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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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Hairy Hounds

Anyone up for this one? Could be the first really muddy one of the season?

Re: Hairy Hounds

Fighting off a cold, but I intend to be out. I can always bail out early if I feel too crook to carry on.

PT

Re: Hairy Hounds

PT using the old stalwart from page 1 of the book I see. I hope to be out - am interviewing new domestic staff this evening (page 247) but am aiming to make it.

Re: Hairy Hounds

OMG how Middle Class!! I bet you'll ask for references too, and I bet you weren't allowed to watch ITV when you were a kid! If you're anything like me, anyway....

BTW, I think you'll find my excuse is on page 3, next to the picture of Lucy Pinder. Or is that a chest affection?

PT

Re: Hairy Hounds

'Middle Class'??!! How dare you, you little upstart. I'll send my man over to administer a strict dressing down.

Re: Hairy Hounds

As long as he brings the birch branch, like last time....

Which variety of birch would you say? Betula nana?

Re: Hairy Hounds

i'll be out. do i need to bring the flintlock pistols and another second, or will you go straight to the fencing swords?

Re: Hairy Hounds

I think you'll find they are called foils... swords,dear oh dear.....pfffff
Palestine

Re: Hairy Hounds

Well, to be fair, they could be using epées or sabres! And we don't want any of this...

Dom

Re: Hairy Hounds

A legitimate hit! I won my first ever competitive fencing match after getting my opponent in the nuts. His concentration went after that...

Paul