You sayin' I need a bra like? (In fairness, it probably wouldn't hurt!)
I'm inbetween Newcastle & Sunderland - just far enough outside of chester-le-street to be safe...
Currently just back into my riding after probably a 3-4 year layoff. Bike is second-hand special - Avanti Comp Pro (or so the stickers claim)... Picked it up from the local pikey 2nd hand shop after my LTS (first to go) and then my Diamond Back (response elite - second to go) got nicked a while back... For now I don't have loads of money to be throwing at anything.
Not bad for a fully rigid... Is full XT and reasonably light. I'm just in the middle of retro fitting v brakes and gripshift for a slightly more controlled ride!
Like I say, be happy to tag along once I've got a bit more of a base built back up, but I was up at Kielder at the weekend, and I suddenly realised how 20 mile hardpack rides aren't really doing much for my stamina! Seems like most of you are a bit further North than me, but my folks are just outside of Alnwick, so I'm up and down fairly regular like, so as long as the wife gives me a pass, we're laughing.