Cam MTB - the Cambridge Mountain Bikers' Forum

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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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New guy

Hi all,

Is it OK if I join you guys tomorrow eve? (Thursday)

I've been riding on my own a lot lately and I'd really like to meet some new people and see a bit more of the cambridgeshire countryside.

Thanks

Jonathan

Re: New guy

Hi Jonathan.
No problem at all. Just turn up to Brookside before 7.30 and introduce yourself to anyone there. Probably best if they look like mountain bikers. You should see a bit of countryside before it gets dark.

Re: New guy

Thanks Tony

Il be there at 730 tonight then,iv been looking at previous posts and I like the idea of parking at the pub first then riding into cambridge, don't fancy riding all the way back to willingham that late! Will anyone else be doing the same?

Also was wondering what people will be riding? Iv got a 130mm full suss and a hardail and not sure what I fancy riding!

Thanks

Jonathan

Re: New guy

Hi Jonathan

Either will be fine. I'd guess more people ride hardtails than full-sus, and they would no doubt argue that they're quicker - and easier to maintain when it gets muddy!

Personally, I love suspension (kinder to my ageing body!) and have only got one bike anyway. So my 140mm travel bike does me very well indeed, and I seem to go fast enough on it - 8.9mph (over to you Tony and Duncan).

Not sure if I'll be out this evening, but look forward to meeting you sometime.
Dom

Re: New guy

Thanks Dom,

Im giving the hardail a go tonight, i prefer the fully too but il see how the pace is first!