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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:33 am 
Mr Benn
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Rob Atkin wrote:
By the way, that climb up to the mast is horrible. I walked up most of the road and bits of the track too. Steep AND long!! The RetroWalk begins straight away. :-)



That's the best bit!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:19 pm 
National & North West AEC
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Today was not entirely without incident - DSP did crash, rather unspectacularly mind, during an intensive WI bitching session from Mam Tor to Hollins Cross and the Cunningdale decided to spit out the rear axle as I 'powered' my way up the first road climb. Other than than, a groovy ride in spectacular conditions - hope it holds for next week.


I thought you were going to tell everyone it was because I'd reached 45mph and the grease evaporated in my hub, seizing up the front wheel as I landed a 60 foot radical to the core of gnar double huck...?

In truth I was so busy chatting away about how great the riding was that I got caught out by the edge of a 1 inch high rut hiding in the grass.
I wasn't paying attention and the awesome lack of grip afforded by a Dart ended up slam dunking me onto the grassy ground.
Mr K was clearly concerned. I could tell by the hearty belly laughs.
Fortunately there were only a few dozen paragliders overhead to witness my epic fail.

My hip and arse is a bit sore today from the body to ground interface.
More importantly my bike and pride survived unscathed.


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North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Looks fantastic, put me down as a maybe. I'm still car-less at the moment.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:08 pm 
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I'm wandering what bike to take....


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:16 pm 
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^ Quinnine...


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Anyone camping Friday night? :D


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daj wrote:
Anyone camping Friday night? :D


I'm debating whether to camp it up... er, out in the faux camper


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:47 pm 
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I'm debating whether to camp it up... er, out in the faux camper[/quote]

:shock: ooo er

I'm all ready to ride! Had my gears fettled by AndyB on Wednesday night and took her out for a good blast around the local woods today. Gears were changing slicker than a slick thing :D Big thanks to AndyB 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:58 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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legrandefromage wrote:
daj wrote:
Anyone camping Friday night? :D


I'm debating whether to camp it up... er, out in the faux camper


Hmmmm. Why is this a "faux" camper? Interesting. :-)


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I'll bring some indelible markers so we can draw a window for ya!


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