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 Post subject: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:05 am 
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Not sure what the conditions will be like after the showers / rain forecast for the week.

Route depending on where it's muddy, expect a bit of fire road to miss out the worst bits ;)


Leaving at 10:00am from Bury Rd car park. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/51.635904,0.012584//@51.635456,0.012647,191m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m4!4m3!1m1!4e1!1m0?hl=en

Postcode - E4 7QJ

The car park linked is in two halves... rough part and a tarmac part. Either part is fine as you can see one from the other.

If you're running late and miss the start you may be able to join us at the bacon stop here - https://goo.gl/maps/z3ni5 We usually stop at the cafe next to the Kings Head at about 12:00, although be warned we don't always stop there and the time can vary ;)

We ride for about 4 hrs ( maybe a bit longer ) and cover about 20 miles ;) depending on the route. Pace is moderate with a bacon stop about halfway through :thumbup:

All Welcome.



FAQ.

What do I need to bring?

Apart from you and a bike...
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Some way of dealing with a puncture a spare inner tube in whatever flavour you need is best as it’s quick to change... a repair kit is good to carry but a bit of a faff to use in the middle of a ride. If you’ve got a tube lots of people will help you to change it... pull out some patches and glue and we’ll meet up with you on the next ride ;) . A pump, someone will have one but you should have your own anyway.

A chain quick link to match your chain type for those broken chain moments.

Multi tool and tyre levers, again someone will probably have them but so should you!

Something to drink and a snack.... cereal bar, banana or similar. We stop for bacon but you never know when the munchies will hit.


Is the ride suitable for beginners?

Really the answer is yes and no.... This isn’t a ‘fast’ ride but you do need some sort of basic fitness level ( not much... but some ) . There aren’t any massive descents that need full body armour but there are some ‘interesting’ sections. Nothing that can’t be rolled over. Lots of slippery roots to keep you on your toes though.

We stop at the end of each section for everyone to catch up and get their breath back, although maybe not as much as you would like. We try ( with limited success sometimes ) not to lose anyone.

So...

Just bought a bike and haven’t done any sort of exercise for the past 20 years, this was me a year ago ;) , you’re possibly going to struggle but come along anyway and give it a go. If it’s too much for you or the rest of the group are having to wait too long we can point you at the fire roads and you can enjoy the day at your own pace :thumbup:

Just bought a bike or been riding for a bit and have any level of fitness... yes you’ll be fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 11:39 am 
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Awesome sounds good, been dieing to get the bike out on the trails.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 3:15 pm 
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Ill see you guys there, looking forward to getting back out on the trails


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 4:34 pm 
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Also there is likely hood that a mate of mine may come along


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 8:26 pm 
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Yeah I'm up for this! I should be able to do the whole ride this time! Ha


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 8:32 pm 
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Cool, seems like it wont rain again this week so that ought to be good


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 11:23 am 
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Location: Hoddesdon/Broxbourne
See you there!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 8:06 pm 
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Yeesh I feel like I maybe slow, because im a little roadie and my is a Freeride bike and it felt weird as F but I hopefully ought to grow confident quite quickly


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 2:19 pm 
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Just back from a ride with my son and I think the word is slipppppppeeerrrrry ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 3:40 pm 
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Good slippery or bad slippery?


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 3:55 pm 
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I think that's dependent on how close the tree is.........


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 6:43 pm 
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Location: Bishop's Stortford
I'm going to join you guys if that's alright.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 7:09 pm 
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Yeah totally fine, more the merrier, also I don't think the guy I was bringing is going to come so it may end up being just six of us


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 7:52 pm 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Be there again so will be 7 .

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 10th May
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 8:11 pm 
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Sounds good, see you tomorrow. Thanks.


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