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    Thoughts on a UK Nicolai group ride weekend in June

    What are the thoughts on as many Nicolai peeps as possible getting together some where for a weekend of great riding...

    I am not really at all a selfish prick, but am going to sound like one I am coming to Europe for work in June, so am wanting this weekend of riding to be sometime in June...

    Where is a great riding spot /s that a gathering can take place? Please come forward with some suggestions if you are keen or think this could be gotten off of the ground...

    As yet am not 100% on dates for June, but will lock these down as soon as is possible...

    Look forward to hearing some suggestions.... Trails wanted where by there is F All climbing involved but copious amounts of down hill single track ...... (oh am already stressing as to what bike to bring )
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    I'm in. Don't care where we ride, ill follow the masses

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianpinder
    I'm in. Don't care where we ride, ill follow the masses
    Sweet as. Am keen to try a different area, last time it was out and about from Head For The Hills....

    Would love some more techy riding... And where it is easiest for most to meet....

    Need to somehow get some peeps down from Scotland
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    A trip back in time.....







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    Could you not come up to Scotland and get some real good single track? ;-)

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    Definetely sounds good to me.

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    2 Tone = Could be done if it is the concensus of the majority...
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    If its southern Scotland,Might be able to stay at a mates,will have to post bike up and then fly up.

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    If it's a weekend away, I might be up for Scotland - any weekend bar the one nearest the 5th as it's the wifes birthday.

    Other than that, anywhere between Surrey & the Lakes will do me

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    Well I'd defo be up for lakes always wanted to ride there or if scotland
    Ae, malbie all well south and on the main route up north, M6.

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    I'd be up for a road trip to Gods country Scotland . Golspie, Laggan Wolftrax and Fort Bill with everything from wild Highland epics to WC downhill tracks complete with uplift and chairlifts available at certain resorts . YeeHaa count me in.

    Off to the Mega at the end of June so it'll depend on what dates everyone decides on but I'll try my best to make it.

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    Nicolai's.

    Laggan or Fort Bill.

    what's the point of having all that travel and not using it all hahaha....

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    Would Love to join the fun but two and a bit weeks of June will be spent in the Alps.

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    What weekend is better, 18 / 19th of June or the following weekend?
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    Me and Kermit are up for it :-)

    Hard core trails in the Surrey Hills :-) Take a look at the link these photo's where taken about 5 min's ride from the L-Hill tower...

    http://www.singletrackworld.com/foru...p-near-abinger

    Geetee will back me up on this but we now have an even larger network of amazing trails on our doorstep two hills we did not even touch last time with some trails that a year ago did not even exist ! There is a video on line of Geetee in the snow playing on one of the trails. Also 2 weekends ago we rode Pitch Hill and there where 3 other Nicolai's out without even planing a meet...
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    LOL... Surrey hills. You need mountains man !!!!

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    I'm pretty much up for anywhere to be fair.

    18th/19th June should be good too.

    BTW whats Swinley forest like as I have a Dualathon there in June too

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    TLR you're being obnoxious again.

    The riding here is as good as anywhere in the UK it's just different.

    We don't have the same views or the same altitude gain, but having ridden all over the UK and in other parts of the world, I still have as much fun riding on Surrey Hills as I have done anywhere else.

    One thing I do know for sure and that's that the trails on Surrey Hills are a heck of a lot better than the graded, built tarmac strips we get at most purpose built trail centres.

    Whafe - if you want to experience the best UK riding has to offer then DO NOT ride at a trail centre.

    Go into the mountains and you will be blown away by the beauty of it all. Lakes, Highlands or Wales. Just not a trail centre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972
    TLR you're being obnoxious again.

    The riding here is as good as anywhere in the UK it's just different.

    We don't have the same views or the same altitude gain, but having ridden all over the UK and in other parts of the world, I still have as much fun riding on Surrey Hills as I have done anywhere else.

    One thing I do know for sure and that's that the trails on Surrey Hills are a heck of a lot better than the graded, built tarmac strips we get at most purpose built trail centres.

    Whafe - if you want to experience the best UK riding has to offer then DO NOT ride at a trail centre.

    Go into the mountains and you will be blown away by the beauty of it all. Lakes, Highlands or Wales. Just not a trail centre.

    While I agree with most of what your saying, not that I have ridden in surrey, The torridon loop and the old man of stoy are just two that are well worth the considerible trip north. However all the 7 stains, infact all the scottish trail centres, have so many other trails other than the tarmac highways you speak off. You just have to know where they are as most are closely guarded secrects to keep the weekenders off them. (plus you can get a cake at the end)

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    I think going for the most knarley terrain will probably also mean its the most difficult for a lot of peeps especially those in the SE to get to so its a bit of a compromise really. I had a wicked day out on the last one - not cos we rode anything super knarley (although I do like me a bit of N Downs action) but more because it was fun meeting up with a load of Nicolai bods. Im keen for a meet up and will just go with the consensus.
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    but more because it was fun meeting up with a load of Nicolai bods
    Bingo! That's what it should be about.

    Having said that I think Whafe would seriously love the high places we have to offer. It would be nice to show him the wilderness.

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    Cairngorm loop. B and B in Aviemore. Job done.

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    Yep, in the end for me, it would be about catching up with as many of you on here as possible. We need to assess who is an axe murderer...

    No seriously, I will go anywhere that the most people can get to.....

    Be keen to see some new trails near by where we rode last time....
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    Dude, if it came across like I didnt enjoy the riding last time, that is incorrect, had an absolute blast.... Was meaning more rocky tech type stuff from the view point that we dont have much of that terrain in New Zealand...

    Could always have a Nicolai get together in New Zealand

    If Surrey Hills is the best spot for the concensus, am all cool and the gang...



    Quote Originally Posted by 5c0tty
    Me and Kermit are up for it :-)

    Hard core trails in the Surrey Hills :-) Take a look at the link these photo's where taken about 5 min's ride from the L-Hill tower...

    http://www.singletrackworld.com/foru...p-near-abinger

    Geetee will back me up on this but we now have an even larger network of amazing trails on our doorstep two hills we did not even touch last time with some trails that a year ago did not even exist ! There is a video on line of Geetee in the snow playing on one of the trails. Also 2 weekends ago we rode Pitch Hill and there where 3 other Nicolai's out without even planing a meet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Yep, in the end for me, it would be about catching up with as many of you on here as possible. We need to assess who is an axe murderer... ..
    Oh ohh, better not do any Jung profiling then

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    I am not bothered where we go.Be good to meet some of you.
    I would be happy with South Wales,Afan forest and a trip to Brechfa,Not been to Brechfa but heard good things about the Rowan Sorrel designed trail.

    Scotland is a nice thought,but a massive Journey for a lot of us.

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    Speak for yourself Sam.
    The last time I met someone off this forum he was a right weirdo......


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    On the other hand I'm intrigued to see what TLR looks like.

    Any guesses anyone?

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    I'm a fukkn MINGER mate....... Didn't you know ?

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    Not been to Brechfa but heard good things about the Rowan Sorrel designed trail.
    All respect to Rowan but Brecfa is a f**k of a long way for anyone to get to, even those living in the south and it's really not all that great. I certainly wouldn't make the trip back there just for that.

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    thought it was about avoiding trail centres ?

    told you, Cairngorm Loop, stay in Aviemore - Lends itself to Laggan and Fort Bill easily too....

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    Nan Bield Pass in the Lake District would be my suggestion. Not saying it's any better than the Highlands but it is more central.

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    Nan Bield is a lovely cycle - I lived in the Lakes [Grange over Sands] from '83 till '91 and rode that route a number of times. Usually started in Staveley. It does [from memory] involve a bit of hike-a-bike however...........? unless it's changed / footpath's have improved ?

    It's central with loads of choice, but inclememt Lakes weather may foul the weekend........

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    It's still hike a bike from Small Water to the top. There was some footage recently on the Mojo Diaries blog I think, of some guys riding down that section. It's looks like they were having to pick their lines very carefully!

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    thought as much - Doubt they'd permit bridleway build on that section. It's a nice wee technical section, but there's better up here

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm100
    Speak for yourself Sam.
    The last time I met someone off this forum he was a right weirdo......
    lol - is there any good stuff Sheffield way - thats middlish isnt it
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm100
    Speak for yourself Sam.
    The last time I met someone off this forum he was a right weirdo......

    LOL

    Good Salesman though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972
    All respect to Rowan but Brecfa is a f**k of a long way for anyone to get to, even those living in the south and it's really not all that great. I certainly wouldn't make the trip back there just for that.
    And Scotland isnt.

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    Come on lads, lets get some locations narrowed down.... Once we get a few choices, we can then work out how many would come down from Scotland / Wales, or how many would come up to Scotland etc... Or where is a central location that suits those up and those down so to speak....
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    Here is a list of Nicolai owners from a while back, fair few here from the UK, how many are interested and keen as?
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    Am thinking we may well be able to get 15 Nicolai bikes and riders to this ride.... Yeah ha
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    Hummer ss
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    If its south of the border which of the above-mentioned would be more suitable than the AM ?

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    TLR has a good point the cairngorm loop it is possibly one of the best trails in britian, however, surelly the lakes is a good should some increadible riding, check out any adam bryton section of any video. and it's the most central for everyone. Good cake I hear too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
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    Ha HA,Is that a BMX

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Ha HA,Is that a BMX
    Yep, but it is a sick great BMX to ride, it is dialed is the Wolfhound....
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    I am up for it within a sensible distance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry AM
    I am up for it within a sensible distance!
    Garry, can you define sensible distance for us?

    Lads, what is a sensible distance to drive in the UK?

    Hence working out where a central awesome spot is...

    The good thing with Surrey last time was we could cover loads of trails and areas, stop for lunch on the way etc etc... Was really good in regards to covering loads of trails and areas...
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    Come on fella's.

    Suggestions, a Kiwi wants to get this in motion....
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    Come on fella's.

    Suggestions, a Kiwi wants to get this in motion....
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