New Forest Ride – Sunday 17th May

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  • New Forest Ride – Sunday 17th May
  • PeterPoddy
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    hmm, just wondering how i’m actually going to get there, not being insured to drive an that.

    When I broke my wrist, I drove nearly every day with my right arm in plaster. For half of the time I was doing pizza delivery in my car as well….
    The worst thing was trying to count the change out without the use of my right thumb, which was plastered right to the end. I wasn’t cycling at the time but I couldn’t ride a motorbike as I coudn’t grip the handlebars or brake.

    When I broke my right ankle I just bought an automatic Audi A8 so I had room to keep my right foot out the way and drove using my left foot. Easy to do when faced with 18 weeks in a cast. As long as you can maintain good control of the car there is no reason you won’t be insured.

    Bloke i work with lives in the forest (not literally) and reckons the car park we’re meeting at also attracks another group of consenting adults looking for excitement. So look out for a group of strange people huddled around a car making excited noises, but be warned they might be singletrackers.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    So … does that mean some of you guys are going to make a weekend of it then 😉

    I just hope my neighbour with the cucumber isn’t there

    Nico
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    Looks very windy and a bit wet this weekend.

    This morning was wet and windy, its still windy, but the suns out now. Tomorrow looks similar, lashing down in the morning and sunny in the afternoon.

    We’re about 10 miles west, so i’ll give you an early morning weather check in morning. I’m sure my little girl will wake me up early enough to catch you all before you leave.

    Don’t think it will be lashing down, more like possible scattered showers. Nothing today that would have soaked you.

    I will look for your weather post tomorrow.

    We could all wear our long macks to fit in with the doggers if its that wet.

    Do doggers wear long macks? Or do they de-robe?

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Looking forward to this. I can’t possibly get another soaking can I after the wild, wet and windy conditions of the North Hampshire Downs today?

    Enjoy your dogging guys!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    At the moment, its looking like we’ll see you there… just whether the child decides to be fickle due to the weather.

    good morning. Todays early weather report (sponsored by my little girl waking me up too early) is that in Poole it is currently a bit breezy looking, grey clouds everywhere but not raining at present. Cannot give a temperature estimation as i’m not going outside in my pyjamas for you lot.

    Will hopefully see you all in a few hours, although it does look a bit full of it.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    it is lovely an sunny in Warwick, hope this helps
    btw next weekend when i’m down in poole the weather, of course, will be glorious 😉

    It is now what they technically describe as p***ing down.

    PeterPoddy
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    It WILL rain this morning! Heavily……
    It will then clear for a while and there’s a distinct possibility of heavy showers afterwards.
    Bring a WATERPROOF!!!!!
    🙂

    P1ssing down in Southampton but should clear for 10:30ish. Worth bringing a jacket but hopefully not a canoe. The trail is quite sandy so should drain reasonably.

    Rains gone!!

    Sunshine and blue skies!!!!

    Well it was a bit damp under foot and a little windy on the exposed bits but I enjoyed it. Top marks to MrsPoddys Apple flapjack, DezB for riding with a plaster cast while towing his sons tag-a-long, Lydon for pedalling when DezB was struggling on the hills and CinnamonGirl for organising it.

    We got caught out in that rain early on and i can tell you it was not pleasent at all. I had forgoten just how much fingers and toes hurt when they get properly cold. Other than that had a good day out once the rain went away.

    i didnt realise there is riding to be had in the new forest!!

    im based in marchwood and have been sitting on the spinner every night!

    i have mailed you when i was here but i got no answer!!

    will try again

    Sorry – must have missed that

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Thanks for the organising and guiding. Some fun riding, some fun bog treading! Wether certainly could’ve been much worse,seeing as it was peeing down all the way home.
    Look forward to seeing PP’s pics of me struggling!

    Premier Icon tootallpaul
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    Thanks for a good day chaps. Nice to put names to aliases, so to speak.

    Look forward to the next ride.

    :o)

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    What an action-packed day!

    The miserable-itis virus has spread to the equine population, or rather their riders with their gobby tirade.

    A loop of the Big Bike Bash circuit proved entertaining – one or two falls from the bike and one fall whilst pushing the bike, ahem! Duckling was almost on the menu for tonight’s dinner – can’t believe I almost rode over it.

    Lots of bog crossings and poor Dez really had his work cut out with the trailer.

    Saw where the Big Bike Bash action will be, most importantly the beer tent, also the chalets. Excellent choice of venue.

    Good to see everyone and to meet new folk too.

    Thanks for the ride chaps. A little soggy, but all good. I’ll bring my snorkel next time – drains well my arse.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Soggy? You should’ve felt poor Lydon’s shoes! Can you get Sealskins for 6 year olds??

    RudeBoy
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    Were there any cahs and horses, or did they stay indoors, like all sensible folk?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    plenty of horses mate. runnin about all over the place they were.

    Some of them with stroppy women on.

    RudeBoy
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    Did any of the stroppy women have tight jodhpurs on? Pity I weren’t there; I cooduv used me charm, and won them over….

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    Oh yes Fred! But they would have rendered even you speechless! Acting like bloomin’ land owners they were.

    RudeBoy
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    No, you underestimate me. Me, speechless? Come on…

    Couple of mates and I had a bit of a tete-a-tete with some hoity-toity woman in Epping Forest, a few years back. She was claiming that we weren’t allowed to ride our bikes there (bridleway), as we might frighten her horse. One of me mates was trying to politely reason with her, but she weren’t having it. After a few minutes of this, and the argument going in circles, I got bored, and said ‘you’ve got a right nice bum, you know?’.

    She snorted, and rode off. My mates were on the floor.

    Uptight horsey women? RudeBoy’s yer man…

    Yes; I know it’s sexist and all that, but it works!

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Love it!! But she would have produced her crop (whip to you non-horsey folk) and you may, or may not, have been happy!! She was a right sour-puss.

    knottie8
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    any pics of this ride ?

    RudeBoy
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    See, people like that a a right good challenge, for me. No point in trying to reason with them, as they will not be swayed from their lofty point of view. So, you need to introduce some obtuse tactics. In cases such as this one, when faced with members of the opposite sex, I find that using complimentary, even suggestive comments, suddenly, throws them completely off course. It’s very effective. I once told an irate female car-driver she had ‘sexy, passionate eyes’. Stopped her in her tracks. She was utterly disarmed, smiled, called me a ‘cheeky bastard’, and drove off. Job done.

    See, trouble with youse lot, is you need my skills at diplomacy. I may run a workshop for youse, next time I’m down.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Trouble was, there was nothing attractive about those 2 hoity tarts.
    They had noo effect on ou ride though.
    PP took some photos so they should be around soon

    Edit: photos of the ride, not the hoity tarts

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