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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:49 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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[quote="jez-2-many-bikes"]Its blinkin' raining.

Mud fest iminent?[quote]

5 day forecast from the BBC looks okay

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml

I'll be hopefully be running 1.9/1.7 Z-Max (if Jango delivers them to me tonight - Jango I have beer!) Oh and I feel better today - drugs have kicked in!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:05 am 
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If thats the case I imagine whatever mud there will be will be of the clingy variety and not a wash out.

Red Zmaxs for me too then!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:20 am 
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Oh do hope that weather forcast is spot on. Other wise i could be dead from exposure :oops:
Anther day like the Thetford ride would be :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:26 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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tintin40 wrote:
Oh do hope that weather forcast is spot on. Other wise i could be dead from exposure :oops:
Anther day like the Thetford ride would be :cry:


I haven't been right since that day Tony!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:04 pm 
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Ok ok I have to finally admit to myself that I ain't gunna make it.
That's the second ride I have missed.
Crap.
Have a good one.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:58 pm 
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'Twas pigging horrible commuting to work today... went from my house down to Hayfield campsite, up Mount Famine to Peep O Day then down Maynestone Road to Chinley. Very very wet very soft, hadn't dried up much by home time (same route reversed).

Pray tell... what is the itinerary? Might be able to slip out for a quick pint, or even a quick spin Sunday morning


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:00 pm 
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here's the route http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en& ... &z=13&om=1

it's on P.10 of this thread. :wink:


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I can't wait. 1. meet fellow retroer's :D 2. off road on the Trimble :D (not often enough :( )
3. My first holiday of sorts since 03 Bangkok.
:D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:18 pm 
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Never realy found mud to be much of a problem in the peaks.
Fog, sideways rain, rocky rivers and exposure are much more of a concern.
If I was going, would be on the fattest tyres I could fit.

gutted. :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:25 pm 
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Now tyre choice just adds to the complication of what bike to bring - is the advice for tyres that are decent in cloggy conditions or fatter ones (given that my frames don't fit usefully wide tyres anyway) that will become slick at the first sign of mud but will be great otherwise?

Damn, I hate being a Libran


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