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 Post subject: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:56 am 
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Location: Cake shop
Forecast is OK.... although it's going to be a bit on the muddy side ;)


Some sort of loop from the past couple of rides.



We ride for about 3-4 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:

Leaving at 10:00am from Bury Rd car park. http://goo.gl/maps/BFzFT

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 ;)


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 12th October
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:24 am 
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My friend and I should be there! Hopefully this time we don't get separated as quickly!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:51 pm 
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I'll be there! I've got time to do the full ride this time! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:05 pm 
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Will try and come along for this one.

Have to keep heart rate down so may drop back occasionally, but did the London to Brighton this year, so not a complete couch potato :)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:12 pm 
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Bugeye sorry not this weekend enjoy


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:55 am 
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m3psm wrote:
Will try and come along for this one.

Have to keep heart rate down so may drop back occasionally, but did the London to Brighton this year, so not a complete couch potato :)

I'm sure you'll be fine :thumbup:


stormy wrote:
Bugeye sorry not this weekend enjoy

Wales soon though :D


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:02 pm 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Should be there this week still in France at moment back late tomorrow night .
Just been out on a tandem with the brother in law lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:00 pm 
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Yep I'll be there. Newbie looking forward to it.

Ps can you get a mobile signal in the forest?


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:50 pm 
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Turns out I can't do the full ride! :(
This time I will be doing the second half of the ride! See you at the bacon stop! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:12 pm 
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First ride, heard some good things about epping, look forward to it


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:43 pm 
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Oh go on then :D

- Chris.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:12 am 
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I'm in... :D

But my weather says RAIN..!!

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:13 am 
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My weather BBC says no rain until the evening.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:14 am 
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Tog71 wrote:
My weather BBC says no rain until the evening.


:lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 12th October
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:45 am 
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Hopefully I might be coming if that's ok
, I be on a green Lappy and green helmet.

Steve


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