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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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David - Electric Bike.

Hi all,

I have not been out riding with you since beginning of December due to a deterioration in my physical condition.
I have had a new diagnosis of primary progressive multiple sclerosis but hopefully will be receiving treatment in approx 2 weeks.
I do not know if the treatment will be successful but if so I hope to be back out on the bike later in the year.
In case it does not work I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for making me so welcome and giving me a hand with my bike when required.I enjoyed riding with you so much.


Re: David - Electric Bike.

Hi David,

Thanks very much for sharing your news with us - I appreciate that it must be difficult to do that. I, and many others in the group did worry that your condition had deteriorated and that was why you were not out.

In my own family we were looking at a similar diagnosis last year. However, in our particular case the diagnosis was ultimately different, but we went through a lot of preparation towards an MS diagnosis along the way - totally grim is all I can say. You have my deepest sympathy.

That's the shitty bit out of the way, but I will say that I fully expect to see you out on the trails again soon. Remission can be long and sustained, so let's make it a date as soon as you can! Otherwise, we'll all have to raid your house and steal your beer :grinning:


Re: David - Electric Bike.

Hi David,
Hoping everything goes well and looking forward to seeing you out as soon as you can:+1:

Re: David - Electric Bike.

Hi David,
sorry to hear about this, it was always great to have you along on the tron like bike with its green lights.
I'm sure you will have this beat and be back out with us soon where we can do some good routes with minimal stiles


Re: David - Electric Bike.

Hi David,
I'm keeping my fingers firmly crossed for you to be back riding soon. Really sorry to hear about it not going well at the moment, wishing you all the best and hope to see you on the bike again.

Re: David - Electric Bike.

Hi David

Sorry to hear this but it is good that you have a diagnosis that will facilitate treatment. I hope the treatment is effective and you are able to get back out on the bike.

All the best,

Re: David - Electric Bike.

Firstly apologies for my very tardy response - been a bit busy and pre-occupied. That's the pathetic excuses out of the way, here's hoping your treatment is a success and that we see you out on the trails again soon. Or in the pub. Don't you owe me a beer....?