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Kaya's kildale kake run "the aftermath"
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Author:  kaya [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Kaya's kildale kake run "the aftermath"

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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Author:  Simonside resident [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:29 pm ]
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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?

Author:  chrisv40 [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:42 pm ]
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As above but you forgot the awesome cake :D

Thanks Vern for a top day out.

Author:  FluffyChicken [ 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.

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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#

Author:  saltyman [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:58 pm ]
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Cake AND pancakes were awesome, cheers for the great day vern, will sort a few pics later.

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:40 pm ]
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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)

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:41 pm ]
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More.

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:42 pm ]
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More.

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:44 pm ]
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More.

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:47 pm ]
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Two dirty, tired but happy retro bikes!

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:48 pm ]
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.....And finally...... All hail the Cake King 8)

Author:  Andy B [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:53 pm ]
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Back home after taking a scenic route back...I blame the SatNav ;)

Top day out on the bikes, good to catch up with some old faces and some new ones

Excellent organisation Vern & a great route too with a mix of everything on the route

Here's my GPS of the route, listed as 17.6 miles, but looking at the data it registered 1.5 miles at the cake stop, so more like 16 miles in total

http://www.sports-tracker.com/#/workout ... hte4uaslbg

Author:  giant-one [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:07 pm ]
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A big thanks to Vern for this fantastic ride with great company and fantastic views. :D

Author:  Tazio [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:14 pm ]
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Just back to Edinburgh now. A good day it has to be said.

And a few lessons learnt.

I really need to start training more seriously and try to remember I'm 45 years old!

Vern's concept of a bimble is a cruel one, more up than down :D

Yorkshire mud is evil and capable of containing a dreadful stink.

I am capable of being stupid enough to go over the bars twice, in the space of 100 yards!!

Fix my sodding front mech.

Finally the NE and Yorks boys are a tough bunch of sods if all the rides are as uphill as that.

Author:  chrisv40 [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:18 pm ]
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The few pics I took up at Captain Cooks Monument.

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Author:  Supratada [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:52 pm ]
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Tazio wrote:
Just back to Edinburgh now. A good day it has to be said.

And a few lessons learnt.

I really need to start training more seriously and try to remember I'm 45 years old!

Vern's concept of a bimble is a cruel one, more up than down :D

Yorkshire mud is evil and capable of containing a dreadful stink.

I am capable of being stupid enough to go over the bars twice, in the space of 100 yards!!

Fix my sodding front mech.

Finally the NE and Yorks boys are a tough bunch of sods if all the rides are as uphill as that.


Ah I suspected as much. Given that 3 miles on flat tarmac effectively kills me, I think I would have not got very far today. You all look far too fit.

Author:  Paulieb [ Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:09 pm ]
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Just going to say thanks to everyone for a really great day, I'm really glad you all enjoyed it and a massive thanks to Vern for sorting this one out :wink: :wink:


Paul

Author:  saltyman [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:21 am ]
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heres a few piccies from my iphone:

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Author:  Tazio [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:42 am ]
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Sorry I didn't get a chance to have a chat today Salty, you must have been avoiding the back of the pack :D

Author:  beavis [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:30 am ]
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T'was a turbo-awesome day out!! Will definately go down in history as one of my fave ever rides - cheers Vern :D :D :D :D


mmmm...cake... 8)

Author:  VEGAS! [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:43 am ]
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A brilliant day out. Weather great, trails great, huge vistas, good company and brilliant craic. Big thanks to Vern and Paul for a smashing day out. Hope to see you on the next one next month.

Author:  marc two tone [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:07 pm ]
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cheers vern for the organising, top job!

good to see everyone and their bikes. the views form the monument are simply fantastic, well worth the climbs. also, the downhill bits were of 'kick-ass' grade even though i bottled a couple. that ride will go down as a classic for sure.

i have a few snaps and will post a link asap.

cheers.

Author:  paininthe [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:27 pm ]
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Great day out, thanks to all. Great climbs and scary downhills. Just one cartwheel - attached with to the bike.

Author:  saltyman [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:27 pm ]
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Tazio wrote:
Sorry I didn't get a chance to have a chat today Salty, you must have been avoiding the back of the pack :D


it was surprising to me being near the front all day, must be these extra days on the bike coming into force.....im fitter than last year thats for sure.

Author:  marc two tone [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:40 pm ]
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here's a link to some pics, view as slideshow.

(link removed for maintenance)



:)

Author:  Rich Aitch [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:53 pm ]
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A great day out, thanks be to Vern for organising it.
I'm pleased my somersault-with-pike-and-bike-landing-on-twitching-body doesn't seem to have been captured on film!
Not sure about that Kawasaki, it's gone into the dark corner of the bikecave for future contemplation...
Hope you all got back home safely.

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:44 pm ]
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Rich Aitch wrote:
A great day out, thanks be to Vern for organising it.
I'm pleased my somersault-with-pike-and-bike-landing-on-twitching-body doesn't seem to have been captured on film!
Not sure about that Kawasaki, it's gone into the dark corner of the bikecave for future contemplation...
Hope you all got back home safely.


No but I do have a picture just for you.
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Author:  Tazio [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:50 pm ]
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FluffyChicken wrote:

No but I do have a picture just for you.
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Do you get the feeling Rich thought one of us might nick his Kawasaki at the cake shop? He's got a lock with him! :D

By my reckoning Vern must have about 200 pics to put up, he was everywhere with his camera, including as he rode. :D

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:25 pm ]
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I hadn't noticed the lock at all :D


I should mention there where a few other retro bikes/bikers in the cafe.
The newish model old square tubed PACE with V-brake on, completely shunning the full set of disc tabs, of course nobody bothered to get the serial number off it.
A man on a red Specialised who was wearing one of the old PACE outer shells.

Well I've updated my first post with some of my pics and a link to some others I had taken
quick link back.. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 95#1060095

Author:  slmracing [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:00 pm ]
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Well done Vern that was a great days riding and the weather was not bad either. It was good to meet old and new faces every meeting for me just gets better. The diamond back was spot on it just needs a few adjustments and a dam good clean I bought it of ebay a few weeks back and this was it's first outing. I would also like to thank Marc two tone for the lift cheers

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Author:  FluffyChicken [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:10 pm ]
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slmracing wrote:
Well done Vern that was a great days riding and the weather was not bad either. It was good to meet old and new faces every meeting for me just gets better. The diamond back was spot on it just needs a few adjustments and a dam good clean I bought it of ebay a few weeks back and this was it's first outing. I would also like to thank Marc two tone for the lift cheers


There's a nice pic I took of your DB here
https://picasaweb.google.com/bensimmo/K ... 9326330370

Author:  slmracing [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:16 pm ]
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spot on

Author:  kaya [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:24 pm ]
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Tazio wrote:

By my reckoning Vern must have about 200 pics to put up, he was everywhere with his camera, including as he rode. :D



Not to far off 139 pics and there now ready for viewing on page 1 8)

Author:  nodding dog [ Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:57 am ]
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Now that was a proper bike ride! It had a bit of everything: good craic, dusty trails, a cake stop and some epic bodging on the most windswept part of the ride.

I even saw bits of my own backyard that I didn't know existed (I normally just head straight for the cake shop!)

Big thanks to all involved, especially Vern and Paul. See you at the next one! :D

Author:  paulwakinshaw [ Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:58 pm ]
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Now that looks like a proper good day out lads. Shame I wasn't around to join you. I like the fact that the cake place also serves cold ones :D

I must come along..... the only question would be....what bike...?

I made a big promise not to ever, Ever, EVER ride my RC100 but I'm now getting the itch :shock:

Maybe the AMP B-3 that's due to join the fleet might stop my urge.

Summer ride with you chaps is a must!

Author:  Simonside resident [ Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:03 pm ]
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May I suggest a bike that has plush suspension(hardtail would be fine), brakes powered by fluid rather thar wires. oh and the quickest bikes were either orange in colour or made of steel ;)

Author:  Tazio [ Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:43 pm ]
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Simonside resident wrote:
oh and the quickest bikes were either orange in colour or made of steel ;)


Of course it could be that maniacs are attracted to the colour orange. Some even going as far as to wear it? :shock:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:27 am ]
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Looks like a great ride and a great day. Well done. 8)

Author:  VEGAS! [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:31 am ]
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The mystery guest emailed these over this morning. :wink:
He sends his love and hopes to be at the next one.

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Author:  brocklanders023 [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:35 am ]
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paulwakinshaw wrote:
Now that looks like a proper good day out lads. Shame I wasn't around to join you. I like the fact that the cake place also serves cold ones :D

I must come along..... the only question would be....what bike...?

I made a big promise not to ever, Ever, EVER ride my RC100 but I'm now getting the itch :shock:

Summer ride with you chaps is a must!



Just bring along the RC100 as even if you don't for your first ride it'll be out soon enough. Just ask beavis.... He swore his minty Pine Mountain would never see heavy use again but he couldn't resist :wink:

Author:  jonnyboy666 [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:11 pm ]
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that looks like a cool ride 8) :D

Author:  paulwakinshaw [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:22 pm ]
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brocklanders023 wrote:
paulwakinshaw wrote:
Now that looks like a proper good day out lads. Shame I wasn't around to join you. I like the fact that the cake place also serves cold ones :D

I must come along..... the only question would be....what bike...?

I made a big promise not to ever, Ever, EVER ride my RC100 but I'm now getting the itch :shock:

Summer ride with you chaps is a must!



Just bring along the RC100 as even if you don't for your first ride it'll be out soon enough. Just ask beavis.... He swore his minty Pine Mountain would never see heavy use again but he couldn't resist :wink:


No No No! stop it.........must resist.... Resist!

P7, B-3 or maybe Prestige if it's built by the summer. RC100 can come along for the car park photo shoot only :( Maybe... :shock:

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:48 pm ]
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paulwakinshaw wrote:
brocklanders023 wrote:
paulwakinshaw wrote:
Now that looks like a proper good day out lads. Shame I wasn't around to join you. I like the fact that the cake place also serves cold ones :D

I must come along..... the only question would be....what bike...?

I made a big promise not to ever, Ever, EVER ride my RC100 but I'm now getting the itch :shock:

Summer ride with you chaps is a must!



Just bring along the RC100 as even if you don't for your first ride it'll be out soon enough. Just ask beavis.... He swore his minty Pine Mountain would never see heavy use again but he couldn't resist :wink:


No No No! stop it.........must resist.... Resist!

P7, B-3 or maybe Prestige if it's built by the summer. RC100 can come along for the car park photo shoot only :( Maybe... :shock:



Beavis brought his Pine Mountain as a show bike to the first ever ride we did with the retro crew . It was properly mint back then. He ended up riding it. :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  mikee [ Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:53 pm ]
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looks a cracking day out
my geography of that area is not great ,but looks like you covered some ground

Author:  kaya [ Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:29 am ]
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mikee wrote:
looks a cracking day out
my geography of that area is not great ,but looks like you covered some ground


Its a compact ride but we did about 16 miles, we were probably never more than 4 miles from the start.

It was a cracking day and a good turnout.

Author:  Tazio [ Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:28 am ]
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mikee wrote:
looks a cracking day out
my geography of that area is not great ,but looks like you covered some ground


It was all uphill Mikee, some bizarre feature of that part of the world. You climb more than you descend yet end up at the same place you started. Good day with a nice bunch of guys though.

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