Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:05 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 85 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 9  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:51 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23176
Location: Retrobike HQ
Top day out, credit to Ed for doing the bulk of the organising.

Highlights

-40 plus riders again! On some of the switch backed trails it was great seeing old school bikes and kit stretching ahead and behind.
-The banter.
-The retro beer and food. Thanks to Spencer13 and Ed.
-The trails and mud. Not looking forward to trying to find a bike under the muddy mess in the garage at some point.
-Ed & Paul's special morning together. Sure it was a highlight for Paul at least. Explains why Ed was playing "Sensual Healing" on the Mini's stereo - there was me thinking he was a Marvin Gaye fan.
-First outing on the crabon Trek. It may be deeply uncool but I thought it rode great.
-The apres-ride swap meet. A fixture for future events?


Lowlights

-The puncture from the wacky races style nail within a mile. Luckily nobody painted a tunnel on a cliff face further round, was on my guard though.
-The crabon Trek's gears. Who would've thought a trip to the local shop to return a DVD was insufficient testing for an unknown block / chain / chainset combo. Think Heathy likened it to a 'machine gun' on the first climb.


Look forward to seeing more pics.

See you all again at HONC or the Forest.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:24 am 
East Midlands Deputy AEC
East Midlands Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:39 pm
Posts: 2028
Location: Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Terrific day. Thanks for the beer, food, chat, and friendship, great to meet new faces and catch up with old ones.
I don't think the Monkey Trail was meant for fully rigid, and having bounced round, mostly out of control, I feel somewhat battered ... but happy. See you in the FOD


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:29 am 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 7:25 pm
Posts: 4977
Location: Edinburgh
It always warms the heart to see so many immaculate bikes that the owners are willing to actually use for their original purpose.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:18 am 
National & North West AEC
National & North West AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:43 am
Posts: 8146
Location: Macclesfield Forest
Great day out with some great riding, company, mud, food, weather, karma, bargains and bikes.

John wrote:
Ed & Paul's special morning together. Sure it was a highlight for Paul at least. Explains why Ed was playing "Sensual Healing" on the Mini's stereo - there was me thinking he was a Marvin Gaye fan.


Cheers for that John.

Once he'd skillfully separated me and marctwotone from the rest of the group, Ed's special route took in all the sweet fire-road climbs and wide, straight, non technical fire-road descents, negotiated at a moderate, gentlemanly pace. The steeper climbs involved Ed dismounting and running his bike up the hills shouting "Hear the big dog bark!"
I kept pointing out likely looking bits of singletrack, but Ed reassured me that we were on the right route with the endless fire-roads and occasional footpaths.

Anyway, despite what he may tell you, the bruises on Ed's inner thighs were nothing to do with me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:37 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 10:01 am
Posts: 11207
Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
drystonepaul wrote:
Ed's special route took in all the sweet fire-road climbs and wide, straight, non technical fire-road descents, negotiated at a moderate, gentlemanly pace.


Now known as the 'Penmachno Special' route type? :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:44 am 
North West Deputy AEC
North West Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 1026
Location: Idle hill
wwow hasnt cannock changed , i realy enjoyed the trails today great fun, some nice bikes there too ,cheers for the sack rumage edd :lol: and cheers folks for another great day out :D :D
another sticker 8)
Lee


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:04 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26159
Location: Moomin Valley
I have just finished work.

I am tired




But happy....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:10 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 10:01 am
Posts: 11207
Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
legrandefromage wrote:
I have just finished work.

I am tired




But happy....


...and I'm just setting off, also tired but not so happy! Hopefully this thread will see me through the day 8)

The things we do :x to pay for our (anodised) trinkets :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:37 am 
North West Deputy AEC
North West Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:10 pm
Posts: 1459
Location: Lancashire
Really enjoyed today

Good Riding

Good Karma

Good Jumble

Good Folks, and Beer

Some pictures, taken before the ride
Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:10 am 
Anglian Deputy AEC
Anglian Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:13 pm
Posts: 6928
Location: Livin' in a dust bowl
To round off a perfect day they played this on the radio during my journey home - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuN2PyQY ... re=related


Last edited by REKIBorter on Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:48 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 85 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 9  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group