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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:33 pm 
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Portsmouth too....


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:35 pm 
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I used to ride a QE park before it had an offical rack :)

great place to roam around


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:40 pm 
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ooh, didn't see this...

me and t'other half might well be up for this depending on when it is and whether her Bonty is finished in time!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:15 pm 
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I rode QE Park over Christmas - there wasn't a height restriction to get in (which was lucky as I had the bike on the roof and forgot to remember to check for one)

As I recall, there are two trails and I did the "advanced" one. It started out with a sharp little uphill, then onto a grassy road which was a little disappointing (and very, very gloopy!). Turns out this was because of forestry work around where the "proper" trail goes.

Once over that disappointing section, the trail itself was pretty nice. Some nice up and down bits, nothing overly taxing, mainly single track but with room to pass people if they were there (they weren't - it was 4pm on Boxing Day I think!)

The verdict? Worth a visit. Good location for a retro-meet as there's a coffee shop, car park and the trail is short enough for people of different paces to do as many / few laps as they want. If you want an all day ride, there's better to be had but it's great for a social.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:52 pm 
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Is this potentially a goer then? Anyone got a date in mind?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:03 pm 
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What dates are you thinking about?


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How about the first weekend in September 2nd or 3rd?
I was getting worried this thread wasn't going anywhere! :o


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:35 am 
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I can't do the first weekend in September as I'm at a dub show... think I can make the week after or before though...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:36 pm 
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Don't mind the second weekend in Septeber either, won't be retro tho as bike is still with Royal Mail.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:21 pm 
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I'm in spain the second weekend so how about the third?


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