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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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Would like to come along for a ride if it is OK?

I am interested in coming out with you all in the next 2 weeks...not sure if it will be a Tuesday or Thursday. I have a set of lights which may be a bit retro but will do the job...I think they are called lumicycles but the bracket is for an old style handlebar. Has anybody got a newer style q/r clamp I may borrow / buy?

I have ridden on night rides before similar to what you guys do but it has been a while so hopefully will not slow you up too much.

Cheers

Fred

Re: Would like to come along for a ride if it is OK?


Hi Fred

It was my first ride on Tuesday and it was pretty good. Mixed ability group and we are always glad of a breather. I managed to get TWO punctures !

Could try cable ties as a temp bracket.

Jim