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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Went for a gruelling 25 miler with Fest on Tuesday night around the Bath hills again 8) I think the lights will be needed more often now the nights are drawing in :(

Yes I was riding a modern :oops:

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And a youtube linky after the pics above & before it got too dark HERE in HD if you have the bandwidth :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:30 pm 
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Someone mentioned the Quantock hills?

I've been up a few times recently, current fave starting point is in the cockercombe area & trails around Triscombe & Great wood. There is some dedicated downhill trails carved through a forest somewhere but xc is more my thing so I tend to go out on loops from a point in the lower hills.

pics from last Weds.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Yay the Quantocks! Was where I cut my teeth 15 years ago, and where I've just started to ride again! Went up 3 out of the last 4 weeks for a small ride to ease my unfit self back in :oops: .

I've also got to build my confidence up, too keen on the brakes :facepalm:

The Holford end is always good!

Near Triscombe Park Gate
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Near Halsway Post
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:53 pm 
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JamesM wrote:
Cool!!!

These are the trails I ride most often starting and finishing at The Swan in Rowberrow.

There's loads more around there too!!!


Looks good that love the trails in the Mendips!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Couple more of the Quantocks

Phone and Gloomy weather doesn't help but you get the idea....

First Wills Neck.....
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My favourite way down into Holford..... Can you spot the trail in this pic?
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At the Bottom at Holford, Leaves leaves and more leaves!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:37 pm 
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I live 10 mins from the Quantocks so spend most of my time riding up there and work in Exeter so ride Haldon a fair bit too.

I've got a 1994 Lava Dome, it's a bit of a mixture of new and old parts but makes a nice change from my other bike.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:49 pm 
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If anybody wants to lead a Quantocks ride contact an area rep (tiboltrider being one) and they can arrange one for early 2014.

I'd be really keen with enough warning to plan ahead.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:01 pm 
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I would probably come along depending on date.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:14 am 
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I'll come along possibly be willing to lead if peeps don't mind a bit of a cautious downhiller :lol:

And maybe i should improve my fitness first! The first hill near killed me today on the Mendips! :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:11 pm 
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eeerrrrmmm...any weekend free riding near exeter? i new here.


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