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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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Highlights from Orwell Clunge Pit last Thurs

http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Video/See-the-Biggest-Crashes-from-Red-Bull-Rampage-2012-021243290965969

Re: Highlights from Orwell Clunge Pit last Thurs

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It is predominantly chalk/clay based and is bedded in mortar to form walls. It is a particularly soft building material. It can be cut by a saw when in its softer state this is when it has been quarried out of the ground because it contains a large amount of water. When the stone drys out it becomes harder and not as easy to cut.