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by NigelP
Sat May 16, 2009 18:17
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: The muddy side
Replies: 9
Views: 3921

The muddy side

I pottered down to Weston for a bit of Nomad watching. I found two rare examples (for WSM) in the shallows of specus Martin Farrimondus and Tony Lowiticus. There was also the more plentiful Mat and many further examples whose Latin names I could not remember. Most seemed to be attached to 5.5sq m of...
by NigelP
Sat May 16, 2009 17:58
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Ashton Court, Leigh Woods and 50 Acre Wood loop
Replies: 1
Views: 2134

Enjoy. However, my bike is in bits and it will be a couple of weeks before my front forks will be fixed by Pace. :cry: It might be windy though.
by NigelP
Mon May 11, 2009 17:27
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Sat9 May Leigh Woods
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

Great company and a lovely little ride around Ashton Court and Leigh Woods. :D Stats: 16.2 miles and 1,700 ft climbed. It would have been more if Adrian had managed to persuade us to throw ourselves off the cliff edge. He found one launch point – which came highly recommended - where, judging from t...
by NigelP
Mon May 04, 2009 17:50
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: May Bank Holiday At WSM
Replies: 2
Views: 1693

May Bank Holiday At WSM

I missed Sunday's sail at WSM, as I had a better offer to explore Wansdyke. However, three separate people all told me the same story; how they arrived to find a F5 blowing, rigged up and.........yes, you know the answer, nothing. This may help explain why, when I arrive two and a half hours before ...
by NigelP
Mon May 04, 2009 11:42
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: May play day
Replies: 6
Views: 3633

As mentioned, we did not keep to my original intention of 30 miles, but I have set a new personal best of 35.3m and 3,200 ft climbed. Although it did not feel as hard work, this was slightly more demanding than my only other ride on the Ridgeway, when we lost our way. The ride was given a definite b...
by NigelP
Mon May 04, 2009 09:52
Forum: Trips
Topic: May Day
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

May Day

If the forecast holds I will be heading to WSM. It is begining to look promising, although the thought of the journey back does not appeal :roll:

I am desperate for my first sail of the season
by NigelP
Sat May 02, 2009 10:41
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: May play day
Replies: 6
Views: 3633

That sounds good :D I am not a young as you :!:
by NigelP
Fri May 01, 2009 18:09
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: May play day
Replies: 6
Views: 3633

A local ride would be very attractive providing we can agree on a definition of local as being less than 30 miles (in the saddle) :shock:
by NigelP
Thu Apr 30, 2009 14:22
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: May play day
Replies: 6
Views: 3633

May play day

Anyone coming out to play over this extended weekend? :cry:
by NigelP
Mon Apr 27, 2009 14:33
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Demo Day at Afan
Replies: 1
Views: 1844

Martin and I decided on a last minute visit to the FoD. I was a little nervous as it had rained fairly heavily on Saturday, but aside from a few small damp patches the trail was dry. Sounds better than Penhydd or it was until I took Martin on a detour through a bog at the end of the ride, just to sh...
by NigelP
Mon Apr 20, 2009 16:44
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: W/e 18 & 19
Replies: 12
Views: 5800

Kel OK, I confess, I had my eyes closed at the time :oops: . Although it might explain why I hit the ramps faster that normal. We opted for the pub in preference to the cafe, but a 20 mins wait for service is already a vast improvement. Adrian, I am still not convinced that '34 miles' and 'leisurely...
by NigelP
Mon Apr 20, 2009 09:18
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: W/e 18 & 19
Replies: 12
Views: 5800

I felt positively youthful, riding with a group of prospective grandparents. :lol: But unfortunately, they were still faster than me on the downhills. :oops: Martin was on fire clearing most of the uphill obstacles. I too might have cleared the Cwm Carn trail if it had not been for the concrete ramp...
by NigelP
Sat Apr 18, 2009 17:26
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: W/e 18 & 19
Replies: 12
Views: 5800

Martin and I suggest we arrive in time for an eleven o clock start, if that is agreeable
by NigelP
Fri Apr 17, 2009 19:46
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: W/e 18 & 19
Replies: 12
Views: 5800

I look forward to joining you on Sunday and Martin will probably be coming along for the ride. :D Is "(limping appropriately)" an anagram of the start time or is this another malady? :cry: Thanks for the offer of a Newbury ride Adrian, however I am not sure my bike can travel that far. :roll: Maybe ...
by NigelP
Thu Apr 16, 2009 16:57
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: W/e 18 & 19
Replies: 12
Views: 5800

W/e 18 & 19

Is anyone coming out to play this weekend?

Not even a fart is forecast for Weston on Windguru.