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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:26 am 
Pumpy's Bear
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After the difficult call to cancel the Twizzler it looks like lots will be using their pass out nonetheless, so why not post up photos/words here.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:02 pm 
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went to thetford to further imprint the route for 23rd in my brain. only 3 of us, me, rekiborter & mikec. good day was had


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:42 pm 
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Nothing today in the thawing, freezing slush but did manage a local group 'ride' (riding in the loosest sense, an extended push for me) yesterday. At -14C it was by far the coldest ride I've done but, once warmed up, it wasn't that unpleasant and the super fine snow was very dry so no wet feet. A nip of port was warming too.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:44 pm 
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Did a few miles on the road bike, but it was bloody miserable and cold. So retired to the garage to tinker with the heater on.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:16 pm 
National & North West AEC
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We did a wintry epic with a portion of chips around the Buxton and Goyt Valley area.
Plenty of snow and ice and seven riders altogether.
I've delegated the ride report to Mr K so I expect it to be slightly sarcastic and ever so melodramatic too.

From my perspective it was a great ride. A triumph over adversity in fact...

Here's a couple of photos.

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I'll post up a link to the aftermath once Mr K has duly obliged...

EDIT: Mr K has now performed his duties admirably and the aftermath thread is here:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=130356


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:17 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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sinnett177 wrote:
Did a few miles on the road bike, but it was bloody miserable and cold. So retired to the garage to tinker with the heater on.
Very wise, riding on the road had me almost weeping and that was just half a mile but getting amongst the tress was significantly better.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:51 pm 
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Went on a local loop on the Cotswold hills above Blockley - spent lots of time trying to ride through fluffy snow and equal time on my ar$E. Good Fun but wish I could have found a few more hard packed trails :D

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East Midlands Deputy AEC
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Six East Midlanders made the most of our Day-Passes with a 25 mile off road jaunt based on a figure of 8 centred on a pub. A good day.
Not sure if there are any photos to prove this as Ed was too intent on playing with his new gps gadget.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:38 pm 
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don't know what you mean :roll: :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:01 pm 
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I joined up with drystonepaul , Mr K and a few others for a superb ride in the wintry conditions. :D

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