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Author:  REKIBorter [ Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:31 pm ]
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Proper epic ride, 44 miles of pain.

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Author:  REKIBorter [ Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:24 pm ]
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:D

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Author:  REKIBorter [ Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:28 pm ]
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:shock:

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Author:  letmetalktomark [ Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:42 pm ]
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In dog house now but will post up a more detailed review of the ride later.

Excellent day though.

Author:  matthew71 [ Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:56 pm ]
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must be a big doghouse ,because i am in there too, and bugger my arms sting :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:17 am ]
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My bottom. Hurts.

Author:  phill77 [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:04 am ]
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matthew71 wrote:
bugger my arms sting :D


Check

legrandefromage wrote:
My bottom. Hurts.


Check

Author:  REKIBorter [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:35 am ]
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Everything hurts this morning.

What an epic ride, 44 miles of hurt. Thank you to all who came along and made the ride so special. Gates rides should be like this - hard but fun. The mud could have been worse but a few choice diversions kept us going even if they involved a TDF style peleton dash on tarmac. The 'late' lunch stop (4pm) provided us with much needed refreshment and rest.

What a day! Looking forward to the next one!

Author:  misteroo [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:16 pm ]
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Superb day, superb company....as usual!!

I got up this morning...went into the utility room to see the bike....mm..what is that awful smell??...aaaah..its the socks!!!

Other than a sore arse, I've been feeling quite fresh...bike has been cleaned, shoes cleaned, garden weeded, grass cut. Sat down with a beer....jeeeez my thighs hurt!!!

I think im unfit!! :facepalm:

Lots of green, mossy, strandy, rivery stuff wrapped around spokes, hubs, sprockets etc!!! Hope hubs...spotless on the inside!!! Love Em!!

Any more pics??.

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:43 pm ]
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You fen boys need to get on your bikes more,the ride was not that hard :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:24 am ]
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Yeah well, not bad considering I hadnt ridden in anger since April.

Road Peleton felt good - I feel another Corby road ride coming on...

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:03 pm ]
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Muddy

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Author:  neil__j [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:03 pm ]
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Another fantastic day in the fens, dodgy going in places but it was still good fun. Apologies for riding modern this time, but after the "ride-through bike wash" meadow I'm glad I did! Went to fix a slow puncture yesterday only to find the tyre full of water...
The L2C went well yesterday, a little bit slower than last year but I'm not used to doing over 100 miles in a weekend.

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:08 pm ]
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Right, I have an internet so can reply properly.

Thanks again to all that came, especially Grahame and his 'bike'...

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:09 pm ]
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and some more

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Author:  danson67 [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:53 pm ]
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Looks like a great day out, guys...sorry I couldn't make it :cry:

I hope those bearings have dried out by now...

All the best,

Author:  Iwasgoodonce [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:57 pm ]
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Blimey. Did anyone get leeches?

Author:  REKIBorter [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:10 pm ]
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Have spent most of the afternoon doing a complete strip down and rebuild of the bike I used. Like Neil I found most of the water inside the rims. Suprised to find the rear wheel bearing is completely dry with lovely clean grease inside, front wheel has cartridge bearings and they are buttery smooth. Gave the freehub a flush through and relube too as it had not been done before. The forks were perfect inside with no sign of water ingress.

The only casualty was surface rust around the back of the BB shell. Porkpies are notorious for this so a quick wiz over with a wire brush and it looks good again.

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