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DISCLAIMER. MOUNTAIN BIKING CAN BE DANGEROUS. YOU JOIN US AT YOUR OWN RISK.

SAFETY BRIEFING.

  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

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'Oops! It's Barton!

BBC.co.uk says: "Broken cloud will continue overnight but it should remain dry with some clear spells at times. Feeling mild with light winds."

Sounds like a good night for a bimble - summer tyres a must-have.

Anyone care to join me?

PT

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In the ideal world, yes, but work and/or herself may intervene.

Hopefully see you all later.

Paul

Re: 'Oops! It's Barton!

Afternoon all!

I'll be out this evening, revelling in what hopefully will be a glorious night. Maybe spring has finally arrived after all.

Rob A, I'll bring a spare Exposure Joystick with me, together with a helmet mount, which you're welcome to use for the night. I've even charged it for you. I'll turn up five minutes or so early - the helmet mount only takes a couple of minutes to attach to your helmet with an Allen key.

See you later
Dom

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See you all laters.

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Hi Dom
As I have no lights I had planned to drive to the hoops, park there & cycle to the meeting point then go home straight from the hoops, therefore not needing to use any lights. Apologies if this is a silly question, but, will the Exposure joystick be enough on its own or would i need other lights aswell? I was going to talk to you guys this evening about light makes etc. Cheers. Rob

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Hi Rob

I rode for a while with just a Joystick, although I have now got a bar-mounted light as well. The Joystick is good, and if it's pretty light pretty late (like now, although there's not much moon!) and if you're riding in a group (so can 'cadge off' other people's lights) then I reckon you're OK. Personally, I think the Joystick is adequate by itself providing you're not by yourself and wanting to go like a bat out of hell - it doesn't give you enough light far enough ahead to do that safely...

Others may have different views!

See you later
Dom

P.S. So if I happened to be at the Hoops in the middle of the night, what sort of car have you got??

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Joysticks are good but some have had reliability problems. It's big brother, the Exposure Diablo, is brighter.

I use Lumicycle LED's on helmet and bars - they're pretty reliable and bright to boot.

PT

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Sorry - shouldn't have scared you about the car! In fact, a number of us (particularly me) do the car thing for pubs not so close to home. I believe it's known as 'doing a Dom'...

Dom

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Dom,
Thank you very much for the offer of the joystick, I'm gonna stick to my original plan & park at the hoops as I dont know how fast you guys ride and what levels you are and I wouldn't want to hold any of you back.
Are you meeting outside the Cross Keys in Saxon St? See you there later.
Thanks again for the offer of a lend.
Rob

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Yep, Saxon Street it is. Look out for a rowdy strangely-dressed bunch blocking the road with bikes...

I'll have the Joystick with me anyway, so you're welcome to give it a go to see what it's like!

See you later
Dom

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Yeah that'll be good to have a look at it, Thank You.
See you later

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the thumb has bloody descended.

see you all next week.

Paul

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Newbee Rob, I will be leaving the pub 7ish if you want to ride into town for company.

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yeah ok, I was aiming to get there for 7 too, so see you then. Rob