London Calling

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Re: London Calling

Postby cooldad » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:54 pm

Finally back to sensible posts. I may be riding with the school, but if not I'll be up for it.
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Re: London Calling

Postby vista » Thu Oct 04, 2012 13:49 pm

Nowt wrong with a bit of banter. Hope to see you there cooldad.

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Re: London Calling

Postby Blind Danny Johnson » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:01 pm

vista wrote:Alright everyone. I'm planning a ride round Swinley Forest if anyone's up for it.

Saturday 10.30am @ Go Ape Gate.


I'll be around the clubhouse/Tim's drop area for most of the day probs starting 11-12ish so give me a shout if get over that way.

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Re: London Calling

Postby ThePriory1978 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 08:45 am

Me and some mates will be doing Swinley from about 10am.
Doing all the usual trails before seasoning Clubhouse and the jumps and drops off of Camel most likely.
Riders will be on Green Canyon/White Orange 5/Black Santa Blur if you see us...
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Re: London Calling

Postby Eddie_Jordan » Fri Oct 05, 2012 08:49 am

vista wrote:Alright everyone. I'm planning a ride round Swinley Forest if anyone's up for it.

Saturday 10.30am @ Go Ape Gate.


I'll be there.

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Re: London Calling

Postby Blind Danny Johnson » Fri Oct 05, 2012 09:45 am

ThePriory1978 wrote:Me and some mates will be doing Swinley from about 10am.
Doing all the usual trails before seasoning Clubhouse and the jumps and drops off of Camel most likely.
Riders will be on Green Canyon/White Orange 5/Black Santa Blur if you see us...


Have I met you before? I'll be on a green/black Specialized Status. Sounds good, that's basically what I want to do anyway. I'll PM you my number in case I don't see you guys, will be nice to have people to session the drops with :D

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Re: London Calling

Postby ThePriory1978 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:43 am

Yes we've met before. On a Swinley ride when you were riding a shorter travel Specialized and talking about buying the Status. so a looong time back.
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Re: London Calling

Postby vista » Fri Oct 05, 2012 13:29 pm

See you there Eddie and we'll keep a look out for the Green Canyon/White Orange 5/Black Santa Blur. I don't think I've ever ridden Camel and my knowledge of SF is piecemeal. I had a look on utube but didn't recognise it.

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Re: London Calling

Postby ThePriory1978 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 16:19 pm

Weathers been raining all day and its going to continue into the night. Everyones gunna be riding brown bikes tomorrow.
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Re: London Calling

Postby vista » Fri Oct 05, 2012 16:37 pm

Brown bikes bathed in sunlight. Metoffice app forecasts a clear sunny day from 10am onwards.

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Re: London Calling

Postby Blind Danny Johnson » Sat Oct 06, 2012 06:33 am

ThePriory1978 wrote:Yes we've met before. On a Swinley ride when you were riding a shorter travel Specialized and talking about buying the Status. so a looong time back.


Yeah that was me! Sorry for not recognising you, it's difficult to tell with forum names sometimes! See you later on hopefully.

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Re: London Calling

Postby benpinnick » Sat Oct 06, 2012 16:42 pm

vista wrote:Brown bikes bathed in sunlight. Metoffice app forecasts a clear sunny day from 10am onwards.


Now that was an accurate description.
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Re: London Calling

Postby vista » Sat Oct 06, 2012 17:01 pm

Yeah, what a gorgeous day, autumn colours kicking in. Eddie and I managed to string a few trails together but missed the turning for Seagull and Corkscrew. Doing Labyrinth twice made up for it a bit.

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Re: London Calling

Postby milko9000 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 21:37 pm

Hitting Swinley tomorrow with Will 'n Dan, if anyone wants to join us. About 1130 I think. Where's good to park now then, any guidance I can aim into a satnav would be welcomed.

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Re: London Calling

Postby benpinnick » Sun Oct 07, 2012 07:21 am

If you want to avoid parking charges, you really need to park in either Camberley, Bagshot or Crowthorne now. Either:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=48 ... &A=Y&Z=110 - Car park - plenty of spaces
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=48 ... &A=Y&Z=110 - Just some space near a gate, but usually a couple of spots spare
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=48 ... &A=Y&Z=110 - Popular with dog walkers, can get busy.

All of the above mean you need to cross Crowthorne wood, but thats got good trails of its own, and from the first or second option to Seagull is about 5-10 mins ride.

or http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=48 ... &A=Y&Z=110 (not actually any parking there though - just on the street).
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Re: London Calling

Postby milko9000 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 09:03 am

Thanks!

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Re: London Calling

Postby milko9000 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:09 am

...ended up deciding 4 hours for £2 wasn't bad and would just about be long enough, which it was. Nice day for a ride and good to be back in the saddle after 3 weeks off the bike.

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Re: London Calling

Postby benpinnick » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:11 am

I was thinking that as I rode into Swinley... 'I bet that they just pay to park!'
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Re: London Calling

Postby milko9000 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:37 pm

Haha, plus I spent the whole journey pretty much faffing around on my phone trying to work out which one we should go for (I was not the driver!).

Must say, the parking fee doesn't seem to have made it any less popular, I don't think I've seen the car park there so overcrowded before. Might make more effort to try the alternatives just for that reason next time.

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Re: London Calling

Postby Blind Danny Johnson » Mon Oct 08, 2012 17:11 pm

Anyone fancy a bit of Stile Cop down hilling anytime soon? I'm thinking Sunday 21st?


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