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 Post subject: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:10 am 
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Location: Cake shop
Weather looks like it is going to hold and I doubt the odd shower forecast will effect the trails too much :D

Route.... usual 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 4-5 hrs ( maybe a bit longer ) and cover about 20 - 25 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 14th June
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:21 pm 
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See you there!

P.s.
As usually, I'm riding there from Alexandra Palace area. I'll go trought Seven Sisters Road, than Springfield Park and than the heading north by the canal. If somebody wants to add some miles to the ride, just give me a shout!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:18 am 
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Count me in

Rob


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:35 pm 
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It's a maybe for me
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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:16 pm 
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Location: London
Hopefully!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:13 pm 
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Can only ride sat this week but conditions are 'All time" in the forest right now. Get stuck in while you can!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:33 pm 
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I'm up for it! See you Sunday :)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:18 pm 
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It's a maybe from me


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:29 pm 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Be there as usual.

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:36 am 
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Sorry for this morning.
I was unable to write here because the forum didn't allow me in. :x

Hope you had a great time.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:17 pm 
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Someone wrote:
Sorry for this morning.

Sorry we lost you :( I didn't realize we'd dropped you until we'd been through a few turns, we waited a bit but it would of been just luck for you to find us again.



Well despite the drizzle at the start today's ride was loads of fun :D I can't believe how well the trails are running :D

Not warm enough for ice cream today but tea and cake before a second go at that downhill run worked just as well :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:06 pm 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Great ride today after the damp start and a couple of mechanicals

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Vitus Escarpe 29


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:44 pm 
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Good fun today gents, legs are sore not looking forward to the morning :)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:50 pm 
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Thanks for showing me around guys. Not fitness ready and still slow (sorry if I held up a few you guys on the fast bits). But I thoroughly enjoyed it.
JC


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 14th June
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:01 pm 
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Shame i missed todays ride, went cinema with the family :(

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