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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:44 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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If anyone hasn't ridden the Peaks before then be warned, the hills are steep AND long AND rocky. All 3!!
However, they have some of the sweetest technical downhills in the country. This, and the amazing views, make the horrific pain of getting up the hills in the first place more than worth the effort.
To me, this is my MTB home, first ridden on a 21" Emmelle with plastic brakes and then the GT I'll be bringing along on this ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:18 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
If anyone fancies joining me on a RetroWalk up all those climbs I would be delighted. :-D


I'm in, especially if it can be renamed to: "Take your RetroBike for a walk in the Peaks day". [1] :-)

[1] nicked and tweaked from a caption on a picture from this years Fred Whitton Challenge.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:53 pm 
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I see that my almost compass like directional sense is getting it's usual level of respect (although how quickly Farmer forgets, I had to nurse him round HoNC one year and in the 2007 Peaks Ride I recall having to 'motivate' him away from a quivering lower lip).

Don't hate the player, hate the game.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:05 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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TedC wrote:
Rob Atkin wrote:
If anyone fancies joining me on a RetroWalk up all those climbs I would be delighted. :-D


I'm in, especially if it can be renamed to: "Take your RetroBike for a walk in the Peaks day". [1] :-)


You can rename it anything you like for me. :-)
Saves wear on the tyres.....

Did I hear rumours of a trackstand competition? I ask as "Big Bike Bash Trackstand Champion 2010". And no, I'm not kidding. :-D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:33 pm 
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Trackstandings an impressive skill I cant master but its negated if you cant ride your bike up a hill, being stationary on a mountainbike being, of course, not the point :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Looking forward to this yes siree....where do I sign :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:17 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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velomaniac wrote:
Trackstandings an impressive skill I cant master but its negated if you cant ride your bike up a hill, being stationary on a mountainbike being, of course, not the point :lol:


I can ride a bike up a hill, I just like to be able to stop and ponder my next awesome move as and when I like. ;-)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:22 pm 
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I'll be there...

...at the back...

...cursing the hills...

..and my fitness...

...and anything else in a random fashion...

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Pop my name down chaps :-)

Will make an (un)welcome change to the salt flats of Suffolk ........ :shock:


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Where are people stopping? :?


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