- Swinley Forest Forum Ride – Sunday 1st November
mrmichaelwright – didn't really see nick during the Chilterns ride. Reckon he pedals more like a bat out of hell 😉Posted 10 years ago
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
pete – I will be posting up the link so people can purchase in advance the permit online 🙂
Saves faffing, they can get a coffee instead!Posted 10 years ago
I need a tall man 💡
Or a man with a ladder 💡
Anyone handy with a hammer?Posted 10 years ago
I can bring my step ladder and my 6"4 mate?Posted 10 years ago
my real ladder left when i was 5Posted 10 years ago
Sounds good curtis 🙂 We have a unique banner that needs to be hung from the trees! But can you both be the first to arrive at Swinley?
You do have strong arms I take it 😉Posted 10 years ago
Hey jedi – you could always build a mini skills area in the car park 😀Posted 10 years ago
That should be no problem… should I bring something to fasten the banner? Maybe cable ties? Oh and what time should I arrive?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 ago
I would get some cones from work, but knowing my luck they will have to close a road over the weekend and have no cones resulting in a kicking for me Lol. Will look around though.Posted 10 years ago
I will have a look in the shed and grab what I can to fasten banner.
Thanks curtis 🙂Posted 10 years ago
🙂Posted 10 years ago
What time do you need me there, CG? How big a banner should I bring?Posted 10 years ago
im looking forward to this. the best ride i ahve been on was the glentress stw black route ridePosted 10 years ago
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 ago
The Lost Tribe were clearly scared of getting lost and missed much single trackPosted 10 years ago
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
Until this week I'd have said the same ones you've been using in Greece. It's now going to depend on how much rain we get before Nov 1st.Posted 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 ago
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
im looking forward to this 🙂Posted 10 years ago
Sorry looks like I wont be able to make it sorry! Just got a place on an uplift at taff buggy so cant be in two places at the same time!!!
Let me know if your doing any others!
NickPosted 10 years ago
I'm up for this. If the other half comes too we'll be in the Slackers group.Posted 10 years ago
Just spotted this ride, I'm around that weekend, hopefully persuade the wife to come out too 🙂
Cheers, RichPosted 10 years ago
how many groups will there be?Posted 10 years ago
Mandog is up for this too.Posted 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
It would be nice if folk wrote their forum name/real name on a sticky label and stuck it on their jacket 🙂
My memory is not what it was …Posted 10 years ago
'on their jacket'? What jacket, it's gonna be 30 degrees. Vests and speedos only!Posted 10 years ago
It would be nice if folk wrote their forum name/real name on a sticky label and stuck it on their jacket
… err you are expecting STW forummers to WRITE! Good God what ever next.. 😀Posted 10 years ago
rusty – I could have sworn that you said you would wear your mankini at the recent Purbecks ride 😯
But you didn't 🙁
So I have come to the conclusion you have bought one especially for the Swinley Forest ride 😉Posted 10 years ago
Rusty? Google search produces this piccy*:Posted 10 years ago
* well, almost true 😉
Who said i didn't! What goes under the baggies, stays under the baggies.
Neon lycra this weekend for the Purbecks retro ride.Posted 10 years ago
chicken 😀Posted 10 years ago
Hairychested – love that pic, reckon it should go in A & A 😀Posted 10 years ago
Well it looks like me Hairy!Posted 10 years ago
Neon lycra this weekend for the Purbecks retro ride
Local plod will have an ASBO field day 😯
Dare you to post pics on here 😉Posted 10 years ago
Sure, why not.Posted 10 years ago
Put me down for the fast group.
I'll bring the 29er if anyone fancies a ride on her.
Size 18 On-One, which is a L.
Since I'm a photographer, I'll bring the camera too if you wish.
keeping an eye on this thread
not been over to swinley this year at all for one reason or anotherPosted 10 years ago
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