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West Midlands Present 18th of Sept Forest of Dean ride!!
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Author:  daj [ Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:57 pm ]
Post subject:  West Midlands Present 18th of Sept Forest of Dean ride!!

A bit later than normal in the month but its that time again!!

Following on from our grand day out in Nam

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=160569

We are moving on to the Forest of Dean on Sunday 18th of September

Meeting point will be Pedalbikeaway centre at 10:00am for 10:30 start

Route will totally depend on who rides but as it stands be waymarked routes :D

So there you are , Pledge your interest below 8)

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Author:  Russell [ Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:13 pm ]
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Yup...

In.

Author:  Coleman [ Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:21 pm ]
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In if I can - working in suffolk this month so need to engineer my rota and hope the that the house move doesn't happen the too!

Looks like fun from the pics :)

Author:  theredchili [ Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:52 am ]
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Yep, I'm in , PM me if you want a hand with routes :D

Author:  bontyfiend [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:49 pm ]
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Will be there if I possibly can - been out riding ridiculously few times recently :(

Matt

Author:  bontyfiend [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:55 pm ]
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Okay, got the go-ahead!

Anyone heading over from Oxford direction want to share a lift?

Author:  daj [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:49 pm ]
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Of the people I know who are coming you are our only Oxfordshire representative!! 8) Be great to have you along

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:49 pm ]
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I'll make a special effort :D :D

Author:  daj [ Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:58 pm ]
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Grannygrinder wrote:
I'll make a special effort :D :D


I will message you every day the week before to remind you!! :lol:

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:53 pm ]
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I'd love to say that won't be necessary, but.......... :lol:

Author:  daj [ Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:09 pm ]
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Mike are you interested in the Black mountains ride on the 15th of October? closer to your neck of the woods?

Author:  theredchili [ Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:13 pm ]
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Been round yesterday the poss route, still nice and dry under cover 8)

Author:  daj [ Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:16 pm ]
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Have they cleared the bottom half of the rooty wood? That was ace !!

Author:  theredchili [ Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:30 pm ]
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daj wrote:
Have they cleared the bottom half of the rooty wood? That was ace !!


Which bit is that ? early on in the route ?

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:40 pm ]
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not been to the fod since i was at school, and seem to be free that day,so pencil me in :lol:

Author:  daj [ Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:45 pm ]
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Yeah pretty early on... really rooty single track that went on forever then near the end it was lost because of cutting?

That's great stuff Mat you won't regret it cracking route

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:11 pm ]
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Re: black mountains ride. be rude not to really as i'm only up the road :D :D

Author:  ededwards [ Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:28 pm ]
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daj wrote:
.. really rooty single track that went on forever then near the end it was lost because of cutting..


Known as the Velvet Garden.

Author:  Doomanic [ Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:56 pm ]
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I'm there most weekends if I'm not diving, just have to choose which retro to take; the Zaskar or the Roost, hmmm decisions, decisions. :D

Author:  daj [ Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:11 pm ]
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Doomanic wrote:
I'm there most weekends if I'm not diving, just have to choose which retro to take; the Zaskar or the Roost, hmmm decisions, decisions. :D


ooowww only up the Road, Be great to have you along being 8) Be great to see the Zaskar being a fellow GT man :D

Do you ride local to Evesham? I have some nice loops around Blockley just down the road

Author:  Doomanic [ Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:47 pm ]
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To be honest, I've only just started riding again after a loooong break. Did 11 miles last night, mix of road :( and dirt :D round the 'Sham.

I'm there this Sunday on the Roost, but will struggle to ride retro for much longer; my ride2work has been approved and I've just ordered a Specialised Camber FSR Comp! 8)

Author:  Doomanic [ Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:00 pm ]
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What sort of fitness level/pace are we talking about here?

Author:  theredchili [ Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:07 pm ]
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Doomanic wrote:
What sort of fitness level/pace are we talking about here?



Your be fine . A relaxed pace, I'm going single speed if repaired in time

Author:  Doomanic [ Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:14 pm ]
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I'm more worried about my brother to be honest, I'm a fat knacker but he's a lazy smoker. :D Plus we'll probably have the kids with us.

Author:  matthew71 [ Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:41 pm ]
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please remember i am a fen boy, so the pace might not be to hard on the hills,and i do get a nose bleed going up a curb :lol:

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:14 pm ]
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survived the peaks,bring on the forrest :D

Author:  theredchili [ Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:54 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
survived the peaks,bring on the forrest :D


Good effort , look forward to meeting you

Author:  daj [ Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:59 pm ]
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theredchili wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
survived the peaks,bring on the forrest :D


Good effort , look forward to meeting you


Think I survived too!? :shock:

Looking forward to getting back over the Forest 8)

Author:  daj [ Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:15 pm ]
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Week before update

The meeting point is here for those not been before

http://www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk/contact.html

The list of Attendances hopefully will be

-daj
-Russell
-theredchili + 1 (lead scout)
-bontyfiend
-Grannygrinder
-matthew71
-Rocky?

If your not attending please drop me a note if possible to save waiting around we will head off 10:30am sharp from the centre.

Anymore takers?

The route planned is worth the travel!!

8)

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:22 pm ]
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Its on the calender, pass has been issued by the fun controller :D :D
Planning a full week sickie so should be well rested for this :lol: :lol:
Rode The Wall at Afan on friday, lungs and heart still intact....which is nice :D :D

Author:  theredchili [ Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:52 pm ]
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Right Peeps,

Been out tonight to ride the route that we are going to use for Sunday,despite strong winds and heavy rain, the ground is surprisingly dry ( most of the route is single track under tree canopy).There are a few trees down,but no show stoppers and can either be ridden over (if your cool 8) ) or skirted.There is one down,which if the Forestry commission do not cut up, will require a dismount as it is about shoulder height,again no biggy.
The route is great as it's away from the crowds at the trail centre and covers a good large area, usually we would not see any other mountain bikers on this route, however tonight I noticed part of the route is being used in next weeks FoD Enduro race, so there may be a few out trail finding.


The weather for sunday is sunny spells with a few showers, again no problems, temperature will be 16 degrees,with a 17 mph eastly wind.
Pretty good riding weather :D

There is a lot of wild boar action in some of the areas we will be in,I have seen and heard them several times in the last couple of weeks,if we are lucky we will see them, but if you do come across them, avoid going up to them, especially if they have their humbugs with them (piglets) as the males have tusks, can run faster than you can ride from standing and are very protective !!!

Meeting place info : http://www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk/contact.html

Look forward to see everyone Sunday, 10 am for a promp 10:30 start

Any questions pm with your mobile number if need be

James
8)

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Author:  daj [ Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:01 pm ]
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Good work there James, I am well looking to Sunday!! 8)

I would like to get some pics for this months newsletter with the big camera so will have to sqeeze a mini photo session in too on the mini course? :D

Author:  daj [ Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:19 pm ]
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5 days before update

The meeting point is here for those not been before

http://www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk/contact.html

The list of Attendances hopefully will be

-daj
-Russell
-theredchili + 1 (lead scout)
-bontyfiend
-Grannygrinder
-matthew71
-Funky to Funky
-Rocky?
-Pickled Egg pusher?

If your not attending please drop me a note if possible to save waiting around we will head off 10:30am sharp from the centre.

Anymore takers?

The route planned is worth the travel!!

Author:  matthew71 [ Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:20 pm ]
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bloody hell,am going to chaced by a huge pig,just a normal saturday night for me then :lol:

see you all sunday,only 1 1/2 hour drive :lol:

Author:  daj [ Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:57 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
bloody hell,am going to chaced by a huge pig,just a normal saturday night for me then :lol:

see you all sunday,only 1 1/2 hour drive :lol:


Ha,ha brilliant .... I'm sure we can dress one up for you!!

Its about an hour 10 mins from my place... Well worth the drive you will love it 8)

Author:  theredchili [ Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:37 am ]
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daj wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
bloody hell,am going to chaced by a huge pig,just a normal saturday night for me then :lol:

see you all sunday,only 1 1/2 hour drive :lol:


Ha,ha brilliant .... I'm sure we can dress one up for you!!

Its about an hour 10 mins from my place... Well worth the drive you will love it 8)


I have a hell of a drive too , 8 mins at a push :lol:

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:17 am ]
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If i don't see at least one 'sunny spell' on sunday there's gonna be trouble :lol: :lol: :lol:
Been to FoD a few times now and always found it ok on a rigid.
At the mo its a toss up between my cinelli and my modern?
Unless my mech turns up and then i can give my Univega a run out.
So, is the route do able on this :D i'm thinking yes going by previous experience but i don't know where we are going :D :D

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Author:  theredchili [ Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:37 am ]
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Grannygrinder wrote:
If i don't see at least one 'sunny spell' on sunday there's gonna be trouble :lol: :lol: :lol:
Been to FoD a few times now and always found it ok on a rigid.
At the mo its a toss up between my cinelli and my modern?
Unless my mech turns up and then i can give my Univega a run out.
So, is the route do able on this :D i'm thinking yes going by previous experience but i don't know where we are going :D :D


Your be fine , I've done this route three times on an '88 fully rigid single speed with a U brake :D

Author:  daj [ Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:33 pm ]
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Got to be rigid !! Even I will be :shock:

Hopefully the weather will be good to us

Author:  daj [ Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:18 pm ]
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:shock:

Author:  matthew71 [ Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:56 pm ]
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can we fit a crossbow on the roberts ? :lol:

Author:  daj [ Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:02 pm ]
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I did think it would be great to see one in the wild, No bravado here I think there would be particles of poo in my shorts !!

Author:  theredchili [ Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:36 pm ]
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daj wrote:
I did think it would be great to see one in the wild, No bravado here I think there would be particles of poo in my shorts !!


I saw another six boar at half three this morning on my way to France :shock:

Author:  matthew71 [ Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:11 pm ]
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my boar picture got deleted :cry:

Author:  daj [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:11 am ]
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matthew71 wrote:
my boar picture got deleted :cry:


Nevermind, you never know maybe we can replace it with a photo of one running around the Dean!! :D

The weather isnt looking too hot :?

Author:  theredchili [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:09 am ]
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theredchili wrote:


The weather for sunday is sunny spells with a few showers, again no problems, temperature will be 16 degrees,with a 17 mph eastly wind.
Pretty good riding weather :D



Weather for Sunday looks pretty much the same as this, though the wind speed has dropped to 14 mph and now southerly

:D

Author:  matthew71 [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:09 pm ]
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just thinking ,is there a stop on the ride,or bring something to eat as we go around ?
just trying to get organised :D ,seeing as i have to leave so early in the morning

Author:  theredchili [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:14 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
just thinking ,is there a stop on the ride,or bring something to eat as we go around ?
just trying to get organised :D ,seeing as i have to leave so early in the morning


We can stop at the pub which is close to the end, there is food also available at the peedleabikeaway cycle centre, but bring something if your worried :?

Author:  daj [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:26 pm ]
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Mat .. The grub in the centre is quality have a quick bite then wait for pub !! We ride back to centre after pub so can have some proper munch there...I will be :D. The mrs and CAS are riding to the pub to meet us too

Author:  matthew71 [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:28 pm ]
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nice one :D

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:01 pm ]
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daj wrote:
Mat .. The grub in the centre is quality have a quick bite then wait for pub !! We ride back to centre after pub so can have some proper munch there...I will be :D. The mrs and CAS are riding to the pub to meet us too


Will the day ever come when i meet your mrs and i haven't got a pint in my hand :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  rupeww [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:31 pm ]
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I'm going to try and make it too.

What kind of riding is planned? Leisure or go for it single track??

Author:  theredchili [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:43 pm ]
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rupeww wrote:
I'm going to try and make it too.

What kind of riding is planned? Leisure or go for it single track??


Thats great if you can make it, planned route is Single track, mixed terrain, you won't be disappointed

let me know if you need any more info

Author:  rupeww [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:47 pm ]
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Thanks, just re-read the page where you described it already! Ooops!

Ok then I think I'll bring the trekker UU!!

Author:  daj [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:26 pm ]
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Mike .... ha,ha I VERY much doubt that !! :lol:

Rupe ... Thats brilliant news 8)

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:47 pm ]
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Hailstones like golf balls and strong winds today :?
Hope its better inland and improves tomorrow. :D

Author:  theredchili [ Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:50 pm ]
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Here in the FoD its been mainly sunny today, with a few light showers, same as forecast for tomorrow

Author:  daj [ Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:51 pm ]
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i have just changed my mobile and lost all numbers if you need to contact me my new number is 07788215553 8)

Author:  matthew71 [ Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:36 pm ]
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better leave in a minute :lol: .see you all tomorrow

Author:  theredchili [ Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:41 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
better leave in a minute :lol: .see you all tomorrow


.......are you riding down ? :lol:

Author:  ededwards [ Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:26 pm ]
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Tidy ride today chaps, many thanks

Author:  theredchili [ Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:07 pm ]
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ededwards wrote:
Tidy ride today chaps, many thanks


Yeah agreed,good turn out, great ride, but not so great weather at times

Great collection of bikes :lol:

Blacks ride next :D

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:52 pm ]
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Great ride today,and something very different for me,thanks a lot to james for organising the ride,and showing us the way around :D

am dibbing the " crash of the day,only witnessed by daj ,and the prestige ejecter seat is working just fine :lol: . and there was some real cock,s at the trail centre :lol



am now looking for some more sprockets for the black mountains :D

Author:  daj [ Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:57 pm ]
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What a FANTASTIC day out at the Dean :D

-Great turnout of people and equally great turnout of bikes
-Brilliant to see Del back out on the trails (He never stopped grinning :D )
-Hardcore entrance from Ed all wet and muddy having completed the route to warm up!! :shock:
-Grannygrinder making an appearance......and riding?!?! :shock: :lol:
-Quality of the route (totally different ride in wet I thought?)
-Following Del down the motorway of doom :shock:
-Matthew71 big off ....his face will make me chuckle for a LONG WHILE :lol:
-Loved the joint effort and thought that kept Grinders steed non-terminal
-Catching up with CAS and Carpark Claire for lunch
-Rupeww mysterious squeak ...What was it?

List of Riders attended

-daj
-theredchili
-bontyfiend
-Grannygrinder
-matthew71
-Funky to Funky
-Del
-Ededwards
-rupeww

Took some snaps but none actually out in the field :D

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Author:  bontyfiend [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:00 am ]
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Great pics: thanks daj/Mrs daj!

Great ride too! Looking forward to the next one.

Author:  Funk to Funky [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:08 pm ]
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Yep, good photo's. Enjoyed my first Retro Ride! Will be along again :D

Author:  rupeww [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:40 pm ]
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A great day out, thanks to all.

Heres my contribution from over 600 photos taken with helmet cam....

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Author:  rupeww [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:42 pm ]
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not in the right order.......

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Author:  rupeww [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:43 pm ]
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the last.....

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Author:  theredchili [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:55 pm ]
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rupeww wrote:
A great day out, thanks to all.

Heres my contribution from over 600 photos taken with helmet cam....


Thanks Rupe, some great and some bl**dy awful ones ! (sure you can guess!)

almost looks like a fish eye lens on it ,great camera

Author:  rupeww [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:03 pm ]
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Yes, its reality at its best/worse!

It is a bit fisheye, its required in order to get enough width of vision when using it as a video camera. otherwise you get no real perspective of what is going on.

Cheap headcams have poor width of vision, this one is cheapish but gets round the problem with a domed outer lense giving a fisheye look but a cheap way of getting the wider veiw.

Author:  daj [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:51 pm ]
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Rupee they are superb! Does it just fire off at random?

It captures non posed I really like it

Author:  rupeww [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:20 pm ]
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It has settings for 3, 5, 10 or 30 seconds. I had it set at 30. Its designed so it can be used as a time lapse camera but works great to capture those "unposed" moments.

Author:  daj [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:19 pm ]
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Can anyone remember what Ed was talking about here? ha,ha :shock:

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Author:  Grannygrinder [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:58 pm ]
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:shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:

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Author:  rupeww [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:10 pm ]
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Heres the only bit of video that I got, I had it set on photo most of the time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9lkT3hiFgE

Its short, slow and not very interesting!!

Author:  daj [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:05 pm ]
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is it slow? or are we that slow :shock: :lol:

ouch has the link to cce`s handlebar incident on there too :shock:

Author:  rupeww [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:26 pm ]
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That was just a slow section thats all!!

Author:  theredchili [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:04 pm ]
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daj wrote:
is it slow? or are we that slow :shock: :lol:


Yes you are :wink: :lol:

Author:  daj [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:13 pm ]
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theredchili wrote:
daj wrote:
is it slow? or are we that slow :shock: :lol:


Yes you are :wink: :lol:


Cheeky bugger!!

Will be getting the landy back by the weekend !!! :D

Author:  matthew71 [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:44 pm ]
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i had just about forgotten about the docking description,and you go and remind me :roll: .and where is the next west mids ride? is that the black mountain one? ,or one at the first of weekend of the month ?

Author:  daj [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:55 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
i had just about forgotten about the docking description,and you go and remind me :roll: .and where is the next west mids ride? is that the black mountain one? ,or one at the first of weekend of the month ?


Next ride is black mountains Matt :0)

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