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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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Thank you!

Hi all you bunch of crazy people,

This is Manuel here, the newby Spaniard. I said crazy on purpose, because that's what I thought we were last Thursday when I joined you for the first time ever...

I believed I was fit! But I've changed my mind. I struggled to be on track... The madness is completed by having 3 pints of beer. Then cycling home as a penguin and finally remove the mud of the bike to avoid it get dry. When I finished my shower and went to bed it was more than 1am. Perfect timing to get up early at the following day and deal with a class full of noisy children!
I must be as mad as you to want to came back! But I have to admit it, I love it!!!

I only have a little problem: there have been a mistake with the delivery of my lights and I've had to buy them again. Hopefully I'll have them next week, but I have no lights for tomorrow and I'm not sure what to do...

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I've got a spare Ayup light with a helmet mount which you could use tonight if you are happy with it zip-tied to your helmet.Battery should be ok for 2hrs or so should be ok if you havea a bacckup for the road bits.

Re: Thank you!

From one crazy biker to another ...... see you later

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