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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:34 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks AEC
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Location: By the sea
9:30am and I'm enjoying the Peace & quite with a coffee watching the world go by, with people cumming from as far a Scotland & Lincoln I start to wounder if a simple cake run is worth traveling for.

The car park starts to fill with retrobikers and all the normal faffing and lusting over every-one's bikes
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We finally get the group piccy -1 who was to catch up with us later
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The Start

Guissy woods are at the edge of the north Yorkshire moors and the only way is up, after what seamed like an eternity to most we arrive at the top of the unsuitable's

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After gathering our thoughts and our breath we take a stone paved trail to Highcliff nab

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With all the damp weather and probably some cow wee, a small lake has appeared over the winter in the lower part of the trail.
The brave rode through but some were so warm from all the ascending that they waded through
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Soon we were at the back of Highcliff With its view's of sea & open moorland
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We start to cross the moors and on to the fast downhill double track to Sledale

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As we climb (again) we chat about "air time" over the drainage ditches.
We gather at the top of the next descent, some one tells me a rider has gone to open "the gate" the descent is wide and fast but the surface is full of small stones that make it like riding on ball-bearings but with a bit of grip. At the bottom there's a level crossing then just a short tarmac roll to kildale tea rooms.
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The Cake Shop

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The 19 athletes (retrobike renta mob) form an orderly cue to order cakes, the cake begins to arrive along with beer, tea and coffee
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As tails of passed deeds and epic rides are chatted about with friend new and old (it was more like a chimps tea party
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The cake stop was all to soon over and a stiff challenge lay ahead.




Going Home

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The climb up to Coates moor is not the nicest stretch of tarmac but with a belly full of cake it makes some want to take a second look at what they've just eaten.
The tarmac horror's are soon forgotten as the trail turns to pine needles and easy going, we gather at the entrance to "The Tunnel"

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All out the other end safe "ish" its a short uphill (again) to Captain Cooks Monument

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Where we find we have a mechanical

Whilst every one takes in the views of the North Yorkshire moors, Cleveland hills and the industry in Teesside, gaffa tape save the day(tyre wall rebuilt with it)

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Next is downhill on dry,dusty and steep singletrack (I did tell them to drop there seats)
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At the bottom the trail winds round to the roots of certain death (every one was warned)
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We gather at the cross roads and head for the back of Roseberry topping, resting at the bottom and taking in the afternoon sun.
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We ride along some undulating singletrack to the swamps of "where's my wheel gone" muddy hell, this is the start of the last few miles back to the car-park.
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As we float through some man made singletrack (artistic licence) and speed our way back along the fire roads, its all to soon over and we're back at the car-park with just two things left to do.
Pass round the celebration cake and thank everyone for making it a GRAND DAY OUT..............


Thanks for reading and a very big thanks to everyone who made the journey to the cake shop.



More pics here http://s746.photobucket.com/albums/xx10 ... %203%2011/



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:29 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Awesome trails, awesome weather, awesome craic, awesome riding, god it was good, excellent organingSir! New faces, old(er) faces...
Arent bikes great?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:42 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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As above but you forgot the awesome cake :D

Thanks Vern for a top day out.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:58 pm 
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I'm back now.
Loved the ride, the scone and vern drizzle at the end, talking to you lot. Even if i.ve realised I've forgotten who most of you are, especially the forum names :lol:
Also nice to see the mystery guest ;)

I think my camera lens was a bit dirty at teh edges, but they've come out ok. The bright sky didn't help either.
Better put them up some place.

EDIT to add some pics.

Man Cake
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Train-ing for the Ski Jump
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Obligatory Piss shot
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Please Stay on the Path
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Lincs Deputy AEC ?
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How much Gaffer Tape does it take to keep the inner tube in? more than you think as more holes keep appearing
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And a few more here, if for some reason you want a pic, PM and I'll send you the high res version.
https://picasaweb.google.com/bensimmo/K ... srQjZzBbQ#


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Cake AND pancakes were awesome, cheers for the great day vern, will sort a few pics later.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:40 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Back home and clean now so all's well.

Really enjoyed the ride today. Brilliant mixture of trails, great company and a superb day out. Good to catch up with old faces (inc the mystery guest. Looking forward to seeing the secret project :wink: ) and meet new ones.

Endurance award has to go to Chris for limping that tyre home. I will always carry gaffer tape from now on!

I must learn how to set canti's up properly as mine scared the hell out of me a few times. I proved to myself that there is room in my collection for discs :roll: :lol:

Anyway, here's a few pictures I took. Big thanks to all involved in setting up the ride with a special mention to Vern aka The Cake King. 8)


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Two dirty, tired but happy retro bikes!


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