Anyone up for a ride this weekend?

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Anyone up for a ride this weekend?

Post by MartinF » Thu Sep 01, 2011 20:36

Don't mind where, within reasonable distance (=1 hr) of Thornbury. FoD always a good possibility, as is Cwmcarn, Brecons, Mendips...
It's an ill wind that never blows at all.

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distance

Post by dro » Sat Sep 03, 2011 09:27

Is afan argoed too far ?
What do you mean not ENOUGH wind ?

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Post by MartinF » Sat Sep 03, 2011 13:54

TBH Huw, it's a bit further than I was thinking in the light of recent expenditure & income. How about I call you this evening?
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Post by dro » Sat Sep 03, 2011 15:27

no problem Martin
Hugh Plwm has gone to Ireland and I am left on my own with no cycling friend in the world
SO will have to make do with you,

If we go certain ground rules

No cycling quickly no matter how much safer Ian claims it is !
NO TALKING OR WHISTLING while climbing
and a respectful silence when I try to regain my breath.

Phone me on my mobile
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I love this mixture of symbols but I think it is a mistake in my case cos no one calls me anyway and am clearly losing a chance to finally find a bestest friend.

Be persistent if you phone, cos believe it or not the annual cydweli beer festival is on and I have to sit in the hall surrounded by real ale posers drinking warm brown piss while I am trying to swallow my cider.
(as you may have gathered no lager and no coolers, how uncivilised)

It will probably be noisy

If you can not make it do not worry I will just drink more

There is allways a silver lining if you look hard enough

All the best to my many readers

LT

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The reject will not be there (retirement home/garage)
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Post by dro » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:19

Lucky we did not meet Martin
Cydweli beer festival took a very heavy toll on Mr Timid
Not able to take it any more
fuzzy head and giddy all day and fast asleep bt 3.30 P.M.

Not quite back to normal today

Try again some other day

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Post by MartinF » Mon Sep 05, 2011 17:36

Stick to Real beer for Real hangovers ;)

I also have a beer festival this coming Saturday - one that Ian has a hand in organising, so severe hangover warnings are in place.
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Post by dro » Tue Apr 24, 2012 22:37

non stop mountain biking for the Bristol Nomads this year

Feel i'm missing out

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Post by MartinF » Sat Apr 28, 2012 09:37

TBH Huw, I stopped posting my (proposed) rides on here. Not really a conscious decision, but it seemed that there's only Nigel, Adrian & I who ever ride these days, so suggesting no real further interest. And, as we often ride together (AOGTC = all old gits together club), there seems little point in telling each other about the ride we are about to do (when the phone suffices) or just did (which we all experienced anyway).

Anyhow, wot's happening to the reject? Is it well or terminal since its enforced singlespeed conversion?

BTW, I have new wheels: see here.
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Post by Paul McCormack » Wed May 02, 2012 13:32

I feel very guilty that I didn't look at the forum as for once as the roads :evil: were horrendous I'd have come to the FOD for some singletrack fun. :oops:

Never mind next time :wink:
Onwards and upwards

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Post by MartinF » Wed May 02, 2012 16:43

Paul - how wonderful to hear from you - I hope you're well.

Road bikes are over-rated: Stick to the dirty side. Mind you, I don't think I'd fancy the Forest right now after all the rain this last week.
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Post by dro » Thu May 03, 2012 17:10

good to hear from you Martin
Glad you are well
Reject's days are over i am afraid but if i am totally honest I AM NOT SURE WHY !

The only way the specilaised is better is that the gear change is more precise and presumably if I had looked around I could have had the rejects gears changed

I have replaced tyres too thin and multiple punctures
seat too thin giving me a multiple anus
and front forks to spongy and not as good as the ones you sold me.


But cos gears and brakes seem to be working so well i am lothe to fiddle
If it aint broke dont fix it eh?

Was on holiday in Alpe d'huez last month and did the ascent (chuffed to bits) but will not mention the time it took.

All best

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Post by MartinF » Fri May 04, 2012 16:39

dro wrote:Reject's days are over i am afraid but if i am totally honest I AM NOT SURE WHY !
Hmm. What symptoms does it display? Let's see if we can't get a diagnosis.

I guess just about any [bike] problem is curable - at a cost. It's just a matter of figuring out if it's worth fixing. Just call me "drm"
dro wrote:Was on holiday in Alpe d'huez last month and did the ascent (chuffed to bits) but will not mention the time it took.
You should have done it on a chair lift: It's a bugger trying to ski uphill ;)
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