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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:57 pm 
National & North West AEC
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clockworkgazz wrote:
last time down at grizdale on my rigid clockwork was a bit brutal so tbh I'm tempted by a bit of modern.... go on and convince me that retro should win the day folks....

Are you sure you aren't mixing this up with Whinlatter?
Grizedale has a few mildly rocky sections, whereas the north loop at Whinlatter isn't that pleasant on a fully rigid bike.
However, the route we'll be doing is tried and tested on old fully rigid bikes and it's great fun on such a machine.

Regardless, this is a Retrobike ride so modern bikes will be thrown into Coniston Water before we set off, so best to bring something suitably unsuitable.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:44 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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yeah it was the north face red I did Paul and I remember thinking that a wee bit of bounce would have been nice..... however, I will bow to the unrelenting peer pressure and bring the wicked along- as I suspect that me throwing in the lake the aforementioned modern bike chucker would be poor form :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:45 pm 
East Midlands Deputy AEC
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See you on Saturday.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:43 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Forecast for Coniston is heavy rain showers and 20mph winds .... normal for the lakes then :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:12 pm 
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I'm going to attending this riding my Yo and i've convinced my bro who lives in Ambleside to join us - he'll be on my Buck Shaver..


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:45 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I'm in - house purchase delays means I won't be moving in the day before, so get to come and play.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:10 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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So once again I'll miss my local ride :x
I'll be sitting on a rig somewhere near the Arctic Circle.
Have a good one, I'll be looking out for some good pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:58 am 
MacRetro rider
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Amended my accomodation choice from tent to youth hostel due to likely inclement weather but I'm still coming. Had to route around in shed for working bike as original choice not working, a the joys of old bikes, so I apologise in advance for the neon fuscia pink that will be blinding you :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:12 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Mmmmm neon pink. :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:31 pm 
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Taken bike choice A out for a test ride.
Was fine apart from the brakes, gears, tyres, and sticking Spds ( which resulted in a crash).
Bike B it is I think..


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