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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:35 pm 
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Sounded a great ride that I missed as per usual, however not seen any evidence other than an IF in someones shed :?

Is this the most unphotographed Twizzler in history ????????????


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:04 pm 
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Really enjoyed yesterday the trails were sweet and dry which after last year that was a major bonus, great to catch up with the usuals and always good to meet new faces.

A big thanks john and spence for the post ride party, the cakes were amazing, I think a flask of mulled wine is in order for the next one :wink:

I was truely shocked at winning bikeoftheride there was so many stunning machines on display, a few of my favourites where the two kleins all the 80's bikes the moo cow above and charlies voodoo.
cheers for the nos everyready front and rear lights there awsome and should work a treat on the dawes.

I didnt get chance to take many pics just one of a minor snapped chain moment and the rest are all the gentleman steeds, see you all soon,
Lee.
weve lost drive cap'n
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lgf's stunning thingy
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mr k's andy powell
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mr k's bob jackson
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and my botr dawes cougar.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:31 pm 
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The 29 riders pause for a group photo.

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Retro rookie Mirek on borrowed and faulty equipment...

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...but not to worry because Mr Kawashonkybuild is on hand to fix it.

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Mr K discovers another loose bolt, this time on his own bike.

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Scowling modern rider in background.

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Pausing in the winter sunshine and the chilly wind

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The Retrobike holy trinity: Thumbies, cantis and skinwall tyres. Splatter paint job for an added bonus.

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The camouflaged log of doom caught out four riders in total. Old Ned was captured mid flight on his nose dive towards a close examination of the bracken.

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Gratuitous own bike shot.

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Special.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Sounds like a cracking day out, shame that I was not able to take you all on some unscheduled off piste as in the last two editions as they were really well received.

Sadly, I was confined to the homestead, blanket round legs, clad in chunky knitwear, penning my memoirs, bon mots dripping from my pen like farmyard waste (working title of 'Edwards: The Man, The Legend. Volume 1').

But what with Crosby? Doonican? Pretenders to the crown, like Eric Breukink 20 years ago, flattering to deceive when it mattered. The knitwear cognoscenti are with, have always been with, the great, late Perry Como.

Knit one, pearl one

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Really enjoyed the ride yesterday, weather and trails could not have been better for the middle of Winter. I really should find the time to ride Cannock more often as I only live just over half an hour away.

Thanks to everyone who did the organising, didn't get to sample the mince pies, etc as I had to make a quick get away at the end.

Oh, nice photo of me at the top of your post mrlee, my wife says it looks like I was having a wee!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:54 pm 
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another fab day out, Too many highlights to list all of them but…

I really enjoyed the train noises as the infamous man in orange cycled by and the Harrods mince pies, and Delboy Drystone Paul trying to flog my GT frame

Didn’t enjoy falling off twice though, especially when I feel the second time was largely avoidable had some kind soul shouted out watch out for the hidden log of near certain doom. I could not understand why so much interest was being paid to a relatively innocuous fern lined soft grassy descent by a huddle of expectant retrobikers. Being the third rider to go over the bars on the same hidden log, I did not disappoint the crowd, and it enabled Drystone to set his camera up for Old Ned’s arse over tit adventure to be captured.

Great banter once again, roll on February

Anyways some pics in no particular order


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a few more


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and the awards,


Paul was really taken with the lights , Never have i seen a prize giver so reluctant to let go of the prize
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Old Ned shows drystone where he can stick his fanny pack having not warned him about the log


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and last but not least Wu for spirit of the ride for his 400 mile round trip 8) 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:43 pm 
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The Christmas sweater Edwards style... patterns available on request...

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