well here are the pics. I feel like I've been through a washing machine this morning I ache all over.
The venue - what a great place, and the camping field was ideal
The parts jumble - it seems everybody brought something
Tim (justbackdated)'s Pace fork line up
The ride - who could have predicted such glorious weather. The scenery was breathtaking and we even had other retro modes of transport lined up for our viewing pleasure including a Red Baron bi-plane and a steam train.
The bodges - a complete rebuilt of a rear hub - team effort all round, but main kudos to Giles (corduroyboy). On day two my carbon seatpost snapped and without being able to remove the broken bit the guys got some old inner tube and wrapped it around the top along with some marshall-tape to create at least a slightly softer promontory for my backside should I forget that I shouldn't be trying to sit down
The craic - proper festival feel to the camping field that night - BBQ, beer, music, banter way into the night. Some sore heads the next morning.
Retro spirit - all help with bodges, sharing kit, people driving over 5 hours from Glasgow to get there (Doobydoo)
I know there was much, much more, but I hurt too much to think right now!!
Due to some absences I need to announce the winners of the awards from the weekend:
Best Post 1992 bike - Corduroyboy's Fuquay
Best Pre 1992 bike - Dr S's 1938 Schwinn
Best Pace - Doobydoo's Pace
Working class hero - Sidewinder's Saracen e-stay (that later had it's rear wheel rebuilt
Shonky shed - well it had to be Andy_B's Orange Sub 5 at a retro weekend!!
People's choice best bike of the weekend - Sithlord's Ritchey
Best Bodge - Sidewinder's Saracen e-stay rear hub rebuild
Repack Challenge downhill award - Orange71
Best crash - Orange71
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