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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:46 pm 
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Really good ride. Terrific forest with miles of single-track, though far more rooted and severe than The Pines. Del knows the FOD like you know the Pines and although the trail centre we set off from was heaving, I don't think we saw any bike once into the woods.
I certainly did far more climbing than I expected and descended steeper and more technical stuff than I can ever remember doing, so thanks to you lot for all the training.
I strongly recommend this ride next time it crops up.

Ededwards seemed interested in a joint Long Mynd ride so that's something to contemplate.

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Sounds great, glad your gammy leg didn't stop you. Are you feeling better?


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Are you feeling better?


Thanks, yes, although I feel my fitness is going backwards.... or maybe everyone else is improving and I'm fighting to stand still. :?


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I'm not sure about that! The last few Ticknall rides I did were pretty furious in terms of pace. It's only when you go out and cruise that you realise the strength and depth of your fitness.

Group rides make you knackered because there is always someone who is feeling faster than everyone else at some point in the ride.

It's like John and his finishing pace and Tony and his starting pace. Put them together and you've got a killer combo!!

Also rooted, physical rides really take it out of you and sometimes it's 'just not in the legs' as Wiggo might say :wink:


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i must say my fitness has shown a marked improvement since riding with you guys :D


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I suppose what I am trying to say Rob is that your fitness was pretty damn good 2 weeks ago when I last saw you...and you can't just lose that overnight...and we all know best :wink:


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Khane, your shock pump is in the boot now but...not riding this week so the wait goes on :roll:


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This new office job is a killer for messing about in the internet. All I've done today is buy things and post messages.

I must get back to work :twisted:


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The Guvnor posted up the stats from yesterday: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/40986712
No major get off and push climbs but constant reps.

Sorry you're not riding tomorrow Mat.


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30 miles and 600m of climbing and you're worrying about your fitness :lol:

I get knackered driving 30 miles :wink:


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