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  • Swinley NYE ride
  • forge197
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    Daim and I will be around Swinley Forest on New Years Eve meeting at 9am and aiming to ride off at 9.15am for 2 – 3 hours. Anyone else up for it?

    atlaz
    Member

    Not replied to daim but yeah, should be up for embarassing myself as usual 🙂

    forge197
    Member

    Need to changed this to 9.45am, so I’ll be there ready to ride a 9.45am and not 9.15!!

    Sorry about that.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Hello! I’m up for this, as long as you don’t mind an old wuss tagging along 🙄 Where exactly are you meeting, outside the Visitor Centre? I promise not to bring the singlespeed!

    pk-ripper
    Member

    oooh, i might attend depending on whether i can get one of the bikes working or not.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Meant to have said (or perhaps I shouldn’t) but the trails were running really well this weekend. It very nearly (again and again) ended in tears on The Deer Stalker, that top section was so bloomin’ fast!

    Reluctant
    Member

    Yep, it’s riding well at the mo, some real speed on the trails for a change this morning. As always, love to join you all but have to work. Have a good un!

    lock
    Member

    hi,i wouldnt mind joining in the fun,its always busy there so what shall i look out for,and were exactly u meeting

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Hopefully forge will see this post and suggest a meeting place.

    What I really don’t want to have to do again is to ride around the car park asking random men if they are there for the STW Forum Ride 🙄 It was so embarrassing!!

    forge197
    Member

    Hi – let’s meet outside the Vistors Centre at 9.45 I will be on a Metallic Black Dialled Alpine (geared) but with Flats

    atlaz
    Member

    I’ll be on a red commencal hardtail and as I already know Daim, will probably be with him.

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    OK, sounds good. I’ll be the old girl on a Ti, feeling a bit beaten up from riding the singlespeed there yesterday!!

    forge197
    Member

    Excellent see you there, atlaz can you let Daim know the time changed a little i’d over looked something I needed to do early doors hence the change!!

    daim
    Member

    I will be the chunky fella on a gold Giant Reign X. Meeting Atlaz at 9am (assuming he still wants to meet at that time) so will be going out for a quick pootle about and then back to the carpark for 9:45 to pick up forge197 and anyone else who fancies tagging along.

    I hope nobody expects any speed from me as my bike is heavy, I have flat pedals on it and I feel like I have gained about 20 stone over the Christmas period. Looking forward to it anyway 🙂

    atlaz
    Member

    9am still works for me.

    daim
    Member

    @atlaz – Top banana 🙂 See you at 9am. We can pick the others up later.

    Weather looking gravy at the moment as well. I’m riding Sherwood Pines again (very early) tomorrow morning so off to bed now.

    forge197
    Member

    Daim – don’t think we will be doing any time trails it will be social pace 🙂

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    Yep, still coming but may have to cut it short due to a little injury 🙁

    Look forward to meeting you all in the morning!

    daim
    Member

    Phew! Social pace suits me 🙂 See you tomorrow morning!

    daim
    Member

    So apart from me, atlaz, forge197 and cinnamon_girl who else is confirmed? Oh and atlaz i have lost your mobile number 🙁

    lock
    Member

    cool ill b there on a blue ss

    forge197
    Member

    Yep still in, couple of others joining us too, possibly two or three. Cinnamon_girl I think one of them you may already know 😉

    Mrs Forge will join us at the beginning it depends on the route and pace!!

    See you at 9.45 at the visitors centre.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Quite a crowd!

    forge – do tell!

    dobo
    Member

    seeing as i got the day off and had a great ride there the other day, is it o.k. if i tag along? i’ll check back later as i have to pop out.

    daim
    Member

    Everyone is welcome dobo. The more the merrier i reckon. I am meeting atlaz at 9am everyone else is meeting at 9:45.

    forge197
    Member

    dobo – as daim says it’s open invite social ride, bit of sessioning maybe what ever flows. I’ll be there at 9.45

    CG – you got mail….

    pk-ripper
    Member

    I won’t be making it i’m afraid – been feeling shite today so will go out on the road bike for a bit instead

    may try and make the one on the 10th if it’s still happening?

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    Was out this morning – trails were great, and the light was fantastic. Can’t join in tomorrow, but if there is another ride soon I’ll have a pedal up from Crowthorne. Have a good ride all.

    dobo
    Member

    cheers forge197/daim, i’ll be hovering around the carpark/visitor center at 9:45

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    forge – ygm and please assure Mrs forge that I ride at a very gentle pace.

    pk – bad luck and get well. 10th Jan is still happening, will be starting up another thread, so you gotta come!

    pk-ripper
    Member

    should be there for that. And fine really, just had a combo headache from caffeine withdrawal and christmas sugar overload so spent most of the day asleep on the sofa!

    forge197
    Member

    Maybe a bit late but if you are coming tomorrow then be worth getting a day permit online as the shop doesn’t open till 10am and it’s a requirement there was a cycle warden driving around today. You can buy online here.

    Swinley Cycle Permit

    atlaz
    Member

    There was a warden? Wow. I don’t think I’ve seen one all year.

    forge197
    Member

    atlaz, was a bit weird though she was driving a silver daihatsu charade type car on the fire roads and it was funny seeing it come down the steep hill up the other side and straight though a massive puddle, didn’t stop to say anything just looked very out of place, think they’d give here a 4×4 !!

    Only knew it was a warden as there was a sign in the front window.

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    forge – not the Crown Estate ranger then? Or was she English Nature?

    psychle
    Member

    I’ll join you all for a ride, cheers 🙂 See you tomorrow in the car park, I’ll be in a giant 1car1 van!

    I’ve just sorted out a half-year permit, obviously won’t have the permit band thingy, so hopefully they’ll take my word for it (if anyone actually asks!).

    Cinnamon Girl, just emailed you my mobile number, just in case I get waylaid somewhere!

    caio for now

    psychle
    Member

    then again, maybe not… can’t find your email address 🙂

    forge197
    Member

    pyshcie – take a print out of the paypal receipt.

    CG – wasn’t the normal ranger in the green pickup, not really sure if Crown Estate or English Nature as she never spoke to use just saw her drive past. The board had the Swinley Forest Cycling logo on it

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    psychle
    Member

    coolbies. have emailed you CG. see you tomorrow. night 🙂

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    A big thank you to forge197 for organising this! It was great to meet so many new faces accompanied inevitably by all sorts of niche bikes 🙂

    Hope you all enjoyed the trails at Swinley – they were running so well. Cold? Nah, just pretty and white!

    Look forward to meeting you all again at the Swinley Forum Ride on 10th January, I will start a separate thread.

    psychle – drop me an e-mail if you want some Chilterns routes, I know the area pretty well.

    forge197
    Member

    My pleasure, good to see so many people willing to head out for the last ride of the year. I’ll post up some footage I took later today or tomorrow. Good to see such a range of bikes, Alfine to 29er to XC Ti awesome.

    But the trails are in good health at the moment with the hard ground.

    Look forward to doing it again on the 10th.

    psychle
    Member

    cheers everyone for the ride, was a really nice cruise around the forest and a good introduction to the delights of Swinley; now I have a second place to catch the train to from London for my offroad fix!

    Hope to ride with ya’ll again soon.

    Happy New Year! 😀

    atlaz
    Member

    Was a good ride (apart from me hitting a tree which almost nobody saw). Good to meet everyone.

    dobo
    Member

    thanks to the guides who showed us round, and to everyone that was there that made it an enjoyable end of year ride…

    not sure if anyone saw my over the bars incident either, miraculously i landed on my feet 🙂
    oh and i lost half my rear light, dont suppose anyone picked one up did they?, was a smart light.

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