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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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Byron, Trumpington

After last week's rain-off, I swore that I was going to drag myself out tonight.

however, the weather looks just as shite...

It's warm though, so i'm still tempted...

Re: Byron, Trumpington

It does indeed look shite and because it's mild it means waterproofs will steam up. Sodding climate change! :confounded:

If someone else is definitely going then I will aim to make an appearance, and I will take a spare baselayer to change into.

Mind you, we may want to put more road than off-road into the ride - I was out yesterday and I encountered lakes where there hadn't been any the week before!

PT

Re: Byron, Trumpington

I'm up for trying a firm surface ride tonight - hip is still dodgy but want to give it a run as I'll be away for at least the next 2 weeks

Re: Byron, Trumpington

I will play it by ear, keen to not get wet!

Re: Byron, Trumpington

>If someone else is definitely going then I will aim to make an appearance,
I'm coming

Yesterday was soft mud and large puddles. Took it steady and got home without incident.

See you later. With a clean raincoat: yesterday's is still dripping after its wash.