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The Surrey Hills with grd - 25th May
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Author:  BobCatMax [ Sat May 18, 2013 10:21 pm ]
Post subject:  The Surrey Hills with grd - 25th May

From the "ride or two in May" thread, grd has very kindly offered his services for a ride in the fantastic Surrey hills

Starting at 1pm sharp from the Village Hall car park in Holmbury St Mary (click me) on the 25th May, grd himself says the trails "will put a smile on your face" and I'm certainly not one to argue

Roll call...

grd
myself
WingmanRob
Mick
Mick Jnr ;)
bat4a06 (?)

Author:  godders [ Sat May 18, 2013 11:41 pm ]
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Me :) and maybe my son on the yet to be put together ss clockwork !!

Mick :D

Author:  zetecmk2 [ Sat May 18, 2013 11:52 pm ]
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distance? pace?
maybe i go out with the unfits if it's milage!!

Author:  Pyro Tim [ Sun May 19, 2013 12:28 am ]
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I'd like to make it up to this one, but it's my wife's birthday, and I daren't risk it

Author:  andyz [ Sun May 19, 2013 10:50 am ]
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zetecmk2 wrote:
distance? pace?
maybe i go out with the unfits if it's milage!!


I would have loved to tag along with the "unfits" group but I've been roped into helping at the school fayre. :(

Author:  BobCatMax [ Mon May 20, 2013 1:33 pm ]
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zetecmk2 wrote:
distance? pace?
maybe i go out with the unfits if it's milage!!


no idea - could be up to about 25 miles, I would guess. Cake/coffee stop too, around 4 probably.

Pace-wise I couldn't say either really, as slow as the slowest person :)

Author:  jonnyboy666 [ Mon May 20, 2013 1:51 pm ]
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bugger, if it had been sunday i would have popped along, finish a nightshift that morning, even the 1pm start is too early after getting in at 6am bearing in mind the drive to the start.

oh well, next time, have a good ride chaps :D

Author:  grd [ Mon May 20, 2013 6:26 pm ]
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Just seen this post. I expect the distance to be above 10 but less than 20. There are lots of route options with plenty of bail outs in the second half depending on what people feel like.

Author:  grd [ Mon May 20, 2013 6:28 pm ]
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
bugger, if it had been sunday i would have popped along, finish a nightshift that morning, even the 1pm start is too early after getting in at 6am bearing in mind the drive to the start.

oh well, next time, have a good ride chaps :D


I could always go back up on Sunday if you want to come along for a ride

Author:  Wingmanrob [ Tue May 21, 2013 3:30 am ]
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Just another reminder, I'm gonna be pushing it to be there for 1pm, might be 10-15mins later. Might be an idea if someone wants to take my mobile number so they can check on where I am if I'm not there at 1pm.

Author:  integerspin [ Tue May 21, 2013 3:44 am ]
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1pm I might be up for that ride, when your all out and about I am usually still lying in my pit;-) I will still have to get up a bit early to make 1pm.

Author:  grd [ Tue May 21, 2013 7:41 am ]
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Don't worry Rob, I'll do a short loop to start that will bring us back past the starting point for about 1.20-1.30 so that we can pick you up for the main body of the ride. If you pm me your number I will call you to check your location as we set off.

Author:  zetecmk2 [ Tue May 21, 2013 11:00 pm ]
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just found out i've got a gig in bristol sat........i was actually looking forward to this :(

Author:  integerspin [ Wed May 22, 2013 4:35 am ]
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I realised I have to pick someone up from Gatwick around 1pm Saturday.

Author:  BobCatMax [ Fri May 24, 2013 5:40 am ]
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the weather gods are seemingly blessing us

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Author:  godders [ Fri May 24, 2013 9:23 pm ]
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Well at least its going to be fine weather for the ride 8) .. shame its been p*****g it down for a fair part of the day :x
not sure if jnr will be coming along as he has not been to well all week :(
but i will be there in plenty of time .. hopefully !!

Mick :D

Author:  grd [ Fri May 24, 2013 11:04 pm ]
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Just got in from an evening in the pub celebrating Uncle Monty's birthday. A fine meal and a bottle of red - all prepped and ready to go now :lol:

Author:  zetecmk2 [ Sat May 25, 2013 4:42 am ]
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just got bin from our gig in bristol, the one that i thought was tonight!!! so, i'll try and make it.....but may have serious dehydration probs.......i drank the rider....oops!!

Author:  BobCatMax [ Sat May 25, 2013 6:25 am ]
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you and me both mate - bloody cat woke me up when you were just getting in to top it off.

so minor fettling to be done this morning, just rebuild the front hub :x

I may have a little treat for those turning up today

Author:  grd [ Sat May 25, 2013 8:39 am ]
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Are you bringing Paola Pezza with you Max? :lol:

Author:  BobCatMax [ Sat May 25, 2013 9:13 am ]
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hehe, that would be a bit more than a treat!

nope, this is racing fuel

Author:  Wingmanrob [ Sat May 25, 2013 11:41 am ]
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This is going to be a tough one, worst nights sleep in ages, rookies mistake, too much tea and cola close to bed. Remembered being awake at 7pm. So a hearty 3hrs sleep in preparation for this.

Author:  BobCatMax [ Sat May 25, 2013 7:51 pm ]
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top top TOP afternoon out, I really enjoyed that.

grd thank you for leading and showing us new trails. Monty thank you for the ride on the bow-ti, wow...one off the bucket list ;)

Godders, thank you for getting tired, it's good to know your legs aren't bionic at last and Wingman Rob, thanks for making it, it was nice to meet you at last and well done for making it round on 3 hours kip!

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Author:  godders [ Sat May 25, 2013 9:42 pm ]
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Max, got any more picks that dont show my fat belly :shock: ........... :wink:
And yes, thanks matthew for another great ride round the hills, allways a good one !
great to see monty and rob again ..top afternoon guys thanks :D

Mick 8)

Author:  BobCatMax [ Sat May 25, 2013 10:02 pm ]
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its a trick of the light!

Author:  zetecmk2 [ Sat May 25, 2013 11:57 pm ]
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i got there too late :cry:
i rode up to leith hill tower, looking for retro bikes....but i saw so many! then rode around holmbury st mary. never been there before :D we have spent years stomping around leith hill....and this beautiful riding arena was just around the corner :shock:
i got the mrs and dogs and went back to show her. i may have seen you in the carpark by the wedding as there was some older looking bikes being put away!
i may have been on my own....with a hangover, but i had a great day :D
even saw a croquet match.....when was the last time you saw that?

Author:  zetecmk2 [ Sun May 26, 2013 1:08 am ]
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oops...naughty bike, sneeking in the pics!!!

Author:  BobCatMax [ Sun May 26, 2013 6:46 am ]
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what time did you get there? we were ther from about 12:35 and rolled out at 1, rolling back in at 1:30 to pick up our wingman

Author:  Uncle Monty [ Sun May 26, 2013 11:41 am ]
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Nice ride and good company as usual. Ran out of beans towards the end, so sorry if I made anyone late. I slept well!

Cheers - Chris.

Author:  zetecmk2 [ Sun May 26, 2013 5:11 pm ]
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who was riding an ibis ti?
i thought it was about 1:30 ish

Author:  grd [ Sun May 26, 2013 10:06 pm ]
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That would have been Monty. We got back to the wedding at about 5.15 so it sounds like we must have spent the afternoon in the same areas but kept missing each other.

Glad you enjoyed the afternoon, shame that some of the trails were fairly wet but at least it was all rideable and started drying out as the afternoon progressed.

Like you Max, amazed to hear Mick say that he was tired, just goes to show there is a first time for everything.

Until next time....

Author:  godders [ Sun May 26, 2013 10:28 pm ]
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It had been a hard week at work ........... hope to have fresher legs next time :wink:

:lol:

mick :D

Author:  zetecmk2 [ Sun May 26, 2013 10:55 pm ]
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i rode past the ibis on the fireroad above the wedding. i came out of a singletrack climb and you rode past me! i also saw a mk2 golf gti.....it followed me out! next ride there, i will be early.
lovely place.....and only 15 miles from home! i will be using this place regularly!

Author:  andyz [ Mon May 27, 2013 1:30 pm ]
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godders wrote:
Max, got any more picks that dont show my fat belly :shock: ........... :wink:
And yes, thanks matthew for another great ride round the hills, allways a good one !
great to see monty and rob again ..top afternoon guys thanks :D

Mick 8)


I'll have to come next time, then your belly will look tiny compared to mine! :lol:

Seriously though, looks like a great ride, and not far from me at all!,

Cheers,
Andrew

Author:  Wingmanrob [ Mon May 27, 2013 8:20 pm ]
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Was great to meet up, body ached a fair bit at the end. I think we should make more of an effort to meet up for rides than we presently do. I'm still up for leading a ride closer to me at Kingley Vale, will promise to bring a retro with me this time.

Author:  grd [ Mon May 27, 2013 8:39 pm ]
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Sounds good Rob.

Monty and myself ride most Sundays around the Surrey Hills so if anyone fancies joining us you are always welcome. It's not always retro, not always as far as yesterday, but always over good trails and with the focus on enjoying ourselves in readiness for the week ahead.

Author:  BobCatMax [ Tue May 28, 2013 5:13 am ]
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zetecmk2 wrote:
i rode past the ibis on the fireroad above the wedding. i came out of a singletrack climb and you rode past me! i also saw a mk2 golf gti.....it followed me out! next ride there, i will be early.
lovely place.....and only 15 miles from home! i will be using this place regularly!


no way! d'oh! :facepalm:

definitely next time, and I will expect to see you for the National Ride in august ;)

Author:  BobCatMax [ Fri May 31, 2013 10:05 pm ]
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out of sheer curiosity....

what was the general opinion on the racing fuel? I made batch 2 this evening

Author:  grd [ Fri May 31, 2013 10:13 pm ]
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Mine's still brewing, going to test fire it this weekend :shock:

Author:  BobCatMax [ Fri May 31, 2013 10:17 pm ]
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your batch is a little less pokey than this new one. please report back, grd. I'd really like to know what you think of it.

cacao is the key ;)

Author:  godders [ Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:51 am ]
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Had to go to the dentist for a couple of fillings after it !! :wink:
Realy ace bring MORE next time ......maybe a bit less stoggy perhaps ??
not sure how it would fair on a realy hot day :shock:
but being a choco lover it get the thumbs up from me :D

Mick 8)

Author:  BobCatMax [ Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:28 am ]
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wait til you try the second batch Mick..proper rocket fuel

Author:  godders [ Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:26 pm ]
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Cool looking foward to that ! :D
Any one around next weekend ? last chance of a ride for a couple of weeks
as i will be off on hols next tuesday 8)

Author:  grd [ Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:31 pm ]
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Yep.

10am at the village hall if you fancy a bimble.

Author:  godders [ Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:47 pm ]
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Saturday or sunday ?? :wink:

Author:  grd [ Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:03 pm ]
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Sorry Mick, wasn't concentrating, Sunday. Can't do Saturday, previous engagement.

Author:  godders [ Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:48 pm ]
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cool ... will post up saturday evening if i can make for sunday :)

Author:  godders [ Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:29 pm ]
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Wont be able to make it up this sunday :( got to much on over the next couple of days
so its going to have to wait till im back from holiday 8) catch you all in a few weeks
Mick :D

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