Delamere Monday Night Riders
Where have we all been for the last couple of months as only the die hard few have been going regularly recently – mind you not all bad as more of Graham’s excellent cakes to go round.
So big push this Monday (15th) evening to get a good sized gang out and have some fun and if you are really lucky there might even be a leader who can avoid getting lost in the boggiest bits – again… n again….
So Ian, Av, Roy, Dave, Marcus, Rich, Bob, Debs, Graham, Sue, Steve, Liz, Gary, Anna, Degsy, Farmer Dave, Tom, Jonny, Adam, Nic, John, Paul, Roger, Josh, Mike …… lets get out there – oh yes cakes and ALL newcomers welcome (for most of us the ride usually finishes approx. 9:30pm, Marcus has probably slipped away a bit earlier !)
Depart usual start place at 7:30pm and its due to be dry and cool which is ideal.
See you all tomorrow and if w’ere really lucky Debs AND Graham may bring cakes along and you thought Master Chef was good, this is much much better, bit of exercise, a laugh and cakes on Monday evening in November – nothing better.
Anyway whats the problem with getting lost in the bogs – you want to try running through them – now that (Hell Up North) really is fun ….Posted 7 years ago
Mixture of lights, nothing spectacular required as it is a relatively slow but technical ride. I use a couple of low end Fenix’s on the bars and a couple strapped to my head, was using halogens last year with 15Ah’s worth of battery but have now switched to LED but only to save the weight and some space in my back pockets.
I have lead the rides for the last 4 weeks and have now got wise enough to be able to chart varying routes through the forest that avoid the worst of the gloop.
Cake’s will hopefully be Chocolate’n’Beetroot and Lord Randall.
Rode it on my todd last week which can get a bit spooky after an hour or so when you start hearing things!!!Posted 7 years ago
I’m always there and my mental map of the forest is improving all the time (cos it has too) and my master baking techniques are improving week by week.
For the benefit of curlie it’s at the time stated previously on a need to know basis.
Make sure your lighting rig will last 2hrs.
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Lights anything from make your own (eg Fenix – lots of), to AYUP, Exposure, Nuke Proof, Hope, Lumicycle, Light & Motion …. good article in Dec 2010 edition of What Mountain Bike – basically go for LED.
Agree with squin please don’t post where we meet for the most obvious security reasons. Instead if you want to know where we meet please e-mail one of the MTBers who seems to know whats going on. Thanks.
Gloop free – can’t see the point of that personally. The reason Delamere was built was for MTBers to have fun, fall off and get covered in ……….and eat rather good cakes afterwards :-).
Mike, hope to see you in the next few weeks. I imagine at your advancing age pneumonia is pretty serious…. Get well and look forward to seeing you and ‘Love Hate’ in a few weeks.
Finally Delamare Monday Night riders don’t forget the Awards Evening(Christmas meal)which will be a completely democratic affair and all in the best possible taste. The awards will be based on the last years riding and excuses – all you need to bring is a thick skin.Posted 7 years ago
Blue Ribbon event is (pf course) ‘The Best Crash’ and the string favourite is going to take some beating.
Divagirl you will be fine as we don’t rush off and leave people.
Paul, look forward to seeing you in the next weeks or so.
Timc – just e-mail myself, Dave Dodd, bilberry hunter, Marmoset, squin, ikimbunza etc.. as all can advise where to meet.
Some of us try and show a little discretion about the meet point to provide a little extra security for the cars……..
curlie467, bilberry hunter could advise or just turn up with something thats just good enough and see what others are using (probably best idea if you don’t live to far away)- me AYUP and really pleased with themPosted 7 years ago
Good turnout tonight and ideal conditions crisp, cool and gloopy + bit of rain!
Thanks to Marcus for looking after the new starters.
Special thanks to Graham, Lisa and Debs for a superb selection of cakes to feast on at the end.
Roy, Richard and Nic just need to do a decent maintenance job and then they might get the whole way round !
Good to see Ian was delighted to receive such professional help with his tyre repair – odd that it seemed to take a little longer then expected.
See you all next week……Posted 7 years ago
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