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 Post subject: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 8:52 am 
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Forecast is currently dry, not that means much ;) , and I'm 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 31st May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:33 am 
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I'm in


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 4:38 pm 
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Location: Hoddesdon/Broxbourne
I'm in!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 3:31 pm 
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Count me in - been riding for a while, but this will be my first ride with the forum and I would like to get to know a few of you!


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 Post subject: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 4:55 pm 
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I might be there. Not sure if I'm riding tomorrow or Sunday yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:40 am 
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The current weather forecast for tomorrow is pretty rubbish, I'll keep an eye on it and confirm later but I think I may have to pull the plug on this one :(


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:52 am 
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Location: Hoddesdon/Broxbourne
I am still up for riding in the wet! What are waterproofs for eh? However, if you pul the plug I will probably get lost a few times ha!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:10 am 
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It's not so much the rain that's the problem... more that the trails turn slow and swampy, bit to much pain for too little gain if you see what I mean ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:13 am 
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Location: Hoddesdon/Broxbourne
Fair play, let me know. I hope I see you there tomorrow!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:10 pm 
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Well with heavy rain forecast overnight and rain for all of the morning I'm going to have to give this a miss :(

If you're braving the weather have a good ride ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:55 pm 
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Hi. I turned up at the Bury Road car park at 9.45 and hung around until 10.25 but I didn't see any body! I was hoping for my first ride out with EHMTB but it was not meant to be. Better luck next time.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 31st May
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 4:06 pm 
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Location: Hoddesdon/Broxbourne
We ended up going to broxbourne woods in the end as we know it better. Forgot to post on here! Sorry buddy!


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