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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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Queens Head, Fowlmere

anyone up for a bimble tonight?

Re: Queens Head, Fowlmere

Not out tonight. Tuesday's bimble was very pleasant, the weather was good and the Walnut Tree in West Wratting was very accommodating. Just need to watch out for the undergrowth that suddenly appears to be very tall...

Have fun and see you next week.

Re: Queens Head, Fowlmere

Hi Pat,

Yes, I'm hoping to be out. I've fixed my slow puncture and, just to add to the debate regarding tubes, it was a latex tube and the thorn was protruding at least 10mm into it.

Since I first realised I had a slow puncture, I've ridden 65 miles on it without a problem. I just pumped the tyre up before each ride.

PT

Re: Queens Head, Fowlmere

yep!

Re: Queens Head, Fowlmere

Yep, hope to make it tonight.

Re: Queens Head, Fowlmere

I should be out too & Dom will see us at the pub.

Re: Queens Head, Fowlmere

Late post, sorry, busy day at work.

I'm hoping to still make it for the 19:30 start...