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Author:  theredchili [ Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:18 am ]
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Just to get the ball rolling after a great 2012,its time to start thinking about 2013.

To give some sort of structure to the Regional Rides though, how about we aim to put something on first weekend of each month (this may be half a dozen of us or just someone who says “I’m off for a ride in my local woods this Saturday if anyone fancies joining me”)? This of course doesn’t mean that we can’t get together at other times, far from it, but hopefully gives us at least one a month. So, potential dates (TBC) are:

January 6th Forest of Dean winter wobbler viewtopic.php?t=235532

February 17th daj Pre-Honc Cotswold mtb taster viewtopic.php?t=237432

March daj Cotswold Spring classic Road ride viewtopic.php?f=45&t=243913

April The Honc viewtopic.php?f=5&t=252197

May 12th The scrap yard challenge FOD viewtopic.php?f=45&t=255872

June Mountain Mayhem viewtopic.php?f=5&t=260525

July Ed`s Tour finale Road ride viewtopic.php?f=5&t=263259

August TBC No event!!

September Sept 14th Hook Norton meet road
viewtopic.php?f=45&t=271473

October Hosted National MTB ride

November Hosted National Road ride +The Real Ale Wobble
viewtopic.php?f=45&p=2068483&sid=99d599b613074eb3047d8b96c1754d6c#p2068483

December Eds Kriss cross
viewtopic.php?f=45&p=2068483&sid=99d599b613074eb3047d8b96c1754d6c#p2068483

Also Retrobike attended events : (dates posted when released)

The Hell of North Cotswolds (AKA HONC)
Mountain Mayhem
The Real Ale Wobble

Fancy putting something on? Post up on this thread and we’ll update the above as we go.


Crucially, NONE of this post is set in stone (well, HONC and MM are), just thoughts/suggestions to start things off and any ideas that you’ve got are more than welcome. And please, don’t be put off by thoughts of ‘organising a ride’ – it really is just a small group of people going for a morning or day out together.

Author:  Coleman [ Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:13 pm ]
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Put me down for August - Gloucester up onto the hill then buckholt woods and a few other places including at least one pub. :)

Author:  daj [ Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:22 am ]
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nevadasmith wrote:
Put me down for August - Gloucester up onto the hill then buckholt woods and a few other places including at least one pub. :)


Done !!

Sounds good all new to me that area 8)

Author:  theredchili [ Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:25 am ]
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Also , will will try again to get the Black Mountains ride back on the calendar , though this will depend on the local weather conditons so will have to play it by ear.

Author:  warpedboy2 [ Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:24 pm ]
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Think I might come along to some of these.....

Author:  theredchili [ Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:30 pm ]
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warpedboy2 wrote:
Think I might come along to some of these.....


good man 8)

Author:  grumpycommuter [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:55 pm ]
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I'll organise 'The Brewery' ride in September...so you can remove the '?' if you want!

Plus the emphasis should be on 'staying overnight' as free camping at a brewery offered.....still not sure why there were no takers last time....

Author:  theredchili [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:01 pm ]
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grumpycommuter wrote:
I'll organise 'The Brewery' ride in September...so you can remove the '?' if you want!

Plus the emphasis should be on 'staying overnight' as free camping at a brewery offered.....still not sure why there were no takers last time....


The question is removed! Many thanks for firming it up.

Author:  daj [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:17 pm ]
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grumpycommuter wrote:
I'll organise 'The Brewery' ride in September...so you can remove the '?' if you want!

Plus the emphasis should be on 'staying overnight' as free camping at a brewery offered.....still not sure why there were no takers last time....


It was the weather , Freezing cold and raining up until that day!!

Author:  feetabix [ Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:57 pm ]
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daj wrote:
grumpycommuter wrote:
I'll organise 'The Brewery' ride in September...so you can remove the '?' if you want!

Plus the emphasis should be on 'staying overnight' as free camping at a brewery offered.....still not sure why there were no takers last time....


It was the weather , Freezing cold and raining up until that day!!



we were all so plastered after the beer stop, thats why!........i bounced off every hedgerow all the way home, and fell asleep with one shoe still on, sucking my thumb...... :roll:

Author:  butlerssecret [ Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Mountain mayhem

I'm planning to do mountain mayhem solo this year (my first xc solo event). Is there a solo retro category? I can ride either a 92 GT Timberline or a 91 Trek Singletrack 950, does this adhere to retro category terms & conds?

Cheers.

Author:  daj [ Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:43 pm ]
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butlerssecret wrote:
I'm planning to do mountain mayhem solo this year (my first xc solo event). Is there a solo retro category? I can ride either a 92 GT Timberline or a 91 Trek Singletrack 950, does this adhere to retro category terms & conds?

Cheers.


There is no specific retro solo category but you will be in lots of retro company for sure :D

Welcome by the way, your most welcome to come along to our regional rides there is one this Sunday in the Forest of Dean.

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:48 pm ]
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grumpycommuter wrote:
I'll organise 'The Brewery' ride in September...so you can remove the '?' if you want!

Plus the emphasis should be on 'staying overnight' as free camping at a brewery offered.....still not sure why there were no takers last time....


How did i miss this???? Must pay more attention :D

Author:  daj [ Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:53 pm ]
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Grannygrinder wrote:
grumpycommuter wrote:
I'll organise 'The Brewery' ride in September...so you can remove the '?' if you want!

Plus the emphasis should be on 'staying overnight' as free camping at a brewery offered.....still not sure why there were no takers last time....


How did i miss this???? Must pay more attention :D


You miss most things Mike :lol: :lol:

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:15 pm ]
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At least i didn't let my chain go rusty :wink:

Author:  daj [ Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:18 pm ]
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Grannygrinder wrote:
At least i didn't let my chain go rusty :wink:


ooooowwww :lol:

Author:  Retro Spud [ Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:18 pm ]
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nevadasmith wrote:
Put me down for August - Gloucester up onto the hill then buckholt woods and a few other places including at least one pub. :)


When you settle on a date please let me know as I'd like to try some trails in the county
Seems a little crazy to drive all the way to surryhills or the Peak Distracts when we've got great trails on our
Doorstep :shock:

Author:  Retro Spud [ Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:19 pm ]
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Pesky double post :facepalm:

Author:  The History Man [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:51 pm ]
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Hi folks, what standard/level of fitness is required to keep up with you regulars? Just got a retro bike and looking to play but need to build up to this? :oops:

Author:  theredchili [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:54 pm ]
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The Hstory Man wrote:
Hi folks, what standard/level of fitness is required to keep up with you regulars? Just got a retro bike and looking to play but need to build up to this? :oops:



People who come out have different levels of fitness, it's all pretty relaxed so I wouldn't worry about, just come along and your have a great day out.

Author:  The History Man [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:58 pm ]
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Can you point me towards the specifics for the rides? Bit of a Luddite. Got an ipad for Xmas and am still fighting with it! I remember queuing up to put my punched cards through the big machine in the corner of the classroom.......

Author:  theredchili [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:01 pm ]
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The Hstory Man wrote:
Can you point me towards the specifics for the rides? Bit of a Luddite. Got an ipad for Xmas and am still fighting with it! I remember queuing up to put my punched cards through the big machine in the corner of the classroom.......


If you look on page 1 of this thread, you will see a list of the 2013 rides. Some of them will have a link to the ride thread, these will have the information such as dates, meeting times and places. If you would like more info post up in the thread or pm the organiser. Hope that helps. 8)

Author:  NeilM [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:03 pm ]
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With notable exceptions, we are all slow, it's just that some of us are slower than others.

I started riding with the West Mids group last year, as an unfit 50 something returnee to riding. You would be hard pressed to find a more friendly bunch of folk.

Author:  The History Man [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:17 pm ]
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Have not ridden for years but was noodling on the dreaded eBay and picked up a bike as below. Have fixed it up over e last week and am a bit wary as pretty unfit! Lets hope the weather holds up. Snow while walking the dogs at lunchtime above winchcombe.

Author:  theredchili [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:20 pm ]
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The Hstory Man wrote:
Have not ridden for years but was noodling on the dreaded eBay and picked up a bike as below. Have fixed it up over e last week and am a bit wary as pretty unfit! Lets hope the weather holds up. Snow while walking the dogs at lunchtime above winchcombe.



If you get into the swing of riding, it won't take long before your concerns will dwindle. Chucking it down with snow here now.

Author:  The History Man [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:28 pm ]
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I know this is irrelevant to this 'thread'? but check out my purchase - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=246772

is this how you link stuff?

Author:  fluroforks [ Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:34 pm ]
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Any updates for whats going on in later this month or september?

Author:  daj [ Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:47 pm ]
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fluroforks wrote:
Any updates for whats going on in later this month or september?


I have dropped James a note for available dates coming up to get something in the diary :D

Welcome by the way :D

Author:  fluroforks [ Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:05 am ]
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daj wrote:
fluroforks wrote:
Any updates for whats going on in later this month or september?


I have dropped James a note for available dates coming up to get something in the diary :D

Welcome by the way :D


Looking forward to it already.

Author:  longjon [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:39 am ]
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Can I attend these rides on a fairly bog standard Dyna Tech? I am new to all this and don't have funds to buy a nice bike, I'm getting a Raleigh Pulsar that been well looked after next week too, I'd love to come along and meet some new peeps but I dont want to be laughed off my bike lol, or feellike the poor relation compared to all the rest of you on your beautiful machines...

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:25 pm ]
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A bog standard Dyna Tech will do very nicely thank you.

We don't laugh at new riders, just each other and mainly Dave.

Have a look at the scrapheap challenge photos and write up, that will give you a pretty good idea of what the region is like and what we enjoy.

Looking forwards to the next ride... whenever that is... Dave?

Author:  daj [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:12 pm ]
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Aagggghhh I know!!!

Not so sure if a FOD meet will be possible in the next few weeks or early sept James is pretty chocker !

Will drop Karl a line to get the hooky road ride in the diary for September.

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:36 pm ]
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daj wrote:
Will drop Karl a line to get the hooky road ride in the diary for September.


Not one of your 'short' (only 60 miles) on the 'flat' (only 5,000 ft of climbing) rides.

Some of us don't own brand new carbon bikes, or are Matt. :shock:

Author:  daj [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:46 pm ]
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NeilM wrote:
daj wrote:
Will drop Karl a line to get the hooky road ride in the diary for September.


Not one of your 'short' (only 60 miles) on the 'flat' (only 5,000 ft of climbing) rides.

Some of us don't own brand new carbon bikes, or are Matt. :shock:



I will route a easy going social ride to the brewery and back for everyone who wants to attend to enjoy.

Just to save you any disappointment Neil if you ever go buying a carbon bike it don't suddenly make you ride longer or climb better !! :lol:

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:09 pm ]
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:D

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:00 pm ]
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daj wrote:
Just to save you any disappointment Neil if you ever go buying a carbon bike it don't suddenly make you ride longer or climb better !! :lol:

Wash your mouth out, and NEVER use the C word again.

Plus, having seen you and my son climbing, I simply don't believe you, they clearly turn any rider into super human beings.

Real men (like Matt) do it with steel.

Author:  Coleman [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:04 pm ]
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NeilM wrote:
Some of us don't own brand new carbon bikes, or are Matt. :shock:


NeilM wrote:
Real men (like Matt) do it with steel.


Neil do you have some sort of thing going for Matt? I sure he'd be flattered...

Author:  The History Man [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:07 pm ]
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He likes men who talk dirty! :lol:

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:45 pm ]
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The History Man wrote:
He likes men who talk dirty! :lol:


It's true. :oops:

Author:  fluroforks [ Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:13 pm ]
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What time does the Sept 14th road ride leave and where from.

I have an appointment at 1130 I cant get out of but know where id rather be!

Author:  daj [ Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:53 pm ]
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fluroforks wrote:
What time does the Sept 14th road ride leave and where from.

I have an appointment at 1130 I cant get out of but know where id rather be!


Pends where you live could be possible ?

The shorter route will be leaving from stow on the wold

Author:  fluroforks [ Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:44 pm ]
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Im in Stratford so could be in Stow for 1pm at the earliest.

Author:  grumpycommuter [ Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:34 pm ]
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fluroforks wrote:
Im in Stratford so could be in Stow for 1pm at the earliest.


you could ride down and meet us on the way back?

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