South Downs Crimbo Ride 30th December – Details

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  • South Downs Crimbo Ride 30th December – Details
  • bigsi
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    As originally suggested by Bunnerscj so lets make this happen (hope you don't mind me posting this one Bunners πŸ˜‰ )

    I've been asked to post the details by Hummerlicious who has agreed to guide this ride.

    The plan is to meet at Quest Adventures Broadwater at 10am for a 10.30 start, loads of free all day parking around Broadwater Green so no worries there. We'll head out on to the Downs to sample some of the finest Singletrack that the area has to offer, stop for a bite to eat mid ride if people want although Parklife in Worthing Town is always a good option for post ride coffee & cake.

    Ride time is likely to be 3-4 hours at a relaxed pace, no one will get left behind. Helmets must be worn.

    It will be a good day so whos in ❓

    Quest Adventures map

    Cakey bakey goodness

    KevinPP
    Member

    I'll be there as I sort of volunteered Hummerlicious in the first place… πŸ˜†
    Hopefully bring at least one mate along.

    bigsi
    Member

    Good on ya KevinPP think there will be a few of the guys that me and Hummerlicious normally ride with there as well πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon TimP
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    Would love to come along, but bike is in commuter mode with rigids and michelin dry tyres. Will I need to change forks or tyres or either or both?

    PikeBN14
    Member

    Should be working, but might be able to swing it, if I moan enough about being the only person in from 3.30pm – 8.30pm on Christmas Eve and having to come in Christmas day and Boxing day I might get some sympathy!!

    lyons
    Member

    Hmmm, I may come.

    bigsi
    Member

    TimP I would say you will need something other than dry tyres but you should be fine with rigid forks if you don't fancy changing them πŸ˜‰

    lyons – Do it Hummerlicious guides a good ride and the more the merrier πŸ˜›

    Pike – You know what to do πŸ™„

    bullheart
    Member

    I think I might pop along if thats okay? SS though, so you'll have to be patient with me…

    KevinPP
    Member

    BigSi – Met you, Hummerlicious and a few of the SussexMTB posse a year or so ago (when you had the Santa Cruz) on a couple of Quest rides I did when my norrmal riding buddies were being lazy , but of course they don't normally take in the cheeky trails, so looking forward to this. Hope the forecast improves tho…

    bigsi
    Member

    petesgaff – It will be pleasure to meet you and i bet you still beat me to the tops of the hill's πŸ˜€

    KevinPP – It will good to see you again πŸ˜›

    bigsi
    Member

    Just in case anyone has missed this one πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon muggomagic
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    me and one other hope to be along.

    Some of the brighton mtb guys will be joining us now too, any more takers?

    petesgaff "SS though, so you'll have to be patient with me…" is that as you'll be forced to stand up and stomp the climbs? If not, why don't you ride gears! πŸ˜›

    Not sure I can make this, but good to see the South Downs getting some STW love.

    Premier Icon richP
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    i might try and tag along, depending what time I get back to the UK tomorrow. I can't believe that rob's going to wuss out though…

    Premier Icon richP
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    dammit, scrub that. Just found out that wife is working so no free pass for me…

    bigsi
    Member

    Well the weather looks like its going to be a bit better than it is today
    STW South Downs ride weather forecast.

    Looking forward to a good turn out, think we have about a dozen confirmed so far πŸ˜›

    See ya all there πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon DaRC_L
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    Aww fekk I'm working πŸ‘Ώ

    Have to work unfortunatly. Although after my last outing when I brought the wrong legs it might not be a bad thing.
    Have fun in the mud.
    STM

    Premier Icon muggomagic
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    You lot better be gentle. This will be my 1st decent ride for ages mainly due to a dodgy knee and lack of enthusiasm. I'll keep up for as long as I can, but may bail out if the pace is too high.

    bigsi
    Member

    Muggomagic – Don't worry the pace WILL be gentle, Hummerlicious is used to waiting for me on rides πŸ˜†

    Plus I'm brining the jelly babies so they won't go charging off into the distance πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon muggomagic
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    great. just hoping the knee will hold out as it's still sore from last wednesday's night ride.
    I'm happy to wait in the pub for you all in need be πŸ˜€

    Taff
    Member

    I've got to take the mrs to work unfortunately

    bigsi
    Member

    Final bump πŸ˜‰

    Lifer
    Member

    Bloody working

    KevinPP
    Member

    Cheers guys for an enjoyable ride, despite the bloody awful weather. Should do it again in a few months when the trails are not full-on streams any more.
    And mucho respect to Mark (petesgaff). With that attitude I believe you will beat it.

    bigsi
    Member

    Yep i think everyone enjoyed themselves despite the weathers best efforts, i know i did πŸ˜› . That final decent down to the A27 always puts a massive smile on my face and the Lion Trail was slippy slidey fun.

    Good to meet everyone.

    Will definatly try to arrange another one in a few months time if anyones up for it or you can always join us on one of the monthly Quest Adventures rides that Hummerlicious leads as they are in a similar vein to todays sorte πŸ˜‰

    Quest Adventures Ride's Page. They are published here although the next few months one is not up yet πŸ™„

    bunnerscj
    Member

    Hi all, passed you guys on the trails earlier – group of 3 going in the other direction by Ciussbury R, shocking weather but we had a good one, hope you did too !
    Maybe hook up sometime

    Bunners

    bigsi
    Member

    Bunners – I wondered if you would be out and about πŸ˜‰

    bunnerscj
    Member

    Yar I was there on the old rigid 29er !
    Let me know when you guys out again, might try and hook up !

    woodsman
    Member

    Glad you all had a great ride!

    Was hoping to come along, but taking another day off unpaid (self-employed) was playing too heavy on my conscience. 😐

    Premier Icon muggomagic
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    really gutted i missed out. my 6 mth old daughter who's had a cold all week woke this morning with really laboured breathing we took her to our GP just to be on the safe side and spent the rest of the day in hospital for observations.

    defo be there for the next one.

    That was moist

    bullheart
    Member

    Thanks for the great fun yesterday gentlemen. I'll be sure to (a) get s little more experience with SPD's and (b) change the gearing from a 12T(!) to something a little more hill-friendly, and then next time screw you all with my chemo-riddled arse!

    M

    Premier Icon TimP
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    Washed out my kit outside, and when I get round to cleaning the bike I should have just about enough dirt for a pump track (there is a reason I have a cheap bike)!

    Happy new year to all and still no trip to hospital!

    Oh and I did feel good that I wasn't last up the hills, but Mark appeared out the mist seconds later, making me feel fat lazy and unfit again. Still for those few seconds…

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