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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:21 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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We are going to have a little get-together at my local haunt (pun intended) of Chicksands - or Rowney Warren if you want to be picky about the place name.

Date: Sunday 31st October
Time: 10:00 for a 10:30 start
Here: http://www.multimap.com/s/OG2ZtcM6 this is the car park in Sandy Lane not the bike-park car park.
Afterwards: Tea & Cake at Rekis place (10 minute drive), apply for tickets for a guided tour of the man-cave in writing.

Chicksands has loads of fantastic fast sweepy singletrack, short steep hills, tight twisty bits, fast fire roady bits, and technical man-made bermed downhill bits. Then there is always the bike-park with it's 4X track, dual track, north shore, short course downhill tracks and the best bit which is the technical singletrack. For those of us who choose to ride with only one gear, Chicksands is very singlespeedable with some challenging climbs that require full-on power and commitment requiring plenty of use of body-english to search for grip.

Bike park website if you want to scare yourself: http://www.chicksandsbikepark.co.uk/ (we aim to do mostly the XC stuff)

There are normally no facilities at the site but a burger van sometimes shows up on weekends. Come prepared. We will aim to ride for a couple of hours but if it is anything like our ir-regular Thursday evening rides the total time will consist of 10mins riding and 1hr 50mins chatting.

Fancy dress optional but Cannondale King always does look a bit odd.

Any questions pm me (I am away from start October for a couple of weeks), cannondale king or average mark.

Screen caps below show one of our Thursday night rides. Not a good example as we spend more time chatting than riding but it will give you an idea of the area and terrain.


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Can probably make this and not too far for me :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:50 am 
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Count me in too, plus a friend who is also interested.


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im good for that date all hallows is always good with me :D :D :D :D


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Updated ^^^


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Last time I was here some old fart on a Generica Mustacostaload mocked my then mint Zaskar for being old and er, mint.

I'll come along to see if 17 years on, Mag 21 are as bad as I remember them.


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Penciled in diary .......


Application in for a pass for the day ........


One advance ticket request for a tour of the man cave :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:15 pm 
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anyone need a lift?


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legrandefromage wrote:
anyone need a lift?


Danson67 said he was interested in coming. Have just emailed Neill to see if he is allowed out to play.


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For the **cough** sat nav **cough** users amongst us (not me just thinking of others :oops: :wink: ) what would be the best address?


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