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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:52 am 
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Me and a few mates have been riding the Marin Trail during the week and three of us are riding retro, the fourth has just gone full suss Stumpjumper, apart from that he's a top bloke! Usually it's once but sometimes twice a week, normal start is about 8pm. Protocol expects we sup a pint in Trefiw afterwards, so thats approx 2.5 hours to do the trail as well as the associated faffing.

Due to demographics I know most of the region live across the border but thought that posting up a regular night ride might encourage a few locals to come out of the wood and into the woods. :wink:

Of course the invitation extends to our cousins in the NW.

Post any interest and I'll let you know when we are next on course, generally we pre-arrange a week in advance with Monday and Wednesday evenings being the most preferred choice. Hwyl.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Cheers for the heads up Pogo thats one of the finest trails Ive been too, have you noticed the illuminous moss at nite ?
I would like to join in sometime soon (poss spring)
Lee.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:04 pm 
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mrlee wrote:
have you noticed the illuminous moss at nite ?
I would like to join in sometime soon (poss spring)


Illuminous Moss? Not seen any, that's probably because of the driving rain getting in my eyes ( or is that just buckets of sweat?), I'm not sure!

Feel free to join in any time, Spring time-anytime. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:20 pm 
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Hiya,
I'd love to come along if you don't mind.
Live in Bethesda, fairly local to Marin.
Just need to give my lights a spring clean.
James


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:58 pm 
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JTD wrote:
Hiya,
I'd love to come along if you don't mind.
Live in Bethesda, fairly local to Marin.
Just need to give my lights a spring clean.
James


You're more than welcome mate. Not set a day for next week, it'll be Tuesday or less likely the Friday. If that suits let me know and we can arrange something proper.

Normally we arrive at the lower car-park about 7.30 to 8 pm depending on everyone's schedule. We usually have a faff factor of about 10 minutes before setting off and depending on weather and other variables we occasionally cut the route short at the half-way stage, tho that's by common consent.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:44 pm 
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Sounds good to me.
I'll skip next week to make sure I've got working lights and join you the week after.
Never ridden Marin rigid before, should be interesting.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:44 pm 
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According to AA routefinder its just under 2.5 hours to Betws-y-Coed from Work. So 8pm start is doable with 5:30 finish.
Trail I've wanted to do, love night riding - crazy idea to combine the 2 ... replying as much so I can easily find this thread again.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:53 pm 
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KevD wrote:
According to AA routefinder its just under 2.5 hours to Betws-y-Coed from Work. So 8pm start is doable with 5:30 finish.
Trail I've wanted to do, love night riding - crazy idea to combine the 2 ... replying as much so I can easily find this thread again.

Thanks


Strewth! :shock:

If you're making such an effort we can always work around your schedule- but we don't do weekends or Thursday nights.
Still getting my head around the dedication being shown here, top man. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:52 pm 
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Well I usually travel and hour and a bit to Gisburn, so its "only" double...


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