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NWA regional ride: Gisburn Forest ~ 17/02/13
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Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:41 am ]
Post subject:  NWA regional ride: Gisburn Forest ~ 17/02/13

NWA regional ride: Gisburn Forest

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:: Date: Sunday 17th February 2013
:: Distance/time: 11 miles (18 km) approx - about 4 hours of riding, talking, eating etc.
:: Meeting at: 10am for 10:30am start from the Whelpstone Cafe in Tosside, parking at rear of cafe or on the road. Free bike wash too!!!
:: Postcode for SatNav: BD23 4SQ
:: Website with trail map: Here
:: Terrain: Well drained fire roads, boards, single track and new fast flowing bermed roller coaster.

All welcome as usual. Hope to see a few people there or thereabouts.

Author:  videojetman [ Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:54 pm ]
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cool, this falls on my birthday.
sounds like a good way to celebrate.
don't forget my cake guys :wink:
all being well i'll be attending.

Author:  corsarob [ Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:39 pm ]
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i will defo try to make this one,thank god its on a sunday.

havnt been on my bike for years,and now weigh 17 stone,will i cope,is it easy? :?: :?:

Author:  saltyman [ Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:41 pm ]
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i might be ok if im in the lakes at the time, will check nearer time.

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:01 pm ]
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corsarob wrote:
i will defo try to make this one,thank god its on a sunday.

havnt been on my bike for years,and now weigh 17 stone,will i cope,is it easy? :?: :?:



You'll be fine round Gisburn mate.


Gaaar, party for my sisters 50th has just changed to the night before this so I'll try to make it but all will come down to how far I can keep away from the grog :oops:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:13 pm ]
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corsarob wrote:
havnt been on my bike for years,and now weigh 17 stone,will i cope,is it easy? :?: :?:

The Gisburn route has a fair bit of climbing so I wouldn't call it altogether easy. It's a figure of eight circuit with an easier lower loop and a tougher higher loop.
We start near to the crossover so it's pretty good if you need to short-cut back for an early brew or pint.

Author:  Kona-Ian [ Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:40 pm ]
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Are Doctor Dre and Ice Cube going to be there?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:15 pm ]
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Kona-Ian wrote:
Are Doctor Dre and Ice Cube going to be there?

Probably not, but I heard a rumour that DJ Yella will be at the Dog and Partridge.

Author:  Kona-Ian [ Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:30 pm ]
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Damn, ok thanks.

Author:  Rich Aitch [ Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:37 am ]
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Ah, a good way to start the Retrobike new year. So should I build up a bike, or just use an old favourite?

Author:  corsarob [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:28 am ]
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cant do it,just been out on my bike for my first proper ride in ages,and puked up all over,defo need to work on my fitness a bit more,driving all the way up there just to die after a few miles isnt good.

still trying to recover now,god i feel ill. :cry: :cry: :cry:

Author:  giant-one [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:46 pm ]
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Just to let you know, parking at the pub is not as spacious as it once was, they've put bollards on the main road bit but you can park in the Tosside visitors centre.

Not sure I can make this but will know nearer the time.

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:32 pm ]
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I'll try a make the effort to get along to this, as its not too far to travel.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:06 pm ]
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I'll be there for this one, I may show up late though, as I'll be doing some system testing at work early on, but shouldn't be too far behind, if late at all.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:49 pm ]
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a couple of pics to wet the appetite.........
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Author:  Rampage [ Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NWA regional ride: Gisburn Forest ~ 17/02/13

Maybe!
2 weeks to get a bike working, hmmm.

Author:  mrlee [ Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:54 pm ]
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Im in,
looking forward to this, next question what to ride :?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:18 pm ]
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I'm managing to get on with completing quite a few of my bikes at the moment. Along with a few new additions I'm almost spoilt for choice.
Still need to sort out some photos so I can start some build threads and turn more of those grey bikes in my signature to blue links.

Author:  Rampage [ Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:48 pm ]
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What sort of terrain is this ride?
Will it be gritty like Cannock?
I have a newly painted bike and don't really want to destroy it on her first ride!

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:28 am ]
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Rampage wrote:
What sort of terrain is this ride?
Will it be gritty like Cannock?
I have a newly painted bike and don't really want to destroy it on her first ride!

You'll be fine, it's nothing like Cannock, not gritty at all really.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:57 pm ]
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Right, I'm a definite now, going to put in a birthday appearance on the Saturday daytime (walk at Cannock - torture! :o ) and skive away early so that I can ride in the morning 8)

Wooooooo ... Hully Gully ... Hully Gully...

Author:  Myshrall189 [ Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:36 pm ]
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Hi. 2 more for Sunday. Myself and a friend who will have to ride slightly more modern unless we get the second bike together in time. (Hope you don't mind)
Have hastily fitted a set of maguras to my race elite so will be able to go even slower!!

Author:  Grumpy farmer [ Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:50 am ]
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Newbie here,
Smoke me a kipper I'll be there on Sunday, seeing as though it's only 10mins up the road. Currently snowing like chuff. Now is it going to be a Zolatone day or Rockhoppery day or do I brave the Father in laws cast off?
I have been a silent surfer on this site for a few years but i'm a technologically backward Luddite so I've not been a member until now. Have previously met Mr HarryCrumb when he collected the 87 tufftrax for drystonepaul a few years back.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:23 pm ]
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Good stuff Grumpy, be glad to have you along!

Can you let me know if we're going to need spikes... :wink:

Author:  Grumpy farmer [ Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:07 pm ]
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Well seeing as though walling work has yet again ground to a halt due to damned white stuff, I thought i would take the dog for a quick (not actually quick I'm not capable) run round the top loop. At 13:30 there was 4-5" on sections up by the crags. I bailed out and came back down on the fire roads cos it was a tad chilly and i was riding in wellies and a flexothane coat with work trousers on. Duck boards were tricky! There has been a lot of repair work done up there recently and the new section is a peach with a nice little pitched stone section which tries to bounce you out of control on a rigid bike.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:11 pm ]
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Sounds like fun! Been loads of work done since I last made it over, looking forward to seeing it all :D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:35 am ]
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It'll be good to meet you Grumpy farmer. I haven't got very far with that 1987 Tufftrax at all...

I have since picked up 1989 and 1990 versions which have been built up though.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:13 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
It'll be good to meet you Grumpy farmer. I haven't got very far with that 1987 Tufftrax at all...

I have since picked up 1989 and 1990 versions which have been built up though.

Yes It,'ll be good to meet you again, it was me who picked up the '87 for Paul. Will you be bringing the Marin out on Sunday?

Author:  Grumpy farmer [ Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:20 am ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
drystonepaul wrote:
It'll be good to meet you Grumpy farmer. I haven't got very far with that 1987 Tufftrax at all...

I have since picked up 1989 and 1990 versions which have been built up though.

Yes It,'ll be good to meet you again, it was me who picked up the '87 for Paul. Will you be bringing the Marin out on Sunday?



Well it's lambing time in 2 weeks so if you wanted to part with the Tuff trax I can always make use of a spare hurdle about the place (seriously though I would buy it back cos I miss it).

Not sure whether 1990 Eldridge, 1991 rockhopper comp or 1995 boulder starship yet (not a boing or Ali fan though)

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:45 pm ]
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Ooo Starship! 8)

Author:  Dossa [ 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?

Ta :D

Author:  Grumpy farmer [ Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:54 pm ]
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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.

Author:  Myshrall189 [ Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00 pm ]
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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.

Author:  Grumpy farmer [ 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.

Author:  Rampage [ Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:13 pm ]
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Furiously trying to cobble something together for this.

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

Author:  drystonepaul [ 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.

Author:  Rich Aitch [ Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:43 pm ]
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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

Author:  mr_ship [ 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.

Author:  videojetman [ 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.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:42 am ]
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Rich Aitch wrote:
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


Behave Ritch, I'm going so you'll be fine! :wink: It's a figure of eight route too so very easy to chop it down to size - you'll be fine. Plus if you give me the nod I can talk bollox at the rest stops and buy you as long as you need... :D

No idea where the nearest station is but I'm sure one of us will run you to/from it to save bumping up the mileage, assuming you're on the train!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:51 pm ]
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While we are getting the excuses in...
I've not ridden for about two weeks and I'm suffering with back, neck and shoulder pain.

I'll still be there though, albeit with no idea of my form and with a completely untested and previously un-ridden bike.
Probably under-slept and hungover too.

Can't wait.

Author:  Rich Aitch [ Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:58 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:

Behave Ritch, I'm going so you'll be fine! :wink: It's a figure of eight route too so very easy to chop it down to size - you'll be fine. Plus if you give me the nod I can talk bollox at the rest stops and buy you as long as you need... :D

No idea where the nearest station is but I'm sure one of us will run you to/from it to save bumping up the mileage, assuming you're on the train!


Thanks Pete, but it's definitley not a goer now. I decided to clean out my radiators and then drain them this morning and fit new valves to make it work better/ quieter except of course I've damaged one of the copper pipes trying to take the valve off without a second spanner to hold it steady, so until the builders merchant re-opens on Monday and I can get a pipe cutter I've got no heating or hot water... And I'm not going mountainbiking if there's no hot bath to come home to!

Author:  Rampage [ Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:02 pm ]
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Screwfix / B&Q sell pipecutters.
A 1" headset spanner fits 15mm compression nuts quite well I happen to know!

Author:  Grumpy farmer [ Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:37 pm ]
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Blumin'eck, the Wildslippers are more Wildsplitters now I've blown them up :facepalm: , don't think I'll risk it. Looks like rockhopper tomorrow, that'll be it's first outing in my hands. If weathers as good as it was today it'll be grand.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:23 pm ]
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Managed a short test ride on tomorrow's choice of bike. Quite a long stem and a stretched out riding position.

I can add a sore knee to my list of ailments.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:35 pm ]
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My bikes ready just, if I'm late I'll just catch up, from the cars are you riding on the fire road until you take a right up into the quarry bit?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:47 pm ]
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Toying with starting a build after tea, think even I might see sense on this occasion and have a TopGear catch up session and an early night instead!

But just in case does anyone have a 26.4mm seatpost I could borrow? :wink:

Author:  Rampage [ Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:32 pm ]
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Test rode tomorrow's BSO and the long bars with not much sweep upset my wrist within a few minutes, so got to change stem and bars when I finish work tonight. Also I could do with more than 66% of the brake pad contacting the rotor.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:58 am ]
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Rotor....?

Author:  Rampage [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:09 am ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Rotor....?


Yes, 5 bolt hope. :P
I've removed the oversize bars and stem. I also have toe-clips and straps for extra points.

Is SRAM X4 modern? It's almost as bad as modern Shimano.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:15 am ]
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Ah, 5 bolt is all good 8)

Afraid so on the X4, I've got an X5 rear mech here I can't see me ever fitting to anything - industrial doesn't cover it!

Author:  Rampage [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:55 am ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Ah, 5 bolt is all good 8)

Afraid so on the X4, I've got an X5 rear mech here I can't see me ever fitting to anything - industrial doesn't cover it!


Sorry it's SX4, I think it has the same pull as a Shimano mech.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:11 am ]
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:cry:
Afraid I'm piking, will spare the grizzlies but suffice to say I've not slept yet and there's a bucket by the bed...

Not self inflicted either, unless this is the effect of being seemingly the only person on Cannock Chase without a bike!

At least that should guarantee some lovely sunny weather, hope it's a good ride!

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:06 am ]
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looking like I'll be out on time, so see you all there, minus Pete :cry:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:31 pm ]
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Knew that'd sort out the weather for you! :roll:

Author:  Rich Aitch [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:06 pm ]
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It was a good day for you all, like summer all day, whenever I go to Gisburn it wee's it down! I missed going but I was still fighting with my central heating at silly o'clock last.
Sorry you couldn't make it either Pete.
Hopefully I'll see you all at Coniston.
M'kay?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:46 pm ]
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Aftermath here: -> viewtopic.php?f=30&t=243887

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