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by NigelP
Fri Feb 27, 2009 18:13
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: (Old) News
Replies: 0
Views: 1502

(Old) News

"A mountain biker dressed as Minnie Mouse was rescued by the Langdale and Ambleside mountain rescue team after breaking her leg. The woman was with a group that included Dennis the Menace and a sugar plum fairy" -Westmoreland Gazette

It makes us look like amateurs :oops:
by NigelP
Fri Feb 27, 2009 14:50
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Spring Ride 28th & 1st
Replies: 10
Views: 4877

Hi Al

Happy New Year :!: I still have a DVD for you, when we meet on the trail

Domestic bliss, by the sounds of it :wink:

Nigel
by NigelP
Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:13
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Spring Ride 28th & 1st
Replies: 10
Views: 4877

Spring Ride 28th & 1st

Balmy weather, no snow and March hares

Anyone coming out to play?
by NigelP
Fri Feb 20, 2009 18:07
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Anyone fancy coming out to play ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3076

Happy New Year Paul :lol: I am keen to ride on Saturday. I have no particular destination in mind, although some will be muddier than others. The big but is my fitness, so I am probably only up to a moderate ride and pace. Something like Whytes and the black run would be ideal, (or Cwm Carn once/may...
by NigelP
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:36
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: sat 14th/Sun 15th
Replies: 5
Views: 2791

I can endorse half of Martin's posting. The bit about The Wall. Unfortunately being seriously unfit meant that I felt as though I had hit the wall instead of going around it. I kept telling myself I would feel better the day after. But, with the benefit of hindsight, I am not convinced. It is just g...
by NigelP
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:02
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sat 31st Jan
Replies: 10
Views: 4427

Could the rumour be correct, that WW is selling a new type of foot saw? :lol: PS I seem to remember that tennis balls can be used to stretch straps or preventing them from crushing in transit. But, better still, I am sure WW have a secret fix. PPS Thick winter booties can be a handicap. PPPS You wil...
by NigelP
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:05
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sat 31st Jan
Replies: 10
Views: 4427

Most impressive 8) . I had expected a posting from the sunny side, so it is great to see someone other than Kelvin is equally hardy. As an alternative to Ian's suggestion, using the screw holes closest together can make access to the straps easier (it makes the straps bulge). I sometimes have to wag...
by NigelP
Mon Jan 12, 2009 18:11
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: sun 11th
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

Aha. Now I know your secret. You stayed in the shallow end. 8)

Great lay down. :lol:
by NigelP
Mon Jan 05, 2009 20:46
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Forest of Dean tomorrow (Sun, Jan 4)
Replies: 4
Views: 2664

A great summary by Martin for a good, if somewhat chilly, ride. It seems that the FOD is at its very best when frozen or baked dry. It was also good to find that the bulldozers have not moved in yet. As mentioned by Martin, we even found a new toy for Ian and Steve to play on. There's a ramp onto th...
by NigelP
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:15
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: First Weekend of the Year
Replies: 22
Views: 8898

Our ride on NYD has left me feeling hungry for more. As mentioned, I have family commitments on Saturday. Ian K is now up for trying the Black run plus the short/medium Skyline at Glyncorrwg on Sunday, even if he is not aware of it at the moment. :lol: He will be on his third MB ride. My preferred p...
by NigelP
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:02
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Afan on NYD
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Ian K and I tacked the Wall on a wonderfully crisp New Years day, although a tad chilly at -1.5c. However, it did warm up to a balmy 0.0c by the end. My fingers started frozen but warmed up as came out of the breeze and hit the steeper section of the forest trail. My feet, on the hand (excuse the pu...
by NigelP
Wed Dec 31, 2008 17:39
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: First Weekend of the Year
Replies: 22
Views: 8898

Can't do Saturday and I will need to reserve my judgement about Sunday until after the Afan ride.
by NigelP
Wed Dec 31, 2008 17:36
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Afan on NYD
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Excellent timing Ian. You should catch us up towards the end of the ride.

Failing that, I did think about doing Penhydd first, but I am not sure how I will feel on the day.

Unfortunately Ian K is keen to make an early start. Goodness only knows why

Happy New Year everyone
by NigelP
Tue Dec 30, 2008 19:00
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Afan on NYD
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Afan on NYD

I am suffering from the lurgy at the moment, however Ian K and I have a cunning little plan to burn it off by riding the Wall on New Years Day. We hope to arrive at about 10.30 'ish for a 11 am start.

This is going to be a slow one.....
by NigelP
Fri Nov 28, 2008 19:32
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Weston Weather Station
Replies: 4
Views: 7023

Looks very good, aside from the artic temperature :(

A lot better than Wendy-fire-burns

Congratulation to all those who have made it possible

Do we have any information on which directions are likely to be the most/least accurate?