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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:15 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Seeing the roll call and the bikes reminds me of that uncomfortable moment where you recognize the bike but have no bloody idea who the hell it is riding it...

apologies if I blanked anyone. :shock:


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legrandefromage wrote:
apologies if I blanked anyone. :shock:


Blame altitude sickness, the top of Cannock Chase is a rarified atmosphere compared to the Cambridgeshire flat-lands.


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REKIBorter wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
apologies if I blanked anyone. :shock:


Blame altitude sickness, the top of Cannock Chase is a rarified atmosphere compared to the Cambridgeshire flat-lands.


:lol:

which top ? did not see any hills . :lol:


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[been editing the roll call a bit after some detective work :wink: ]


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:47 pm 
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A quick rest bite.

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Mince pies all round, cheers

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Drystone taking the easy way down.

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Sorry for the blurry pictures, it's just a cheapy camera.


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National & North West AEC
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Ghost biking...

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Love it! :lol:


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Of course I remember it like this...

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LOL, like it!

Shame I didn't get pictures of the army roll :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:12 am 
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Really enjoyed the day yesterday, what a great crowd, top selection of bikes and a great trail.
Thanks for the help with my chain break mechanicals.
We headed off half way round the second ride, as the chain-tensioner on my brother Mat's Giant Cadex singlespeed finally gave up.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:46 pm 
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Yet another great Turkey Twizzler Meet and fantastic to get face time with so many new people as well as some grizzled old timers (the latter means you Neil).

The morning Follow the Dog ride was decent although the sheet ice was something else :shock: . Also reminded me that decking is for quaffing Pinot Grigio while trying to be cosmopolitan, not for riding bikes on :twisted:

The post mince pie mince was going really well until gross insubordination in the ranks prevented us from Sticking It To The Man and pioneering some new singletrack through the pines. After that it got a bit lame with most people wanting to stick to fireroads, but never mind. I did enjoy my 3 mile run at the end after my chain snapped at the bottom of the bumpy, long climb in protest at my awesome torque/talk (see what I did there? God, I'm loving my own work) - fortunately I was wearing close fitting shoes with hard plastic soles which gave the ideal combination of grip and cushioning across the frozen tundra.

All in all, a great round off to a great year, really looking forward to 2010 and pushing down tame descents while talking shite to anyone within earshot.

Ed, the King of Gently Upward Sloping Smooth Fireroad


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