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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:18 pm 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
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back home now, big cuppa tea on the go, pizza and onion rings ordered from takeaway.... Really enjoyed getting back out on the bike again, even if it did try to kill me by dunking me unceremoniously in an ice cold stream. More later. Thanks to all who ran the ride and those who turned up and put up with my potty mouth :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:26 pm 
East Midlands Deputy AEC
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Really great first National ride of the season. Many lovely bikes and it was good to meet new folk. Very happy Midlanders travelled back down the M6.

Thank you all for the route, the company, and the organisation.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:35 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Andy B wrote:
Thanks to all who ran the ride and those who turned up and put up with my potty mouth :lol:


It was entertaining to see the MTB God reacting in such a way. ;-) :-D

It did take my mind off all those bloomin rocky switchbacks though. Felt like they'd never end. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:03 am 
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Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
Looks like a great day, gutted not to make it in the end, but I was at the hospital with my mum, getting the all clear! 8) :D 8)

Cheers to everyone for the kind words over the last few weeks/months.

Now more pics please... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:16 am 
National & North West AEC
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Great ride today. Not home yet though as I'm staying with friends this evening.
Huge thank you to everyone who came along for the ride; it was a pleasure to meet you all.

I'll upload some photos and throw together some sort of ride report when I eventually get home properly.

And apologies for lying about the hills...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:22 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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total epic ride today with some of the nicest guys i've ever met :wink:

i loved every minute of it , hopefully me and the raleigh will be back down for more soon 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:01 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
The next time I'm thinking 'I can't be bothered, oh that's too far to drive, I'll not bother going' - I will remember today's ride.

drystonepaul, harrycrumb - seriously great ride you put on there. Cracking mix of natural and trail center, flowing rocky singletrack, fast descents - with my rose-tinted specs on, I could almost forget about the bloody climbs. A few pics:

Macretro start as they mean to go on
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10 seconds on the Massif, and Radek knows in his heart of hearts he will never buy a FAT ever again
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2nd stop of the ride - JimiHendrix caption competition
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SAGA - Tour of the Lakes 2012
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England - It's full of big scary holes. Spot the lunatic climbing it
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Grizedale - mince in the mud, or ride the rocks...
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More Grizedale
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Grizedale - the horrible climb out
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The Final Descent
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Gentlemen (and lady), an absolute pleasure to spend a Saturday in such fine company riding some excellent trails.

I'll post some more pics up later, bed the noo...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:52 am 
South East Deputy AEC
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shame i couldn't make this one. I'll hopefully be a bit more organised next year

cracking pics so far...more please!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Cracking day/ride, thoroughly enjoyed it :), as Rob mentioned the rocky, switchback climb was a bit of a killer but on reflection was'nt too bad and the fast downhill towards the end made up for it 8), great to put faces to names.

Will be making more trips down south this year.

Many thanks to the organisers for a superb day :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:03 pm 
iconoclassic best in show
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As ever an epic ride :D
great company with some new faces too ,great to meet you guys from Scotland respect to you big eck for riding that Raleigh most of the way round :shock:
Sadly my rear brakes failed in the morning but I dont think it held me back too much as 20 year old cantis dont really work at the best of times.
thanks for organising a grand day out and I am looking forward to seeing you all again at Thetford the home of the bomb hole and flat out singletrack (emphasis on the flat) :lol:


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