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by Viv Powell
Thu Mar 15, 2007 23:14
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Spain blog
Replies: 8
Views: 4573

Ohhhhh yes ........ all came back very much alive :D :D Such an awesome place, sooooo pritesque, amazing trails and none manufactured (well not in the last 200 years anyway!) 8) 8) . I surprised myself with the climbs - though carefully timed "loopy juice" (a la Steve's 50th - thanks Nigel) helped o...
by Viv Powell
Tue Feb 20, 2007 23:36
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Swinley Forest, Bracknell - Sun 25th Feb
Replies: 8
Views: 4223

We will be there also - hopefully I won't be too jet lagged or carrying too much weight after living on hotel food for the week!!

Just getting my excuses in early :roll: :roll:
by Viv Powell
Wed Jan 17, 2007 21:52
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Weekend of the 13 and 14
Replies: 22
Views: 11357

What a lovely idea. Does Steve just have socks he uses on Wednesday's or does he have a separate pair for each day of the week? 8) This level of organisation would be well beyond me. :lol: Steve has special socks with the days of the week on them - but not for the weekend - which is a real shame fo...
by Viv Powell
Mon Jan 15, 2007 21:53
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Weekend of the 13 and 14
Replies: 22
Views: 11357

I have been replaying the moment trying to understand what went wrong. I have completed that section many times without a problem and I was pacing Al, so my speed was reasonable. I serviced the front shocks the day before, but they seem to work OK. Then all was revealed. As I undressed, ready for a...
by Viv Powell
Tue Dec 05, 2006 13:27
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Afan on Saturday
Replies: 22
Views: 10482

NigelP wrote:Viv, I can assure you that when I slid into Steve it was not an amorous approach..... :shock:
Mud wrestling eh boys - that might be worth watching :wink:
by Viv Powell
Sun Dec 03, 2006 21:17
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Afan on Saturday
Replies: 22
Views: 10482

It was a good day's biking, although I found the mud a bit of a cultural shock. Mud? Don't remember any mud?? Fair bit of water but ....... If you don't like mud then, whatever you do, don't go to Leigh Woods until we've had at least a month of continuous sunshine :???: :???: ! Leigh Woods was the ...
by Viv Powell
Sat Dec 02, 2006 18:20
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Afan on Saturday
Replies: 22
Views: 10482

Neroli

Just so that you know - Matt made it back ok, not long after 16:00 - he had done the whole of the White's trail - didn't spot the bikes on his way out after sheltering from the hailstones.

Viv
by Viv Powell
Thu Nov 30, 2006 23:49
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Afan on Saturday
Replies: 22
Views: 10482

Afan on Saturday

having completed 10 rides in 12 days :shock: :shock: for Steve's 50th birthday (read - mid life "I'm fitter than I've ever been" crisis :roll: ). We are trying to maintain the momentum and the level of soggy/muddy clothing, with a ride at Afan this Saturday :D . Meet at the old centre for the Penhyd...
by Viv Powell
Mon Nov 20, 2006 15:02
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Date for the diary - Real Ale Wobble
Replies: 26
Views: 13711

Great 2 days riding - though the Brechfa Gorlech Trail was by far my favorite ride ..... awesome 8) 8) . Many thanks to Steve and Ian for replacing my inner tube and mending my puncture respectively :D :D . Special thanks to Paul for his pumping efforts, especially as we didn't seem to have a small ...
by Viv Powell
Wed Nov 15, 2006 22:50
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Date for the diary - Real Ale Wobble
Replies: 26
Views: 13711

Scrappy Note as receipt - yep we got one of they and a glossy brochure with all sorts of interesting events - Bog Snorkelling mmmmm ........

Do you think that Gordon of Green Events has done a runner with the dosh??

I guess we'll find out on Saturday.
by Viv Powell
Tue Nov 07, 2006 22:46
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Night Ride Tuesday Eve
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

Good ride - I think .... some bits brilliant :D , others hair raising to say the least :shock: . Very pleased to clear the downhill bit that I messed up on Saturday 8) , where I got fixated on a large stump at the side of the trail. Couldn't get any kind of fixation tonight 'cos I couldn't see it :s...
by Viv Powell
Tue Nov 07, 2006 22:39
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Cwm Carn this Sunday
Replies: 29
Views: 12441

Don't think I can blame rebound either - first time I went over the bump I got pushed forward a bit but not enough to lose a pedal. Second time I was concentrating on having enough speed to start the corkscrew and completely forgot about the lump - I blame old age - or could it be the orange hair/go...
by Viv Powell
Mon Nov 06, 2006 22:03
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Night Ride Tuesday Eve
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

Night Ride Tuesday Eve

Anyone fancy a night ride in Leigh Woods on Tuesday evening?

We will be meeting up at approx 17:30 in the layby just after the suspension bridge - bring lights ..... bright lights ....... fog lights if you have them! :D
by Viv Powell
Mon Nov 06, 2006 21:55
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Cwm Carn this Sunday
Replies: 29
Views: 12441

Glad to hear nothing serious Adrian - but 4 to 6 weeks is still a little worrying, hope you feel better soon. I seem to have got away with just a pulled muscle, which is hardly noticible until I go up or downstairs - but getting better, I'm pleased to say. Also has a complete lack of colourful bruis...
by Viv Powell
Wed Nov 01, 2006 19:57
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Anyone for biking in Spain?
Replies: 13
Views: 6855

Paul

Welcome on board - should be a good weekend :D

Steve and I have booked the same Easyjet flights, from Bristol, as Ian and Neroli.