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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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alternate local ride on thursday

Hi All,
i'm planning on making a bid for freedom and jumping on the MTB tomorrow.

Due to this being the forst attempt at off road since "the crash" i intend to keep it local, i'm planning on riding harlton woods, then the hill that claimed my arm last time, to exorcise any naggign deamons, then across to foxton by the railway line and was thinking of finishing at the swan in Newton if anyone is interested.

more miles can be added by concent but i reserve the rite to bail early if my arm won't take the strain.

see anyone at the start tomorrow if you are interested.

Re: alternate local ride on thursday

Swans in Newton, Do they sell Gin too ?

Re: alternate local ride on thursday

not sure but they do some corking beer!

anyway, why is someone who passed away about 7 years ago interested in Gin now?

is this the ghost of rides gone by?

Re: alternate local ride on thursday

Anyone planning to head for Thetford or is the Queens Head at Newton favourite?

Re: alternate local ride on thursday

If I get out of here in time, it'll be the Queen's Head for me.


Re: alternate local ride on thursday

Queen's Head is good for us - as long it's not chucking it down!

Re: alternate local ride on thursday

Hi Pat,

With the postponement of tonight's Cooks Tour, can we use this title for tonight?


Re: alternate local ride on thursday

Looks like not!