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Old 21st December 2011   #3051
dancing james
 
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TF Tuned Forks are awesome. The new fork was leaking oil, when I reported this to them they arranged a courier to collect the fork on Monday this week. I just had a call from them, and they have completely serviced it and upgraded the seals, fork will be back with me by Thursday. All done for free under warranty.

Just really impressed with the service, I would definitely use them again.
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Old 21st December 2011   #3052
gabes
 
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Nice! and that was quick!
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Old 21st December 2011   #3053
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yep, really prompt service

they also said to invert the bike before pumping the negative air chamber
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Old 21st December 2011   #3054
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Anyone up for Swinley on Saturday - Brent is taking another skills session, so I hope to be there for 9.30, would anyone else want to meet for a ride at around mid day?
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Old 21st December 2011   #3055
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maybe...
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Old 22nd December 2011   #3056
Howarddonor
James - can anyone rock up to the skills session, or does it need to be booked? Would be up for skills training, for sure.
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Old 22nd December 2011   #3057
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Brent is cool with us just rocking up, 9.30 swinley car park, how are you planning on getting out there - train to martins heron?
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Old 22nd December 2011   #3058
Howarddonor
Train to MH then ride over I guess - you?
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Old 22nd December 2011   #3059
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train too, best to get in the bike carriage at the rear not front of the train as it stops nearer the exit from the station (assuming you are coming from London)
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Old 22nd December 2011   #3060
Howarddonor
Yeah that's right, will get on at Waterloo. Looking to get the 7.50 arriving at MH at 8.47. Next one, 8.20, gets in 9.17 leaving it a bit tight.
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Old 22nd December 2011   #3061
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get the later one, its ten mins from martins heron to the lookout
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Old 22nd December 2011   #3062
Howarddonor
Yup? OK cool - will see you on the train, if not I'll give you call. Looking forward to it.
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Old 22nd December 2011   #3063
jbwilliamz
Brighton Big Dog, anyone?
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Old 23rd December 2011   #3064
gabes
 
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Won't be making it to swinley tomorrow, I have a lovely dose of the flu. New year then...
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Old 27th December 2011   #3065
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so what day can people do swinley this week?
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Old 27th December 2011   #3066
Sainsburys Eddonor
 
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I'm running 20 miles along routes you couldn't cycle...

See you in the new year
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Old 27th December 2011   #3067
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is that the one you tried to ride last year?
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Old 27th December 2011   #3068
tom.
Today is Tuesday, so... Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Maybe early on Tuesday too.
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Old 27th December 2011   #3069
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road session tomorrow and possibly thursday, so how about friday or saturday?

the brakes and fork are now fitted to the lynskey so all ready to roll
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Old 27th December 2011   #3070
Howarddonor
Friday could be done, will watch the thread.
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Old 28th December 2011   #3071
tom.
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road session tomorrow and possibly thursday, so how about friday or saturday?

the brakes and fork are now fitted to the lynskey so all ready to roll
Which road are you crawling around? Friday and/or Saturday is good.
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Old 28th December 2011   #3072
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tomrrow ascot and windsor
thursday possibly brighton (wintage ride on here)

am 60% through the Rapha festive 500km so need to get 190km done in the next 4 days
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Old 28th December 2011   #3073
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so Friday or Saturday for Swinley?
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Old 29th December 2011   #3074
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is that the one you tried to ride last year?
Yes, ran it yesterday morning and the same route that took me 2hrs took me 55 minutes!

Still have no idea how I carried my bike up some of those steps!
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Old 29th December 2011   #3075
Howarddonor
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so Friday or Saturday for Swinley?
I'm in for Friday morning.
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Old 29th December 2011   #3076
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skills session on Saturday morning

I will definitely do that

Will see how I feel this evening about going out tomorrow, just about to ride to Brighton right now
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Old 29th December 2011   #3077
tom.
I am definitely up for Saturday morning, but I think that I'm meant to be helping my sister move on Friday lunchtime. If someone wants to do an early/short ride on Friday, so that I could be back in London for a bit after midday, that could work.
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Old 29th December 2011   #3078
tom.
Anyone up for meeting at the Lookout at 8.17am? (so a 7.30am departure from London)?
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Old 29th December 2011   #3079
dancing james
 
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not really, shattered from brighton jaunt today
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Old 29th December 2011   #3080
tom.
If you're tired, have an early night, get up early tomorrow and we can do some crack-of-dawn MTBing.

Easy.
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Old 29th December 2011   #3081
Howarddonor
Unlikely...sorry. Too early for even me :(
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Old 30th December 2011   #3082
tom.
OK, what is the plan for tomorrow's ride? And is anyone interested in a New Year's Day ride (road or MTB) - preferably in the morning but not too early, so a 10am-ish meet?
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Old 30th December 2011   #3083
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tomorrow i will meet Brent for skills training at 9.30, this should be finished by approx 12

so either come for skills training or meet later for riding
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Old 30th December 2011   #3084
Howarddonor
New years day I'll be doing the Madison Cross at Herne Hill - just rock up, 6, two man team relay, race is an hour or so, MTBs welcome IIRC.
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Old 30th December 2011   #3085
Howarddonor
James, I'll let you know about Sat - I'm trying to get a road ride scheduled in but have a feeling it will fall through.
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Old 31st December 2011   #3086
Howarddonor
Road ride is on, will aim for mud next Sat. Have fun :)
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Old 3rd January 2012   #3087
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Who would be interested in doing a serious 3 day MTB skills course?

I have been looking at www.BetterRide.net as an information source.

The work with people from world champions to enthusiastic amateurs.

Would people want to do a 3 day course with them if a coach came over from the states?

More info here

http://betterride.net/mountainbikecl...ills-coaching/
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Old 3rd January 2012   #3088
unharmed
I may well be depending on timing/cost.
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Old 3rd January 2012   #3089
Howarddonor
Interested, again depending on timing / cost.
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Old 3rd January 2012   #3090
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Have a look at their website for approx costs.
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Old 3rd January 2012   #3091
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$620 for three days with someone who's probably never ridden in mud!

I'll pass, thanks.
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Old 3rd January 2012   #3092
j.m.f
James. what skills are you seeking to improve?
I am seeking more paid ride leading this year to use CTC Tech leader quali as I move into more self employed status.
come down and ride the Purbecks/ Wareham Forest and some other local areas , ill put you up here at Hogwarts self catering gratis club together with mates and pay me day rate for a guiding/instruction.serious offer p.m me for more details.
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Old 4th January 2012   #3093
Howarddonor
Anyone heading to Swinley this weekend (7th or 8th Jan)?
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Old 4th January 2012   #3094
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Just found out the nearest station to Chicksands is only 36 mins from Kings cross which is nice as my Van's been crippled by the LEZ. Any of you guys ever ride up there?

Heading up Saturday morning as reckon Epping will be soggy.
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Old 4th January 2012   #3095
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Don't know if anyone's familiar with this but just ordered a 28t one.

Hopefully will now be able to get up everything at Swinely on 1x9.

http://www.widgit.com.au/chainrings.html
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Old 4th January 2012   #3096
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i could be up for saturday.
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Old 4th January 2012   #3097
unharmed
I may be as well
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Old 4th January 2012   #3098
Howarddonor
Sat AM is good for me, need to be back in London for 2pm ish.
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Old 4th January 2012   #3099
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Jason

I would like to learn some drills etc to improve bike handling. A friend has been doing some skills training, which has been useful, but it tends to be a couple of hours at a time. From the betterride website it appears they have a lot of very focused drills and technical advice to help people improve.

It seems that many peoples attitude to MTB training is just to go and ride more, where as in most sports technical training is a huge part. Learning good skills to start with is much easier than correcting ingrained faults later on.

articles like http://betterride.net/blog/2010/moun...demonstration/

Show the difference between the conventional wisdom on MTB technique and the potential better practice. What I have learned from other sports and the training sessions with Brent is that time spent working on technique rather than just riding is a good investment.
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Old 4th January 2012   #3100
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Try Tony (Jedi) at UK Bike Skills for tuition. He's pretty much regarded as a bit of a don in MTB circles in the SE.

http://www.ukbikeskills.co.uk/
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