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  • 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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Hello cammtbers,

For those that remember me, I am back in Cambridge!

Hope to make it out soon, unfortunately working US hours so might have to do a bit of negotiation to make it in the evenings.
Some questions:

Duncan, I suspect your light advice above is out of date. I don't know where my lights are, and I think they are probably antiquated now. What lights are you all running now?

What bikes are you all riding round cambridgeshire? I think my bike may be a bit too much of a chonky boi for round here (it's Juliana Furtado, same as a 5010 effectively) especially as rider is chonky too. OK yeah I am a) just nosy b) want to buy a new bike.

Anyone know any kids that ride around here/kids clubs? My two want to ride, not sure if they will be impressed with UK mud and trails though. They are 12 and 13.

See you all soon!

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Hi Clare,
Good to see you back in the UK as I can now not be so jealous of you living in that there CA.
Fluffy boncy Chris was doing a kids mtb thing every Saturday (unfortunately Fergs was too much to handle) Richard is yer man to chat to.
Lights...ooooohhhhh , I bought an exposure max D mk13 this spring but have only used it twice...various spectrum issues, so still have to have a light and motion long lead battery type person RRP £430ish...cost me £270 £220 to anyone who is in need. can give reciept to whoever.

Word on the street is Ms. Nelson Laloe will be heading into town this autumn... think we ought to make it a fun night out.

Unfortunatley... which I have major issues spelling properly... I am now for the first time doing the Covid Walk!!
Did anyone else get it after last Thursday or am I thinking Sainsburys petrol, Mr & Mrs Smith of acacia avenue CB4 or Dave, barry, Eco and me at Le Chequers.... Paaaaa
Would be good to have a meal out with us there peeps and the Lallowayyssooeessaayyyssnelsonlallowayyyysss?!?

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Gosh... what was all about!??
Good news, (for me anyway) Tested 6 times, all negative and starting to feel better. One of my customers told me there daughter had a similar thing last week.
So Claire, as you can see not a lot has changed!!

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Hi Duncan yes you still don't make sense are you saying everyone still spends vast amounts of money on lights?

You can give me the low down on Wednesday.

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I didn't go to them chequers last week, so it woz not me what didn't give the 'vid to them wot didn't get it anyway.

Welcome back!

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Welcome back Mrs Dwarf! Long time - no see!

I hope those kids aren't still saluting the stars and stripes every morning :)

On the lights front, yep, those Maxx-D or whatevers from USE are pretty good. I'm on LED Lumicycle lights and dusting off my enduro battery for those long winter night rides, although I had mine upgraded by the factory to 1800 and 2300 lumens a while back.

Don't forget a back light, although not as dazzling as you used to ride.

So good to have you back.


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Hello norm and pasty!
Next time you are in stapleford I will make it to the pub at least .