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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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Sailing tonight

Anyone else going to brave it tonight?

It looks like it is going to be standard bank holiday weather tonight, mildly moist with a slight onshore breeze.

Re: Sailing tonight

I'm planning on riding tonight

Re: Sailing tonight

Assuming I can find my sowester I'll be out.

Might one make a bijou suggestionette:-

If its particularly grotty, please can we go for an early pub?

Bowsey: Be an awfully good chap and second that would you?

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Im in

Just hoping my batteries for my newly arrived headtorch will have come in the post.
Mainly so i can see the flying drift wood...

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Think I'll be out tonight - unless I think better of it. Early pub stop Mr T? I'll be Bowes and second that if it seems like a good idea.

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Not tonight Josephine - still reeling from having to lead Tuesday - I could have swore the Blue Ball was near Stansted

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I am intending to 'hoist my sail'tonight. Might do a shorter route if a marathon is planned. see you later

Tom R.

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I'll be there. Shorter route sounds the order of the day...

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after the near monsoon conditions while driving home I've decided the indoor bike at the gym will be a better option tonight!!

See those of you attending at the Castle next Tuesday.

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Having just been blown to a virtual stand still across Midsummer Common with stinging rain on my cycle home, I suggest you go straight to the pub with the prevailing wind.

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I have also driven through a monsoon this evening on the way home. I'll get changed and the weather is still like this by 7:05 I'll do my Capt Oates; I'm not coming out and I maybe some time.


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Ya big load of southern softies!
I've just ridden across town and it was fine, NOT!!!
I'm looking forwards to a short moist slow slog to the pub and a rapid sprint home after.
Sometimes it does pay to be on the north side of town.