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by NigelP
Fri Aug 14, 2009 17:52
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: w/e 15 & 16
Replies: 6
Views: 5184

w/e 15 & 16

Is anyone coming out to play? :cry:
by NigelP
Tue Aug 04, 2009 08:16
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The youngest Nomad!
Replies: 12
Views: 11466

I am late to the party, but congratulations.

I am sure enjoying the delights of the the late night feeds and the consequences.

I highly recommend taking loads of photos in the first few years because time goes so quickly.

Nigel & Mel
by NigelP
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:20
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Exmoor Explorer
Replies: 11
Views: 8922

Post 'race' report: Weather (after it rained all week): no problem Bike (after a succession of issues with squealing brakes, creaking suspension and dodgy gear shifts): no problem Shoulder (after operation): no problem Rider competence: big problem I came off twice: once where I discovered a rut whi...
by NigelP
Sat Jul 04, 2009 09:18
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Vassiliki
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

The wind came in late on Friday. It was very gusty, but this was the first opportunity to use a sail smaller than 6 sq m. However, although I was on an Isonic 94 and 5.7 sq m Rock the best I could achieve was 34.1 mph (29.6 knots), so I did not break though the 30 knot barrier nor come close to thre...
by NigelP
Wed Jul 01, 2009 16:11
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Vassiliki
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

I am not sure how this compares with other Nomads but I have just recorded 33.9 mph on a Sonic 94 and Tush 7 sq m at Vass. I wish I had my hard hat. Pure adrenalin :lol:
by NigelP
Wed Jul 01, 2009 08:43
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Vassiliki
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

Good news. The forecast for this week was dire, but the weather changed overnight on Sunday, so it is warm and we have sailed every day (although on big kit).

My body now feels wrecked without needing to go mountain biking. :D :D :D
by NigelP
Sat Jun 27, 2009 14:46
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Still Woods
Replies: 1
Views: 2780

Still Woods

OK Guys and Gals, why have we never been to Still Woods when it is on our doorstep? http://www.pinkbike.com/video/245/ 8) 8) 8) Wind non existent in Vass, but mountain biking OK. Trails are very sketchy and I was lucky not to lose a few teeth this morning. :oops: I am keen to try Still Woods, but ha...
by NigelP
Sat Jun 27, 2009 14:32
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Vassiliki
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

Vassiliki

The weather in Vass is the worst summer weather they have had for at least 10 years. Cold, rainy and only two hours of gusty 7sq M winds in the first week. Wind Guru is looking dire for the second week too. Mountain biking,however, is a life saver (although I came close to losing my front teeth his ...
by NigelP
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:58
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Afan's Skyline - Sun 13th June
Replies: 1
Views: 2281

A great ride, although I am feeling my age this morning. :( The stats were 28.5m and 3,873 ft ascended. The Forestry people kept wanting to send us on diversions, which we generally ignored. They seemed unnecessary and we would have missed out on some great single tracks. They did, however, manage t...
by NigelP
Tue Jun 09, 2009 13:24
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Geriatric delinquent day out
Replies: 5
Views: 3900

I definitely like riding with Axel. A quick round at Roberrow and then straight into the pub to recuperate.] It has been a long time since I last rode at Roberrow and Neroli did a great job guiding us around a slightly diminished wood, where the loggers have been at work. We were blessed with no rai...
by NigelP
Mon Jun 01, 2009 17:51
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Last day of May
Replies: 1
Views: 2656

I am pleased to report that I survived two rounds of Whytes. Which I could not have achieved three months ago. And you won't believe what happened. Adrian took out a brand new Nomad and just got it a little dirty, so he switched it for a new Orange 5 8). I think Rob is setting impossible standards. ...
by NigelP
Sat May 30, 2009 12:02
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Last day of May
Replies: 1
Views: 2656

Last day of May

Adrian and I are heading to Afan for two rounds of Whyte’s.

Our plans are to arrive at Glyncorrwg at about 10.30 and set out at 11.00
by NigelP
Sun May 24, 2009 19:03
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Bank Holiday Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 2537

A wonderfully sunny day and great company. Rob, Vicky, Adrian, Martin and three of Rob's friends were all there. We all looked on and admired Robs latest toy, although it seemed a pity to get it dirty. The ride was largely uneventful, aside from some fields of wild garlic and some equally angry stin...
by NigelP
Sat May 23, 2009 07:14
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Bank Holiday Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 2537

Martin and I are planning to join Rob for the Biddestone ride on Saturday. We are in no way influenced by the mention of pub stops :shock:
by NigelP
Sun May 17, 2009 12:05
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Amazing riding in Edinburgh !
Replies: 4
Views: 3460

Just discovered http://freecaster.tv where Danny MacAskill comes 7th in the most viewed MB section.

The most popular, the Red Bull Rampage is insane: a 60ft gap with a cliff face run in and a 30 fall in between. The commentary (2nd most popular clip) is best viewed first. 8)