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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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Socially Distant Riding - 11th June

Same again ?

Or may I make a suggestion - given that we're convening in the skinny arms for some Apres Chute, that:

- We don't take beer out on the ride, as this delays when we get back home/to the skinny
- We delay the start of the Skinny until 10pm, as those out distant riding socially won't get there until then and others are left around waiting. (of course, those not riding are free to tell me to frack off)

Routewise, i've not been down the Roman Road since the start of all this viral lark.


Re: Socially Distant Riding - 11th June

So, I’m thinking of joining you on a socially distant ride tonight.

Is it the normal start point and time or somewhere else?

Re: Socially Distant Riding - 11th June

We've been meeting in your garden, Pat, didn't you notice? :grinning:

More seriously, it's the normal place and time - 7:30 at Brookside.

@Norman, while the beer stop does delay things a little, it's so worth it. :smile:


Re: Socially Distant Riding - 11th June

Plan to join you and will bring a beer.

Re: Socially Distant Riding - 11th June

Fair enough on the beer front - I'm outvoted

Usual place it is then !

Re: Socially Distant Riding - 11th June

That explains all the holes.
And there I was blaming the squirrels.

See you later

Re: Socially Distant Riding - 11th June

I'll be along with my tinnies. Does that make us 5 now? room for one more :grinning:

Re: Socially Distant Riding - 11th June

not for me tonight although I may see you lurking round Tony's Skinny Arms later on