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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Went playing on the Grisley. Hilarious. 40mph. Faith in my build or what?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:50 pm 
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Back from my night ride. One badger and one tawney owl spotted.

Still can't crack 20% gravel climbs at night :evil: I'm either in too high a gear, or too low and start popping wheelies.

Very odd, as they are pretty straightforward in daylight.

The rest of ride was a blast.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Looks like grassy climbs on vid so you should be fine as it will be groovy by 2am. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:14 pm 
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I think the grassy climbs are the long ones, there is some short sharp stuff in the woodland I think.

I fancy a little less tyre pressure will help, although traction is not really the issue, it's more momentum....

Oh well..... as we used to say in the Martial Arts; keep training!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:48 am 
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we playes with the u.k. subs tonight, that's pretty retro!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:30 pm 
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Followed up on yesterdays's Herefordshire Grimpeur preview with Dave with a couple of hours up the local woods - dry, dusty trails and plenty of climbing on the ss have left me properly weary so time to relax with some French Open tennis.

Oh, and in properly retro style, here's what I did this time last week....


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Late evening lap of the V. trail FoD 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:56 am 
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nevadasmith wrote:
Late evening lap of the V. trail FoD 8)



Nice.

Yesterday I started to assemble Kt's Orange P7 'Rainbow Bike', my Fuquay and also adjusted the gear train on the Bigfoot.

Going out for a night ride tonight.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:40 pm 
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Not today, but Monday, did my last Mayhem prep ride with Kt, Chrissy and our guide to the Mendips, Duncan.

I was on my Yates, Kt her Bigfoot and Chrissy was using Kt's Orange. Dunc was on a hard tail modern Specialized, which he was able to ride downhill faster than was humanly possible, given that most of the time we were on loose rocks the size of King Edwards potato's :shock:

Trig Point on Blackdown.

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Kt and Dunc leaving the trig.

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Kt and Chrissy on a rooty bit.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:24 pm 
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She's her mother's daughter. Lucky break! :lol:


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