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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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Barrington

I think it said Barrington on the runs list.

Cold and damp, will make me appreciate Mallorca next week. Who's out?

Re: Barrington

Maybe - have a stinking cold donated to me by my 14 year old son. Happy to re-donate hence I'm a possible for tonight.

PT

Re: Barrington

Yep, I'm out. I suspect it will be a little wet, but not as cold as Mallorca was in early March....

Re: Barrington

mmmm yes, We went in May a few years ago & it was flippin' freezing, full on rain & very very windy.
Chesterton looks quite good in the next two weeks?!?
Did I mention the WIND?

I've heard Lincolnshire is going to be in the 80's

or was it the seventies?!? anyway, they still have horse driven drays in New Bollingbrooke

Re: Barrington

Just back home. Excellent evening may I say? Thought route and distance optimum for the conditions (no rain for me at least) and very hospitable hostelry. Hope all got/get home ok.

Re: Barrington

speaking of Lincolnshire in the seventies I recall an old fingerpost sign pointing to two villages that had been imaginatively graffiti-ed The sign read "To Old Bolingbroke and Mavis Enderby" to which some wag had added "a son"