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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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    Tavi woodlands,Dirt 1.04,Super tavi as its known down here.

    Checkout http://www.woodlandriders.com/

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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.
    you must of rode in the wet! in the brief occasions its dry the red and black runs are both super fun!

    As a place to meet lots of people i would rule it out though as it is in the middle of nowhere! The black start is especially hard to find and isn't exactly the george best for phone signal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve
    lol - is there any good stuff Sheffield way - thats middlish isnt it
    warners- mainly dh trails
    Lee quarry - fun bits to session but not really a full day loop.
    Stainburn - see above
    Gisburn - tidy sized loop with uber fun roller coaster section also a 'kinda' dh track with drops and jumps.

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    Just thought I'd offer my neck of the woods check out www.blackcanoncollective.co.uk Whafe it's not rocky though more the sort of riding you get in NZ.

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    Garry - thanks for posting the link, looks like some good trails in there, indeed very similar to NZ.... Are there many other trails etc near by...

    My main request is to ride an area where by we can get as many Nicolai riders as possible, the stokage will be great in my opinion.... So please keep the suggestions coming forward, so as we can narrow them down with some consensus...

    shakey akey - Gisburn, how long is a tidy loop?
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    Plenty of other trails near by and South Wales is an hour and a half away, in the car, Or in the other direction UK Bike park at Blandford

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    Whafe, You're going to have your work cut out on this one! Geographically it's a nightmare as you have two major groups of owners, one in the South and one in the North with only a few scattered owners in between. Plus there's a distance of 500 miles or so between owners and it covers 4 countries Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales!

    Might be better off telling us where you're going to be which I'm assuming would be somewhere near London village so we can narrow it down a bit .

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    Yes hear you on the length and breadth of the country... However something can be worked out, everything starts with a thought..

    I organised a Titus ride in the US of A (Fruita, Moab) and we got a great turnout, people from Europe, Canada etc....

    All I am getting at is, yes it is a pain to sort and orgamanise ( ) but the rewards of catching up with mtb peeps is always awesome, I have found this to be the case all over the planet....

    My work will not be in London village at all, will fly in there for sure, but then will be gone.

    I am willing to travel where ever the consensus wish to meet. I just need to plan ahead, hence the need to get it narrowed down...

    Thoughts everyone?


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    Whafe, You're going to have your work cut out on this one! Geographically it's a nightmare as you have two major groups of owners, one in the South and one in the North with only a few scattered owners in between. Plus there's a distance of 500 miles or so between owners and it covers 4 countries Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales!

    Might be better off telling us where you're going to be which I'm assuming would be somewhere near London village so we can narrow it down a bit .
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    With the timing so close to my hols I can't see me getting down South for a pedal so I'll vote for Aviemore . Great place, great outdoor vibe and lots of accessible riding .

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    It would be good to get a view on where everyone who is keen is located in the uk (roughly) to get some traction on this. Stick a pin in this map so we can start to get a consensus on where would work for the most people. Note this is only for people keen to do this ride

    http://pininthemap.com/69ca965a52419b1bf

    Click the (add extra pin to this map) below the map then right click to add - just click on the map dont bother with the postcode stuff... its to get a rough idea

    edit - master password is karve
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    Just dropped a pin . Luckily the password was easy to figure out .

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdr08
    Just dropped a pin . Luckily the password was easy to figure out .
    LOL dammit i didnt realise it was using that password for everyone

    password is - karve - post edited above
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    Looks like you only get 2 pins for free !
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5c0tty
    Looks like you only get 2 pins for free !
    Er possibly not the best plan ive ever had

    lets go low tech and do a list and ill whack em on a map

    Karve - Essex - SE
    5c0tty - Surrey - SE
    sdr08 - Scotland

    copy paste add yourself - u get the idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve
    Er possibly not the best plan ive ever had

    lets go low tech and do a list and ill whack em on a map

    Karve - Essex - SE
    5c0tty - Surrey - SE
    sdr08 - Scotland
    two tone - anywhere north of manchester but scotland would be best

    copy paste add yourself - u get the idea
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    Karve - Essex - SE
    5c0tty - Surrey - SE
    sdr08 - Scotland
    two tone - anywhere north of manchester but scotland would be best
    Norcosam-Cornwall-SW

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    If I was hooking up with any overseas bikers I would want to show them the best....

    I know that the Kiwi's would do the same.

    Got to be the Highlands for both biking and scenery!

    Laggan, Golspie,FW, Cairngorm's..Torridon all close to each other and prime example's of Scottish Trail centres and true All Mountain riding.

    Easy flight from most UK airports to Inverness and drivable for all the east coast boys and Northerners.

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    I am greedy, I want the most people to all hook up, along with the best riding....

    Who would commit to Inverness area?

    Kbrembo - when you say true AM riding, is that loads of jumps, structures etc etc?
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    Who has ridden here, if so, what is it like please?

    http://www.highlandwildcat.com/index.php
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    What about the black trail @ Laggan Wolftrax, looks like a lot of fun, some cool bits to session would there not be?
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    I kind of agree with 'them up there'.
    I live pretty central from everyone but I've not made the suggestion we meet here because I would be embarrassed to show you the ridding here!

    Chaps if Whafe's coming all that way he surely deserves to be shown the best ridding the UK has got to offer? There is nowhere in the UK that can rival the highlands for scenery and riding that's for sure.
    You could also pop along to fort bill and have a lazy afternoon using the uplift. Those wagon wheels would graze on the rock gardens for breakfast!

    I'm keeping quiet about committing to anywhere as unfortunately I'm not sure if I'll be in the UK at the time, but I'm certainly following the thread.

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    Again lads, I am keen to go where we get the most people to attend, having a big group ride means the trails are not so so important, to have both would be great... But getting the most people out together is a HUGE thing we need to aim for....

    I am only flying 24 hours in the air, I am willing to go anywhere more or less in UK, Wales, Scotland... I am a Kiwi, I will make it happen.... If nothing comes to fruition, I am heading to Cornwall area....

    I have been going hard on Youtube for videos or trails, there are a good many....
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    Laggan is fun, but the routes are short which means multiples to make a days riding. There is also some uplift available for the hangover/tired/etc.
    Its surprisingly good in the pishing rain so makes an excellent bad weather option for when the real Scottish rides are unavailable.
    Aviemore area really does have some of the best options in the country/world... especially if you can line up a little local knowledge...

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    bring AVON skin-so-soft....

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    I live in Kent. Would be up for riding in scotland

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    Whafe... for me "true AM" is all mountain...out there in the wilds, huge natural downhills etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6JnQjvjrhg

    Wildcat is Golspie and it's fantastic with something for everyone.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAwBTcRfDqY

    Inverness has loads of "secret spots"

    http://www.pinkbike.com/video/88760/

    I am happy to help with "guiding" while in the Highlands

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    HOLD ON, HOLD ON! can i just make sure that before anything is arranged in exchange for you riding over here we ALL get to come to New Zealand? ;D

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    I like your style

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeyakey
    HOLD ON, HOLD ON! can i just make sure that before anything is arranged in exchange for you riding over here we ALL get to come to New Zealand? ;D
    Well well well....

    I can tell you right now, if a group of you made a trip to NZ, I can assure you I will take time off work and go on a road trip...

    The offer is always there to come down under.... Have so so much to have you ride over here in our awesome country...
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    Is this happening or what folks?

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    yup i'm free and will follow the masses,

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    Hi All. I am confirmed re coming to the UK, the weekend at this point I will be riding will be 1st, 2nd & 3rd of July... To be honest, I lost a bit of faith in where the most people could meet etc...

    I had not been down to the Camborne area of the UK, thought that could be a blast...

    So again, can we please try and get some concensus on an area to ride and have a great meet up etc etc....
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    Check out page 35 of the latest Mountain Biking UK on 3 of the best UK Uplift Services...

    They say: FlyUp DH, Forest of Dean, Uplift Scotland, Innerleithen & Dartmoor Cycles, Gawton....

    Is one of these places well worth heading to?
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    i should be available that weekend but almost certainly restricted to scotland as i'm working away from home during the week at the moment so weekends are generally family time
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    Gawton is far down the south west, ok for sam but not much good for any one else however it is excellent. The uplift last time I was there was only good for 6 people. Forest of Dean is more central and very good 7 different tracks.

    Don't know much about the Scottish one. Like I said I'm easy.

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    I'm heading to the Mega that weekend so can't make it but I'll be sure to give you boys a toot and a wave as I drive past .

    Whafe, The Goodwood Festival of Speed is on that weekend which might be something you'd appreciate.

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    dipper, you are only 500 miles away from norcosam.....

    How do we get some concensus on a place to meet????

    How many would head up to Scotland for a group ride for the weekend?
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    I'm not sure that I would be able to make Scotland as its rather a long way and I don't have enough holiday spare to make a longer trip from it....
    I rode the Forest of Dean the other week and it was good and could make it to South or North Wales.
    I know its on my door step well almost but there is so much still to offer everybody in the Surrey Hills :-) Geetee showed me some trails that I had never seen before the other week and I have been ridding the area for the last 15 years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    dipper, you are only 500 miles away from norcosam.....

    How do we get some concensus on a place to meet????

    How many would head up to Scotland for a group ride for the weekend?
    'only'! it's easier to hop on a flight in aberdeen and meet someone in the alps(no sdr i'm not going to the mega!) than it is to travel 500miles south by car! On saying that if there were a few lads from up here keen id consider it
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    just back from a week in the 7 stanes and last sunday's uplift day at innerleithen.

    cracking weather, hot dry and dusty - incredible !

    whafe - are you wanting dh / trail mix or xc ? so many scottish options.

    for reference, i spoke to SO many UK Southerners at GT and Inners during the week who reckoned GT was technical !!!!

    this demonstrates the limited appeal of riding in the South of England....

    www.7stanes.gov.uk

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    Actually it demonstrates the limited appeal of your opinion in this matter.

    Come down here and ride with us. We can kick your arse and give a practical demonstration of how good the riding is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    just back from a week in the 7 stanes and last sunday's uplift day at innerleithen.

    cracking weather, hot dry and dusty - incredible !

    whafe - are you wanting dh / trail mix or xc ? so many scottish options.

    for reference, i spoke to SO many UK Southerners at GT and Inners during the week who reckoned GT was technical !!!!

    this demonstrates the limited appeal of riding in the South of England....

    www.7stanes.gov.uk
    And you elected to stay there for a whole week?! 1 day a year at GT is enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper
    And you elected to stay there for a whole week?! 1 day a year at GT is enough for me.
    2 days at GT, 1 uplift day at Inners, 1 morning on Traquair XC, 1 day at Kirroughtree, 1 day in Edinburgh, etc.....

    Brilliant week of sunshine and dusty trails

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    Whafe, we are never going to be able to choose between us. It's your trip, you decide where you want to. Those who can make it will make it. Some might even go out of their way to make it.

    But at the end of the day you need to choose.

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    Just logged back on after a 1 and 1/2 yrs hiatus and the same peeps are still around and a meet coming up ... ... I see you have been busy with your collection, Whafe ...

    Let me just update those numbers ... and splitting the group into North and South ... if someone has a better idea ... pls re-post the numbers ... have also assumed those in the South are not able to make it to the North ans vice versa ... if you can pls amend and put your names where ever applicable ...

    SOUTH
    Karve - Essex - SE
    5c0tty - Surrey - SE
    chinaman - Surrey - SE
    Norcosam-Cornwall-SW

    NORTH
    sdr08 - Scotland
    two tone - anywhere north of manchester but scotland would be best

    I will need to wait till a little later to see if I can make it up North ...
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