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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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Thetford Thursday

The weather looks good again for tomorrow. Anyone able to do an early evening at Thetford and do the whole ride in the daylight? I could be there for about 5:30pm.


Re: Thetford Thursday

All looking very quiet here! Richard's right - the forecast looks good.

Alison and I would be up for Thetford but can't do early - 7.30 would be earliest for us.

Any other takers?

Re: Thetford Thursday

I'm afraid things aren't looking good for me to make it - I still have too many things to arrange and pack. If I'm not there on time, I won't make it.

Have a good ride, I'm certainly going to miss even the flats Cambs ones, and the good beer. And the Minstrels.

Until I get back here, or I see you in Cape Town, cheers!

Re: Thetford Thursday

I'll be at Thetford early but will just have a potter about and make sure I'm not completely knackered when the fresh legs arrive!

I will assume 7:30pm Dom, unless you say otherwise, or anyone else posts to say they're coming.


Re: Thetford Thursday

Yes I'm planning to ride, so 7.30 at BCP?

Re: Thetford Thursday

Great, see you then Pete.

Re: Thetford Thursday

Will try for 7:30 but might be a bit late

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Arranging and packing such a large backpack before a ride can be a real headache. Just ask Pat - should it be two kitchen sinks or just the one?

Sorry to see you go, Riaan. I hope that our paths cross again very soon.


Re: Thetford Thursday

PS - sorry I couldn't join you all last night. I got as far as the Girton junction (already running late), joined a traffic queue and found that the A14 was closed due to a bad accident somewhere. Massive queues on the diversion down Huntingdon Road.

Managed to turn back and went for a short ride near home instead.