Thetford meet 13th Feb aftermath

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What a brilliant turn out, 22 riders in all. We had some special guests at our ride. Andy Waterman and Geoff Waugh from MBR magazine. They were interviewing RB members and taking photos of our bikes for a future article.

There was much fannying around taking photos before the bikes and riders got dirty. Rider were interviewed by Andy while Geoff took the pictures. Some riders went proper retro with flouro clothing.

Eventually we set off into the forest. We set out on the Brandon side of the forest, taking in the some of the sweet swoopy singletrack. The trails were dry with plenty of grip for railing the berms. Heading back to the cafe for lunch to refuel and catch up with Andy & Geoff who would then join us for the afternoon ride.

Over cake, coffee, tea and conversation the votes for the BOTR were taken. It was a close call but the winner was a very deserving jonnyboy666 with his, yet to be revealed, Orange Elite SE. Second place went to Jango with his Nuke Proof Reactor.

After lunch we headed over to the road to High Lodge side of the forest. The weather by now was a mixture of snow, sleet, hail and rain. We took the excellent trail down to the bottom of The Beast then picked up the Black Route and followed it round to the D2d route. Several runs of The Beast, Double Shocker and MX Trail with all combinations in the mix brought big smiles to our faces. The weather by now was turning to rain so we started to make our way back to the cafe. Geoff finished off taking some photos of dirty bikes after the ride..

A brilliant day. Big thank you to John for coming and a special mention to jonnyboy666 for making the long journey to see us. Also thanks to Andy & Geoff for making our meet so special. Last but not least a big thankyou to all the RB members who turned up.

Riders and bikes:

Breezerfatty - Breezer
Neil__j - KHS
John - Yo Eddy
Wobbly John - Orange X1
Jango - Nuke Proof Reactor
Fingers - Orange P7
Curly68 - Intense
boy"O"boy - Orange Alu O
letmetalktomark - Hei Hei
Average Mark - Uma Thurman
Cannondale king - Phil Collins
clem_r - David Soul
Pingu - GT
Chris - Cannondale
jonnyboy666 - Orange Elite SE
lou74 - Orange Elite
Neilll - Eastern Woods Research
Buster? - Marin Eldridge Grade
Buster? Junior - Rocky Balboa
Rekiborter - Parkpre Pro Image
Andy Waterman - Genisis IO
Geoff Waugh - Cove Hummer

I know I have missed a couple off, please pm me so I can add you to the list.
 

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I loved it, first proper MTB ride in years... Great to meet you all, and follow you all round the trails :oops:
 

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Really enjoyed it, great turnout......sorry I didn't get to speak to everyone, maybe next time.

No pics I'm afraid.......forgot my camera :oops:
 

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Looks like you all had a good day and a great turnout out too. I'm looking forward to reading the mbr article already!
 

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great day out, some more new faces, plenty of banter & loads of good riding.
think that will be the last outing for the tights of brightness....
take it we'll be doing it again next month?

p.s. anyone got some rc30 legs going spare?
 

breezerfatty

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great

What can I say, second time out with you lot and both really great rides, loved every minute. I feel such aq boost to me ego now I have riden the wobly. The big question is when can we all do it again. Thanks to every one
 
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