Quantocks ride - Sunday 29th

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Quantocks ride - Sunday 29th

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All,

I'm doing a guided ride on the Quantocks this Saturday and Vicky and I will be riding there on the Sunday as well - anyone fancy joining us?

We'll aim to start around 10:30 from the car park formally known as Stellas.

Register your interest here by close of play Friday evening.

Cheers,
Rob.

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Pending weather forecasts, we are probably interested. Will give you a better idea closer to the time.
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Hi

I'm keen if I've recovered from Mountain Mayhem by then !

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Looks like I have a pass for Saturday (!) so hope to join you. Bike needs some tlc before then though.

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Post by dro »

Nice to read that really really dirty word again
Thoght that the trail was closed.

Just returned from Abergorlech following LT(canine) around
Took my life in my own hands by cycling really slowly and lived (and breathed) to tell the tale.

The last downhill was much harder with the front wheel turning freely !!!

Have nice ride

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Al - Don't you mean Sunday??

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RaV wrote:Al - Don't you mean Sunday??
Ah, right, er I think I've misunderstood the initial post. I thought Rob was doing the guiding on Saturday. Oh well, I do have other plans for Sunday.

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Sorry Al, I can see how it could be misunderstood. Shame you can't make it.
He's guiding a group of other riders from Cheltenham

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weather permitting c u @ stella's car park, will text en route (or from bed!!) :-)
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RaV, many thanks for an excellent ride this afternoon.

Pics from the trip can be viewed http://www.oakleaze.net/Quantocks_29062008

The terraine profile suggests we encountered one or two bits that weren't flat :-). The route map doesn't start and finish at the same place because I switched off the GPS during our (excellent) cream tea - without a doubt the poshest place I have ever been in muddy lycra. Probably just as well we were able to sit outside in the garden. As you will see from the photos, Paul fitted in like a local.

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Excellent photos - looks like you had a great time. Sorry to have missed it, but I suppose you can't have fun in 2 different places at one time!
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Post by Paul McCormack »

Fantastic days ride in the Quantocks, thanks to Rob for guiding, Ian for his photography Vicky, Neroli, Viv, Rachel,Steve,and Paul for your company and to the "grumpy old man " for reminding us of how not to behave when you are an adult ! :evil:

Unfortunately Stellas cafe wasnt open when I visited the Quantocks before but the Michelin starred tea room tried hard to live up to its reputation :lol:

Cream tea highly recommended but I'm trying the hot chocolate the next time we visit :roll:
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Great ride despite a grumpy old man on the trail and a slightly grumpy man at the tea stop - not sure all welcome on the sign was true but more like all welcome except MTBers!

Thanks Ian for the pics - still not sure how Paul Mac did not go over the bars on the log drop - never seen forks so compressed they looked ridgid :shock:

Thanks to all for your company :D

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RaV wrote:still not sure how Paul Mac did not go over the bars on the log drop - never seen forks so compressed they looked ridgid :shock:
Worse still, it looks as though Paul's pulling on the front brake. Looks like an epic nose wheelie!

I remember doing something that felt the way this looks - in Ian's garden, off some plastic ramps!
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Post by Paul McCormack »

I don't actually remember pulling the front brake on as I went over but you never know :roll: Apart from not going over the bars I'm not sure there is much I got right on that particular maneuver :oops: Testament to the forks and the geometry of the bike really :wink:
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