South West Retro Ride - Sunday 12th Feb '12 - Haldon Forest!

Author:  tiboltrider [ Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:47 pm ]
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So it's back to Haldon Forest, near Exeter, for a SW Retro Ride on Sunday 12th February. As Ajantom did such a good job on leading the last two rides we'll be following him again! There's only one carpark for those who got lost on the last ride!!! :lol:

Does anyone want to squeeze in a Dartmoor ride a couple of weeks later on Sunday 26th? I was thinking either Hameldown from Hound Tor or something towards Lustleigh from Haytor.

Here's a linky to Januarys Woodbury ride >>>

Here's a linky to the last time we rode at Haldon in December >>>

The rides for the following months March - June are looking like being:

1. Onza100's Plymouth ride >>>

2. Onza100's Dorset coast ride.

3. Minehead - we last rode in 2009 >>> ... t=minehead

4. ...and Burrington Coombe, Somerset.

(not in any order ^^^)


Author:  cyfa2809 [ Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:53 pm ]
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Oooooooo i like haldon!

Author:  mattbrown [ Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:11 pm ]
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im making sure im free for this :D

Author:  tiboltrider [ Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:12 pm ]
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2x 8) !

Author:  Scougar [ Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:37 pm ]
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Might be up for Haldon this time :-) Managed to sprain my ankle in the USA, so will see how that holds up first.

Author:  kula [ Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:52 am ]
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I should be okay for that date. Tell me what is the course like up there. I used to ride on the other side by the obelisk years back, and have not been on the ready made trails since they were built.

Author:  ajantom [ Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:19 pm ]
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Well, as last time it will be a mixture of way-marked and off-piste trails. The official stuff is pretty good, fast rolling and good fun......and all the other stuff is pretty good too :wink:

Author:  TSC. [ Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:02 pm ]
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As usual I will see how things go at work on the morning of the ride.

Author:  ajantom [ Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:36 pm ]
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Dry as a bone up there today :-) lovely fast conditions.

Did 16.7 miles starting down at the Ley Arms in Kenn, so got to finish the ride with the South West's best piece of singletrack - St Andrew's Lane 8)

I got a GPS from my sister for Xmas and used it for the first time today - 2300 ft/700 meters of climbing - no wonder I was knackered!

Author:  konaelf [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:02 pm ]
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Hi guys just joined going to try and make the 12th Feb Haldon ride - how retro do i have to be? will i get frowns if i turn up with front suspension LOL - riding either rigid 95 kona kilauea (if i can fix it) or my 98 hei hei which is getting less retro by the second......

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:10 pm ]
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definitely no frowns (they're not 160's are they?)
Wonder if I know you from BITD? Find out on the 12th!

Author:  konaelf [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:16 pm ]
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no its ok not 160s it had 80mm sids but just moved it to 100mm being a bit thick whats BITD? i hang out with exeter trail riders (find us on facebook)

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:23 pm ]
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Back in the day!
Early 90's Woodbury racing scene etc. Doubt we were in the same age category though!

Author:  konaelf [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:35 pm ]
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aahhh see i have ridden woodbury since about 91 when i had a purple raleigh mirage with a lime green bottle cage which weighed 36 pounds!!!!!! i only recently gave it to my dad. Would love to race woodbury its changed so much since the 90s the quarry has really eaten into the place

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:00 pm ]
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Yep, I started up there in '90 on a lilac Saracen Traverse & swapped to a blue Trek 7000 the following year (steel was so 1980's!)
We did the last SW retro ride there - see the aftermath thread.

Author:  TSC. [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:52 pm ]
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Good to see you Konaelf, get there early on the 12th, Jimbo's wife usually brings some lovely snacks :-)

Author:  coomber [ Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:33 pm ]
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Ive gone over my ankle so going to miss this (again!)

Excuse the crap camera phone pic, just proving my ankle is swollen and im not just being soft (doesnt help my fitness issue either)

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Author:  jimbo-xc [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:25 pm ]
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I'm not going to have to cart that blue stem around for another month am I Coomber? Ice pack & blast it with Ibuprofen (28p in Lidl) & you should be ok for 12th Feb easy provided nothing is broken.

Author:  coomber [ Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:22 am ]
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Ha! Well its been two weeks and is getting better. I will try my best, would like to go so I'll play it by ear.

I've had so many injuries I should buy Ibuprofen by the bucketload really. There has to be a time when I become immune to it I reckon.

Keep the stem as a spare anyway chap :wink:

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:50 pm ]
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It's my drug of choice. That + espresso & the 81% cocoa solids choc from Lidl (99p).

Author:  tiboltrider [ Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:02 pm ]
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Just a reminder, it's next weekend!

Be there or be warm and dry somewhere else!

Author:  astar92 [ Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:28 am ]
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gonna try n make this one what time is everyone meeting ?

Author:  tiboltrider [ Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:37 am ]
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1000am for 1030 start :D

Author:  ajantom [ Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:28 pm ]
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I'm going to be cream-crackered as I've got a late gig the night before - not finishing til 2am :? Oh well, should be fun. just hope the weather's nice!

Author:  mattbrown [ Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:59 am ]
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I'm still up for this, gonna bring by LTS-DS along maybe, if i can swap the shock over, or maybe just put up with the pogo-ing from an undampened RS deluxe shock

Author:  kula [ Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:01 pm ]
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sorry guys, I had some unscheduled surgury on Tues, won't be doing much for a while, apart from driving a laptop!
Have a good ride, am really naffed off about not being able to make it.

Author:  ajantom [ Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:15 pm ]
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Weather report looks good for tomorrow :D
Should be quite quick going up on Haldon.

Author:  superstu [ Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:47 pm ]
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I've got manflu going to miss this again :cry:

Will definitely try the March one and some of the other rides Tim has pencilled in this year.

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:26 pm ]
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Sorry, I'm going to be missing this one. Was up there on Thurs, bit of ice but quite nice going. Just after the start of the red route there's some rock fall onto the trail, probably loosened by the frosts.
No cafe until Easter unfortunately but a small catering van there.

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:11 pm ]
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Wont be coming to this as frame snapped (not the rts though).

Was supposed to be out yesterday. Went haldon a few weeks ago, burger van is pretty tasty!

Author:  tiboltrider [ Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:30 pm ]
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I'm still going...

and looking forward to the burger van! :D

Author:  mattbrown [ Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:24 am ]
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im still going as well :D

Author:  astar92 [ Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:26 pm ]
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really enjoyed todays ride and great to meet everyone today roll on the next one :D

Author:  tiboltrider [ Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:46 pm ]
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Thanks Tom for leading! It was a good route some fun descents. Nice to meet the newbies. Looking forward to the next one.

Author:  konaelf [ Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:32 pm ]
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thanks for great ride guys see you soon hopefully have my fully ridged kilauea next time

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Author:  ajantom [ Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:27 pm ]
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Was a good un 8) Nice to see some new faces.
Hope everyone enjoyed the route - mixture of official and off-piste.
Here's the ride on a map:
T :wink:

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:10 am ]
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Bugger! Looks like im a month late!

Going on saturday i think.

Author:  ajantom [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:32 am ]
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I'll probably be up on Saturday if you want to ride some of the more 'interesting' stuff.

what time you planning on getting there?

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:58 am ]
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ajantom wrote:
I'll probably be up on Saturday if you want to ride some of the more 'interesting' stuff.

what time you planning on getting there?

Not sure if we are going for certain but will be looking to entertain the idea to my mates!

Yep we want to got to st andrew lane at least!
Wont be on retro.

We normally only do certain parts of red run.

Time would be mid to late morning if all goes to plan!

Author:  ajantom [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:07 am ]
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I normally park down in Kenn, cycle up to Haldon via the old A38 road, and then St Andrews is the final downhill to the car. Nice! 8)

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:17 am ]
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Ah we have been told of Kenn before (i think), is it some dh and north shore stuff there? Some guy was telling us about it but we didnt venture.

Author:  ajantom [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:30 am ]
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DH stuff yes, but the north shore stuff is no more afaik.
Some of the jumps and stuff they've built are quite big!
Also some very nice steep singletrack runs on that side too.

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:05 pm ]
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Singletrack is what we are interested in, wouldnt mind seeing the dh so we know for another time.

Author:  ajantom [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:10 pm ]
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There's a shed load of singletrack around the hub end, you just need to know where to look :wink:

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:19 pm ]
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Yeah we dont haha!

Will keep you posted if we are going.

Author:  fritz [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:38 am ]
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hey... I'm pretty sure I said hello to you chaps! I was riding with a couple of friends on the blue at the time - was on the '97 munimula with pace forks, x-lite bits and retro-bike stickers! Didn't realise there was a ride on at the time!


Author:  tiboltrider [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:27 pm ]
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Hi Fritz! :D

Author:  fritz [ Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:30 am ]
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ha ahoy!

drop me a pm next time you guys ride, I often miss stuff here!

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