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 Post subject: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:53 pm 
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Location: Cake shop
I've not ridden Epping for about a month but I'm pretty sure it'll be fairly muddy by now... but that should just add to the fun ;)


I'll make the route up depending how muddy it actually is :lol:



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:

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 23rd November
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:07 pm 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
:thumbup: Should be able to make it Martin need to get out not done much since Bedgebury

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:24 am 
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Bring mud tyres, mudguards, waterproofs...it's muddy but still a lot of fun there. I'm racing the Brass monkeys so til the next time!

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:45 pm 
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Location: Harold Wood
Can't make this one Martin, work do saturday night,


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:07 pm 
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Hopefully I can make it in time for Sunday

Sick as a dog at the moment :sick: :sick: :sick:

Anyone know if its really muddy over there as i might need a tyre change..??

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:21 pm 
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Must admit the weather is now looking pretty rubbish... was forecasting dry now rain all day :(

Will keep an eye on it and post up on Saturday one way or the other :(


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Want to join in, but the rain may put me off too. Will have to see on the day how bad it is.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:21 pm 
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OK the forecast is now dry in the morning, showers later. I'd say it's a weather front moving through that they can't quite get a handle on :roll:

So will confirm one way or the other Saturday evening... fingers crossed ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:42 am 
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Been ages since i got dirty in Epping, but my forks have finally met their maker so currently pulling cash together to replace them, what with Xmas i might manage to get out in December but for now i just bore myself commuting!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:29 pm 
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I'll hopefully be there! Also haven't been out in ages!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Well the forecast for tomorrow is heavy rain all day so I think I'm going to call this one cancelled :(


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:07 pm 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
I guessed it was going to be looks bad for tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:41 pm 
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I'm sad its cancelled, but I'm happy I'm not going to miss it as I still feel like crap.. :sick: :sick: :sick:

Next Sunday it is then..!!

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 23rd November
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:10 pm 
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I went yesterday and was glad I did! Good ride but very, very soapy/slippery. Got a free exfoliating Epping mud bath as well :)


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