Monday, 26 January 2009

Saturday 24th January 2009 course and stats

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The map is a little off i belive due to a fall by myself on what I thought was a puddle but turned out to be sheer ice. Very badly brused arm, leg and very sore shoulder. The bike lever is now pointing the wrong way. Hopefully Nick will fix that for me.

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Total Distance - 11.99 miles
Total Time - 1 hour 28 minutes 48 seconds
Avg Pace - 7:24 /mi
Avg Speed - 8.1 mph
Max Speed - 25.0 mph
Total Ascent - 5705ft
Total Descent - 5858ft

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Saturday 17th January 2009 course and stats

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Total Distance: 16.32 miles
Total Ride Time: 1h 43mins 35sec
Avg Pace: 6:20/mi
Avg Speed: 9.5mph
Max Speed: 22.4mph
Total Ascent: 2914dt
Total Descent: 3289ft

We're out Monday at 7pm from the Ampthill Bakery if anyone wants to join us

Trail Bike of the Year "The mtb world's no.1 test"

Back in May 2008, mbr magazine did their Trail Bike of the Year test and included bikes from Cannondale, Commencal, Tomac, Cube etc. Where did the experts choose to go to test these bikes? Their regular test track, Afan Valley, now assuming that you test the ultimate trail bikes on the ultimate trails, we are going to spend the weekend in Feb riding some of the ultimate trails in the UK.

Despite Neils unfortunate absence we appear to be back up to full strength with the late recruitment of Dave (deposit pending), Carbonpaul is staying with family, so that leaves five of us in the house, which coincidentally is the same place the mbr testers stayed during their Trail Bike of the Year test, TY Afan (following a familiar theme!).

Look forward to seeing most of you out on the bikes before the trip.

Oh did I mention that my new bike scored 10/10 in the test to become 2008 Ultimate Trail Bike!!!!!!

Happy riding.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Sat 17th Jan 09

I am biking from mine (14 Cornwall Rd) at 9.30 on Sat 17th 09 if anybody fancies it. Greg, Richard Wiles and Gavin are joining me so far and I also think Blox. Intend doing the full Millbrook loop in reverse. From Steppingley and including the Millbrook golf course section. About 18 to 20 miles I think.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Vote to change the weekend riding day

We need to have a vote on a changing the weekend riding day, from a Sunday to a Saturday.

The reason for changing to a Saturday is: -

a. Too many other commitments on a Sunday for the majority of the group’s riders
b. New members can only make a Saturday
c. Helps with the clearing of the head due to the night before excess
d. Very early Sunday mornings are meant for a lay in!
e. etc. etc.

The reason for not changing to a Saturday is: -

a. Down to you lot to come up with a reason!

Let me know what you all think


Monday, 5 January 2009


Hi All,

I have just been advised that the weekend of the Wales trip is my annual Insurance awards dinner which I have to attend. Sorry to let you down and will obviously pay any monies that you are unable to recover. It is usually the last Friday in February so had not anticipated being away.


Thursday, 1 January 2009

Saturday 3rd January 2009 AMTB Ride

Anyone who is up for gentle 2009 outing on the bikes are welcome to join myself and Fuz for a gentle) New Year's AMTB ride. No time has been set in stone or route, so anyone who is interested please reply to the blog with suitable times and suggestions.