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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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Orwell

Despite the snow and sleet of the morning commute, it looks fairly reasonable tonight.

I'm up for it.

Re: Orwell

Couldn’t be any worse than the long commute this morning!

See you later.

Re: Orwell

I'm planning to be out tonight. Me and my mud-tyres will see you later.

PT

Re: Orwell

> commute

I think that the near 10 years i've been commuting in from Comberton, that today's was the worst of the lot. I daftly wore "soft-shell" rather than water proofs (Thinking that the snow would fall off) and had sopping-wet freezing thighs by Brookfields av. Made Cherry Hinton road particularly pleasant.


Re: Orwell

I’m not sure the soft shell trousers I wore this morning will ever dry out, as you say a bad option!

Re: Orwell

my Goretex was fine. Just saying.

Re: Orwell

not out tonight though, even with Goretex

Re: Orwell

going to try and make it out.