Swinley Forest Forum Ride – Sunday 1st November

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  • Swinley Forest Forum Ride – Sunday 1st November
  • Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Could the kind people who volunteered confirm whether they are able to make this date please?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    can't do it, i'm in Wales that weekend, missed it again!

    bigsi
    Member

    I may well pop along for this one as I've been meaning to do the last few STW rides but never got round to it.

    I'll confirm nearer the time πŸ˜‰

    Hairychested
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    I should be alright for that day.

    Premier Icon beaker
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    Sounds good to me, I'm looking forward to it.

    Premier Icon auricgoldfinger
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    Should be up for that date – I'll try not to crack another frame this time too!

    RichPenny
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    I can make it πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Mark it in your diaries!

    Meet at 10.00 am to start riding at 10.30 am. Same format as January's one, will be split into ability groups each with leader and sweeper. Meet up at the Cafe at lunch time with more riding in the afternoon for those who are hard enough πŸ™‚

    Niche bikes particularly welcome and Swinley is ideal for single speeding.

    Adults only and you must have ridden off-road before. I will lead the Slackers group which will consist of a gentle pace, walking up hills, much chattering and crashing πŸ™„

    Huge thanks to those who have volunteered and if anyone else wants to help, please step forward as you will be needed.

    For those who haven't been here before, it's single track heaven and is located near Bracknell, Berkshire. Easy access from both M4 and M3. You will need a day permit to ride at a cost of Β£2.

    More details to be posted nearer the time.

    So … who's in?

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Looking like a good turnout 8)

    ricochet_rob
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    I'd be up for coming along, I dont know Swinley as well as I should do.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    auric – that was really unlucky for you πŸ™

    oh yes, me too please.
    C_G YGM.

    Premier Icon peteimpreza
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    Me me me me me me!!

    PeterPoddy
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    I might come along for the social side of it…..
    πŸ™‚

    I do want to ride at Swinley with you but I've committed to guiding zokesmonster et al on the Qs that day. Another time.

    B*gger, just thought, Mrs MM might have organised at birthday lunch for me that day. Will have to change it to the Saturday πŸ˜‰ Lunch that is!

    solamanda
    Member

    I'm free πŸ™‚

    Bumhands
    Member

    Solamanda

    You should lead a group for jumps and drops.

    rusty trowel
    Member

    Should be ok for this. Adults only? What you got planned C_G?

    xcstu
    Member

    Ya sounds good for me… leg is getting stronger everyday πŸ˜‰

    Adults only? What you got planned C_G?

    😯

    Count me in too, presuming my knee will be fit enough. What kind of distances are we talking?

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    Nuts – can't make it – I'll keep my eyes peeled for the next one! How often do these rides happen? I've not noticed them on the forum before…

    Premier Icon mtbfix
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    Baby due a week before so, in the words of them dragons, 'I'm out'

    dobo
    Member

    argh damit! – Bordon Enduro is on 1st Nov, forum rides should be on saturdays, switch it to Saturday for a Halloween evening/night ride

    RichPenny
    Member

    Oops, just remembered that sharki's Quantocks nightride is on the previous evening. I may be late and hungover πŸ™‚

    podman
    Member

    Presuming uni work goes well, I'm very much up for this! I'll be in CG's slackers group, hopefully you'll be able to put up with me!

    What's the situation with Parking? I've only been to Swinley once before (although it was a nice warm Day in July), and the parking at the Lookout was packed… Are we meeting up at The Lookout, or is there somewhere better?

    JamesP
    Member

    Why not come down and ride the Borden Enduro as a forum ride. There are categories for all types of rider – fun, beginner, 2hrs, 4hrs pairs, even a frankenbike category πŸ™‚

    We're going down this weekend to do a little trail work and video the course but I can guarantee it'll be fast twisty fun singletrack with a few fireroads thrown in to help eating and drinking.

    IMO Borden is much more fun that Swinley and only just down the road.

    BluePalomino
    Member

    count me in too!

    aleigh
    Member

    I'll be there…..killers heels n all πŸ˜€

    no problem with the date or time.

    gusamc
    Member

    Hi, yep, no probs, I'll be there, are you going for a pre-shufti

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    OK, shall try and answer the questions.

    'Adults only' – this ride isn't suitable for children cos I can't guarantee that everyone will be on their best behaviour. I'm never on mine and when I crash, expletives are guaranteed πŸ™„

    People need to chill out at the weekend and if that involves doing daft things or swearing, so be it. Also Aleigh, bless her, is a screamer and it may unnerve some folk 😯

    JamesP – thanks for the invite but I don't race and have no intention of doing so! Many people haven't ridden at Swinley before and this is a good opportunity to be guided by locals.

    thisisnotaspoon – the Slackers group will not cover a huge distance. We will ride/chat/faff/session for a couple of hours then head back to the Cafe for lunch. So if you only want to do the morning session, that's fine. Likewise people will have the option of changing groups at lunchtime, ie if they want a faster paced or slower paced group, they will be able to do that.

    podman I can put up with anybody! Yes, the car park will be busy but as it's November it won't be as bad as the summer. There is an overflow car park and parking available across the road. More detail to be given nearer the time but obviously the earlier you get there, the better. Parking is free by the way!!

    Polite request – does anyone have any traffic cones they could bring along please? Might be a way of securing parking spaces.

    Feel free to post up any questions or you can e-mail me if you prefer, address in profile.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    solamanda – I've lost your e-mail address, could you e-mail me please? Thanks.

    aleigh
    Member

    Also Aleigh, bless her, is a screamer and it may unnerve some folk

    tis true πŸ˜†

    Conor
    Member

    Afan would be much better πŸ˜‰

    David… disappointed mate… you know you want to go to Wales!

    Gilles
    Member

    Everybody keep talking about that place, so I will give a go, count me in! My October's week ends are all full, and now my November's are almost getting full as well. No rest.

    solamanda
    Member

    Solamanda

    You should lead a group for jumps and drops.

    That's the plan, are you coming G?

    grantway
    Member

    Yep ride there regular at Swinley.

    Good fun, but you do have to look out for young T-wats
    walking up has your coming down runs such as Baby Maker etc.

    Il be up for it !

    jedi
    Member

    i'm going to try to make it.i usually ride herts shore religiously on sundays but hopefully i can make it unless work gets in the way πŸ™‚

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