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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:05 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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I think Neil hit the nail on the head there...all very true, I however think that we should be seen at events everywhere. Im not saying that we should be at every event, but there's more than just MM out there
Sleepless, bike fests, big weekends, the world cup to name a few.
Let the Retro train roll....there's retro bikes hidden in sheds and garages
up and down this land.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:45 pm 
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My dream is that in 2008 there will be loads of retrobikers riding solo - imagine a dozen or more out on the course at any one time, all in team shirts, cantis squealing as they fight to slow the bikes as they slither down rooty descents, cranks just managing not to snap etc.

It might be a crazy dream but not impossible.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:50 pm 
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I think Mayhem was excellent from a 'Retrobike' point of view. The Friday evening BBQ was a joy and i would like to thank Mr & Mrs K especially.

I would also like to thank everyone for making my mates, Jimmy & Iain feel so welcome - they both thoroughly enjoyed it and we now have 2 new recruits to the RB family.

The stand was superb and it was great to see so many people stop dead in their tracks. It was like kids in a sweet shop window and brought back a lot of good memories. I apologise that i could not help out more on the stand but as other people have discussed - 'racing' and i use the word loosely, took precedence i'm afraid.

I am also looking forward to the coming months mag articles about the event as i think Geoff's heroics on the first lap are going to cause a stir.

I fully understand what people are saying regarding riding retro - i would have myself if it had been ready - but i also like a bike that helps me ride faster and also stops in all conditions when you want it to - i know that this goes against the grain but it is my personal opinion - 24 hour events beat you up good and proper and i personally need all the help i can get. One or two laps on retro would be fine but a whole event..........i'm just not that hardcore. :oops:

I would like to hear Jez's comments on this now that he has ridden a modern full susser in anger. :wink:

I'll get my coat......... :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:34 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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I dont know where I ll be living next year , but you can count on me for next year . :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:10 pm 
Mr Darcy
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Was great!

Stand in main arena was the right thing for sure!! Just was tough as my laps always seemed badly timed to do stand duty for some reason :?

Had every intention of riding retro for a few laps, just never got round to it - should have ridden them first when not so cacky. After first couple of laps, just couldn't bring myself to take out a great nic old bike with no mud clearance and red cranks :cry: sorry..


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:38 pm 
Mr Benn
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So what are the other events that we are able to have a presence at then? And when are they?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:14 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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Gus, there's the bonty 24/12 next on the 14th and 15th of July at the Cotswold farm park near Cheltnham i would like to do this one but am still waiting for a team member, what do you say Gus :?:
http://www.twentyfour12.com/
Then comes the kona sleepless in the saddle on the 11th and 12th of august[ im doing this with simod's team :D ]
http://www.konasits.co.uk/
Also the cheddar bike fest on the 29th of september, would like to have a few of you guys in a team, can even squeeze 8 people in to a team for this one http://www.bike-fest.com/cheddar/index.php
Thats just the one's im doing, if you look here http://www.britishtrails.co.uk/ you will see to many to mention.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:50 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Can't really comment as i wasn't there this year :cry: but I will be there next year and racing, possibly solo?


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