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Bike of the Ride?
Rob's Kona Cindercone 22%  22%  [ 4 ]
Carol's slime green Specialized Rockhopper 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
Del's Gary Fisher X-Caliber 17%  17%  [ 3 ]
John's modified Kona Kileaua 11%  11%  [ 2 ]
Mark's Alpinestars Ti Mega 22%  22%  [ 4 ]
Ed's Fat Chance Yo Eddy 22%  22%  [ 4 ]
Chris' orange Kona 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 18
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:15 pm 
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Hey Mark, you gave us all a shock....... to put it mildly... :shock:

Dont think I'll ever ever hit the same speed on the FOD Cycle path as I did yesterday trying to get to a point to get a signal.

It goes without saying that like everyone else I'm so pleased they felt they could discharge you from A&E. However you must now assume that another of your nine lives is now gone, so I suggest you take it a bit easier with the remaining ones.

I asked for, and got you the screaming paramedic car, the siren wailing ambulance, and managed to impart enough sense of urgency to scramble the helicopter. I'm just sorry that you had to wait till the hospital to see a nice bit of skirt......, mind you.... given that you lost an hour, a nice jumpsuited female paramedic would have been wasted on you anyway.... :D. And the boys who did turn up were great !!

Have sent my photos to Ed to post, as I'm not yet with the yoof in understanding how to get them online.

In anycase its good to see its not put you off coming again sometime, but maybe with the detour Caz took as the sensible option ..... :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:21 pm 
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I'll be back at FoD Del for sure. Hoping to be back riding at the weekend with MacRetro.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:24 pm 
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Rob
Thank for the vote for the Fisher.
Never quite gets the kuddos it deserves... :wink:

Howver by a similar viewpoint, your kona gets a shout, as its rider played a blinder when the chips were down... :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:26 pm 
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Thats great to hear Mark :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Wow, I am speechless sounds like a great ride with some added drama.

Its not nice when something like this happens and hope it hasn't put you off and that you get back to normal as soon as poss.

Look forward to the pictures :D

Im gutted to have missed this but will be there next time its on a Sunday :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:46 pm 
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Completely forgot to mention that I had a great first retro ride and was made to feel very welcome by everybody. I'll definately be back, thanks folks. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:04 pm 
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head injuries!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

flinkin blip!! :shock: how's it feeling mark?


i hope that if i ever crash like that there are good people around me to help out, well done you guys!!


anyway!! pics??!! :D

off the ride though, i'm not someone who likes to see blood soaked rocks/helmets and bike toptubes!! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:34 pm 
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dear god!

sounds like quite the ride.

very much looking forward to pictures, and Mark, my missus agrees, she wouldn't want to find out either as i'd never get let out riding again!

very pleased to hear you are ok 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:34 pm 
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Ok pictures and a commentary of what i can remember. (btw Ed, wheres the picture of you pushing up that hill? Suspicious in its absense!)

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Rob, John, Ed, Carol, Chris, Del and Mark

On the scent of Edwards:
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First singletrack:
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A bit of climbing:
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Stunning forest:
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Mechanicals:
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Superstyling:
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A quick regroup before 'the descent of near certain death'.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:48 pm 
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And now the bits I don't remember :D First proper memory is failing to be able to tell the paramedic what year it is! Perhaps I thought it was 1991 :lol: I'm guessing the rocks in the background are what you pulled me out of?

Rapha:
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Paramedics:
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A well earned pint, the next round is on me:
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Bikes of the ride:
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Goodies bags, kindly supplied by A2Zest Events:
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Meanwhile at Gloucester Infirmary:
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My saviour:
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Thanks again guys, because of your actions i'll be riding another day. The NWA might not be so grateful!


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