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  • Morning Gents,

    Following on from a theme from yesterday, I wanted to see if anyone fancied a post xmas ride around the 29th/30th taking down the best trails at Swinley, hopefully with the aid of someone who really knows them! With the potential of finding a watering hole for a brew afters?

    Cheers

    scud
    Member

    I would like to join and would be happy to show anyone around, but I cannot do those dates sorry as away in Norfolk.

    But i can recommend the Golden Retriever for a post ride ale.

    Hi Scud, when are you around then maybe after new years? 2nd january perhaps??

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    I’ll have some of that mate yeah.

    sugdenr
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    My xmas motto is to try and ride every day over the period (on my hopefully soon to be complete BFe). So as I am a Swinley local I am happy to oblige.

    ask1974
    Member

    You’ve stolen my thread… 😀

    Yeah, I’m up for this and the sooner the better. 2nd or 7th would be fine for me.

    Sugden, id love to ride every day 🙂

    Weeksy when are you around then lets get it nailed to a certain day 🙂

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    29/30/whenever really

    How do people feel about riding on the 29th and then on the 2nd??whose in?

    scud
    Member

    i’m up for the 2nd.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    What are the trail conditions like at Swinley over the winter?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    potentially yes to both.

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    Paceman – Member
    What are the trail conditions like at Swinley over the winter?

    mostly great

    boltonjon
    Member

    I’ll be happy to help on Jan 2nd – Scud knows the trails but i know where all the best hills are!!! 😀

    sugdenr
    Member

    What are the trail conditions like at Swinley over the winter?

    you can ride swinley pretty much any conditions, its just best to avoid certain trails if its too wet and/or when they start to get churned up.

    seems like the second is sounding good 🙂 love a good climb i think ….

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    Should be able to get my passport stamped for the 29th. Haven’t been to Swinley for ages and could do with someone showing me round properly!

    ask1974, would be there next Tuesday but still working.

    so smoothchicken, me and weeksy so far for the 29th, however im no trail expert, ask1974 sorry about the hijack btw you in for the 29th and 2nd?

    ask1974
    Member

    I’ll need to clear it with residential management services but should be able to swing one of the days. 29th might be the best for me. My only request would be for an early start. Always easier to accommodate riding and family if the two don’t overlap too much.

    sounds good to me ask1974, how early are we talking and after Swinley being in MBUk i dare say every tom dick and harry probably go now, saying that i only know about the trails there from on here and haveonly been a handfull of times, 🙁

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    I could be up for this, most likely 29th, but no idea what I’m up to over the festive period!

    Kevsterjw
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    i’d be up for the 29th, if fat and slow riders are welcome.

    any age, any ability, any size, its just to get out and have some fun

    Kevsterjw
    Member

    then i’ll be there, i have a ton of brownie point to redeem so will get a pass no probs.

    nice one kev, need a good group of us and make a fun day of it 🙂 no pun intended but im sure my mate dave will come down

    PaulD
    Member

    I will come if it’s the 02 January (as well as the one posted yesterday for the end of January).

    Cannot make December 2011.

    Trails are currently a bit muddy in places, but the newly-crowned trails are also very slippery on non-sticky tyres.
    Pays your money and takes your chance…
    It is improving year-on-year for all-year-round riding, but as stated above, some trails are best left alone.

    PaulD

    Paul D, be good to get a group for the 2nd as well, I’ll be there 🙂

    like i said before i’ve only ridden a couple of the trails at swinley

    ask1974
    Member

    Oliverholder, I’m a ridiculously early riser so could easily make an 8am start even with a 45m drive but 9am is probably a bit more realistic…

    9am sounds good with me, that’ll keep the missus happy 😉 hows everyone else fixed for a 9am start on the 29th?? meet at the lookout car park?

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    All good. under the wooden gazebo thing?

    I’ll be on a black Giant 29er.

    I’ve ridden every inch of Swinley, however i can’t promise to find all the trails quickly lol.

    sounds good ill be on a black santa cruz

    ask1974
    Member

    Blimey that was close 😳

    Family day with relatives on the 29th but guess where… Windlesham, all of 10 minutes down the road 😛

    Unless sh*t happens I’ll be there for 9am and should be able to do a good couple of hours before the phone starts ringing!

    Oh, I’ll have the Silver Orange Five.

    ask 1974 >> touch

    makkag
    Member

    oooh been wanting to ride swinley for a while .. perfect excuse 29th 9 am i would be happy to join in , not the fittest or the fastest, but allways up for a ride

    Cube HT

    niiiiiice lots of riders 🙂 good times 🙂

    ruscle
    Member

    Is this an open invite as may try and make the 29th? How long are you guy’s looking at riding for as will have to get back home to fit time in with the family?

    ruscle – open invite the more the merrier, im not sure how long we will end up being out for, at least 2-3 hours?? lookout at 9am

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    Sounds about right Oli yeah.

    Of course it’s open invite… we can point anyone back to the car-park farily easily.

    ruscle
    Member

    Sweet should be able to make that as 2-3 hours means I will be back home for when my daughter wakes from her knap. Cheers guy’s looking forward to it.

    Good stuff, this should be a good day out, but does anyone actually know the trails??

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