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South West Retro Ride - Sunday 4th December - Haldon Forest.
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Author:  tiboltrider [ Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:49 pm ]
Post subject:  South West Retro Ride - Sunday 4th December - Haldon Forest.

Thought I'd get in early and start the thread! The ride will be at Haldon Forest, (Exeter, Devon) on Sunday 4th December, 10am.

As discussed on todays Haldon, but not Haldon, ride >>>

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=163969 (aftermarth starts on Page 3).

Don't forget Novembers Plymouth ride on Sunday 6th November organised by Onza100 >>>

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=165084

And here's a linky about Haldon Forest (and other SW stuff) just incase you haven't ridden there before >>>

http://www.1sw.org.uk/experience/trail- ... rest-park/

:xmas-big-grin:

Author:  totti [ Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:45 pm ]
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December?
It'll be winter by then... it was only summer just yesterday!

I'll pencil this one in, not using the marker pen just yet... :wink:

Author:  coomber [ Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:22 pm ]
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Im there 8)

Author:  totti [ Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:37 pm ]
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coomber wrote:
Im there 8)


Got a bit of a wait matey.... :wink:

Author:  coomber [ Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:16 am ]
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totti wrote:
coomber wrote:
Im there 8)


Got a bit of a wait matey.... :wink:


Time for me to sort my bad back :lol:

Author:  rupeww [ Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:20 pm ]
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Long way off but I'll post my interest so that I stay informed.

Author:  onza100 [ Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:29 pm ]
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I'm In :D

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:05 pm ]
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Hopefully!

Is this going to be haldon but not haldon or just haldon?

Author:  onza100 [ Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:07 pm ]
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I think this is going to be the marked trails

Author:  tiboltrider [ Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:52 am ]
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onza100 wrote:
I think this is going to be the marked trails
Yep, and probably some unmarked ones, but all at Haldon this time! :D

Author:  Gravy Monster [ Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:05 pm ]
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Will try my best to make this one, I cant make next weekends :( on the 6th.

Is it going to be a Saracen fest ????? :wink:

Author:  tiboltrider [ Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:02 pm ]
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Gravy Monster wrote:

Is it going to be a Saracen fest ????? :wink:


I don't think I've got a Saracen in one piece at the mo. May be widen that to a Brit fest??? :lol:

Author:  Scougar [ Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:47 pm ]
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Might come to this now :-)

Just watched the video. I reckon my hybrid can deal with that :-D

Author:  onza100 [ Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:15 pm ]
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I'll try and bring an extra saracen if needed.
Is the unmarked bit with the steped bit and jumps at the bottom still there? Had fun down that before!

Author:  totti [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:58 am ]
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Tim - Is this Haldon ride still on?

I'm gutted I missed the Plymouth ride... it looked a great route.

Author:  tiboltrider [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:17 am ]
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:P

2 Sundays to go!!!

Scougar wrote:
Might come to this now :-)

Just watched the video. I reckon my hybrid can deal with that :-D


Yep! :D

onza100 wrote:

Is the unmarked bit with the steped bit and jumps at the bottom still there? Had fun down that before!


Yep, still there and more! Jimbo-xc and Ajantom are the Haldon experts - I'm sure they'll include it! :wink:

totti wrote:
Tim - Is this Haldon ride still on?

I'm gutted I missed the Plymouth ride... it looked a great route.


Yes, it's still on. Do you need a lift again? The Plymouth ride was a good day out thanks to Onza100.

Author:  coomber [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:53 pm ]
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I'm going to be there I hope. Back is feeling a lot better :D

I hope to have the zaskar ready, dont want you all getting bored of seeing my kili :lol:

Author:  onza100 [ Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:34 am ]
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Are aiming for lots of saracens or can I test my schwinn out?

Author:  totti [ Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:19 pm ]
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A lift, yes please mate...
Not been out on the Clockwork since Bristol, spent too much time on the road bike (your old one!) and the new mtb...

I had better test out the new jockey wheels.....and loctite!

Looking forward to this one, hopefully we'll get a good turnout.

Author:  ajantom [ Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:13 pm ]
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Went out for a recce yesterday. It's surprisingly dry up there, one or two sticky bits on the off-piste stuff, but mostly nice fast conditions.

We might start off with a bit of the blue run as a warm up, that leads onto a nice off-piste section, then along the fire road to the stepped bit with jumps that Onza100 mentions. Back up to the car park via the blue run again, and then take a trip around the red run, with a little diversion up past the quarry if there's time.

Not sure which bike yet - Saracen or Yeti.....hmmmm?

:wink:

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:03 pm ]
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Yeti - i found ss was pretty much spot on for haldon.

Author:  tiboltrider [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:36 pm ]
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I've deccided what I'll be riding > > > >






























... a bike! :oops:

Author:  rupeww [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:38 pm ]
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I can bring one additional saracen if anybody want a go? It would be a 21 inch though!

Is there a postcode for the meeting place?

Author:  tiboltrider [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:44 pm ]
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rupeww wrote:
Is there a postcode for the meeting place?


Just found this on their website >>>

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Author:  rupeww [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:53 pm ]
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From which direction are those directions directing us from?

Author:  tiboltrider [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:00 pm ]
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You'll be coming down the M5. The M5 turns into the A380 for Exeter. Just after the split (Exeter left V Plymouth right) you go up a steep hill. Take the very first left at the very top of the hill on the apex. There's a bridge that takes you back over the A380 (with a petrol station below it). Turn right after the bridge. The brown tourist signs will take you to Exeter Race Course and Haldon Forest. You get straight over at a mini roundabout and along another mile or so to the forest. The car park and main centre will be on your left. Look out for a few old folk on knackered old bikes wearing fluro lycra! :lol:

Author:  ajantom [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:03 pm ]
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The A38 - both directions.

Either drive up the hill from Exeter, and come off at the Racecourse exit - quite a sharp turn at the top of the hill. Or driving north it's just after the little chef/garage.

Junction is here:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?pq=google&hl=en&cp=9&gs_id=2i&xhr=t&q=exeter+racecourse&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1234&bih=647&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=swTUTo3pDIme8gPanbTKDw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=3&sqi=2&ved=0CBIQ_AUoAg

Haldon is here:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&cp=6&gs_id=m&xhr=t&q=haldon+forest&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1234&bih=647&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=iQXUTvCSN4Xo8QPyzpDzDw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=3&sqi=2&ved=0CB0Q_AUoAg

Author:  rupeww [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:35 pm ]
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Ok, so not up telegrapgh hill like last time then, up the A38 then off and right a bit?

I'll actually be coming from Newton abbot though, so up telagraph hill, turn left at the petrol sation at the top, down to the racecouse junction cross over the A38 and look for lycra? Got it!

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:39 pm ]
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different bike for me this time - GT or Marin. Might bring both & swap over @ half time. If I feel super-fit though I might ride up from home, its only 45 mins.

Author:  coomber [ Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:58 pm ]
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Im going zaskar fr its maiden (geared) outing. Really looking forward to it. Back is just about back to normal, so this should kickstart more regular riding for me.

Is the jumble still on after? Have a few cheap parts and a spare zaskar frame I might bring along if anyone is bringing anything else?

Author:  rupeww [ Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:51 pm ]
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So its not a full saracen meet then? I might go with the new cannondale!

Hopefully a BIG saracen meet is on the cards for next summer!!

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:09 pm ]
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I'll bring some jumble if I drive up (or might load it into the boy's van if he's joining us.)
There could be a couple of Saracens for sale for next yr's Saracen meet. (16.5" 1991 Ltd Edn almost complete & 21" 1992 Tuff Trax frame & bits with stuck s/post - £15 for this anyone?

Author:  rupeww [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:18 pm ]
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10 for 10.30am ???

Author:  coomber [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:27 pm ]
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Yeah think so Rupe

Author:  tiboltrider [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:48 pm ]
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Yeah, 10.00 for 10.30ish and booty sale after as usual 8)

Author:  coomber [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:14 pm ]
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What bike are you taking mr area rep sir?

Author:  tiboltrider [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:29 pm ]
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coomber wrote:
What bike are you taking mr area rep sir?


:lol: Think I might ride something retro this month. May be the Dean or Rektek?

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Author:  tiboltrider [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:42 pm ]
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Just thinking about next months ride then. :roll: The first Sunday of the month I'm sure we'll all be busy with hangovers, shopping in the sales and eating Turkey curry etc... So how about Sunday 8th January 2012 and try to make it as many Saracens as possible??? Any location suggestions or alternative dates? :P

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Author:  rupeww [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:48 pm ]
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I like the saracen idea but I would rather wait for a bigger do when I could bring all of mine and have guest riders so they all get ridden at once. I am not happy to do that in winter though so I think we should look at a big meet maybe easter somewhere further north so others could join in, I think it would be spectacular.

In the menatime though, if any of these deveon rides are declared saracen only then I'm happy with that. I'll bring mine this weekend if thats the case but if not then I'm bringing something else, with decent brakes!!

Author:  tiboltrider [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:54 pm ]
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Fair point and good idea!

I don't think it'd be fair to say 'Saracen only' though, for any ride, 'cos if you do I won't be able to come at the mo!!! :facepalm: How about 'Saracen prefered' and have a little Saracen of the ride prize? :xmas-big-grin:

Author:  rupeww [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:58 pm ]
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For me every ride is saracen preferred!! But i want brakes this time.

One idea I had for a full on saracen meet is that it is definatly saracen only but the idea is for everyone who has extra bikes to bring them for non saracen owners to ride, that way more people come and more saracens are on display.

But of course I would never dissalow someone coming and enjoying a bike ride for having the wrong bike! moderns come on retro rides all the time for example.

So the rules would be this.....non saracen riders have to be the photographers and their bikes arent allowed in any photos?? Hows that?? Even if they get lent our cameras for the day??

Author:  Gravy Monster [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:17 pm ]
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I think a National Saracen meet is on the cards, It has been mentioned before but nothing has ever materialized. Also I think we should wait for the fair weather and longer days to get the most out of a Saracen fest :)

Rupe I think you have hit the nail on the head with loaning bikes, I am happy to loan out mine (strickt vetting of course :wink:) (and no skids :lol:) it could be something very special to have and am sure something madison (the new Saracen oweners) would not overlook. They did a whole page of pictures from retrobikes contributions and even paid us who donated pics with Saracen T shirt merchandice 8)

Also to say sadly that I am unable to make it this weekend :( so make sure you have a good one and please get lots of Pics 8)

Cheers

James

Author:  rupeww [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:04 pm ]
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Shame your not coming this weekend.

I would like to be involved with organising a saracen meet, but am a bit aware that I am the new guy (numpty) so dont want to be dictating anything, but to me the whole point would be getting all of my bikes out at once and every other saracen ownwer/collector having all of theirs out at once as well, and non owners coming along and riding a borrowed bike. It would be awesome. And if we get a free t shirt then even better! We could make it a really big thing, without being too serious about it. And of course non saracens as well but they are the photographers!

It needs to be spring/summer just because I dont want four bikes to clean at once, and somewhere suitable for our northern friends. Lets all have a think and get started in jan/feb arranging some dates/locations??

In the meantime, its cannondale testing pt2 at haldon this weekend!!

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:32 pm ]
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well I have 2 Saracens now - '91 & '97, both steel, both rigid, so I can play whenever we do this.
Saracen themed jumble too?
8th Jan sounds good for next time. Do we have any Exmoor experts -I used to love it up there? Vauguely remember a route starting in Exford. Or what about Quantocks? Or good ole Woodbury.
GT Pantera for me on Sun. Anyone got a 100mm Ahead stem, some rise, in polished finish to sell or swap me? The black one looks wrong.

Author:  coomber [ Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:25 pm ]
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Jimbo I have a few silver ones, one is GT branded, I'll bring some along.

Author:  tiboltrider [ Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:07 pm ]
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Is Mrs Jimbo making any cakes??? :P I'll bring along plenty of mince pies!

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:44 pm ]
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brilliant, cheers!

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:06 pm ]
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there may be some cakes Tim, trouble is we've got guests for afternoon tea today.. I'll say one each only, that will go down well!

Author:  tiboltrider [ Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:22 pm ]
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:lol:

Author:  superstu [ Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:38 pm ]
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I've been too slack / skint with the builds so neither of my specialized are ready for tomorrow :(

Gonna have to be the skip Kona again unless i went modern. Looking forward to the promise of cake and mince pies. :wink:

Author:  totti [ Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:55 pm ]
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Did someone mention Mince pies?
Excellent!

See you all tomorrow then...

Author:  onza100 [ Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:53 pm ]
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I'm not going to be able to make this :(
I have to go to Wales to collect a 1980 caviler that was to good to say no to :lol:
Hope you all have a great ride

Author:  superstu [ Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:31 pm ]
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onza100 wrote:
I'm not going to be able to make this :(
I have to go to Wales to collect a 1980 caviler that was to good to say no to :lol:
Hope you all have a great ride

Shame but got to take an opportunity when it presents itself!

Author:  ajantom [ Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:23 pm ]
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Just finished fettling the Yeti (for the Nth time :lol: )

- Yeti ARC stem fitted - mainly due to steerer tube length, as the highly polished RF one looks nicer IMO.
- Pace RC35 MDs fitted in place of RC38 Airforces - more in keeping period-wise.
- Middleburn RS2s fitted + 34t single ring.
- Pauls Melvin fixed - the jockey wheels kept sticking, it appears the previous owner had reassembled in the wrong order, as the back plate was upsidedown.

However, I WILL be testing it here before bringing it along this time :oops: no car-park fixing should be needed!

Author:  tiboltrider [ Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:36 pm ]
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ajantom wrote:
However, I WILL be testing it here before bringing it along this time :oops: no car-park fixing should be needed!


I'll bring the tools just in case! :lol:

Author:  onza100 [ Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:46 pm ]
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I thought the car park fixing was normal for a retro bike ride!

Author:  totti [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:40 am ]
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onza100 wrote:
I thought the car park fixing was normal for a retro bike ride!

LOL! It usually is...
However, the last retro ride I went on i had everyone helping me look for jockey wheel parts from an exploded derailleur in the woods.

Author:  onza100 [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:57 am ]
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I remember that well it was a good excuse to stop and eat sandwiches!

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Haldon today

Good ride again today, definitely a 4 cake ride I think (one of everything.)
Only took a few bikey shots this time, parked-up part way round the red trail.
Tomorrow's jobs include swapping the Tiogas around on the rims (d'oh!) & trying out the blue stem.

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Author:  ajantom [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:10 pm ]
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Good ride :D I worked out on an OS map program ( http://www.bikehike.co.uk - very useful!) that we did 12.2 miles.
Though I'd done 19.6 by the time I had ridden up and gone back down via St. Andrew's lane - very slippy it was!

Just uploading the photos to Flickr now, so will post them when they're done.

Lovely cakes btw Jimbo 8)

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Author:  coomber [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:45 pm ]
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ajantom wrote:
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Caption competition? :lol:

You put your right leg in...

Author:  rupeww [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:48 pm ]
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"I think you have had enough cake!"

Thanks for all the cake, no need to stop for food on way home!

Author:  rupeww [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:56 pm ]
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Or a caption for this would be good.....

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Author:  tiboltrider [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:23 pm ]
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Thanks to Ajantom for orgainising the ride! And to Mr and Mrs Jimbo for the lush cakes!!! :P

There were eight of us that turned up for the ride and all completed with no breakdowns!

Also up there was Chris with his Rocky Mountain Ti Bolt 8) and Steve (big Rocky Mountain Fan) and his Litespeed ti frame and with a special guest appearance from Simod and his Alpinestars Ti Mega!!!

* * * * * Just a reminder that Januarys ride will be on Sunday 8th @ Woodbury Common (between Exeter and Exmouth). I'll p.m. all the locals as usual once the thread has been started. * * * * *

:D

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Author:  totti [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:52 pm ]
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Thanks to everyone that turned up for a great ride today lads, thoroughly enjoyed it!
I got shaken to bits on some of the rockier trails, my hands & wrists are proper aching... to be expected really when riding a rigid HT with skinny 1.75" Z max's really.

For those that are interested here is the route >
http://g.co/maps/65dzr
Ignore the av.speed... must be some mistake!! :wink:

Cheers

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Author:  onza100 [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:24 pm ]
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Looks like you all had a good time. I'd have loved to have come.
The only good thing was I went and picked this up!

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More retro (things that break!) for the collection :lol:

Author:  tiboltrider [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:46 pm ]
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Author:  jimbo-xc [ Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:09 am ]
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nice motor - I'd forgotten what they looked like.

Author:  coomber [ Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:57 am ]
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Apologies for my fitness, second or third time on a bike for 3 months!

Author:  Gravy Monster [ Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:02 pm ]
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Looks like a great time you had there guys, Conditions looked pretty good too, little mud and plenty of cake.....................

Loving the old Cav 8) my mate had one with a 3.5 V8 and jag axle that he bulit up in the early 90's in custard yellow :lol: What plans do you have for it ?

Catch up with you guys soon

Cheers

GM 8)

Author:  hirameuser [ Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:14 pm ]
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Thanks for organizing the ride, had a great time, my knees are still complaining. When I get to the time when they don't after an off road ride I may even start keeping up with some of you. :shock:
I remember those cavalier's used to get a ride in one in my first full time job 1976, better than the HC viva's.

cheers

Phil

Author:  tiboltrider [ Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:08 pm ]
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Linky to the next ride, Sunday 8th January 2012 @ Woodbury Common (between Exeter and Exmouth) :D

:arrow: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=177325

Author:  Scougar [ Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:21 pm ]
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Looks like you all had a laugh, apologies for not being able to make it. I'll be in The States for the next one, so will prob be february the next time I'm out with you chaps.

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