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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Location: Leeds, for ages!
Great ride and top venue for a national series ride!


I'm well pleased ben is ok, tough yorkshire guy with titanium exoskeleton. terminator stuff 8)

Big cheers to kaya for masterminding the plan, these things don't get sorted overninght! we salute you. Also a big slap on the back for anybody else assisting the gates, camping, first aid and any other aspect of the weekend. It's a success because of 'we'. thanks. 8)

Rider numbers was in the mid 20's (insert actual figure). That's great for a remote location with some tough trails. i'm aching a little today.

Fluffychickens' dance with a disco halted post ride pleasantries so, it was a case of adhoc prize distribution with a view to detailing things in the aftermath, now.

BIKE OF THE RIDE

Awarded to mr.ship for his really retro deore equipped salsa. Prize was a NOS, ...wooooo... muc-off sponge to keep it as clean for many years to come. well done.

SPIRIT OF THE RIDE

Never an easy one with such a mix of characters but, the accolade falls to TWISTER for his epic trip from london only to be sporting a PACE on it's home soil. WELL DONE! Prize was my own GT TIMBERLINE 1994 to do with as he see's fit.

Mid 90's special

Awarded to discoverybmw (daz) for his fine example- pro~flex 856. Prize was a mtb book stuffed with similar period bikes, a good read.

Dodgy bike set-up award

Awarded to rich aitch for his dodgy front mech cable routing and non-return canti brakes! It got him round though.
Prize was a haines manual for bicycles. very apt and a good read. well done. :D

Now some visuals..


Kings of the mountain.

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Not kings of the mountain.

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Get that fly of me neck!

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mud cows.

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real cows.

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Top of rosedale.

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Check out the scenery!!

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ye olde rosedale railway ex quarry. makes for some easy riding.

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Not all easy though :wink:

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Well, well, well. Who be holding us all up but the NATIONAL AEC. :)

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Proud rider on a proud bike.

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Subtle yet powerhouse of a GT. nice.

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cheers, see you at the peaks hopefully!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Location: North east
Thanks for a really great weekend of camping and riding. Really nice to catch up with old friends and to make new....

Glad Bens ok shame to end a good days riding on a bit of a low :-(

Thanks to vern for sorting a spot on ride


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:46 pm 
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Location: Ripon
had a great weekend;shame it goes by so quick.
glad bens ok ;if you need to stop fast i suppose the front of a disco beats cantis any day :lol:
fab scenery not been round there before,and boy do my legs ache today.
cheers to everyone for a great time :)
thanks lee for the gt will take good care of it


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:26 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Perfect Sound Forever
Echo the above comments, was worried about Ben - never good to see someone stay down...

Epic fail on the helmet cam Chris!

My pics are below, I'm particularly proud of the first one showing Vern in typically mode, watching out for and shepherding us stragglers! If it were a caption competition it would be.... "Shite...."

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Spot the broken chain being repaired (fix was just good enough to get the Pace round to the last downhill).

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The more observant amongst you may spot Rich Aitch in this shot!

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Matthews post KOTM attempt...

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Security was a little hands on - but you can't be too careful in this day and age... Rich Aitch clearly looking forward to ascent of the col!

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And their off!

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Don't do it Chris!

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You could nearly call it a trail...

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Stunning scenery.

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ChrisV40 posing in front of the site of Roswell style UFO crash..

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Note Trebz's Camera case... First Aid kit not in shot...

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"It's not built for climbing this..."

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More scenery..

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The Dust brothers...

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PUB!

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Two of the cleanest builds on the ride..

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Pace RC200ti and Captain Cosmic (I'll leave you to guess which is which!)

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Got me round! Although a third of the way down that rocky descent that seemed to go on for about a mile, I remembered, this was the first rear wheel I'd built. Was chuffed it survived!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:55 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks Deputy AEC
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Location: Wakefield
Thanks to everyone who made the effort, that was a great weekend, glad Ben is Ok you had us all worried for a while.

I now know what Yorkshire black out means

Over to you Mr Lee :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:04 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Location: East Yorkshire
My selection of pics, please note Trebz very fetching camera and first aid it :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:12 am 
National & North West AEC
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Location: Macclesfield Forest
Here are a few of my shots from the day:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:47 am 
North West Deputy AEC
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Location: Idle hill
some great pics chaps, well done, that last one sends shivvers down my spine :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:15 am 
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Fluffy - so glad you're ok!

Most importantly, is the bike ok? ;-)

Gutted I missed this as the trails looked ace in the pictures.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Bike has a deep scratch on the off side rear quick release and a bit of wear on the plastic handlebar end plug.


Saturday Ride Ride (gps log of route)
http://app.strava.com/activities/68516968
Sunday Ride route (gps log of route)
http://app.strava.com/activities/68861885


My pictures are up


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(forgive my random ones, unedited and unselected, camera playing and detail bike grabbing)

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+Friday night and the campsite
The start of my weekend
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+Didn't get any Saturday pictures which is a shame as the ride and camp was great.



+Sunday Main Ride

The first up the Hill Climb Challenge (and now a Strava Segment ;-) http://app.strava.com/activities/68926622#1337641382 )
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They be coming down the mountain when ...
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Wave for the camera, thanks :)
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Grrrr Vern said it was going to be a gentle grassy bank.. Sure this was the right bridleway... nope it was the wrong one :lol:
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The lengths some people go for bike pictures..
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Not easy getting pics while riding, but I had to get the dust trail
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East Yorks and South Yorks are a close bunch of riders
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Up to the Cross, ready for the decent
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