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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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There's a Red house over yonder

Weather looks good!! Anyone else fancy popping a piriton & heading for the home of the FAT Tache?
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See what road riding does to you?

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Piriton? Ahhh...blissssssss!
After last Thursday's ride through the nettly overgrowth and subsequent mosquito attack in the pub garden, Piriton came to my rescue.

However, I have other entertainment planned tonight - I'm attending a production of "Pirates of the Curry Bean" at Over School - my son is keeping up the family tradition and playing a rat.

Laters; Thurs.


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Did you guys get wet last night-not been offroad for ages so did a solo up the Roman Road to linton----in the woods near the water tower the rain was pelting down, the trees gave virtually no cover, water was running through there like a river-thought I would drown, never ridden in rain like it. Only lasted 30 mins or so then showery home.

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Duncan changed his plans. I went out alone. Got home twenty minutes after the rain started. It was pretty heavy. The trails are waterlogged in places. Very messy indeed.

Re: There's a Red house over yonder

Hi Rick,
Yes, decided to go offroad bike camping on Exmoor/Bredon/ Quantocks with Marky boy...... Pissed with rain, but great fun !! Hope to see you this week.

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Should have done it in the summer-------oh, hang on, it is summer----isn't it?--