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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:53 pm 
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I still had a great day despite an exploding drivetrain, I now owe GM a shiny chainring bolt and cce (aka Scaramanga!) a chain connector!

Cheers guys, saved my ride :D

The ride itself was superb and to be fair the Overbury's was only let down by the rider / mechanic on board! It loved the great woodland and man made trails.

Some great pictures already up, especially liking the bridge / saracens one!

Cheers again James for organising the ride, and also to Mark and the cheesy gang for showing us round Leigh woods.

Luke 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:58 pm 
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A really nice day. Nice to meet some more like minded souls.

I don't think the photos were blurry, I was just moving too quickly, (yea right) and it the bike was great in it's natural habitat. I may plan to keep it now...............


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:06 pm 
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Cheers all for a gert lush day..... had a real blast (literally when my back tube exploded).

High points for me:
- finding it was sunny in Brizzol (it was peeing down in Swindon when I left this morning)
- over jumping some doubles and going straigh over the top of a berm
- blowing out my rear tube and basically sitting back whilst everyone else fixed it for me (cheers!)
- fixing The Dukes stunning Overburys with zip ties......

If anyone fancies a pootle around Swindon, them PM me (there's shortish man made Singletrack around here and then some nice exposed Ridgeway loops!)

Laters me lovlies...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Duke, pay the split link forward. I received one in the same way recently


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:51 pm 
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I have some photos and video so will get them up when I get a chance.

Thanks to all for making it a great day out!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Thanks to everyone who organised a great day was well worth the trip.
Was such a relief to get back on the bike. I'm feeling it now though :lol:
Thanks to Rupert for the cider!
The saracen photos are great. (I might be biased)
Had a nice drive through bristol on the way home 5 cylinder engines sound awesome in amongst the tall buildings!
Back home to a crying baby now
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:57 pm 
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This link should give the route that some of us took although there were lots of variations!

http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/ucesKYsxAIU


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:58 pm 
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loopback ... the man made track ... Croft ?? That's about 3 miles from where
i work - and about 40 miles from home :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:25 pm 
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glorfingal wrote:
loopback ... the man made track ... Croft ?? That's about 3 miles from where
i work - and about 40 miles from home :-)


Yep.... that's the place. It's ok for a short evening blast, but we could add some Ridgeway in for some extra distance. PM if you fancy a run out one evening after work!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:48 pm 
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cce wrote:
i have one 0-mph crash a year, usually while guest or new riders are around

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I got the whole thing on video! Up loading to You tube as we speak! (type)


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