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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:36 pm 
retrobike rider
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Location: Leeds, for ages!
awesome ride yesterday! even splashing through puddles was enjoyable.

i have never cycled these parts and was very impressed at how dramatic and natural it all looks. the 20 year old tyres i was on coped with the slabs of slate and stone that literally forms the trails in this area.

aching all over today :lol: the climbing was a challenge in certain spots but always a brilliant, techy descent to follow. one of my fave rides thus far. thanks to drystonepaul, harrycrumb, mrlee for the shepherding the flock and anyone else keeping it all together!

a well deserved prize for big.eck on his raleigh massif. this is where most of us start and in some cases remain riding these early mtb's. :wink:

the weather was just on the right side of late wintery with no rain and little wind, the riding was enough to keep us comfortable. damn, now i want to be there again.

cheers for the karma skewers mr lee.

see you all again soon and kudos to the mc retro folk and southern guys as it must have been a real slog behind the wheel with nothing to look at and magic tree air fresheners hypnotizing you with it's perpertual swing :)



ahhhhh.... not a pigeon in sight.

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mc retro, ready for it.

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proud owner of a cool E stay.


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early trails had us all blowing like old horses!

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first rest, well needed.

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punctures were abundant, almost comedy like later on. some linkage trouble too...

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this is how we roll. of course we point and heckle but make sure all riders can continue with plenty of support 8)

hated this seat! the cloth and gel soaked up loads of water. was like sitting on a wet sponge.
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camera batteries flat beyond this shot, cheers steve, good timing :wink:

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thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:09 pm 
West Midlands AEC
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Location: Stow on the Wold, Glos
Back in the Cotswolds !!

What a superb start to the 2012 National series a thoroughly enjoyable weekend from start to finish , A massive thanks to all involved in organizing , guiding , gate opening etc

Some well deserved prize winners the Macretro crowd are a great bunch 8)


Some things that did tickle me

-Docking being explained to Any123
-Mark Sinnett and Drystonepaul having a faceoff with the contents of their first aid bags
-Fluffychickens disposal of his bike when ever he didnt need it
-legrandefromage`s wind ...What had you been eating!? :shock:
-Debating on eating a burger at the stop then big.eck orders two!! :lol:

Roll on Round two I say 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:05 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Some more photos from the day...

Pre ride blether down by the loch, errr I mean lake
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Big.eck scaring passers by at breakfast
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Stopped at the quarry
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Grumpy Scotsman?
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Stop Thief!
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Lady cyclist tries desperately to escape retro chat
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:19 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Mostly West Midlands
More pictures...

Pre-ride MFAT
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Give me a place to stand, and a big enough stick, I can move anything, even Retrobikers
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Round 1 of the 2012 Take Your Retrobike for Walk is a great success
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:21 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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And at the top of the "last" climb. :-)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:05 pm 
retrobike rider
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Location: Yorkshire, England
Pictures up

https://plus.google.com/photos/11541805 ... eb_3YiU_gE

Sample here
BiTD
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I pick a spot up the hill, just to take pictures i'll let you know. (I was then begged to walk the rest of the way to chat)
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The Rubber Queen who carries a GIMP mask around with him, true as well.
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Pitstop with added Tube-Juice™
What's in his hand (follow original link to find out)
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Keeping the gate open
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the prize giving
Mechanical of the Rise
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and the reason
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Bike of the Ride
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On your left is Bike of the Ride, on your right is the Spirit of the Ride
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:06 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Location: Moomin Valley
''Grrrrrrr''

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Finally home after a 600 mile round trip!

Glad I decided to go, glad I too the Overbury's (I understand what its good for now) and glad to meet a few more, especially the McRetro clan.

Weather went from T-shirt to gloves and fleece so it was either cook or shiver...

Thanks to all and remind me to pay for my DX cranks and RB mug!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:10 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Location: Moomin Valley
''Smug guards!!!''


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Great to meet you all this weekend. I was the random fella who appeared on the way to meet the Wife at Grizedale (pootled over from Keswick). Pleased I received your 'retro seal of approval' with my Bontrager (along with several offers of cash when I mentioned I was looking at a new bike...). Sadly, you've spurred me on to keep it. Reckon I might have to spend a bit of time on here to get as 'retro' as some of the lads I saw this weekend. It took me back to my Uni days seeing some of the bikes that were out.

Looks like I might have to come to the next meet as well; the Wife is sick of hearing how much I enjoyed it!!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:15 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Location: Edinburgh
Have LGF and Charlie Boorman ever been seen in the same place?


Just a thought. :shock:


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