Wales) for more details.

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September:

The highlight of the NWA calendar was surely the annual Retrobike 'Day in the Peaks' ride. Over fifty riders were squeezed into a garish display of lycra, coming out to show some K Pride in the Peak District. With the return of the venerable Mr Kawasaki from a two year riding absence from his own event and with favourable weather, a great route was enjoyed by everyone out there.
All the recce rides were certainly worth it too. A group management strategy and a great team helping out ensured that nobody got left behind, nobody got lost and nobody got hurt. (The emotional scarring of EdEdward's tales not withstanding of course)
I also managed to pre-order my bacon bap and coffee so it was waiting for me when I arrived last at the cafe.
These things really count y'know. Peaks aftermath here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=165280

October:

There are a few rides planned for October. We'll be back somewhere in the Peaks on the 8th October and then off to the North Downs for the final round of the national series on the 23rd.
Keep an eye on the NWA section for more announcements soon: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=30

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East Midlands - Contact Orange71 or rc200ti for more details.

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Photo of the month: Dusk on a warm dry Tuesday night ride at Ticknall

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September:

A busy month with many of us attending the day in the Peaks ride (a record turnout with 50 or so riding!). We also continued our regular Tuesday night rides visiting Derbyshire and Leicestershire this month including a haul up the highest point in the East Midlands - Bardon Hill and a splendid evening in the pub after a Ticknall ride blowing up balloons into extraordinary shapes (they were meant to be animals...) - memorable! We also did one or two early morning weekend rides locally as well.

October:

More of the same. Regular Tuesday night rides, see here for planned rides and here for the associated chat and unplanned rides are announced usually in green so are easier to spot amongst the blather :D

Also - don't forget our East Midlands route resource for ideas of tracks and routes that you might want to ride in the area. It has maps and descriptions for lots of rides in the region.

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West Midlands - Contact Ededwards or Chris for more details.

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September:
September in the West Midlands featured a tidy ride in the Forest of Dean organised by theredchilli - eschewing the waymarked trails we rode some sweet singletrack and ended up at the pub before lunch (and also before the heavens opened). Significantly it also featured the return of Del, finally back from a broken collarbone.

On a personal note, I rode the Three Peaks Cyclocross - the horror, the horror.

October:

The main ride for October is again organised by theredchilli, 15th October 2011 in The Black Mountains http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=163048 and looks set to be a powerful antidote to the World Cup rugby.

And finally, we're having a little ride just before Christmas with a spot of traditional roast thrown in - why not join us (that'll be me plus imaginery friend) http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=164935 ?

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Anglia - Contact Cannondaleking, REKIBorter or Lou74 (Anglia) for more details.

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October:

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Lincolnshire - Contact Pickle or Andy B for more details.

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October:

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South West England - Contact Jonnyboy666, tiboltrider or Heathy for more details.

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September:
Busy month!!

This is the aftermath from the first Leigh woods and Ashton Court ride on the 4th of September
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=164507

Not forgetting the Peaks national meet aswel which for me was only the start as it was part of a 6 day epic! the pic of adam jumping is during that 6 day epic
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=165280

There was also a Leigh Woods ride on the 1st of october, there isn't an aftermath thread but it was a great ride encompassing Ashton Court aswel.

Haldon-ish ride from October 2nd http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=163969

October:

Sunday the 9th of October, my new forest bimble
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=167000

Black Mountains ride, sort of inter-area ride 15th of October
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=163049

plymouth 6th of november, i know this is for next month but it won't be in time for the next newsletter so it's getting some early publicity!
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=165084

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South East England - Contact TheGreenRabbit or BobCatMaxfor more details.

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September:

Advertised as a bit of a quiet month, it turned up a little surprise..

Racing returned to Whiteways for one night only! (Forum thread) - (Website). It would seem this is the precursor to a possible series and enduro for next year. Can't wait :D

SSUK at Ashdown Forest proved itself to be a great course for the few that entered. Build up and post ride details in this thread with some links to pics right at the end

There was a small spattering of local riders at large too, including a bike jumble at Ripley

October:

IT'S THE BIG ONE!

and for those of you that have been hiding under a box of bits in the cave..

Area Rides Thread
SE Area thread

See you retrobates there..

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South Wales - (WTD AEC and Deputy for South Wales area)

Please contact sinnett177 if interested.

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RetroBike National Ride Series League Table

To date 5 riders (plus me) have completed all 4 rounds and 117 different riders have attended! With just 1 round remaining there is still plenty to play for and some cracking prizes to boot.

Anglian & Lincs
Rekiborter ~ 325 + 400 + 500 + 0 + 0 = 1225
Lou74 ~ 225 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 225
Letmetalktomark ~ 100 + 300 + 300 + 0 + 300 = 1000
Clem_r ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
TREBOR2 ~ 225 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0= 225
lewisthewhippet ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0= 200
LGF ~ 200 + 250 + 300 + 0 + 400 = 1150
AverageMark ~ 50 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 50
Boy o Boy ~ 200 + 250 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 750
Bm0p700f ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
Danson67 ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 600
Andy_B ~ 250 + 400 + 400 + 400 + 400 = 1850
Luked2 ~ 100* + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 100
Detomaso ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
Marin man ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
sam_white ~ 100* + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 100
Harry Hume ~ 100 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 100
Minty Sauce ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
Longun ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400

NWA
elpedro666 ~ 250 + 300 + 400 + 300 + 300= 1550
Drystonepaul ~ 400 + 400 + 350 + 450 + 400 = 2000
Mrlee ~ 300 + 300 + 500 + 0 + 400 = 1500
Woody ~ 300 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 700
Harrycrumb ~ 300 + 500 + 350 + 0 + 400 = 1550
Charlieboy28 ~ 300 + 300 + 400 + 0 + 400 = 1400
Stewlewis ~ 0 + 400 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 400
AndyBag ~ 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 300
MrKawasaki ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 + 400 = 700
Beavis ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
Giant1 ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
Kiran ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 500 + 300 = 800
Paul Bracegridle ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
Mr_ship ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
Ramage ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300

NE&YORKS
Dr S ~ 300 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 300
Sithlord ~ 400 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 400
Kev Duckworth ~ 400 + 300 +0 + 0 + 0 = 700
Kaya ~ 300 + 0 + 0 + 500 + 400 = 1200
Marc two tone ~ 300 + 400 + 500 + 400 + 400 = 2000
Old Ned ~ 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 300
SLM Racing ~ 0 + 300 + 400 + 0 + 0 = 800
RichAitch ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 500 + 500 = 1000
ChrisV40 ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 500 = 500
Fluffy Chicken ~ ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
RobAtkin ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300

Mids
Rob RC200ti ~ 300 + 300 + 300 + 0 + 300 = 1200
The Guvnor ~ -800 + 150 + 200 + 500 + 300 = 350
Any123 ~ 300 + 200 + 250 + 0 + 300 = 1000
Team Lard ~ 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
Xen Master ~ 0 + 100 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 100*
Velocitizen ~ 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 300
NakedGav ~ 0 + 200 + 400 + 0 + 0 = 600
Weeman_mtb ~ 0 + 200 + 250 + 0 + 300 = 750
Iwasgoodonce ~ 0 + 200 + 250 + 0 + 0 = 450
Spencer13 ~ 0 + 400 + 400 + 0 + 400 = 1200
Ededwards ~ 0 + -4800 + 500 + 0 + 300 = -4000
DEL ~ 0 + 200 + 100 + 0 + 0 = 300
CAS ~ 0 + 200 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 400
Christy ~ 0 + 100 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 100*
Uncle Monty ~ 0 + 100 + 0 + 100 + 0 = 100*
Pfennig ~ 0 + 100 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 100*
Unocogero ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
Dave (Ed‘s friend) ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Daj ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 + 300 = 500
GT-Steve ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Retro Spud ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
CeriEvans ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Pete the guide ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
Gerryattrick ~ 0 + 0 +200 + 0 + 0 = 200
JimboXC ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
DoctorRad ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Das ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Matdavey ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Feetabix ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 +0 + 300 = 300
Captain Cosmic ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
Matthew71 ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
Gruff ~ 225 + 0 + 300 + 0 + 300 = 825
RetroMouse ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
Ratcapa ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
Restorich ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
IMNOTANUMBER06 ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
John Loman ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
The Grouch 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
P Ward ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300

South East
TedC ~ 400 + 0 + 400 + 0 + 300 = 1100
grd ~ 300 + 400 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 700
Wizard of Oz ~ 0 + 300 + 400 + 0 + 400= 1100
Twister ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
WuTangled ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 + 300 = 500
I believe in fixies ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
Max ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
FatGav ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 300

South West
Jonnyboy666 ~ 400 + 500 + 0 + 500 + 400 = 1800
Gravy Monster ~ 400 + 0 + 400 + 0 + 300 = 1100
Pure7-89 ~ 250 + 300 + 0 + 0 + 300 = 850
Makster ~ 0 + 400 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 400
Heathy ~ 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 600
Old Kit ~ 0 + 100 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 100*
Ajantom ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
The_duke ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
Look back ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
Retrobate ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300

Wales
Granny grinder ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300

Scotland
ClockworkGaz ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
The Ken ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
Hawmaw ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
Dyna-Ti ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
BigEck ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
Zig Zag ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 500 + 0 = 500
Velomaniac ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
Mikee ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
Kaiser ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 575 + 0 = 575
Weardaleadventurer ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
Jimmy Hendrix ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 400


Unknown rider on a Coyote at FoD?

* These low scores generally indicate that Sinnett177 couldn’t recognise you and so could only score on basic things like attendance. If you drop him a PM with a description of who you are and what you were riding you will have your points amended. If you've been missed off completely, again PM as above.

Enjoy your riding!


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