- Well, I’m back from ‘that’ Quantocks ride
- Thurman MermanMember
A great day out. TBH, felt a wee bit out of my comfort zone in the b’tids gunna kill ya group esp on the techy stuff at the start, but luckily for me (and the riders behind) I was wearing my brown safety rubber pants.
Only downer for me was snapping my chain top of Hodders Combe/bottom of Lady’s Edge. Time was knocking on so just rolled back to my car in Holford.
Big thinks to Sharki et al for organisation/leadership.
Good for the soul that sort of thing. I don’t do enough of it.
Chas.Posted 8 years agoPhilbyMember
Excellent day out, stunning weather, fantastic trails and great organisation. Feel nicely knackered and managed to fall asleep for the two tries in the Grand Slam game.
Thanks to Knottie, Sharki, Charlie et al for organising and leading – including the road signs – and to Aleigh who started the whole thing off!
Hope this might be the first of many such rides!Posted 8 years agor6ymyMember
Fantastic day, thanks again to all who helped organise, and to Sharki for guiding our group.Posted 8 years ago
Apologies to anyone in the b’tids gunna kill ya group who I held up in the techy singletrack, I don’t remember agreeing to give my mojo the morning off but it was definitely nowhere to be seen.
Respect to Sharki and oxym0r0n for getting up all the climbs on singlespeeds!
Just finished a big plate of fish and chips, and about to crack open a cold beer, I’ll sleep well tonight.slugwashMember
Yep, brilliant day. We couldn’t have asked for better weather! My first off-road visit to the ‘tocks and the first time I’ve gone over the bars and broken the fall with the top of my head (on the Chimney). Ouch.
Thanks to Charlie, Sharki & Knottie for puttting it on. Thanks to the bike shop van for the freebies. I think I’ll have to sneak up the M5 one night, dig up the Chimney, and ship it back to South Devon 😉 ‘cos it’s one wicked downhill trail.
Nice to meet you all. I’ll post some piccies up tomorrow.Posted 8 years agoFuzzyfeltMember
Chminey – tick
“Narnia” – tick
Concrete Block – tick
Grazed shins – tick
Great ride, great day. Nice to meet you all. Apolgies to R6ymy for almost making you take an early bath down Holford Combe – the Pace was looking a bit muddy by that point!! I’ll try and cure my squeaky brake for next time….Posted 8 years agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
Well, what can I say? A huge thank you to Sharki, Knottie and Charlie for putting this together. Knottie was a brilliant guide, very patient with girlie wuss moments, and boy could he climb those hills on his ss 8)
It was great to meet so many new folk, as well as catching up with the Southern Shandy Drinkers. What a beautiful day!
Can I just say a belated “hello” to the guy on the Sewanee whom I only saw at the start? Was hoping to admire your niche bike but didn’t see you at the finish. Not often you see that make of bike around let alone two on a Quantocks ride 😀
Hope the guy from our group has scrubbed up well from his injury and is OK.
So … when’s the next one?Posted 8 years agocharlierevellMember
Well thanks to all who turned up, really enjoyed leading the mid group round, not done it for a while!
Soma Rich, let me know when your next over this way and we’ll show you a few bits you may not have seen! (ill bring 35 tubes with me! )
Annabannana… thanks sooo much for the cake/biscuits. The Gin went down rather well last nite and left me without hangover, but slightly worse for wear!
Got out on the new road bike for a few miles this afternoon to check it all ‘fitted’ ok.
Thanks again, you all helped make a great day!Posted 8 years ago
this is very true, riding like a total tool was put of for a day so today i made up for it by an otb moment, by the time knottie appeared he thought i was sat on the side of the trail to take photo’s….i showed him the obvious evidence and we walked back to the car..he dropped me in a&e where i still am…oh well roll on the next few weeks of rain….i’ll be back soon.Posted 8 years agoRichPennyMember
Thanks to knottie, sharki and charlie for the top notch organisiation. Cheers also to the other locals like john and nath in our group who answered our questions, held gates etc. Definately one of the most enjojable rides i’ve done. Loved the chimney, will be back for more of the same soon!
Sorry to hear that about Sharki. From what I say yesterday though I doubt it’ll be long before he’s back on the bike.Posted 8 years agoAnna BMember
Thanks (again) for an awesome day guys. Knottie you were a top guide, I had such fun yesterday. The route was fantastic and our knitters group was cool. Lovely to meet people from here, with particular thanks going to the oldfart whose words of encouragement I will treasure 😉
Hats off to the lovely lady whose idea the whole thing was.
Sharki get well soon!! Was it another SPD moment with worn cleats 😉Posted 8 years ago
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