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Author:  tiboltrider [ Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:29 pm ]
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Last SW ride for 2012! Hope Lot's can make it and it isn't too close to Crimbo. :xmas-big-grin:

Author:  NeilM [ Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:53 pm ]
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This one looks good to me, I'll also let both my (retro riding) kids know about it.

Author:  rupeww [ Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:05 pm ]
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I've not been down with you guys for a while and this date looks good to me so I will do my best.

Author:  NeilM [ Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:23 pm ]
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Is Haldon smooth or bumpy?

Or to put it another way, do I ride front suspension or rigid?

Author:  onza100 [ Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:57 pm ]
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Sounds good. The marked stuff is quite smooth, depends where we get taken!

Author:  dirtjumper_dmr [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:56 pm ]
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I will try and come along to this.

Author:  coomber [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:16 pm ]
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NeilM wrote:
Is Haldon smooth or bumpy?

Or to put it another way, do I ride front suspension or rigid?


Nearly all of it is rigid friendly.

Will do my best to make this, hopefully with the trekker :D

Author:  NeilM [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:29 pm ]
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coomber wrote:
Nearly all of it is rigid friendly.


Excellent, I may well take the White Spider then.

Author:  coomber [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:32 pm ]
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NeilM wrote:
coomber wrote:
Nearly all of it is rigid friendly.


Excellent, I may well take the White Spider then.


Do it. You'll be fine. Most of my riding there has been on my 94 rigid Kili, I am planning on taking the rigid trekker in December.

The trails themselves are really good weather proof trails, if we go off the main routes, it gets tougher but all still manageable.

Haven't been to another trail centre to compare it too but I imagine its not the toughest compared to others.

Author:  player [ Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:47 pm ]
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Will try and make this one guys.

Author:  rupeww [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:36 pm ]
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coomber wrote:
NeilM wrote:
Is Haldon smooth or bumpy?

Or to put it another way, do I ride front suspension or rigid?


Nearly all of it is rigid friendly.

Will do my best to make this, hopefully with the trekker :D



Hmmmm, what should I bring then??????? I might bring my older UU trekker, but the newer (same as yours but black) one that I bought back after selling it once already is still just a frame sitting in my office, and the green one is now a road bike!

Author:  mattbrown [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:03 pm ]
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im up for this

Author:  dirtjumper_dmr [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:49 am ]
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tiboltrider wrote:
Last SW ride for 2012! Hope Lot's can make it and it isn't too close to Crimbo. :xmas-big-grin:


Hopefully can make this. Would be on my Sidekick, so almost retro :roll: Has Haldon changed much in the past 2 years?

Author:  ajantom [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:04 pm ]
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I should be along - planning an outing on the Pace. Just waiting for new bearings for the Middleburn hubs.

Author:  NeilM [ Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:04 pm ]
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Is this ride still on?

If so, what time are we meeting and where?

Should be me, my son and daughter and Janet the Scottish downhill demon(ess). :wink:

Author:  tiboltrider [ Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:46 pm ]
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Yep, ride is still on! 1000 for 1030 start :D

Author:  NeilM [ Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:29 pm ]
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Excellent, at the centre?

I've never been there before, but as I have some work to do in Newton Abbot this week, I shall drop by, just to make sure I know where I'm going.

Author:  coomber [ Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:16 pm ]
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I wont be there unfortunately as I am double booked, but popped up today (day off) and the trails were all good. Some sections had been closed due to landslides, but all clear when I was there. Muddy in places but not that bad really.

Hope its a good one. :D

Author:  rupeww [ Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:09 am ]
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I cant go either, Shame!

I've been trying to book a ski holiday for christmas but the snow is so good already that everythings sold out, but i got a bargain for next week so I'm going then, on the sunday, so no biking for me.

Please keep me informed of rides for next year as I didnt do a lot of retro rides this year and if I'm not careful I might get drawn into road bikes!! yikes!

Author:  mattbrown [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:30 am ]
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I'm going :D

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:36 am ]
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Just about to leave.

I have No1 son with me and No1 daughter (and Highland friend) en route.

The sky's nice and clear where we are, fingers crossed for the same in Devon.

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:41 pm ]
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Well, just got home.

What a blindingly good ride, thanks Tom.

Next time can we not have the rain.... and the hail... and the lightning strike less than a quarter of a mile away.

Actually, keep the lighting strike as it nearly made Katie jump off her bike (polite version).

We've never been to Haldon before, what an excellent trail centre, we will be back there over Christmas.

Right, off to replace the rear mech on the Roberts, bl**dy XTR rubbish.

Author:  ajantom [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:11 pm ]
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No worries, sorry I didn't get to say bye, I bumped into some friends and went for a lap on some other trails.
That was some heavy rain - and being that close to a lightening strike was fun :shock:

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:31 pm ]
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No worries, Jon thought that's what had happened.

XTR issue turned out to be a 'super lightweight' top jockey wheel axle (TACX I think), which is made of such soft alloy I can almost dent it with my thumbnail :shock:

So, off to try and find a replacement top TACX jockey wheel :roll:

Author:  mattbrown [ Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:11 pm ]
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good to see sum new faces, and hope the next ride is dryer

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