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 Post subject: The Blue Man aftermath
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:09 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks AEC
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WOW what a day.....

We had 36 hours of biblical rain that stopped just before the ride, so we expected it to be a bit wet.
But what came next was a ride full of surprises, trails that ran with water and puddles that were cantie deeeep, then there was the 4+mile rock garden it was fantastic.

I think the best way to tell the tail is to show the pics...............


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The tribe gathers in search of a blue man


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Purple hills


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The first taste of mud


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Ooh thats deep


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Streams of singletrack


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The Dr takes on Kawasaki corner


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Muddy hell


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Hanging off the back


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Strange blokes behind the sheds


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Gaining altitude


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Leader of the gang


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Stunning vistas


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A taste of things to come


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Floats like a butterflie...........


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Smiling in the sun


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My ride for the day


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Just what the Dr ordered


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Time for the final leg


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After lunch surprise


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This is way to easy


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This is more like it


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Water,water every were but.............


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Man possessed


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Wheres the trail


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Quite contemplation


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Power nap or sleepy head


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Marc getting down wid da kids


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The unexpected


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100% concentration needed


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Mud sweat an rocks


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Blue dude rides modern bike shocker


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Under attack


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Rocks away.........


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Trailing away


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The last copse


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Grass carpet back to the cars



Big thanks to the good Dr for guiding us round some superb trails all be it in flood conditions.

I think as far as rides go this had some thing for the pervert in all of us :lol:

Heres a link to the rest of the album:- http://s746.photobucket.com/albums/xx10 ... %208%2011/

Thanks for looking and hope you can make the next one

The total mileage for those that care was 26.5 miles with the odd hill for good measure :lol:

Well done everyone a grand days riding 8)


Last edited by kaya on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:58 am, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:36 am 
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Good day out, cheers for sorting it. New brake pads both ends needed now, drivetrain change likely as well.
Highlights of the day : being there with usual suspects.
Lowlight: 5 miles of rockgarden, although we were all truely Kings to have conquered it!!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:55 am 
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as knackering as it was, in some perverted way i really enjoyed it, thanks for a brill day fellas


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:02 am 
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Simonside resident wrote:
: 5 miles of rockgarden, although we were all truely Kings to have conquered it!!

not to mention 10 miles travelling upstream


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:36 am 
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That was a challenge, could of done with some hiking boots for the 4 mile rock garden, spds on wet rocks and streams made it interesting, anyway I made it to the end just, need to be a bit more prepared next time and work on the fitness, cheers for a great day out lads, off to strip the poor old diamond back for a proper clean :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:06 pm 
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That was an epic of epic proportions! I can't remember the last time I rode such tricky stuff for so long.

Thanks to Si for organising a killer ride and everyone else for turning up (and making it to the end :D ).


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:25 pm 
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Pics now up 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:44 pm 
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Men of steel, well done


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:10 am 
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That looked like sooo much fun :lol:

What bike was the good Dr riding??


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:11 pm 
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giant-one wrote:
That looked like sooo much fun :lol:

What bike was the good Dr riding??


It was much more fun than it should have been, Si was on his ridged Cotic soul.

To say the conditions weren't perfect there were very little mechanicals but lots of comedy offs, I try-ed an over the bars with a 360 twist but only managed the over the bars bit.

The weather was kind as well which made it more pleasant, but it was a stark reminder of what is to come in a short few months.....WINTER.....

cheers kaya


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