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 Post subject: Rain
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:53 pm 
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I've had enough :x the trails are saturated, horses and bikes have ripped them up. I've had a few trips over the border to Wales where the trail centres are but mostly it is the Surrey slurry or Chilterns mud bath. I was intending to dust off the DBR and race on Sunday, but why wreck it? A road ride or miserable slog on the winter bike beckons followed by an hour of cleaning. :facepalm:

Fug it.

SP


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 Post subject: Re: Rain
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rain
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:06 pm 
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mudguards


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 Post subject: Re: Rain
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Totally agree mate. Off the bike for a little anyway but had hoped to get some more miles in beforehand that didnt involve a full scale scrub down after all the time!


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 Post subject: Re: Rain
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:26 pm 
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I've signed up for the 132km Chilterns mtb challenge, that is going to be savage if it is wet, lots of claggy clay for over 80 miles :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Rain
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Splatter Paint wrote:
I've signed up for the 132km Chilterns mtb challenge, that is going to be savage if it is wet, lots of claggy clay for over 80 miles :shock:



is that the bucks off road sprotiv?


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 Post subject: Re: Rain
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:18 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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why oh why did my spell check make 'mudgaurds' into 'murderous'?? Has the damp got to my computer too?


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 Post subject: Re: Rain
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Splatter Paint wrote:
A miserable slog on the winter bike beckons followed by an hour of cleaning. :facepalm:

Fug it.

SP

It's where singlespeeds come into their own - but I agree, I'm sick of it too. A miserable "summer" and then an even worse winter.


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 Post subject: Re: Rain
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:12 pm 
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DRy as a bone here, and I'm only ten miles from you... :?
Two weeks ago it was nastie and I managed to wear out my disc pads in a two hour ride, but the trees are drinking like Russian sailors on shore leave, and it's the best riding conditions possible!


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 Post subject: Re: Rain
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Murderous mudguards! Yep, got 'em fitted on the winter bike and on the road bike. The bikes still get plastered. Single-speed may be the way to go, every moving part still gets hammered though, despite decent components. It is indeed the Bucks sportive.

SP


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