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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Bring the '90 Eldridge, brilliant bike... 8) :D

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Couple of Q's, as I've not been there before:

Flats or SPD's? Thinking things like ''The Slab'', Hully Gully, severe grade routes 'n all...?!
Cafe stop, or Mrs Dossa rustling up some butties?
It's a bit of a schlepp from Birkenhead, if I'm running a tad late is there a certain route to follow to catch up etc?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Location: Settle N Yorks
Flats or spds, eithers fine, all the 'black' sections are optional. I won't be sampling the slab I don't think (17stone and cantis with shimano pads are not overly compatible) but Hully Gully, Homebaked etc and the duck boards are all fine with a rigid bike. I'm thinking the Eldridge.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00 pm 
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Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:39 am
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Location: Burton on trent
Hi. Thinking of tyres.. Modern sticky or retro and perished.
Nearly got my second bike built. Just short of a 30.2mm seatpost.
Does anyone have one to borrow or sell that is going on Sunday. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:07 pm 
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There's a few rocky sections which may give the old tyres a hammering especially the pitched stone descent sections, but it's all very grippy terrain, with any exposed rock being coarse gritstone, (makes your hands bleed if you wall the stuff with no gloves on a wet day) not slimey limestone. I'll be on a pair of lightly perished wildslippers.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Furiously trying to cobble something together for this.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Off into the garage to get my ride finished off now.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:40 pm 
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At the risk of cursing everything, the weather forecast is looking good for Sunday.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Location: He doesn't live in "The You-Kay"; he lives in GREAT BRITAIN!
Have fun on Sunday everyone, I think I'm going to have to miss out on this afterall. I went for my first longish ride of the year the other day [I saw the Pendle Hunt in the distance, I've never seen a real live fox hunt before!] and am incredibly knackered now. I feel particularly unfit, so need to sort this out before the Coniston ride in Spring, which I'm determined to get to. T.T.F.N


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:25 am 
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Was hoping to make this too but am heading back to work tomorrow :evil:
Hopefully see y'all at the Lakes ride next month.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:59 am 
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i was going to make this one, now i am in charge of my lad for the day.
so see you on the next one. weather looks perfect.
look forward to the pics.


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