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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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Zen & the art of MTBing.............

What's missing in the rides of late that make us want to excuse ourselves for various reasons???
I'ts not work really... can we not be bothered??
Do we find it a hassle??
Is it just a school holiday thing?
Are we bored?
Do we detest each other?
Are we lazy?
Can't be a*sed?
I feel something missing?!?
But what??????????????

I know!!!!!!!! Finish work at 12, meet up at 2pm, ride for 3 hours (ooo the pub is open), 2-3 hrs in the pub, ride home in the light..............showered, fooded & in bed by 9.15, asleep by 10 at the latest?!?

Don't feel crap for the rest of the week!!

Is this the missing ingredient to a successful ride???

Should we give up a feeling of work work work??

How about a Sunday ride for the usual suspects where we throw away our .. cant do that got 4yr old ballet, NO... cant do that we've got under seven's buddist chanting, learning the whole Beatle back catalouge on a jews harp, 5 aside can't cook, won't cook??

mmmm It's nearly August.................... let's all make the most of what's left of the golden rays of summer!

Weekend ride?

Re: Zen & the art of MTBing.............

about to go to France, is that a good enough excuse?

Re: Zen & the art of MTBing.............

I think most regulars are on hols or injured (or both)

Sorry Duncan not particularly deep or Zen but probably true. I'm going to France this morning.

Re: Zen & the art of MTBing.............

Just a 23.35 on a Thursday

We too are off to France in two weeks...Can we not move it closer?