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 Post subject: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:39 am 
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Location: Cake shop
Forecast is looking good.... Winter mud & puddles will be making an appearance I'm sure ;)


Usual sort of route.



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 26th October
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:26 am 
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I'm there


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:15 pm 
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For some reason the link to bury road doesn't work for me? Do you have a "long" link?


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:45 pm 
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Here you go https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/51.635904,0.012584//@51.6356911,0.0125555,204m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m4!4m3!1m1!4e1!1m0?hl=en ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:57 pm 
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Much obliged!


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 Post subject: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:00 am 
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I'll be there! I didn't realise this ride starts where I normally start my rides from. For some reason I thought you start at high beach!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:55 pm 
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I might be there with summer tyres on. More spicy!

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:06 pm 
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I'll try and make it! if not I'll let you know. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:26 pm 
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Location: London, Harringay
I may skip the road bikes again, in favour of mud&roots, but I need to be in Ally Pally by early afternoon for the SuperX


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:19 pm 
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50/50 for this one. Was planning to come as it is now Half Term, but i strained a muscle in my thigh quite badly during a football match today. :( If im well enough to cycle then ill come. If not, then the following Sunday.

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 Post subject: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:21 pm 
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Just returned from a quick ride today. It's drier that expected! See you all tomorrow morning. I'll be hovering around in an orange/red top with black/green BMC trailfox and black/yellow urge helmet. Say hello, it'll be my first time!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:38 pm 
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Got a night shift in Harlow, so thought it would be rude not to bring my bike and join the fun.
I will be the one with bags under my eyes, don't know if I will make it all the way round but its the only chance I am going to have for a while.
See you there...


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 Post subject: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:19 pm 
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Guys, just saw that the train from hackney downs isn't working until 9.50am so I won't make it. Have fun though and hopefully see you soon. I'll be going as soon as the train is working again so might see you in the forest during the morning!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:44 pm 
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I'll be there for my fortnightly exercise.. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Don't forget the clocks go back..!!

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th October
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:15 pm 
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Location: Cake shop
Well that was lots of fun if a bit hard on the legs :lol:

The winter mud is out and about and making it's presence felt. Slippy downhills and the climbs are better on the fire roads ;)

New trails were looked for and some bits were even found :thumbup:

New faces good as always :wave:


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