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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:03 pm 
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Location: muddy, grimy yorkshire :D
I've just agreed to do this with a mate, should be good for a giggle - 72miles of giggles to be exact. Don't think i've ever done a ride this long before & neither of us are particularly fit!

Anyone else doin it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:37 pm 
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Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
did it back in 99 or so...well when I say did it, I mean I started it...rather nasty & bizzare incident of a snapped spoke embeding itself into my calf meant a early retirement.

Its not tough as such, just long and crazy hot (the year I did it at least)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:11 pm 
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Location: The West Riding of Yorks
I'm riding it for the fifth year with my son. It's a great event.
Give us as shout if you see us on the route.
I'm riding retro on a red and white 92 kili racer, and my son will be riding an 07 red Rockhopper.
Are you on a retro ride :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:43 pm 
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i'm riding the pahoehoe in my sig. i'm putting some slicks on it though! my mate will be riding a black NS modern effort. i'll look out for yers!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:07 am 
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I like the Kona 8)
Rode the first two years on knobblies then saw the light and switched to slicks, a good choice.
I'll keep an eye out for you when pass us :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:17 pm 
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My 'mate' has just told me he's been lent a dave yates road bike to do it on..! i feel totally cheated


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:39 am 
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albash82 wrote:
My 'mate' has just told me he's been lent a dave yates road bike to do it on..! i feel totally cheated


Seems his mum thought it was a road bike she'd bought... It wasn't, it was this '93ish(?) Dave Yates Diabolo in REALLY good nick with LX/DX, purple Dia-Compe canti's & some Orange forks off a P7 by the looks...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:53 am 
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Thought i'd add a few pics i took along the way with my trusty but slightly ropey sony k800i phone!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:54 pm 
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That Diablo is v.nice. Lovely day for it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:30 pm 
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I did it in 4'19" with my 67 year old father-in-law, He was on a mission!
Was a beautiful day from start to finish.
Massive well done to the organisers again, 1695 riders started this year!


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