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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:56 pm 
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Excellent meet at Thetford today, many thanks to all those who made the effort to attend. Began well with myself, Jango & Drapoon starting the day as we meant to carry on by a visit to the cafe as it opened for pasties, sausage rolls & tea. The rest of the RB gang soon arrived and after a little faffing we headed for the red route. The fast wide start to the red route saw a few dodgy moments on sandy corners but soon the cracking singletrack began with the dry trails ensuring a fast pace from the out-set, Neil__J needs to be handicaped on these rides 'cos he is sooooo fast, the rest of us struggle to keep up, he taught me a few lessons riding in his tracks round the berms.

Another cafe stop for lunch in which cannondale king went for the full monty of pastie, ploughmans, crisps and cake washed down with a can of energy drink. Post lunch flatuance was rich and tuneful. Camelbaks and bottles refilled we headed off to do a medley of best bits of the black route with a least 3 rides of the Beast and a session at the now infamous Beakers Bombhole (Howes Pit), only a couple of spills but nothing serious. Crossing over to the Brandon side of the forest we were guided by Neil__J to the sweetest singletrack of the day, very fast and flowing, so good we rode it twice!

Everyone was completley knackered by this time so we headed back to the car park, our bikes attracted a few admiring comments from the riders packing their cars. Thanks all for a brilliant day.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:19 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:17 pm 
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one of the best thetford days ever by god im hungry again gonna have a light tea tonight ha ha ha ha ha :lol: :lol: :lol: cheers for a bloody good day guys il see you all soon at the next meet :lol: 8) :D :D :D 8) 8) :D :) 8) :lol: 8) :D :) :wink: :wink: 8) :lol: :lol: 8) :) :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:16 pm 
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I'll second that, a super day 8) Thanks to everyone :D

There really is some superb singletrack there.....roll on the next Thetford meet!!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:41 am 
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Cheers all for a great day yesterday 8) . That red route has got miles better since I last rode it. Here's some more pictures as promised.... looking forward to the next retro meet. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:46 am 
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Heres a few more from Howes pit. No naked ladies in these ones!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:15 pm 
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As everyone else has said, thanks for the excellent day's riding. The red route seems to get better every time I ride it, as the black is getting too rough to get any decent speed up.
I'll be sure to use the bit of track down to the bottom of the Beast again, its amazing how much new stuff there is to find even when you've been riding there most months for the last few years.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:01 pm 
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Had a fantastic days ridding, roll on the next one. If we force Neil to eat the same as CK at lunch we may have a chance fella's ..........


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