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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Location: Lurking in the bushes at the bottom of your mums garden....
What an awesome ride 8)

Really nice to catch up with you all, and make new friends too.

Thanks to Godders and rc200ti for the lifts, much appreciated.

Highlight of the day for me was managing to get down the first downhill (complete with berms) before realising my steerer was swiveling round in my fork crown. I had put my lack of control down to ther narrow bars :oops: Lesson learned.

And thanks to BobCatMax, Woodsman< and TGR. Good work fellas.


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i believe in fixies wrote:
Rob Atkin wrote:
I had a HUGE crash at the end which no-one saw

The irony is that at the top of the descent where you may or may not have fallen off your brother was waxing lyrical about how splendid and rapid a descender you were and about how you knew your bike better than the back of your hand...


It wasn't quite as arse lickingly creepy as that but I did mention something IIRC. :)


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National & North West AEC
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Didn't capture Rob's ground hugging cartwheel of death but I did get a few other shots.

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5am - 1991 Karakoram Elite loaded up for a 410 mile round trip.

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Surrey woodland packed full of old metal.

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Rob Atkin keeps things rubber side down.

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Daj blurs past on his Roberts and BobCatMax leads from the back.

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Kids love stickers.

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Rob Atkin skilfully avoids another crash.

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Gravy Monster drops in on his Kona Kilarusty rat bike.

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Gus takes the racing line.

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Gruff - Crash of the ride winner.

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Gump - Mechanical of the ride winner.

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Trickylad - Spirit of the ride winner.

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JustKev - Special award for riding a modern bike.

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Woodchip40 -Bike of the ride winner - 1986 Specialized Rockhopper


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National & North West AEC
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And here are your runners and riders

drystonepaul - 1991 GT Outpost Elite with 100GS mechs
any123 - Klein Attitude
SplatterPaint - 1995 DBR Axis Ti
godders - 1992 Cindercone
warpedboy2 - 1997 Pace rc200 F6
Elite504 - 1996 Yeti Kokopelli
andrewdekerf - 1998 DeKerf Generation
rc200Ti - Pace RC200
RobRetro - 1992 KHS Comp
i believe in fixies - 1992 Quattro E-Stay
Klein Mad Chris - 1991 Klein Attitude
Gravy Monster - 1995 Kona Kilauea “Rat”
Wired99 - 1992 Rocky Mountain Stratos
DrCarlos - 1992 Claud Butler Anteaus
PeterPoddy - 1993 Kona Explosif
grd - 1993 Fat Chance Ti
Karen (no ForumID) - 2000 Klein
Gary (no ForumID) - 1991 Bridgestone
phill77 - 1996 Santa Cruz Tazmon
Graeme (no ForumID) - 1997 Seven Sola Ti
Uncle Monty - 1997 Bow Ti
LetMeTalkToMark - Pace 104
neil_j - 1993 KHS Montana Pro
TedC - 1994 Kona Explosif
Woodsman - 1995 Kona Cindercone
craigsmith - 1982 Stumpjumper
leonsmith - Carver mini
AlbanySi - Klein Attitude
Woodchip40 - 1986 Specialized Rockhopper (Bike of the Ride)
Liam (no forumID) - 1989 Alu Orange
Grahame_Baker - 1994(ish) Ibis Mojo
Gruff - Mongoose Iboc Team
Daj - Roberts D.O.G.S. etc
Nevadasmith - Bigfoot Ozone
retrospud - 1996 Orange XI
matthew73 - 1993 Orange Prestige
northerndave - 1999 Fat Chance Ti
Carl (no ForumID) - 1994 Bontrager Race
JustKev - Yeti 29
Gump - 1995 Rocky Altitude
Rob Atkin - 1991 Rocky Mountain Experience
Hilts - 1989 Ritchey
Whatleymeister - 1997 Saracen Kili
John - Awesome and 100% genuine 1992 Fat Chance
BobCatMax - 1998 GT LTS2000
KingRoon - 1996 Fat Chance Shock-a-Billy
Wu-Tangled - 1995 IF Deluxe


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Wow what a line up :shock: some great pics as always there Paul.

Here are the two video clips that I took with the Rat cam In glorious HD :lol: no nad shots I promise :wink: I have also hopefully got the rest of us following the train.

This is the 1st drop that I norrowly missed a tree :oops: and took our 1st few contenders for crash of the ride :wink: HERE

This was Yogurt Pots ? The penultimate downhill after the photo at the top 8) HERE

Cheers

GM 8)


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JustKev wrote:
Great day out. Good to see a few old friends and get some rays.

Shame the TDiscs don't come in 29er size :sad:


Wonder how far off a 700c sugino tension disc would be. With the right hub / rim combo it might work :)


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Some cool pics chaps. Keep 'em coming.

Also meant to mention the mower racers, apparently we had two national level racers out on the ride. In honour I gave the old mountfield a trashing round the lawn last night :twisted:


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Looks like a top day out! Some cracking bike on show too 8)


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John wrote:
Some cool pics chaps. Keep 'em coming.

Also meant to mention the mower racers, apparently we had two national level racers out on the ride. In honour I gave the old mountfield a trashing round the lawn last night :twisted:


ha,ha I forgot about that ...Very random though quite flattering the thought that we look like national lawnmower champions 8) :lol:


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Great ride! Thanks to the leaders another great job, and well done for keeping it flowing well.

Weather was fantastic, location perfect (except car park a touch snug..), and people as always friendly, Except Any123 of course.. ;)

Didn't realise some of the people there, would have like to meet Elite if I knew it was him! Nice to see some of the old old school too. Been a while.

Quite amazed a bust chain was the worst mechanical of the day too, good show!

Cheers!
Andy


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