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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:47 am 
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daj, I stopped riding in 95, back then I raced and was quite fit.
Got overweight over the years, so at beginning of this year began riding again. Slowly losing weight and getting fitter, but know there's a way to go yet. Also been out of touch with all things cycling, so assume things have changed, as in the wearing of helmets etc (less common in 95).
As I'm new to the forum I have no idea of the pace of these rides.
Think I'll wait till next year so I don't embarrass myself


I went on my first RB ride in the Peaks in '08, hardly touched a bike in years, 2-3 stone overweight etc etc. I managed (most!) of it - and came back for more! This was the catalyst to getting back to fitness again - and lose those extra pounds (many of them). That ride was HARD and HILLY and ROCKY. FoD will most likely be a much more gentle experience and we wait for people. Some even stop to have a fag. Go on, go on, go on, go on. Give it a try - you'll like it. If you don't go and then look at all the people enjoying themselves in the aftermath thread you'll regret it!

BTW, helmets aren't compulsory but sensible off road at least. This is one area when 'Retro' isn't necessarily the favoured option. How much to you value your brains at? Any helmet is cheap in comparison.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:51 am 
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Old Ned wrote:
SMD wrote:
daj, I stopped riding in 95, back then I raced and was quite fit.
Got overweight over the years, so at beginning of this year began riding again. Slowly losing weight and getting fitter, but know there's a way to go yet. Also been out of touch with all things cycling, so assume things have changed, as in the wearing of helmets etc (less common in 95).
As I'm new to the forum I have no idea of the pace of these rides.
Think I'll wait till next year so I don't embarrass myself


I went on my first RB ride in the Peaks in '08, hardly touched a bike in years, 2-3 stone overweight etc etc. I managed (most!) of it - and came back for more! This was the catalyst to getting back to fitness again - and lose those extra pounds (many of them). That ride was HARD and HILLY and ROCKY. FoD will most likely be a much more gentle experience and we wait for people. Some even stop to have a fag. Go on, go on, go on, go on. Give it a try - you'll like it. If you don't go and then look at all the people enjoying themselves in the aftermath thread you'll regret it!

BTW, helmets aren't compulsory but sensible off road at least. This is one area when 'Retro' isn't necessarily the favoured option. How much to you value your brains at? Any helmet is cheap in comparison.


You forgot wet when describing that Peaks ride Ned.


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Was it?! My brain was fried! :? :wink:


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I'll try and make the effort to attend, although its a long old drive for me.

But if Daisy Duke is in attendance, you can put me down as a definate!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:40 pm 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
[/quote]You forgot wet when describing that Peaks ride Ned.[quote]

That's because it was sunny and warm in 09 :D and here's a pic to prove it, Old Ned followed by rc200ti, and if there was ever a 'guess the combined age' competition this photo would be it.

Ned's right SMD, you'll never meet a more supportive group of folks on a ride.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:59 pm 
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2 of us will make 5 of you :twisted:

Mind you, I never was much good at Maths :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:10 pm 
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Saw Del today, trails are riding beautifully so should be good.

Let Dave or I know if there's anyone missed off the list of attendees on the first post as may have lost track across three pages.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:10 pm 
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Hoping to make this....

Don't suppose anyone going is near Malmesbury or j16/17 M4 ish and wants to share a lift..

K


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With a bit of luck I should be bringing the Mt Tam down for this ride :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:30 am 
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Chris wrote:
With a bit of luck I should be bringing the Mt Tam down for this ride :D


You brave man 8)

If the weather is fine then I may have a new (to me) late 80's number to bring along, I havent received it yet and will need to build it up etc.

Looking forward to the pub lunch already (did I just say that out loud :shock:)


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