- Swinley Forest Forum Ride – Sunday 1st November
Quite a few people will need to buy a permit for the day, I can ask the sales area if we can stick a sign inside to send people to the correct area. Or a sign on the door. The best bet is to meet up just outside the carpark area. Safer and we can do a quick check of the carpark to check we have everyone. a quick map can be made to help people along.Posted 10 years ago
OK, we need Hairychested to arrive early with the banner. I guess some string would work?
I thought about reserving part of the car park for STW'ers and traffic cones would be ideal. There's loads on the M3 at the moment so if I pull up on the hard shoulder, should be able to chuck a few dozen in the boot 8)
Sorted!Posted 10 years agoGephaudioSubscriber
Here is the link to Garmin center for the ride done in January this year, you can either load into any compatible GPS unit or print it out via Google earth/ Mapmyride/ Biketoaster ect…
Please note this was the route taken by the 'Lost Tribe' so it does repeat itself 😀Posted 10 years agobikeyMember
So then CG. I am back from MTB Guiding abroad next Thursday and am well up for another spin round Swinley. I am riding well and my legs are strong at the moment so put me down for the fast group. Is Ian (Fumanchu) gonna be there? I need someone to make me work through the woods! I will dig out the old Single geared bike for this one! One more thing though: WHAT TYRES FOR SWINLEY FOREST?
MattPosted 10 years ago
bikey – can I blame you for the change in weather then 😉
I didn't think it was fair to e-mail January's leaders and sweepers (they all did a fantastic job) so just put a general plea on this thread for help. Fu_manchu managed to wreck a few riders last time – some were reduced to a state of near collapse but I won't mention any names 😉 Ian – if you read this and fancy helping out again, you have my e-mail!
Would mention however that we have a pretty swift rider who has volunteered again 🙂
Hairychested – one that's big enough to hang between two trees 🙂 Not sure about time, the place will be heaving on a Sunday morning so everyone needs to allow extra time to park.
jedi – OK, we'll aim for the best English ride you have been to 🙂 Reckon I'll have 30 seconds before the Northern contingent start heckling 😉Posted 10 years agobikeyMember
OK CG, I am so looking forward to it. The January STW Big Swinley Meet-up was great and it was good to put names to faces (or should that faces to names.
The comment about the tyres was abit of a piss take by the way. Saying that I havn't riden on mud or tree roots since April so my technique will be a bit rusty. Believe it or not loose, dry, dusty and rocky trails can get a bit boring after a while. So can clear blue skies and 35+ degree heat.
I have Ian's (fu_manchu's) email address so will check to see if he is coming out to play.
MattPosted 10 years ago
bikey – please stop causing trouble! Some of us are having to put up with lots of rain, leaves on the ground and the threat of frost 😯
NickyB – shame you can't make it but keep checking on here cos sometimes last-minute rides are organised.
jedi – I am confident that we will have sufficient groups, each with leader and sweeper, to cater for what ever number of riders turn up. People have been very good in volunteering to help and I obviously don't want the groups to be too large. As an idea, at the January ride we had 4 groups going out but I ended up with 15 other slackers 🙂 Were able to have had 5 groups if needed on the day.Posted 10 years ago
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