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National RB Event: Trough of Bowland Aftermath Thread.
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Author:  sinnett177 [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:46 pm ]
Post subject:  National RB Event: Trough of Bowland Aftermath Thread.

AFTERMATH!!!

Attendance of 24 riders young and old. A new NW&NWA record.

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In order of arrival at the Whelpstone Café, sinnett177, mr_ship, Drystonepaul, Woody, Stally, Stewlewis, Andy, Harrycrumb, Neil and son, Elpedro and wife, Crud, Easyrider and wife, Garrema, Shaun, Brocklanders, Beavis, Giant1, Mr. K, Dr. S, Saltiman, Sithlord.

A great turnout thanks for attending. Many pictures were taken and I’ve displayed a few below, sure many more will be posted up by one of the several photographers on the day. More of mine (62 in total) can be found by following this link to flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinnett177 ... 396513623/


Some really good technical riders with us today:
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And some not so good:
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The first North West and North Wales Bike of The Ride 2010 (BoTR 2010) was chosen by the youngest rider on the ride and my did that young fella choose well, my Raleigh Dyna-Tech! Sadly the evil DSP power washed the sticker off later in the day :evil:

Hope you all had a great day, hope to see you all again very soon.

Author:  stewlewis [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:55 pm ]
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Brilliant day.
My awesome lack of fitness reared it's ugly head in the afternoon but it didn't spoil a great time.
Great Group, nice to see more faces/names.
Great Bikes.
Great surroundings.

Thanks to all.

Some pics:
http://cid-37f1732b86534bcd.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Gisburn%20Retro?uc=1&isFromRichUpload=1

Author:  stewlewis [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:00 pm ]
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Google Earth KML file

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Author:  Dr S [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:16 pm ]
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Just got through the door. Shower and food needed badly!
Very enjoyable day with great company and even the weather gods were kind. Huge thanks to the NWAs for having us Yorkies along and a big big thanks to Mark and Paul for the slick organization- very proffesional and loved the infectious enthusiasm. Glad to meet some new faces although I'm rubbish with names- I will know you by bike next time :lol:

Right then, where's the curry menu gone?

Cheers
Si
Goat botherer
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Author:  sinnett177 [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:39 pm ]
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My pics are not up on the intro post.

Had a great day, hope you all enjoyed it as much as me.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:17 pm ]
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Great big thank you to everyone for making the effort to come along and share in a very successful ride. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting lots of new and not so new faces.
Apologies for holding everyone up with the one and only puncture, but no apologies whatsoever for cleaning Mark's Dyna-Tech for him. :wink:

And now for some pictures... lots of pictures:

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Author:  giant-one [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:19 pm ]
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Had a fantastic day with a fantastic group of people.
Will def have the 1990 Ridgeback 603 GS up and running on the next ride and leave the big rig at home.

Great day, great people, great bikes.

Look forward to the pics.

Author:  crud [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:29 pm ]
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had a great day! thanks to paul and mark and everyone else

i was a bit shy so didnt speak too many of you :oops: but some lovely bikes and a great atmosphere 8)

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:14 pm ]
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Had a great time and even got my picture on the forum. Think I need to eat/drink less, ride more looking at that :oops:

Thanks to all and see you soon on the next one. Got the bug now. :wink:

Author:  clockworkgazz [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:46 pm ]
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looks like a belter of a day well in lads- wish I could have been there- some mighty fine bikes 8)

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:35 am ]
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Great day out, nice to meet some of you guys and see some awesome bikes. Hats off to Mark and Paul for such a brilliantly organised event.

Apologies if we held anyone up, Mrs E_R took a tumble at the start on the ice and had a confidence knock (elPedro666 did a sterling job of avoiding her too :wink: ) so we hung back for the rest of the ride.

After initially not seeing eye to eye with the Saracen on her maiden off road voyage, we came to an agreement towards the end after it threw me off twice in comical spd stuck fashion (luckily no one saw either :lol: ) that I would stop slagging of her weight and we got on much better after that, could be won by her yet.

Author:  andybag [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:33 am ]
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great day hope at next event to ride all the way round and not fall off as much
thanks andyb

Author:  mr_ship [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:34 am ]
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Top day yesterday. Great weather, some lovely bikes and great to meet some other people that enjoy riding old junk :lol:
Cheers to Mark and Paul for organizing it all.

Author:  Sithlord [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:23 am ]
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A few from a great ride yesterday, great bikes, great company.. :)


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Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:10 pm ]
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Had a great day, good seeing all the bikes and faces together

I will have to go to more of these meets in the future I think

lovin the photos taken in the shaded wood very nice

Author:  Woody [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:51 pm ]
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Another fantastic Retrobike ride round the Gisburn trails !

Special thanks to Mark & Paul for putting on a great ride ! It was really good to meet more people from the site , see some amazing bikes (minty Marin Pine mountain and gorgeous Nuke Proof) .... and i got to meet the Gold trader of the year ...every year Sithlord !! :wink: Loved every minute of the day and I hope to see everyone again soon !! ....oh , and I got to put my Bike of the region sticker on the Dekerf :D

Fantastic pic's so far and I'll add a few of my own !!

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Author:  REKIBorter [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:41 pm ]
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Looks like a great ride and what a brilliant turn out, well done Mark & Paul. Good to see a Parkpre on the trails :D

Author:  saltyman [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:29 pm ]
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8)

great pics, wish i could of stayed for the top loop after lunch, time was against us though.

great day, thanks for having us northerners.

Author:  Stally [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:10 pm ]
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Great pics guys. I loved the ride, I'll definatly be going back when it drys out.

Was good to see the usuall and new faces.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:11 pm ]
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Anyone requiring a 'Retrobike Rider' tag for attending this event and riding retro? If so pm me i'll get a list off to John.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:00 pm ]
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Is anyone attempting a roll of honour? I'm turd with remembering names, so would be good to put faces to usernames/names/bikes :D

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:05 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
Is anyone attempting a roll of honour? I'm turd with remembering names, so would be good to put faces to usernames/names/bikes :D

This is what I got, but seem to have 1 name too many as I counted 23 and not 24 riders in the photo (me and Mr. K excluded as we were taking pictures).

sinnett177, mr_ship, Drystonepaul, Woody, Stally, Stewlewis, Andy, Harrycrumb, Neil and son, Elpedro and wife, Crud, Easyrider and wife, Garrema, Shaun, Brocklanders, Beavis, Giant1, Mr. K, Dr. S, Saltiman, Sithlord.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:37 pm ]
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I'll have the first go at the bike/person matching game.
As I was in charge of making head counts I remember counting 23 out and in again, so i'm not sure where the extra name has come from. I did think that sinnett177 made a list when he handed out the welcome packs and maps but...

sinnett177: Team Raleigh Dyna-Tech
mr_ship: Nuke Proof Ti
drystonepaul: Raleigh Dyna Tech
Woody: DeKerf Generation
Stally: Specialized S-works
Stewlewis: Giant Box One retro full susser
Andybag: Grisley Mega 20
Harrycrumb: Parkpre 825
Neil: Trek 950
and son: Scott
Elpedro666: Modern mmmbop
and Kiran: Ibis Alibi
crud: Saracen Sahara Elite
easy_rider: Saracen Traverse Hydrotech
and wife: Kona full susser
Garrema:
Shaun: KHS Ti
Brocklanders: Orange Clockwork LX
Beavis: Marin Pine Mountain
Giant1: Modern Giant full suss nonsense
Mr. K: Mantis Pro Floater lovely retro full suss nonsense
Dr. S: Mountain Goat WTR
Saltyman: Pace RC200 F3
Sithlord: Ritchey P20

Apologies for and mistakes/gaps/sarcasm.
Please feel free to make any additions and corrections. :)

Author:  stewlewis [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:42 pm ]
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My nonsense was a Giant Box One.
Mr K's lovely nonsense was a Mantis.
Andy was on Grisley Mega 20.

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:44 pm ]
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Mr. K: retro full suss nonsense (what was it?) ........
Wasn't that the lovely Mantis?

Giant1: Modern Giant full suss nonsense .......
:lol: :lol: :lol: I'll shame him into sorting some retro out. He had a single speed Ridgeback in the van but didn't have the bottle to be stuck in the same gear.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:48 pm ]
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Mr. K: retro full suss nonsense (what was it?) ........
Wasn't that the lovely Mantis?


Of course it was a Mantis. Mr K moved so fast every time I tried to either photograph him or hang onto his wheel on the climbs and descents I never clearly made it out. He rides like a pro y'know... :wink:

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:27 am ]
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Although it pains me to type it - the strangely compelling double act that is Mark and Paul, have a happy knack of arranging top rides with top weather and company... long may it continue!

Memories include:

> severe lack of signage en route to Tosside - expected dayglo markers from the end of the M66...
> people riding rented bikes - what's that about??
> the ice maiden sliding down the first fire road in front of me...
> awesome turnout - although we had to wait for Dr S's Gaviscom to take effect before we could pedal off...
> young Sean cracking under the pressure exacted by the ride leader
> the Mantis random ejector seat - note to self: get some damping in that rear shock
> duck board - with ice :-(
> fag breaks
> lots of titanium hardware on show
> chip butties - still gastronomic bliss after all these years
> easier bottom half that lulled me into a false sense of security and well being for the second, manlier half...
> at last, other people taking snaps!

So, a few black marks earnt here and there just go to prove that, unlike certain holy grails, the quest for the perfect ride must continue for Mark and Paul - would we have it any other way?! ;-)

Thanks to all that turned out - hope to ride with you again.

Mr K

PS. If you want your photos just PM me you email and I'll send you what I have.

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Author:  mrkawasaki [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:31 am ]
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8)

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Author:  mrkawasaki [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:38 am ]
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:oops:

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Author:  mrkawasaki [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:39 am ]
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Author:  mr_ship [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:06 am ]
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Some great photos of the ride.
DSP, to add to the list I think it was Shaun on the KHS titanium?

So there we have it....Mountain Goat WTR, Nuke Proof Ti, Pace RC200, ParkPre 825, Mantis Pro Floater, Ritchey P20, Orange Clockwork, Ibis Alibi, The Dynatech, Marin Pine Mountain, KHS Ti, etc, etc......just proves us Northerners have bloody good taste in old metal and aren't scared to get 'em covered in mud :lol:

Author:  Dr S [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:08 am ]
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Pics :)

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Day Go!
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Laikin' Out
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Raw Proof
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Deep Dark Woods
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Author:  Dr S [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:20 am ]
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More :o

Fishnets
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Woodsman
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Beeline
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Travellers Rest
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E By Gum
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Reach
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Author:  Dr S [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:53 am ]
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More...

Greying
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Splattered Goat
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Race Relations
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Precious Metal
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Praying Mantis
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Old Speckled Hen
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Author:  Dr S [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:53 pm ]
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last lot....

P0rn Sight
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Rich Tea
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Dayglow Revisited
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Dry Stone Crawl
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Swansong
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Peeping Tom
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Three Feet High and Rising
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End Credits
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Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:08 pm ]
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Some great photos there Si, thanks for coming along and taking so many shots.

Author:  John [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:57 pm ]
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Looks like an excellent day chaps. Some great photos too :D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:19 pm ]
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Great to see so many great photos from the day. Very pleased that everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves. I certainly did. :D

However...

mrkawasaki wrote:
So, a few black marks earnt here and there just go to prove that, unlike certain holy grails, the quest for the perfect ride must continue for Mark and Paul - would we have it any other way?! ;-)


Will you be sending us a full report and score-card so we can improve things for next time sir? :wink:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:55 pm ]
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And to think he called my welcome packs 'anal' :lol:

Author:  Sidewinder [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:04 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
And to think he called my welcome packs 'anal' :lol:

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Author:  beavis [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:27 pm ]
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Couldn't have asked for a better 'first retro ride' - worth every inch of anodising that came off my rims!! (..anyone got a pair of mint Araya RM17's in ano grey..?)

Great photos too - cheers to everyone who took them. Particularly liked the Ritchey and Dekerf bikes.




Seriously though, I need some rims. :wink:

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:30 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:

Will you be sending us a full report and score-card so we can improve things for next time sir? :wink:


Secret dossier is complete - you will learn your fate in due course... ;-)

Mr K - all seeing

Author:  Stally [ Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:09 am ]
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The pictures look amazing, bringing back some memories of a great ride.

Mr K, I'm loving the pic of me grabbing retro air time

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:41 pm ]
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Super-slick day out, very impressed with Mark & Paul's organising, the turnout, the bikes (except mine - but my Ibis did at least get ridden!) even the weather! 8)

Some stunning photos - thanks to all who've posted them.

Mountain Goat for my pick, although the De Kerf pushed it hard, and Si's Ritchey is almost too perfected, if that makes any sense :? :lol:

Chili was awesome too (in the bar afterwards) :oops:

Thanks again, see you all soon...

Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:17 pm ]
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'Retrobike Rider' tags requested, if for any reason they don't show in the next few days please let me know and i'll chase John.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:26 pm ]
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Great pictures guys 8) :D

Author:  WD Pro [ Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:26 am ]
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Great bike 8) but letting it take a dump in public is outrageous !!!! :lol:

WD :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:28 am ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
'Retrobike Rider' tags requested, if for any reason they don't show in the next few days please let me know and i'll chase John.


I'm guessing I don't deserve one of these...? :cry: :cry: :cry:

Although the only reason I wasn't riding retro was that I lent my retro to a newbie who wouldn't otherwise have been able to come, thus swelling the ranks and generally doing good for the entire cause, so I might plead my case a little :wink: 8)












Plus we brought cake.
:lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:01 pm ]
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Great bike 8) but letting it take a dump in public is outrageous !!!! :lol:

WD :D


That was the cranks dropping a load and rubbing the chainstays. mr_ship had to swap them for a spare set of mint M900 XTRs before actually riding it.

true story. :lol:


elPedro666 wrote:
I'm guessing I don't deserve one of these...? :cry: :cry: :cry:


What can I say? We don't make the rules... (up as we go along) :roll:

Author:  beavis [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:35 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
'Retrobike Rider' tags requested, if for any reason they don't show in the next few days please let me know and i'll chase John.



Not appeared yet, :cry:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:15 pm ]
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beavis wrote:
sinnett177 wrote:
'Retrobike Rider' tags requested, if for any reason they don't show in the next few days please let me know and i'll chase John.



Not appeared yet, :cry:

I'll pm John again tonight, thanks for letting know.

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