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  • Premier Icon kimbers

    Possible someone found the bag and handed it in ?


    did they put it in the ambulance? or hand it into the shop?

    Possible but unlikely – nowhere to hand bag into.

    Shop closed, Go Ape closed, Cafe closed. No rangers seen during whole experience….


    Not in ambo as bag was never near it not near the para’s


    .this was followed by a four by four-ish type vehicle to get him out of the woods.

    ? Sherwood crosses the forest drive after 200m


    50p says the bike gets nicked and the owner holds you responsible for the poor securing of it and sues you

    Was not expecting such pedantry.

    Opening Gambit is approx 320m….source: Strava

    I would say we were bang in the middle – so apologies as it may have 160m.

    With a head/facial/back trauma the person needs to be put on a board thingy and moved carefully.

    To do this…they chose to use this 4 by 4 thingy…..

    This oK?

    Not a very stealable bike.

    To big chains….one around rack… around front wheel / frame.

    The alternative was to leave it on trail.

    Premier Icon takisawa2

    Hey, you did the right thing.
    Look at it this way, the loss of the bag might just have saved you & the forest from a fiery demise…
    I mean, you might have let one go, & the aforementioned metal tool collection might have clanked together & ignited said gaseous expulsion, causing huge fireball, your demise & acres of Sherwood reduced to ashes.

    Premier Icon themightymowgli

    Check the Strava Fly by thing. Might be able to track who was about.

    Hope it all gets resolved


    What was in the bag as happy to donate something/s so your good deed does go unpunished

    the outcome for you really sucks but the motive was noble and you did the right thing

    Premier Icon v8ninety

    May the thief’s genitals wither and fall off before his eyes before being snatched away by an energetic badger who scuttles away surprisingly speedily, munching as he goes.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl

    You did well and that poor chap will be grateful for all your efforts. Fingers crossed that your bag will turn up. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon tomaso

    Good on you for doing your best to help someone else and sacrificing yor ride tp do so. I hope you get your pack back.

    Osprey Raptor 14 (bladder still in car though as no water needed for Sherwood laps)
    Mini Multi Tool
    Little Pocket Knife
    Couple of cassette lockring things
    Shimano plaggy crank tool
    2 x shimano crank nut things – one std one blue πŸ™‚
    Tranny Covert Mech Hangar
    Top Peak tyre levers
    4 x Chain Links 10sp
    Clarke gear cable
    Various chainring bolts – in quite a few colours πŸ™‚
    Mini pump that was new – Β£25er can’t recall brand one with a bendy extension thingy
    Usual tyre repair stuff
    Tubeless valves x 2
    The little tool thing to take tubeless valves apart to get gunk in

    Prob more that I can’t think of.

    Apart from that it was virtually empty πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout

    Well done for trying your best.
    Kicker about you bag, I hope it turns up.

    Premier Icon kayak23

    Someone will be along in a minute to mock you for carrying so much at Sherwood Pines….

    Hope your bag turns up.

    Premier Icon scc999

    Well that’s just crap!

    Hope it’s been picked up by some honest soul to be handed in or something.
    I know it’s unlikely, but I can hope!



    Well done mate, you did a good thing tonight.
    Hope someone like you us around if I ever need help on the trails.

    Shitter about the bag, but what goes around etc…… something good will come your way,

    Prob right Kayak….I don’t decant things from my bag for specific trips…..its just all in there, all the time πŸ™‚

    Generally built up over a period of time that I have wished that i had had those things πŸ˜€

    I didn’t take that much to Torridon!

    (or a headtorch :?)

    Well done for doing what you did, hope your stuff turns up or the new owners next shite is like giving birth to a fully grown hedgehog.

    The annoying thing is that it will have been taken for keys/phone/wallet.

    They were in my pockets.

    They won’t have a clue what half the stuff it – esp the covert mech hangar!!

    Binned or lobbed into a bush probs

    Premier Icon cakefacesmallblock

    Pack being stolen is not good.
    However, you really helped someone tonight. Well done.

    I went for a couple of laps of Sherwood tonight…..I got 200m done by the time i went home.

    About four or five corners in I found a ‘punch drunk’ biker spitting teeth out of his face.

    I spent the next 2.5 hrs sorting him out. Sat him down and told him not to move….went to find a first aider. This failed so called an ambulance. Stayed with him searching for his teeth…..Ambulance arrived 75 mins or so later…..this was followed by a four by four-ish type vehicle to get him out of the woods.

    2.5hrs later I realised someone had stolen my backpack that I had asked some guys to keep an eye on. These were guys who I had asked to direct the ambulance into the woods from the Car Park…..unfortunately they carried on with their ride after the ambulance had arrived. And obv. forgot about my bag.

    I then locked the guys bike up next to Sherwood Pines Cycles….and will let the guys in the shop know tomorrow why there is a bike locked to their shop…..I will pop in tomorrow pm to unlock them!

    Karma? It appears not.

    Osprey Raptor and loads of tools / spares / mech hangar / various nuts/bolts/fixings/etc gone πŸ™

    Premier Icon cubist

    That’s a truly rough break when all you were doing is helping. I feel for you and hope someone else has done the right thing and your bag gets returned and the other guy isn’t too messed up.

    I am intrigued as to how they got a 4×4 down that bit of trail. Surely it’s to narrow?


    Ring the hospital and ambulance service
    Give it a couple of days (for someone to go there when they’re open) and try Sherwood and police
    And hopefully…


    I can’t believe someone took your bag, what a kick in the teeth! As above though, it is more likely that someone will hand it in at a police station or similar rather than nick it. There are more good people in the world than bad!

    Also, what you did for that poor biker was invaluable. You really put yourself out there. 2.5 hours of your time for someone you don’t know? I know it probably doesn’t feel like it right now but the kind of person that makes you is worth a hundred backpacks! Priceless in fact. Feel good about yourself, you’ve definitely earned it!!! πŸ™‚


    Welll done. Good to know good people are out there.
    About the bag.try to take comfort that you’re cool and they are just shit.

    Premier Icon epicyclo

    shermer75 – Member
    …There are more good people in the world than bad!…

    I’m a great believer in this, handybendyhendo is proof.

    Give it a week and if the bag doesn’t turn up, we should have a STW whipround as suggested above.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv

    if the bag doesn’t turn up, we should have a STW whipround as suggested above

    I’m in for that.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash

    Good for you for doing the right thing.

    The bag may turn up yet, but I’d contribute for you.

    The world needs more good deeds lime this.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge

    epicyclo +1.


    if the bag doesn’t turn up, we should have a STW whipround as suggested above
    I’m in for that.

    Me too. Keep us posted.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout

    Same here on helping out.


    Hi Mark …. I’ve been pointed to this thread from Facebook, where I posted about a bag being found at Sherwood Pines Car Park last night, hopefully it’ll be yours. Get in touch with me via here or Facebook ‘Sherwood Trails ** ‘ group

    Premier Icon convert

    πŸ™‚ – sounds like good news for the OP

    Good work on doing the right thing with the mashed up bloke. How is he btw and what did he do to loose his teeth?


    You should have kept the teeth – Tooth Fairy would have funded a new bag…

    (though may not be necessary now)


    Premier Icon DezB

    STW induceed Karma! πŸ™‚


    Hopefully webbc1 has your bag but if not I have a spare chain tool and probably a multitool you can have. Well done for helping the guy out, I hope he mends up well.

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