Peterborough/Cambridge area MTB'ers

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Troopy
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Postby Troopy » Sat Oct 18, 2008 08:23 am

Steve and Carl
Perfect time for me, see you both then.
Jamie are you going to try out your lights?
YOU DON'T STOP PLAYING BECAUSE YOU GROW OLD, YOU GROW OLD BECAUSE YOU STOP PLAYING

jamieayres
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Postby jamieayres » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:51 pm

Afternoon all.

I am aching after yesterdays trip to Chicksands, but am up for tonight as really want to try out my lights/night riding in general. As if i decide night riding is not up my alley, then i need to sell my new Airbike SSC P7 Everlight due to just getting my worryingly weighty credit card bill for this month :wink:

I am coming from Orton Longueville so not sure where everyone else is gravitating from. Do not know where Troopy lives so will have to meet near a landmark in Elton? The Pub or Village Shop maybe?

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mbrfan
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Postby mbrfan » Sat Oct 18, 2008 15:46 pm

Jamie,

We'll meet you in front of the Black Horse, 6:30.

Steve

Iand-83
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Postby Iand-83 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 19:17 pm

Hope no one minds me jumping in on this topic but just seen the heading and was wondering anyone on here from around the Cambridge area?

Seems most of you are Peterborough way

Troopy
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Postby Troopy » Mon Oct 20, 2008 07:47 am

land-83
apoc_reg, who hasn't been on the site for a while now, is from the Cambridge way, his last post was on page 62. Apart from Reg I think most are either from Peterborough or the surrounding areas.
YOU DON'T STOP PLAYING BECAUSE YOU GROW OLD, YOU GROW OLD BECAUSE YOU STOP PLAYING

dave83
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Postby dave83 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 20:47 pm

Hi Land-83, i am new to Cambridge and looking for some fellow riders to show me the local trails. If your up for some rides then count me in.

Dave

langy
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Postby langy » Tue Oct 21, 2008 09:36 am

Might be worth taking a look at this website http://www.cammtb.co.uk/ for Cambridge rides.

Iand-83
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Postby Iand-83 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 16:33 pm

Ta for that langy will check that link out.

Dave83 i am thinking of finding this local site and joining them for a few rides.

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mbrfan
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Postby mbrfan » Tue Oct 21, 2008 17:43 pm

Next TrailQuest at Cannock Chase on sunday 2nd Nov - any takers?

Carlos13
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Postby Carlos13 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 19:45 pm

Anyone up for Friday night? I wouldn't be able to start until 1930-2000, but since it's dark from 1800 now, it doesn't make much difference, we're not trying to catch the light.

Troopy
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Postby Troopy » Tue Oct 21, 2008 19:48 pm

Steve - I could be up for the trail quest, if you'd like we could team up or if you fancy doing it solo then i'm game to give that a go.

Carl - friday should be OK for me
YOU DON'T STOP PLAYING BECAUSE YOU GROW OLD, YOU GROW OLD BECAUSE YOU STOP PLAYING

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mbrfan
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Postby mbrfan » Tue Oct 21, 2008 20:04 pm

Friday is good for me too.
Chris, lets team up again - now we know some of the tricks, I reckon we could get further up the field. I suppose tyre choice will be another factor again - since you know Cannock, what do you recommend?

S

Carlos13
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Postby Carlos13 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 20:23 pm

mbrfan wrote:Chris, lets team up again - now we know some of the tricks, I reckon we could get further up the field.


Personally I think hiding those two motorbikes is a bit underhand and not in the spirit of the event, but hey, each to his own. :D

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mbrfan
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Postby mbrfan » Tue Oct 21, 2008 21:33 pm

I thought the jet-packs might attract too much attention, but now you've blown plan B as well!

Hmm, will look to Beano annual for some inspiration.....

S

dave83
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Postby dave83 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 21:50 pm

Cheers for the link langy. Now i just need to source some lights at a reasonable price before i can hit the mid week night rides. I don't suppose anyone can suggest anything under £100 or is that being un-realistic?

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mbrfan
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Postby mbrfan » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:04 am

Dave
Assuming you've already looked at the threads regarding Tesco 3W lights for £10, someone has put me onto an eBay link for older halogen lights that need refurbishment, which apparently can be done with some basic rewiring and a battery from Maplins. I'll see if I can dig out the link for you.

dave83
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Postby dave83 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 08:34 am

Cheers Mbrfan, i have ordered the lockblock and will be trying out the tesco torch. Thanks for the info.

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mbrfan
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Postby mbrfan » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:17 am

Sunday evening ride anyone?

jamieayres
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Postby jamieayres » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:37 am

I may be up for that Steve if the weather clears up. Was supposed to be going Chicksands this morning but it is looking like it may be a wash out, as do not really fancy riding the northshore in the rain as i fall off it enough in the dry :wink:

Carlos13
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Postby Carlos13 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:22 am

Yep, I am up for it regardless of the weather :twisted:


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