Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:19 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: New Member...
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:14 pm
Posts: 23
Location: North West England
Hello all. I am a old fart that lives near Warrington and I love Klunkerz and old retro stuff of all kinds. Hell, I still listen to music on vinyl! Don't ride far these days but still pootle around on my old Muddy Fox.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:49 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
North West Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 1026
Location: Idle hill
Hello and welcome aboard Joe :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:14 pm
Posts: 23
Location: North West England
Many thanks. I look forward to posting more and - who knows - maybe actually meeting up with some of you guys. Anyone live in my area? Warrington, Newton-le-Willows and surrounds?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:27 pm 
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:19 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Cheshire
Hello Joe,
I'm another newbie, I'm just the other side of Warrington near Northwich.

Pete.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:52 pm 
National & North West AEC
National & North West AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:43 am
Posts: 8146
Location: Macclesfield Forest
Hello and welcome to both of you (again).

We'll have to sort out a welcome ride soon. The next ride for the North West Area (NWA) is the Peaks ride in a couple of weeks.

More info here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=217138

We can always arrange something a bit more low key after that's all out of the way.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:54 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 10:01 am
Posts: 11214
Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
Do either of you have much experience of the trails in Delamere Forest? We did a ride there recently but I was the most knowledgeable present ... so we knew next to nothing!

Still found enough for a really enjoyable ride, but it always feels like there's loads more there if we only knew how to find it...

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=212059


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:03 am 
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:19 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Cheshire
I know Delamere pretty well and have covered a fair chunk of it over the years, I lived in Cuddington as a kid and we'd cycle up there 3 or 4 times a week during the summer evenings.
But even now I still find routes that I've not done before... or if I have the beer has faded those memories!!! lol.
Plus they have created a load of new paths, especially leading up (& down) Old Pale.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:43 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:14 pm
Posts: 23
Location: North West England
I used to be a member of the RSF & St. Helens CTC for my sins many, many years ago but a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then - I'm talking the late 80's when I stopped hard cycling. Now I'm a fat old man but have the spirit - if not the knees - to want to ride properly again instead of just about town as I do now. Delamere I used to know but it has changed over the years. Maybe a slow, gentle ride with lots of stops I could manage but my other problem is I have no car - never had one as I've always cycled, walked or used public transport. My partner, Debbie, has a car but I don't so my problem is I can't get to the meetings. Probably just as well in my state! :cry:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:07 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:44 pm
Posts: 2651
Location: Republik of Mancunia
Joe Poncho wrote:
but my other problem is I have no car - never had one as I've always cycled, walked or used public transport. My partner, Debbie, has a car but I don't so my problem is I can't get to the meetings. Probably just as well in my state! :cry:


I don't drive either but there's quite often a train station or a benevolent soul that will get you there. I go to rides from Man Picc mainly and there's quite a few rides that start a couple of miles from a station.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:14 pm
Posts: 23
Location: North West England
You are right of course. Let the train take the strain! I was toying with the idea of going to Llandudno on the train and having a scoot around there when I get a little fitter - probably next year now. The train goes straight there from my local station and another goes straight to Chester so I have no real excuse for not using them so I shall!
Regards,
Joe.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group