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mbrfan
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Postby mbrfan » Sun Oct 26, 2008 13:30 pm

I propose:
Time : 7pm
Location: Outside Black Horse
Route: as before

Troopy
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Postby Troopy » Sun Oct 26, 2008 15:33 pm

All being well i should be up for that, I think all of my guests should have gone by then. Meet at my place if you like
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Carlos13
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Postby Carlos13 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 16:30 pm

Ok 7pm

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Postby jamieayres » Sun Oct 26, 2008 16:31 pm

Well i ended up going Chicksands so might give tonight a miss. Going to have a think on it tho.

Edit: I'm out. One session of 4x today is enough i reckon, probably would not be able to keep up with you :wink:

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Postby apoc_reg » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:19 am

Hello guys, been a bit injured recently but thinking of going to Chicksands or Thetford this Sunday 2nd.

let me know if any of you guys fancy it. BBC reckons rain but 11 degrees isnt to bad... for November!

Reg
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Troopy
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Postby Troopy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 18:04 pm

Reg
Good to hear from you, I'm not going to be getting out this weekend at all :cry: , loads of work to do :roll:
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Postby Troopy » Thu Nov 20, 2008 17:05 pm

Is no-one watching this thread anymore?
Jamie, steve Carl and me are out at 7.45 tonight if you're interested
YOU DON'T STOP PLAYING BECAUSE YOU GROW OLD, YOU GROW OLD BECAUSE YOU STOP PLAYING

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Postby mbrfan » Fri Nov 21, 2008 20:25 pm

Reckon we've scared them all off. Worth putting this thread to rest, do you think?

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Postby acac » Mon Dec 01, 2008 07:03 am

i think some of us dont like the cold including me

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Postby acac » Mon Dec 29, 2008 16:16 pm

hi all hope you all had a good xmas and got some lovely bike bits anyway whats this we are not top where we should be lol

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Postby Mithras » Thu Jan 22, 2009 17:56 pm

Guys,
One to keep an eye out for (esp Westwood Bretton area)
Stolen TREK FUEL 100
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connieboy
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Postby connieboy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 22:37 pm

Hi
I'm new to this forum and most sat and sundays do a loop From Dogsthorpe round Ferry Meadows about (15m). I have driven up to Sherwood in Notts and Cannock chase a few times as peterborough is lacking some good descents
I Did some bridelways round marholm over xmas which was good, just found this post and was wondering if any of you guys still get out and about?
cheers
Con

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puddle-rider
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Postby puddle-rider » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:07 am

Not too sure about the rest of the guys but I get out around the bridleways around Rutland Water quite regulairly and have a liitle play around Wakerley Woods when it's a bit drier.
The rest of time I travel to Sherwood, Cannock, Peak District, Long Mynd (shropshire) Dalby and the northern Welsh Trail centres. If you want to join me some time then get in touch.

Mike

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Postby Troopy » Thu Jan 20, 2011 15:33 pm

Hey there Puddle-rider how's things

Connieboy
A few of us are still meeting up on a Thursday night at the moment but it might change to a Wednesday soon, whist it is wet we tend to go down to Grafham water. Then at the weekend either a local ride or travel out. Cannock is favourite at the moment as the DH there is quite good and they've done really well on the new trails. Sometimes we go to Chicksands or Woburn for a bit of a play. Let me know if you'd like to join up with us sometime and we can arrange something. We usually do a Wales trip or 2 in the summer.
Our ages range from 18-50 with varying fitness levels.

Hope this help

Chris
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connieboy
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Postby connieboy » Fri Jan 21, 2011 22:56 pm

Thanks for the quick reply you guys. Due to family comitments and shift work weeknights are a bit of a problem to me at mo so weekends are my only option,Would love to join you at some point, but will need to work around my wifes work (she works most saturdays)
But with the help of family I could manage to arrange a a local ride out or a visit to cannock,Went there a couple of months ago for the first time and loved it, didn't get to do the downhills but would love to give it a bash as never done a proper downhill run before.
I normally do a early (ish) sat or sunday( or both)loop around ferry meadows thats about it at mo, went to sherwood on my own but could do with getting out with a group for a more sociable day.
So the next time any of you guys are out and about at the weekend let me know where and when and i will try and get out.
Thanks again

Con

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Postby connieboy » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:17 am

puddle-rider wrote:Not too sure about the rest of the guys but I get out around the bridleways around Rutland Water quite regulairly and have a liitle play around Wakerley Woods when it's a bit drier.
The rest of time I travel to Sherwood, Cannock, Peak District, Long Mynd (shropshire) Dalby and the northern Welsh Trail centres. If you want to join me some time then get in touch.

Mike


Hi puddle-rider
Just been looking at memory map and found Wakerley Woods whats it like there? also westhay woods next door to it can you ride there?
Thinking of driving out there on weekend to give it a go, do you get many people out there?
Cheers

Con

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puddle-rider
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Postby puddle-rider » Sat Jan 22, 2011 16:15 pm

Wakerley has a few hours of natural single track you do have to hunt for it and share it with walkers but it's never been a problem. Give me a shout and i'll meet you there and show you around if you want.

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Postby Geroo » Sat Jan 22, 2011 23:12 pm

Hi,

I didn't realise you were able to ride anything bar the designated routes at Wakerley?

I am new to this (first post) but I used to ride there via Welland Valley in the summer and do a few laps and do Fineshade sometimes.

I tried Wakerely in early April last year when i got my new bike but it was a complete bog fest so never tried it till the summer then I dislocated my collarbone in late August (non bike related). When Wakerely was dry it was good fun trying to hurtle around it in my limited capacity as a newbie, i used to cycle there via the Welland Valley (I still think Corby is so lucky having such nice countryside only 2 miles away) before the collarbone issue.

I have done Fineshade two weeks ago on a sunday morning for 4 laps but there is too many walkers around to really enjoy myself (not that i don't mind walkers, just i have to slow down and be polite to pass them :) )

I am getting a towbar fitted to my car on Monday and a Thule carrier to be ordered shortly after so I guess another question is where do people go around here?

I have done Rutland Water but find it quite flat and boring, the bridleways i have found around the Welland Valley are more fun. I see most people in this forum go Sherwood, Cannock or Thetford. I was wondering if there was anything special nearer?

Thank you for your time :)

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Postby puddle-rider » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:31 am

Irchester Country Park is worth a visit, but generally you have to travel, the other place to try not mentioned thus far is Woburn.
There are a whole host of Bridleways around Corby going off towards Oundle, Fineshades and Wakerley but none of it can seriously be called MTB country.

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Postby Geroo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 14:58 pm

i think i'll wait till my bike is more mobile, tried a few bridleways around cottingham/great easton this morning and the mud just attached to my tyres until they wouldn't turn then spent my time finding the cleats in my spd's ..... ;)

thanks for the advice though puddle-rider :)


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