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  • Premier Icon Andy
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    Paging Knottie, Knottie to the forum please

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    Premier Icon oldfart
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    Andy louder matey LOUDER !!!!!

    sharki
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    Aw he'll miss out on the Halloween spook fest Quantocks bash, complete with the sound of rutting red deer…

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    you sure that rutting sound isn't you clad in rubber !!!!!

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    Righty ho !The man has excepted my invitation .He's up for it but dates could be the problem .Might even be December !!!!
    So anybody up for a bit of xmas tomfoolery ?
    Obviously a weekend .

    Anna B
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    I'll come old fart! If only to re-live our first meeting:

    "So long as it doesn't rain"
    "Wuss"
    "Yeah well you're just obsessed with people's names"
    "Grrrr. It's called being friendly you miserable owd bugggggrrrrrrrrrr"

    Or something like that. It's obvious we were destined to become friends!

    Abx

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    hey ab good to hear from you again honey !!!
    what you describe rings no bells with me at all !!
    sure you haven't got me muddle up with someone else 😯
    ofx

    knottie8
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    Im in ! what ever the date. We need to sus a route that includes all the best combes in one day . (some of us are at work working , Oldfart , ahem).

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    We need to sus a route that includes all the best combes in one day

    you'll be lucky. He'll insist on taking photographs every 5 minutes 😉

    I'm never, ever on the Quantocks.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    I've been hankering after a ride in the Quantocks for ages. I'll definitely be keen.

    woodsman
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    I'm not local (West Sussex) but I could be up for a Quantocks extravganza.

    Keep me posted please, email addy in profile if needed.

    ta

    Pete

    Premier Icon Taz
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    I would like to participate (date / time dependent)

    RichPenny
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    Sounds good, Quantocks in the snow would be interesting. Sharki, is the Halloween thing going ahead? Could be just the place to finish off this years sloe gin…

    I've been told by C_G how good the Quantocks are so on that recommendation I'd like to come too. 😛

    sharki
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    To include all the best combe descents in one on a classic STW social would need a 9am start at that time of year, and that's without the usual faffage and munchin stops.

    Route could be..

    CPG > gas line > great beer > Concrete block to frog combe green.
    Up Horizon then down lower hare knapp(either descent) and down to Hodders, up lady's edge, down weecum, up to beacon hill and down smiths, up to longstone and down WILLYBOYS cleeve, up somerton, CPG for dinner…

    Then… down somerton to holford glen for STW's re-enactment of Bryan Adams, Everything i do….. then up holford combe > ladies or frog combe then classic chimney loop to finish.

    Rich, i planned for a Halloween ride last year but it never happened due to the unpredicable weather, if we had a guarantee people would show up, i'd be happy to try and organise one….The date is set though!

    Premier Icon Del
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    some of us are at work working

    do you know any of them?

    I'm in, possibly,will have to see what the car situation is by then.

    what'll be better, 4" XC bike or 5" trail bike?

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Hey well done Mr Young Fart 😀

    It could even be a mulled wine ride (not that I know anything at all about mulled wine rides :wink:)

    sharki
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    The one with brakes and tyres on.

    If you don't mind climbing on the bigger bike, then take that one, but there's nothing that really warrants having that much boing, but comes down to preference as ever.

    Whichever makes you smile more…that's the tool for the job me thinks.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Whichever makes you smile more…that's the tool for the job me thinks

    giggles

    freeridenick
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    Oh er, I would be very keen.

    *hand goes up*

    knottie8
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    rich, Qs in the snow is cr*p

    Del ,I was working , honest.

    Sharki , what no slaughterhouse combe ? Horizon in the wet ? Best to foget Triscombe loop and stick to the combes? Or start from Lydeard carpark and do triscombe first ?

    muddypuddle , there should be tinsel , lots of it.

    terrahawk ,I take a pic every four mins so no probs.

    carlphillips
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    please post up if halloween ride is a go, i'd be up for that!!

    sharki
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    The section down through the trees on slaughter house can get ripped to fook by the hunt so i thought to leave that one out….if triscombe is left alone then a few extra combe descents can be thrown in..

    Just about to plot some route on tracklogs..so.

    Somerton, slaughter house, concrete block, frog, great bear, weacombe, weacombe, weacombe new descent, smiths and willoughbys all looped in without re-doing ascents and going over the same trails twice……..

    Any others? dibbs trail and the 2 hare knapp descents……..jeez, gonna need lots of fuel for this super loop…

    knottie8
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    yeah but it will be soggy mud by december anyway and worth that little section. All those stream crossing are too good to miss.Oh and the dogpound hill ? How about going around longstone and down the steep one to hodders ? Both all weather trails.

    sharki
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    Dog pound, lady edge, ladys combe, horizon, and probably Stert all as climbs as much as Stert is one awesome descent it's also an easy climb out and if slaughter house is to be used and perhaps hare knapp then we need two separate ways out of that area.

    How about doing weacombe, then make em sweat crawling back out, then pop out by the picnic bench and lose all that height gain on your new trail, then traverse around the edge and walk up Bicknoller

    carlphillips
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    surely its against the law to ascend sturtcombe? its ace!!

    knottie8
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    walking sounds good , lol

    carlphillips
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    knottie was that you passing us by crowcombe car park on monday morn? was gonna say hi but wasn't sure if it was you or knot?

    sharki
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    Indeed, it is wrong, unfortunately due to all the descents being ace, it kinda messes up any plans to get out for each way into the combes there needs to be a way out and sheperds(ladies edge) and stert are the two easiest, dog pound is needed as a way up out of Holford combe…as both frog and ladies combe are southern ascents and frog is another illegal climb..

    I'm working on this, but it will certainly be a beast of a ride.

    Dibbs
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    surely its against the law to ascend sturtcombe?

    I used to ride home from work that way after a night shift.

    carlphillips
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    all the way up it i would be thinking 'this is so the wrong way'!!

    rusty trowel
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    pencil me in for this one.

    hopster
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    I'm in weather permitting of course.

    Premier Icon judderman
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    ill be there

    sharki
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    *adjusts route plan accordingly*

    knottie8
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    yes I was at crowcombe carpark monday morn . Next time shout hi.

    Stert is a good climb trail mid week when the nutters aint charging down it ! Frogs ok as a climb on the left bank going up. Willyboys is a short walk back up to .

    aleigh
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    i'll endeavour to make it!

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