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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:06 pm 
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Hi all,

Had a great ride on Sunday 24/7/2011. We did the southern end of the Downs Link, a disused railway. We took the train from Worthing, ( we live there) to Christs Hospital, (Via Barnham). At the station we were told that as a group of more than three, we could get a group ticket, two people would go free! :D Result.

The 10:30 train got us there for 11:30.

Downs link info PDF here
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source ... ofncs3HGWQ

Our route here....

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/337820

It took, with five pubs and the all important picnic, nine hours, though only three were spent in the saddle :oops:

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At the start


Most were riding modern, some very much so.

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First pub stop, Bax Castle, 11 mins into the ride!


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One of the modern bikes started to shed its rear cassette. Southwater Cycles were open, and fixed it on the spot. Thanks guys.


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The modern contingent at the pub in Partridge Green. It is owned by the Dark Star brewery, and is worth stopping for.


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The all important picnic


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Picnic spot.....


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Easy going


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The permanent way


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One of these cows got stuck in the river due to the steep sides. It took some while to find someone who knew the farmer. Really put us back :roll:


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Moody skies as we crossed the river on the old road bridge at Shoreham, leaving the Red Lion.


All that was left was a trip through the airport, and a three mile slog into a head wind to reach the final pub. the Seldon Arms.

D


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I looked but i can only see 3 :?



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That's my neck of the woods that is (Horsham bit), I did a few miles as part of my loop on Sunday morning, lovely day for it!


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dyna-ti wrote:
I looked but i can only see 3 :?



:wink:


Bikes in first pic, pic at first pub, pic at second pub (mine hiding in the background).

Guess i didn't take a pic of myself :wink:

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Piperdave wrote:
Bikes in first pic, pic at first pub, pic at second pub (mine hiding in the background).
Guess i didn't take a pic of myself :wink:
D

Always get yourself in the pic,take turns :wink:

Looks like a nice easy jaunt. 8) How long was it and how long did it take you :?
Really nice countryside,no hills i can see but thats sometimes for the best :oops: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:19 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Piperdave wrote:
Bikes in first pic, pic at first pub, pic at second pub (mine hiding in the background).
Guess i didn't take a pic of myself :wink:
D

Always get yourself in the pic,take turns :wink:

Looks like a nice easy jaunt. 8) How long was it and how long did it take you :?
Really nice countryside,no hills i can see but thats sometimes for the best :oops: :lol:


It took, with five pubs and the all important picnic, nine hours, though only three were spent in the saddle :oops:


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Looks fantastic, all I managed on sunday was 30 mile on the road bike in teh afternoon. For a ride like that it just needs Lashings and lashings of ginger beer,


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Piperdave wrote:
It took, with five pubs and the all important picnic, nine hours, though only three were spent in the saddle :oops:



:shock:
You could join us at mcretro.You have the correct qualifications :lol: :lol:


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I even play bagpipes :twisted:


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Piperdave wrote:
I even play bagpipes :twisted:


Do you have one of those special microphones ? you know,you put it next to a set of bagpipes and real music comes out the speaker :lol:


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