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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:51 pm 
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Date: Sunday 20th November
Time: 10:00 for faffing, 10:15 meet, 10:30 to start (can be adjusted if required)
Bedgebury: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-6N4EJX#find
Postcode for Satnav: TN17 2SJ

Parking is £8.50 for the day - either at the hut by the entrance on the way in, or if that is closed there are pay & display machines in the car park.

Propose meeting near the the giant pine cone thing @ 10:15 - its the yellow thing in square M6 http://www.bedgeburypinetum.org.uk/stor ... id%202.pdf (find the ice cream van at the edge of the main car-park and you'll see it).

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Quench Cycles have a shop on-site for those essential "forgot to pack them" items, they'll even hire you a bike (non-retro obviously), and for a fee, have a jet-wash to clean up things afterward.

On STW, there are regular questions of the form "what tyres for xxx?" In answer to this, I can strongly recommend two tyres, in the traditional one at the front, one at the back arrangement.

If I've forgotten anything let me know.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:10 pm 
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TedC wrote:

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If I've forgotten anything let me know.


Ted, you forgot the Cake, you forgot the CAKE...


There is a cafe which serves hot and cold food / drinks. They make cakes often. They also do something called 'savoury food' whatever that is. Its a good cafe, gets busy tho so prepare for a wait.

There is also a rather civilised toilet block with showers. If it is wet, it may be worth taking a change of clothes. The Jetwash uses 'recycled' water so its probably not ideal for cleaning humans. Yes, I already asked on your behalves.

If the hut is closed, the parking machines take coins so don't forget that.


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TedC wrote:

If I've forgotten anything let me know.


Ted, you forgot the Cake, you forgot the CAKE...



Slinks off to the corner in shame. :oops: :oops: :oops:

Been a bit of an odd weekend.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:45 pm 
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i'm up for this ride been up there 3-4 times a week for the last 2 months :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:33 pm 
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PM tedc :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Is this still going ahead?

Any ideas on numbers?

Anyone ridden there this weekend? What are conditions like at the mo?


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Still going on from my side.

Was there on Sunday[*] - weather was gorgeous, trail conditions were OK - couple of damp patches on the linking fireroad sections but the main trail was fine. If you start with a clean bike, it won't be after a lap, but it won't be so bad you're thinking new transmission. :shock:

[*] lap of family loop with OH, followed by lap of Red plus a few bits, on something frightfully modern (for me anyway).

[EDIT]
Cake conditions as follows:
Date and Walnut cake was as fine as ever.
Other cakes were available.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:01 pm 
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Cheers Ted,
I can't remember which trails we rode on the "avoid the nuptials" ride - but it's sounding good.
I'll stick some grippier rubber on - the Conti Twisters might not be the best choice.


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TedC wrote:
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[EDIT]
Cake conditions as follows:
Date and Walnut cake was as fine as ever.
Other cakes were available.


Nice work TedC, Nice work 8)


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Carge wrote:
Cheers Ted,
I can't remember which trails we rode on the "avoid the nuptials" ride - but it's sounding good.
I'll stick some grippier rubber on - the Conti Twisters might not be the best choice.


"avoid the nuptials" was the red route, and you and Smokes also did the "black" section with the large-ish, non-rollable drop-offs.

I was running Nobby Nic's with no problems.


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