Cam MTB - the Cambridge Mountain Bikers' Forum

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  • 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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Hi all, just thought i would post and intro myself, i think this sounds like a spot on group for me. I love biking but never get much chance never thought about night riding before just came across your forum on the off chance will try to be at the meet up on the 27th. I have read your info on lights and have to admit that £150 is a little bit out off my price range at mo just starting a new job, Has anyone got a set i could borrow or a second hand set they want to sell? also what sort of eye protectors do you all use ? If not guess i will have to eat plenty of Carrots!

My Bike is a Kona Caldera and i think i could just about keep up with you all.

if anyone can help with the lights please call 07792468202 or email me back Thanks look forward to meeting you all soon

Re: NewBEE

john, you could get by without much in the way of lights this time of year but you may need to cut your ride short and return to town (and miss the pub!) as it gets to dusk.You could certainly come along and get a "taste" of what the riding is like at the very least...