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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.

Photo: Fenduro 2 - Darts, the very best selection method for gridding (courtesy of Brad, via Adriano)

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Chocolates? Maltesers!

Anyone pootling to the Queen's Head tonight?

Re: Chocolates? Maltesers!

Yes, me.

After the recent run of dry weather and then 38 mm of rain in just a couple of days, I reckon that I need to open the tyre choice debate. We should now switch to more knobbly tyres else risk slip-sliding and ground/body interface injuries. (A la St Ives Chute.)

Tonight, I will be mostly running Schwalbe Nobby Nics, 2.35". And Dolce & Gabbana.

PT

Re: Chocolates? Maltesers!

and tonight I will be mostly using whatever is on the bike

Re: Chocolates? Maltesers!

I'm coming. Need to get a puncture mended, but should be done in time.

Re: Chocolates? Maltesers!

Not tonight, riding up to Eco's country house tomo & still need to pack.