Sat 1st Aug, FoD, bring the fun

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Taff wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:00 am
and my mate's wife is on a connondale moterra as well.

Be aware that there's no mobile phone signal in Parkend but there is patchy coverage up in the forest. I'll be parked up in a silver merc vito with a bike rack fixed to the back.
Just need to find some legs now, mine are tired after yesterday...

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weeksy wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:02 am
Taff wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:00 am
and my mate's wife is on a connondale moterra as well.

Be aware that there's no mobile phone signal in Parkend but there is patchy coverage up in the forest. I'll be parked up in a silver merc vito with a bike rack fixed to the back.
Just need to find some legs now, mine are tired after yesterday...
what you need is a motor and battery :lol:

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I'll be in a silver Vauxhall Mokka (hateful thing) looking quite glaikit and lost.

Depending how my day tomorrow shapes up, I might make a trip to Cwmcarn in the afternoon.

:)

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Beancounter wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 am
I'll be in a silver Vauxhall Mokka (hateful thing) looking quite glaikit and lost.

Depending how my day tomorrow shapes up, I might make a trip to Cwmcarn in the afternoon.

:)
That's not even a real word!

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weeksy wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Beancounter wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 am
I'll be in a silver Vauxhall Mokka (hateful thing) looking quite glaikit and lost.

Depending how my day tomorrow shapes up, I might make a trip to Cwmcarn in the afternoon.

:)
That's not even a real word!
:D Glaikit - stupid, foolish or thoughtless.

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recce completed, I rode about half of the trails that I know and there's a few that I haven't found yet. They are dry and running LOVERLY :clap: :clap:

http://www.strava.com/activities/3839691942

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So what's the plan for lunch mate ?

Any pubs with gardens we can cruise down to ?

Or are we heading back to car and keeping in a cold-box ?

Or bring everything out as we're not going back to car until the end ?

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Any of those really, the fountain Inn are doing food outside, takeaway style or you can bring your own cool box.

I hope to god it's a bit cooler than today 😅😅😅😅

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Taff wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:16 pm
Any of those really, the fountain Inn are doing food outside, takeaway style or you can bring your own cool box.

I hope to god it's a bit cooler than today 😅😅😅😅
Pub it is :) I jump shit way better after 3 Stellas

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Just finished at Cwmcarn, got a split in my rear tyre and Sealant oozing out a quite a rate. I need to find a new 27.5 x 2.80 (or another tyre that would fit) tomorrow morning.

First puncture in 5 years. 5 fecking years. Was enjoying myself way too much.

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I’ll be missing, next time though 👍

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Beancounter wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:11 pm
Just finished at Cwmcarn, got a split in my rear tyre and Sealant oozing out a quite a rate. I need to find a new 27.5 x 2.80 (or another tyre that would fit) tomorrow morning.

First puncture in 5 years. 5 fecking years. Was enjoying myself way too much.
I've got a part worn 2.8 Nobby Nic here if you want to chuck that on, I can bring a tube and pump as well to save feckin about with sealant :thumbup:

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Taff wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:11 pm
Beancounter wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:11 pm
Just finished at Cwmcarn, got a split in my rear tyre and Sealant oozing out a quite a rate. I need to find a new 27.5 x 2.80 (or another tyre that would fit) tomorrow morning.

First puncture in 5 years. 5 fecking years. Was enjoying myself way too much.
I've got a part worn 2.8 Nobby Nic here if you want to chuck that on, I can bring a tube and pump as well to save feckin about with sealant :thumbup:
Taff, that would be ace mate and greatly appreciated. Obviously I'm happy to buy them from you so let me know how much. Thanks again. :)

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No worries, I'll chuck them in the van in the morning

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Well i'm not sure i'd go as far as 'ready' but i'm up and about and i'll be there :)

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Awesome, awesome, awesome day's riding.


I think I counted 14 riders??

The numbers from Aly's strava say 14 miles, 2350ft of climbing and 10 descents, but the highlights for me are the way that everyone's bubbling and grinning like loons at the end of every trail, and the kids. damn they make me laugh :clap:
I'm sure that everyone pushed themselves out of their personal comfort zone and did stuff that they may not have normally done which is great to watch.

no mechanical problems, almost no crashes, Mini Weeks nearly lasted the whole day without crashing but had to oblige us with a comedy excursion into a ditch.

We should have taken a group photo earlier in the day rather than leaving it to the last run when we had lost 3 (or was it 4) riders including my lad.
The survivors

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this photo was taken a couple of weeks ago, but the end effect was the same today :lol:

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Honestly one of my best days out ever. Beer, bikes, banter, jumps, drops and friends. Doesn't get better. Thanks tonnes, get the next invite up!!!

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Yeah sort next one out looks top 👍

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I’d echo what Weeksy said, one of the best cycling days I’ve been on. The selection of trails was spot on and brilliant fun to ride. Thanks Taff, can’t wait for the next one! :)

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29th Aug or 5th Sept ?