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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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Stapleford and thick gloves

Forecast for 9pm this evening is +1 or -1 depending what you read. As Paul does not believe any of my sources expect warm and wet. I guess we'll be riding, even if -1. After last week I put full fingered gloves in the bag. But I think swap those for padded mittens.

My knee is giving trouble, but is improved this morning and I hope to be out.

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Need to change my rear wheel...But as Michael once sang (well probably quite a few times) I'll be there!

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It's a broad bricht moonlit nicht tonich!

I'm planning to be there.

Re: Stapleford and thick gloves

That'll be "a braw bricht moonlit nicht the nicht". And no it won't. Tonight it will be a waning crescent with 5% illumination.

However, I will be out to keep you entertained.

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I’m going to be out too, with a wide variety of clothing, some of which may be suitable.

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I will be out also, but after all this talk of suitable or unsuitable clothes, I'm thinking fancy dress - maybe I'll stick a breeze block in my Camelbak and go as Pat.

PT