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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:08 pm 
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Went for a quick spin to Delamere this morning, trying out my newly finished ride :D

Somewhat embarrassingly kept to the main forest roads though... :oops:

But it was a lovely morning, plenty of modern bikes on show but a poor showing on the retro front I'm sorry to report... :| :D

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Time for another NW Retro Ride to Delamere sometime soon, perhaps......?

Matty :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:11 pm 
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How did the trails hold up with the recent rain? We should have organised a ride while we had the good weather, those trails do get very boggy.
Bike looks rather nice!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:12 am 
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Easy_Rider wrote:
How did the trails hold up with the recent rain? We should have organised a ride while we had the good weather, those trails do get very boggy.
Bike looks rather nice!


Trails were well drained and suprisingly dry considering it must have poured down on the Saturday. I imagine it would have been a bit boggy off the forest roads but I did a couple of loops and the last picture shows my bike at the end of the ride and it's still pretty clean!

Had a look at the previous NW&NW thread to Delamere and parked at the Abbey Arms pub as well! Better than paying for parking eh?!

Happy to go there for a RetroRide :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:50 am 
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What fork is that on your bike ?
Not been delamere for ages.
Could do with a ride out there soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:51 pm 
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videojetman wrote:
What fork is that on your bike ?
Not been delamere for ages.
Could do with a ride out there soon.


Tange Switchblades, jeff

Yeah, Delamere's ok but a bit bland really - nice enough for a bimble on a Sunday, though. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:58 pm 
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Dossa wrote:
videojetman wrote:
What fork is that on your bike ?
Not been delamere for ages.
Could do with a ride out there soon.


Tange Switchblades, jeff

Yeah, Delamere's ok but a bit bland really - nice enough for a bimble on a Sunday, though. :D

really good ride close to delamere mersey veiw helsby hill better singletrack :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Will have to check that out, then....... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Switchblades look great on there - not an obvious (to me) choice but really suit I think!

Delamere has loads of fun bits if you know where to look - we're working steadily on linking a bunch of them into a ride but like Gav says, there's really only two days a year when it's passable without a fatbike...

Billmac - I'd be really keen to search some of that out and try to link it in if it's possible. Not sure when we'll make it back over there but I'll be keen to pick your brains if you don't mind! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:17 am 
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elPedro666 wrote:

Switchblades look great on there - not an obvious (to me) choice but really suit I think!



They were the original forks on it, Pete.... :D

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:31 pm 
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Nice!

I've got some switchblades, but awaiting the right bike to put them on...


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