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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: CAMMTB action shot, somewhere near Wimpole, Summer 2019. 

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Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

Anyone capable of Bartlow or Bust tonight? Pasty?

If so, how about a Great Abington pub stop?

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

I'll be out and up for a long one

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

I thought it was Orwell this evening?

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

you haven't been paying attention!

Bartlow postponed by a week due to visitation of Bear

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

So When are we going to Orwell?

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

Orwell better, as per list, we we out Abington way last Thursday

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

I'll be out tonight. Orwell preferred, but Bartlow works. (Bust doesn't)

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

Unlikely - my right leg still resembles a tree-trunk in comparison to my twig-like left leg. Going to rest it and hope the bloody thing deflates.

PT

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

With all this confusion as to destination, I am going to attempt the CCC Hill climb tonight (on the Beechwoods to Roman Road course). I wont be on a MTB either.

Sorry to hear of yet another injury to Pasty, get well soon.

PS if its Orwell, I might come and find you lot.

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

Plan to be out and happy to go to Orwell.

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

I'm afraid that it will have to go on this year's list of shame. I got stung by one of my wife's bees (possibly a trained one) while mowing the lawn in my shorts on Monday evening.

It got me right in the back of my knee and my leg swelled up so badly that I could barely walk on it!

Re: Rescheduled Bartlow or Bust tonight?

Thanks all for last night. Good ride. Good pub stop. Bad drive home - over 2 hours due to A14 closed and diversions not set up properly.