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 Post subject: Drumlanrig - 2009-11-11
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:25 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
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Mincer No. 1
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Mincer No 2
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Nae mincing
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Great days riding, even with roots, roots, more wet roots and a carpet of leaves. Seems like a really good mix of terrain actually, beginning bit was fairly tricky and technical, slow speed, lots of roots. There was a nice wee bit in the middle that we went back and did again - a wee bit faster, slightly downhill - more traditional hardpack trail, although still some roots and tight corners to stop you getting carried away with the speed. Nice ending too after a bit of climb, more roots again, but able to carry a bit more speed as you were coming downhll. Looking forward to going back... and trying it in the dry too!

I also managed to break some blokes camera mount on his handlebar after he gave us a wee shot on his Giant :oops: Good brakes, nose-dive, almost over the handlebars... what can I say... Totally mortified.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:54 pm 
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, you lucky blighters !!!!!!

I remember the bit your mincing on, I couldn't ride it in the dry :oops:

Looks great and so do the bikes, really must get back to the drum some day, wonder what its like in the snow :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:26 pm 
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Looks like you had a good day in the sunshine, Could we please have the sun back on Saturday for are day at Dalby :roll: Pretty Please :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:36 pm 
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couple of pics as well

great day, drum was a totally different proposition in the damp and the bed of leaves made it even more fun, good laughs and good company as always- you would have loved it velo if only for Kaisers triple forward somersault- you ok mate?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:04 pm 
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Kaiser crashed :shock:
Tell me more, crashings ZigZags and my speciality, I feel a demarcation dispute coming on :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:25 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Aye, Kaiser had crash of the day (apart from my comedy 'let's break other peoples bikes' moment)... I actually missed it, by the time I got there all I could see were the skid marks :shock: I think he locked up the front wheel right at the end of a section of trail, just as it went over some roots and then dipped down to meet the landrover track. Bit of a sore one, over the bars as he hit the dip, which basically added more height to the crash.

Given the conditions, I think we did no bad. We all did the mincer bit fine (the pics are actually a bit misleading :lol:), I had one refusal which I'll blame on not being clipped in properly... ahem. I think we really only rode gingerly at the start, feeling out the conditions, seeing where the limits were.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:34 pm 
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Disc brakes and suspension, a dangerous combination in retrobikers hands.

I'll stick to well modulated (read crap) cantibrakes and direct (read painful) rigid forks :wink:

Goodnight folks 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:37 pm 
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I live :lol: was aaway out for dinner with the wifey. Yes bike needs a bit more practice :lol:


great day out and really enjoyed it despite thinking that the recent weather could make things hard work. They were but it was thourghly enjoyable nonetheless.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:38 pm 
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Liking the pics too 8) mind get them into the MAcretro flickr :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:46 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
kaiser wrote:
Liking the pics too 8) mind get them into the MAcretro flickr :)

He lives! Good point, just dragged them over the Macretro group now.


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