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The Retrobike Rides Monthly Newsletter - September 2011

So August draws to a close after a superb month of riding. The weather perhaps hasn’t been ideal for most of use but the local and national RetroBike rides scene has been in full flow. The national series crossed the border into Scotland for a memorable ride around Drumlanrig. The hospitality was amasing and with the Tunnocks weighing heavy we took on the slippery roots and rocks with smiles from ear to ear. A full aftermath more pictures than you shake a stick at, can be found here.

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September is as always a Peaks month. On Saturday September 10th we will once more be tackling the stunning Peak District, starting out from Hope. Full details can found here. As always RetroRides are free to attend, leisurely paced and great banter is guaranteed.

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Much interest has been expressed in the final round the ride series. Well I’m delighted to announce the final round will be held in the South East area. Full details will be announced after the Peaks ride, but I can confirm it will be around Leith Hill in the North Downs on the 23rd of October. Watch this space for further details.

Retrobike Rides have now been going strong for many years. They have evolved from a couple of dodgy looking characters meeting in the woods to ride their retro pride and joys to groups of up to 40 enthusiasts meeting up to enjoy their bikes, company and trails.
In doing so a friendly atmosphere has been created and good riding manners developed, giving Retrobike Rides unique qualities and banter. As always with Retrobike Rides, everyone is welcome and made to feel welcome.
All abilities are catered for with the rule being we only get round as fast as the slowest person, with short cuts and chicken runs being planned into the routes.

If this appeals to you, please come and join in at one of our National or Local events.

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The epic Forest Of Dean meet, May 2011.

The Retrobike National Events Calendar 2010/11

With support from Image

Rd 1 - Cannock Turkey Twizzler - Cancelled due to weather.
Rd 2 - Thetford - Jan 23rd (Sunday)
Rd 1 - Cannock Turkey Twizzler re-run - February 12th (Saturday)
Rd 3 - Forest of Dean - 14th May (Saturday)
Rd 4 - Drumlanrig - August 14th (Sunday)
Rd 5 - Mr. K's Day in the Peaks - Sept 10th (Saturday)
Rd 6 - Leith Hill in the North Downs - October 23rd (Sunday)

With the usual annual Retrobike attendance at:

- The Hell of North Cotswolds (Sunday April 10th 2011)
- Mountain Mayhem (Weekend of June 17th-19th 2011)


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Around the Regions

MacRetro - Contact Kaiser, The Ken, Clockworkgazz or Big Eck for more details.

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August:
We had a great run round Arran on some retro bikes at the tail end of July, a couple of the big bounce brigade riding the downhill trails at Fort William as well as muddy recce of the drumlanrigg before the main event on the 14th.
If you were at the Macretro ride in the Drum you will know what a great day it was- Top folk on some stunning bikes, with a real "old school trail", bags of roots, twists and turns and amazingly no mechanicals- really top day out- aftermath here- http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 58#1212258

September:
Sees a small clan contingent heading to the peaks ride, Kaiser waving the flag at the World SS champs in Ireland and a 2 day Mr Panda special round Ben Nevis seems to be on the cards.

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North East England & Yorkshire - Contact (AEC is vacant (please PM me if interested), chrisV40 or Kaya for more details.

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August:
Its been a busy month for rides here, we had three locals and the Scottish National.
Also we had some unseasonal weather to make things a bit more interesting.

First was the Hambleton Hills with a last minute venue change:- Aftermath Here

Next it was the Scottish National at Drumlanrig, a place full of history and roots:- Aftermath Here

Then it was a trip to the south of are region for the Welton & Yorkshire Wolds ride:- Aftermath Here

And last but not least a return to the N/Y/M for the Blue Man a true epic of a ride:- Aftermath Here

September:

This month its are neighbours the N/W/A turn to host there National " A Day in the Peaks" always a good day out and well worth the trip:- Chat and info here

There will also be a local ride at the end of the month so don't forget to keep checking:- Here....... for more info.

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North West England & North Wales - Contact drystonepaul, mr_ship, Harry Crumb (North West England) mrkawasaki or Sidewinder (North Wales) for more details.

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August:
There was a good turnout again from NWA riders at MacRetro's Drumlanrig ride. It was well worth the long journey north for a superb day's riding.
At the end of the month a planned trip to Ribblehead and Dentdale was replaced by an ad-hoc ride due to a low turn-out. The bank holiday Saturday saw Drystonepaul and Harrycrumb tackle a 40 miler from Preston to Rivington and back again. Aftermath here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161951

September:
The main event on the NWA calendar arrives in September. The route is a tried and tested classic in the Peak District with a guest appearances from it's founding fathers. For many 'Mr K's Day in the Peaks' ride has become an annual favourite which should not be missed whether a seasoned hack or a determined newbie.
We'll look forward to welcoming you along for the main ride on Saturday 10th, the RetroBike pub quiz in the evening and the additional ride on Sunday for anyone who wants to make a weekend of it.
See this thread for all the details! --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161732

Check out the NW&NWA area forum for more!

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East Midlands - Contact Orange71 or rc200ti for more details.

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Captaincosmic's Rocky Mountain. What a beauty! Can be seen in the flesh most Tuesday nights!

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August:
Saw a lot of us regulars on holiday, but we kept up the Tuesday night rides visiting various locations in the East Midlands. We have had a few new members join us on rides, which is always welcome to see.

September:
No official regional ride, however many of us will be attending the Day in the Peaks on Sept 10th. There will also be the usual Tuesday night rides and weekend morning rides. You'll need to keep an eye out here for the announcements. We are trying to put these in green text so they stand out a little.

Also - don't forget our East Midlands route resource for ideas of tracks and routes that you might want to ride in the area. It has maps and descriptions for lots of rides in the region.

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West Midlands - Contact Ededwards or Chris for more details.

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August:
August was pleasantly sunny in the West Midlands and alongside various rides in the Cotswolds (look in the Rides section for details) we also met up in the Forest of Dean for a mellow spin round and, importantly, a post ride pint (local riding for local people with local beer - what's not to like?).

September:
Fancy joining us on future rides? Here's what we've already got planned

Forest of Dean Ride on Saturday 18th September http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=162752

Black Mountains Ride on Saturday 15th October http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=163048

Keep up with the latest developments at http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=45

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Anglia - Contact Cannondaleking, REKIBorter or Lou74 (Anglia) for more details.

Nothing to report, but will see you all at the Peaks.
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Lincolnshire - Contact Pickle or Andy B for more details.

Nothing to report, but will see you all at the Peaks.

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South West England - Contact Jonnyboy666, tiboltrider or Heathy for more details.

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JB666 hits Drumlanrig, Scotland!! Great effort.

August:
There wasn't a specific area ride in august, i didn't want to organise something proper as maybe an encouragement for the National ride up in Scotland at Drumlanrig. i decided to make it part of my summer roadtrip, 6 days of some of the best riding in the country, Scotland was awesome and i shall be visiting again . . . sooner than i thought! i will however try and get something organised as soon as i can in the area as soon as a sunday becomes available when i am not working!

also we had a lone raider to the Purbecks in the shape of PiperDave!

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161741

September:
the next ride is this Sunday at Ashton Court, i am really gutted i can't make this meet as i have been trying to get there for a while to have a look at the area as i have heard good things about it, unfortunately i have been asked to change my shift pattern for the next 2 months while i retrain in a new area at work. looks like it will be a good turn out though!

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=158326

also don't forget Mr K's peaks ride! luckily i had this booked off so work has honoured these dates! this will be another 5/6 day road trip so if anyone wishes to join me and my buddy adam at any other venues before and after they are most welcome!
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

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South East England - Contact TheGreenRabbit or BobCatMaxfor more details.

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August:
A good month for us in terms of rides with the Brighton Big Dog and a Beach Cruise.

The Big Dog was a cracking event (Aftermath here) with not as good a turn out as last year, but much much nicer weather. The course gets better every time.

The beach cruise saw lots of new faces, and a very relaxed all day cake session (Aftermath here) A welcome break from the evil weather of the previous week.

A welcome to BobCatMax (Max) appointed as SE Deputy AEC this month too.

September:
No official rides planned for this month, but no doubt there are regulars out in the the wilds of the South East, come stick your beak in the SE forum to find out who's riding where..

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South Wales - (WTD AEC and Deputy for South Wales area)

Please contact sinnett177 if interested.


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RetroBike National Ride Series League Table

Its getting tight at the top with MarcTwoTone and DryStonePaul level pegging, but still plenty of points to be won.

To date 5 riders have completed all 4 rounds and 94 different riders have attended!

Anglian & Lincs
Rekiborter ~ 325 + 400 + 500 + 0 = 1225
Lou74 ~ 225 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 225
Letmetalktomark ~ 100 + 300 + 300 + 0 = 700
Clem_r ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
Gruff ~ 225 + 0 + 300 + 0 = 525
TREBOR2 ~ 225 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 225
lewisthewhippet ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
LGF ~ 200 + 250 + 300 + 0 = 750
AverageMark ~ 50 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 50
Boy o Boy ~ 200 + 250 + 300 + 0 = 750
Bm0p700f ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
Danson67 ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
Andy_B ~ 250 + 400 + 400 + 400 = 1450
Luked2 ~ 100* + 0 + 0 + 0 = 100
Detomaso ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
Marin man ~ 200 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 200
sam_white ~ 100* + 0 + 0 + 0 = 100
Harry Hume ~ 100 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 100

NWA
elpedro666 ~ 250 + 300 + 400 + 300 = 1250
Drystonepaul ~ 400 + 400 + 350 + 450 = 1600
Mrlee ~ 300 + 300 + 500 + 0 = 1100
Woody ~ 300 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 300
Harrycrumb ~ 300 + 500 + 350 + 0 = 1150
Charlieboy28 ~ 300 + 300 + 400 + 0 = 1000
Stewlewis ~ 0 + 400 + 0 + 0 = 400
AndyBag ~ 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
MrKawasaki ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 = 300
Beavis ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
Giant1 ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
Kiran ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 500 = 500

NE&YORKS
Dr S ~ 300 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 300
Sithlord ~ 400 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 400
Kev Duckworth ~ 400 + 300 +0 + 0 = 700
Kaya ~ 300 + 0 + 0 + 500 = 800
Marc two tone ~ 300 + 400 + 500 + 400 = 1600
Old Ned ~ 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
SLM Racing ~ 0 + 300 + 400 + 0 = 800
RichAitch ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 500 = 500

Mids
Rob RC200ti ~ 300 + 300 + 300 + 0 = 900
The Guvnor ~ -800 + 150 + 200 + 500 = 50
Any123 ~ 300 + 200 + 250 + 0 = 700
Team Lard ~ 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Xen Master ~ 0 + 100 + 0 + 0 = 100*
Velocitizen ~ 0 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
NakedGav ~ 0 + 200 + 400 + 0 = 600
Weeman_mtb ~ 0 + 200 + 250 + 0 = 450
Iwasgoodonce ~ 0 + 200 + 250 + 0 = 450
Spencer13 ~ 0 + 400 + 400 + 0 = 800
Ededwards ~ 0 + -4800 + 500 + 0 = -4300
DEL ~ 0 + 200 + 100 + 0 = 300
CAS ~ 0 + 200 + 200 + 0 = 400
Christy ~ 0 + 100 + 0 + 0 = 100*
Uncle Monty ~ 0 + 100 + 0 + 100 = 100*
Pfennig ~ 0 + 100 + 0 + 0 = 100*
Unocogero ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 = 300
Dave (Ed‘s friend) ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 = 200
Daj ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 = 200
GT-Steve ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 = 200
Retro Spud ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 = 200
CeriEvans ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 = 200
Pete the guide ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 = 300
Gerryattrick ~ 0 + 0 +200 + 0 = 200
JimboXC ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 = 200
DoctorRad ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 = 200
Das ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 = 200
Matdavey ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 = 200

South East
TedC ~ 400 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 800
grd ~ 300 + 400 + 0 + 0 = 700
Wizard of Oz ~ 0 + 300 + 400 + 0 = 700
Twister ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 = 300
WuTangled ~ 0 + 0 + 200 + 0 = 200

South West
Jonnyboy666 ~ 400 + 500 + 0 + 500 = 1400
Gravy Monster ~ 400 + 0 + 400 + 0 = 800
Pure7-89 ~ 250 + 300 + 0 + 0 = 550
Makster ~ 0 + 400 + 0 + 0 = 400
Heathy ~ 0 + 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Old Kit ~ 0 + 100 + 0 + 0 = 100*
Ajantom ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 = 300
The_duke ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 = 300
Look back ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 = 300
Retrobate ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 = 300

Wales
Granny grinder ~ 0 + 0 + 300 + 0 = 300

Scotland
ClockworkGaz ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
The Ken ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
Hawmaw ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
Dyna-Ti ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
BigEck ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
Zig Zag ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 500 = 500
Velomaniac ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
Mikee ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 400 = 400
Kaiser ~ 0 + 0 + 0 + 575 = 575
Weardaleadventurer ~ 400 = 400
Jimmy Hendrix ~ 400 = 400


Unknown rider on a Coyote at FoD?

* These low scores generally indicate that Sinnett177 couldn’t recognise you and so could only score on basic things like attendance. If you drop him a PM with a description of who you are and what you were riding you will have your points amended. If you've been missed off completely, again PM as above.

Enjoy your riding!


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