PEAKS POOTLE: June 12th, Cakes, Tandems and a bit of a chat

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  • PEAKS POOTLE: June 12th, Cakes, Tandems and a bit of a chat
  • Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    No way is my cat riding in some poncey full susser. I’ll do you a deal, get yourself a Tiglet ordered and the cat will bring you a nice can of tasty Whiskas.

    Oh, can I just say – since it seems to be de rigeur on this thread – that I’m really, really slow. NBT will sign an affadavit to that effect, and I’ll be hobbling along at the rear pushing my bike on anything which isn’t horizontal tarmac… 😉

    [Edit: nice moggy, those bars are on the wide side though. Have a look for some of the new feline-specific stuff that’s coming out]

    nbt
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    I’m going to ensure that anyone who claims to be slow actually is slow by either removing bits from bikes, or breaking limbs.

    The point isn’t how slow you are – the point is that if you want go go fast, you’ll either have to wait for the slower riders, or bugger off and do your own antisocial thing. This is a social ride for social riders. We’ll even accept calderdale types, if they can bear to leave The Valley

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    This is a social ride for social riders. We’ll even accept calderdale types, if they can bear to leave The Valley

    Aren’t they confined there by a powerful magnetic forcefield that acts on their niche, long-travel steel-framed, hardtails with 2.5mm Super Tacky Swampthings front and rear?

    I heard rumours that one or two escaped by accidentally building Mmmmplops or worrever they’re called, but were dragged back by fear at not being surrounded on all five sides by serried banks of stone steps… The Steps of Death, The Steps of Nausea, the Steps of Psychosis, the Steps of Niche, the Steps of Steps, that sort of thing?

    I heard tell that many of them are now incapable or riding up or down a uniform slope. Just saying 😉

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Lol @ Jamie – that is indded BWD’s cat, it’s the same (rather bloated size) colour and spec.

    Tiglet, can’t seem to find a small one to test ride.

    We may not have the ‘steps of death’, however, we do have the ‘field of doom’, leading to the roots of hell.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    Lol @ Jamie – that is indded BWD’s cat, it’s the same (rather bloated size) colour and spec.

    Oh purleeze, my cat wouldn’t be seen dead on a shonky bike like that, he only rides custom ti… 😉

    Roots of Doom?

    Gary blurry cos he’s much too fast enough…

    sambob
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    Angry bike = Cross bike = CX bike. Simples.

    justme
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    Can we clarify what day it is only someone said sat (as the pootles usually are if I recall correctly)but june 12th is a sun?
    Wouldn,t mind a look down if its a sun – I work sat’s
    g

    slowrider
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    This may be the first pootle where im not massively overbiked. Unless the zesty breaks and I have to bring the operator…

    sambob
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    You weren’t overbiked on your Sovereign. I think it’s a sunday for a reason as some people couldn’t attend any of the saturday pootles due to work/family commitments.

    slowrider
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    Dual ply tyres front and rear, 160mm fork and 33lb weight? I’d say that was overkill for a pootle!

    sambob
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    True, but you don’t pootle on the downs so i think it’s forgivable.

    tollah
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    Count us in I’ll bring a camera to make sure there’s some mincing going on.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    It’s Sunday cos I’m free.

    milkman100
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    newcomer, but would like to come along

    cheers
    craig

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Oh well I’ll have to miss this one as I’m 7 Stanes bound. Maybe at the next one>

    Premier Icon Pook
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    Thanks for that Captain Peacock

    😉

    Premier Icon Johnny Panic
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    Looks like you’ve gaffer taped Garfield to that bike !!!
    Has he developed opposable thumbs yet? 🙂
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6CcxJQq1x8[/video]

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Count us in I’ll bring a camera to make sure there’s some mincing going on.

    I’m out then.

    Unless it snows and wokboy doesn’t turn up again. 😉

    We might be able to talk another tandem team into coming aswell.
    We’ll be able to have some full on tandem trail jostling then.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    tandem jousting. That’d be ace.

    popartpoem
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    I’ve just shown that picture to my cat & made the point that there are friendly and cooperative cats out there, that like to do stuff instead of sleeping 97% of the time … she didn’t look convinced & went back to sleep!

    I’ll be turning up without the cat :mrgreen:

    nbt
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    Can I jst point out that I *hadn’t* mentioned tandems to pook, I was planning to drive there then I could get drunk and be driven home

    Premier Icon Pook
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    how does a tandem affect that plan?

    slowrider
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    3rd page and hora hasn’t put in an appearance yet?

    sambob
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    NBT could stoke on the way home, therefore eliminating the need for any rational thought.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    He’ll be looking at this but steadfastly sticking to his ‘no STW in summer’ rule

    He’s ‘injured’ apparently too.

    marsdenman
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    It being a Sunday means I cannot pull the ‘working Saturday’ excuse.
    My book of crap excuses is empty.
    Therefore I will get out and ride me bike a bit so, I plan to see you all on the 12th 🙂

    nbt
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    Winner, will Mrs Marsdenman be playing out too? Haven’t seen you two in ages!

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    I’m going to an awesome rock concert* on that day, so won’t have time for a pootle first.

    *Take That, obviously only because the missus wanted to go 😳

    nbt
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    I wanted to go to see Take That but I’m not paying ^) plus fees per ticket, and definitely not for two of us.

    tollah
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    Rolls eyes at Stu againnnnn.

    skiprat
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    You had me at ‘Peaks’….i’m in.

    marsdenman
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    @nbt – hello mate – just me i’m afraid – Mrs MM has not really ridden since her ‘off’ on the commute late last year – need to get her out again at some point – or sell her baby ‘bred to fund my lust for change 😉

    Looking forward to making a fat fool of meself, catching up with you both and meeting that lot up there ^^^^ on the 12th 😉

    Premier Icon Pook
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    Shaping up to be a biggie!

    slowrider
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    You dead today chris? I am!

    Premier Icon Pook
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    Not feeling too bad to be honest – legs and stomach a bit achy but I’m not dead! I’ll feel worse later I reckon. Email not working for me btw

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    I’m not sure we’ll be on the tandem. The trails around Hayfield are technical in places, and even though all doable on a tandem, I’d feel happier in control of my own bike.

    Don’t be put off though other tandemists 🙂

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    Do you mind if I join in?

    Question though, is there anywhere in Hayfield I can get breakfast?

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    There is a cafe on Kinder road ( Rosies tea room), not sure what time it opens.
    Which way are you coming in?

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