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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:30 pm 
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Cheers, I will tell him ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:46 pm 
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Cheers for the info Alp! Sounds like they let everyone off in a big pack from what you're saying, is that right? At the Cyclone they were sensible enough to release in groups of about 60/70.

I'm doing it with a couple of mates from work. Should be a good one!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:58 pm 
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Andy

They try to let people out in groups but it still turns into a melee for the first few miles. Not much road space to move in and since they don't stop the traffic after Seahouses, it gets in the way as well.

I have been doing the run for the past 4 yrs now and I have enjoyed every one.

C u up there for some fun, fun, fun :P


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:34 am 
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Ah, I see!

Yep, gonna be a good day I reckon - hope the weather stays like this.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:18 am 
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Sorry Alp*Willi, couple more questions:

1 - Do you have to wear a helmet? The letter I got with my registration pack says 'No helmet, no ride'. I prefer to go au naturale, but if I have to...

2 - Is it all on road? I can stick my knobbly tires on, but I'd prefer slicks if possible!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:38 am 
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I will keep an eye out for you guys. We are going up to Boulmer to have a look at the old village church that has come up for sale.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:08 pm 
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Andy

Every year they put in the letter that statement but I've seen plenty of riders without a crash lid. With the numbers riding, i would honestly say that they have no way of policing it.

As to the ride itself, I use semi-slicks on my Dale without any problems. It is all on the road or cyclepaths except for the bit between Alnmouth and Warkworth. That is a hardpack cyclepath that is perfectly rideable without knobblies.

I did my first ride on knobblies and I have to say that the best improvement I made for the next ride was putting on Conti semi-slicks.

Looks like the weather might be favourable as well. Looking fwd to it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:12 pm 
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You looking to move into my neighbourhood? Nice little village Boulmer, just round the corner from me in Longhoughton.

Will give u a wave :lol:


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apparently almost 2,000 peple riding this year?

first time for me, looking forward to it 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:38 am 
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Alp*Willi wrote:
Si

You looking to move into my neighbourhood? Nice little village Boulmer, just round the corner from me in Longhoughton.

Will give u a wave :lol:


We are staying in Morpeth for now but looking for a holiday home. If you know of anything for sale give me a shout mate.


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