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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:42 pm 
Mr Benn
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Well, our boys are half an hour into their wet and windy night of commitment and I thought I'd start the ball rolling by wishing them all well.

Well done chaps.


Popped by to wish 'em well earlier and discovered one team down :shock:. Still, these boys weren't deterred. Nor were they phased by the impending doom of a weather front on it's way.

As I drove back down the M11 it opened on on me. And boy do I feel sorry for you chaps out in that this eve.

So here's to Team Retrobike on this cold and wet Autumnal evening.

And get well soon Heathy.


Picture from earlier this eve. Before the big push.


:D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:20 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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yes really brave chaps with the weather coming .


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:21 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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good effort - with you in spirit(s).


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:57 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Does an evening of drinking heavily about 30 miles from them count as support? :?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:51 am 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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Location: LOWESTOFT the worlds smallest bore fest
im home im know clean of 99% of the grit and my quad is cained but boy was it worth it got a stonking quick lap between 12pm-1.10am sweet it was a very drisly grisley night and mr and mrs wu brought us a big bag of mints cheers gus they help when we needed it most cool 8) 8) 8) cant wait til the next one :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: thanks to chris, neil, and kev for a cracking night of riding like a crazy person in this weather :lol: 8) :lol: cheers guys


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:56 am 
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It was wet and tough........and them it rained some more and got even tougher! But we finished with our sense of humour intact......just about.

I wish I'd pre-rode the coarse on Saturday afternoon now, it would be cracking in the dry :roll:

Yet again I show up with poor tyre choice.......it took all my skill and concentration to stay upright on the first lap......semi-slicks, what was I thinking.....DOH!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:06 am 
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I just flicked the TV on before crashing out, The Great North Run is on and guess what.........blue sky and glorious sunshine :evil:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:19 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Well done Guys. Weather aside I'm still gutted to have missed out on this.

Anyone take pictures?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:27 am 
South West Deputy AEC
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Good show there boyz, glad everyone enjoyed themselves :D

You guys probably hurt less than me, i have a sweet looking 4" gash in my forehead now :evil: and a lovely case of concussion and whiplash.

When's the pic's up then :?:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:40 am 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Home - watered, fed and washed - bliss to be in the dry and warm!

Well done Team, despite the atrocious conditions we did well. Senses of humour stayed in tact right to the very end. As tradition dictates the rain started 5 minutes before the start and continued right through to the end. The course was 100% rideable on the first lap (despite the 10 minutes queue to get through the first bombhole) by the end riders were walking large parts of the course. Lap times went from 55 minutes on the first lap to well over 2 hours by the end. Thankyou Dan, Kev & Neil, and of course Wu & Mrs Wu for visiting, you made this a really enjoyable event. :D

Took a couple of photos but waiting for rain to stop before venturing outside to the car :lol: I have developed a phobia of cold & wet :lol:

Two pictures so far, all of me, Mr Photogenic: - from the official photo sites http://www.williamsimaging.co.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=59&page=2
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http://www.mphotography.smugmug.com/gallery/6124556_qTWhB#386952828_Qf9h5


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