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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:52 am 
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Im up for it great social day out! could always marshall the route with bods at trickier bits!

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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:58 am 
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Thx for the offers guys

I don't want to 'mod' the forest in any way. It will be up to you to work out where you need to go with the tools given. Eroding the trails by sweeping clearing marking is not something we should do as the Forest has had a tough year and needs to be left to sort itself out. I get where your coming from though.

I did consider the walkie talkie idea (VW mentioned it) but then you have the complications of, another person having to be involved, signal, battery life and means you cant have concurrent riders on the course.

A 120sec course with 10 riders would mean 20 mins of standing around before we can move on. Watch syncing / going off at designated times might fix that but is just another complication.

Its worth adding that the routes I have in mind will be quite strait forward as they are short. As a fail safe a marshall mid course would stop anyone getting lost for sure and worth considering.


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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:10 am 
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July or August would be good I need to put some training in first ;)


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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:44 am 
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Apologies for the overenthusiastic course marking ideas - I may have been overthinking this ... just a bit!!

You're absolutely right, the forest does need some recovery time and the routes should be pretty obvious in most cases ayway.

I've got Strava now that it looks like we're not going to use it ha ha ha.
FYI MapMyRide on my S3 rarely drops the gps signal in Epping.

So Jon (Karve), do you have a load of routes in mind already, or do you want suggestions ?

Back to Strava for a sec ... is there a Essex Herts MTB Group in Strava?


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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:47 am 
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Yes there is a strava group

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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:44 pm 
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VonROOKe wrote:

Back to Strava for a sec ... is there a Essex Herts MTB Group in Strava?


Yes there is Just do a search for "EssexHertsMTB" I'll then approve the rider...

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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:36 pm 
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I'm in, sounds fun

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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:07 am 
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Location: chelmsford, essex
Sounds like fun. :)

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 Post subject: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:18 pm 
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VW-surfbum wrote:
I'm on it like a car bonnet!


Well I am on it like a Scotch Bonnet!

Deffo up for this


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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:03 pm 
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Sounds like fun , be good to meet up with bods in Epping again :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:23 pm 
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Cool

I think the largest workable group for this kind of thing is 15-20. Anymore than that and it will be total carnage.

Almost 20 have said they are keen already. Its great to see such enthusiasm. :clap:

Ill get a post up next weekend with a date etc. Everyone who has said they are up for it on this thread so far will have first dibs for a couple of days, and then everyone else can pile in if there is space. Priority will be given to forum members so there might not be an opportunity to 'bring ya mates', even though that would have been cool!


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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:33 pm 
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Location: canvey island { aka THE ROCK }
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Am up for this

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 Post subject: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:36 pm 
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Sounds good only met a few guys in person so far :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Same here

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 Post subject: Re: The Epping Forest Bacon Buttie Enduro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Great plan i would be in if it went ahead


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