- Quantocks ride 21 st march….
The date is pretty much set and as the other thread is a mess and has turned into a chat room i’ve started this new one.
So all those who ARE coming post here and/or mail me at…..
mtbsharki at yahoooooooooeeeeee dot co dot uk
For those that are interested but unsure if they will be, still let me know.
It’s Aleighs ride so please don’t expect changes.
For anyone who wants a full weekends riding to inc friday night and the sunday, let me know as i’ll be about for it all.
As for the weather..well last march the trails were dusty :-)her’s hoping..
And just for the hell of it and to upset dibbs here’s a taster..Posted 9 years ago
Aleigh, i hope you don’t mind me doing this, fail to plan, plan to fail and all that..
We’ll let all these meet up on the 21st and we’ll meet on ‘that’ other secret date….;-) seriously though if you’d rather it was a smaller group ride we should arrange two groups, the bigger the group the bigger chance of mechanicals and delays, and with only about 6 hrs of riding we may struggle to do the 35mile loop….
Oldfart, the 22nd would be fine by me at this stage, the ‘plough’ will not be getting my custom, combe house hotel or hood arms.
IHN, just sort your end out let me know, earlier the better start as it’ll take all day to get the convoy round.Posted 9 years agooldfartSubscriber
so whats the story with the plough?i’ve experienced the cyclists welcome at combe house snotty looks and a 2nd mortgage needed.have you ever heard from stella?if we can drag knottie along that would be good.as yet haven’t had a pic taken of my bike leaning against a post!!!Posted 9 years agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
I really do want to come but am currently injured 🙁 Will there be a sick, lame and lazy group or shall I just join the Southern Shandy Drinkers group?
Can I let you know nearer the time, am waiting on a cortizone injection/amputation 😥
Also what bike, what tyres etc etc.
Thanks very much for sorting out this ride and I am more than happy to reciprocate at Swinley Forest. Can probably do B & B too.Posted 9 years ago
I was kidding about 35 miles, so RELAX, that’s saved for when i wander lonely through those summer evenings, the 55miler i did hurt me more so i only managed a little one on the sunday.
We’ll decide whether to run two group on the day, knottie can run the sociable group, steady pace, lots of pics, posts, etc.
I’ll do the other group and take you down some DH trails and generally beast myself stoopid trying to keep up.
But a big slow group sounds funner, not sure if the old burd at the layby cafe will like the look of a dozen or so hungry riders descending on her…
As for the Plough, he’s a pro hunt anti mtb bloke, that assumed me and a very cold group will be sitting outside to drink our drinks o a frosty december day…he’s told me he hate bikers and the quantocks should be keep as they were with just horses using them, etc.
The new owners of the CHH knows that we need somewhere to feed and have plans in the future to convert the old wheel house for somewhere for us to rest and eat, etc.
cinnamon girl, you’ll be there, Knottie is half dead so you can keep him company 😉Posted 9 years agoRichPennyMember
Hello all, will be coming to this along with 3-4 others from Salisbury if thats OK. Mind, the thought of a 35 mile Quantocks loop is making me nervous! Have done 15-20 both times I’ve been previously. Think my lot will be looking for an early getout (after passing the cake round, obviously:))Posted 9 years ago
I’m going to need some more cake tins at this rate….
Guys seriously it will not be 35 miles as that would equate to roughly 2000m+ of climbing/descent.
I do really need to get an idea of how many are coming over for this, so far it stands at around 22 riders, and that’s without the local non-stw’s that’ll no doubt turn up, so 30+ riders is a huge group for the litle hills.
If the weather looks good and anyone wants too, there’s a chance we could take over the picnic area in ramscombe and have a post ride spring BBQ bring/ cook yer own, would be a great way of kicking back and chilling afterwards, also a good sized parking area and the chimney as the final descent.Posted 9 years ago
Si, i’m in my winter slackers guise so just a few few miles per rides atm, and after todays walk up there i can’t see any big milage rides up there for a few weeks at least.
I think the two group thing will happen, not so much for mixed fitness or ability but for sheer numbers.
And as knottie said we can sort out a way of mixing it about so we can all ride together.Posted 9 years ago
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