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  • Anyone fancy a Tweed Valley STW meet type thing?
  • Premier Icon Johnboy373
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    Thanks Goan. How will tomorrows trail be? I dont mind the distance but I a bit of a $hit bag at the first couple of descents.

    Premier Icon Smee
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    Have a look at the pictures on one of the earlier pages. It's not technical, it is pretty fast.

    Premier Icon dirtygirlonabike
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    bugger, i've been on leave for 2 weeks and forgotten about this as i've not been online 🙁

    Premier Icon Smee
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    Well you would appear to have remembered just in time… 😀

    Premier Icon dirtygirlonabike
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    i've got no transport and i've arranged to do a road ride tomorrow 😥

    Premier Icon radoggair
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    tomorrows ride, i'm the really good looking guy……. cant miss me

    Premier Icon Smee
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    You should wear some lead boots tomorrow fella. If the wind is like today – you're ****.

    Premier Icon radoggair
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    my ears do play an dis/advantage in the wind i suppose

    Premier Icon PaulGillespie
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    I'm planning on coming now. I'll be in a Grey Toyota Celica riding a Cannondale Rush. See you there!

    Premier Icon radoggair
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    i've got no transport and i've arranged to do a road ride tomorrow

    cancel the road, and do the forum ride, you know you wanna!!!!

    Where u travelling from??

    Premier Icon dirtygirlonabike
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    edinburgh, but as much as i'd love to, i can't let my friend down. damn my time off for not being online and remembering about this. at least the wind will be better than today, was bad enough running never mind riding!

    Premier Icon Smee
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    For those that are swithering, There is not a cloud in the sky and not a breath of wind out there today…

    Premier Icon swiss01
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    packing my van as we speak. weather looks great. switherers should get be getting out the door!

    Premier Icon robgarrioch
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    Wouldnt you know it, been up half the night while last nights meal deceided whether it liked being in my stomach or not (it didn't btw). Feeling fragile but coming anyway – want to at least see the way out. There's plenty chances to bail, eh?

    Premier Icon Smee
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    Thy Gypsy Glen loop is only around 10-12 miles or so and there are no real chances to bail on it. But plenty chances to go hide and have an evacuation.

    Once you get into GT the options for bailing are limitless.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    *packs some tissues for robgarrioch*

    Premier Icon Top Dog
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    great ride, sorry i had to bale after Gypsy Glen, sure glupton will have got you all lost by now anyway 🙂

    Premier Icon Smee
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    Quality ride with some epic skid marks being left.

    Premier Icon robgarrioch
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    Yes indeed, a fine way to spend a sunny Sunday morning. More kudos to George for bringing it together, and not a stack to be seen (up to Glentress at least??). Reckon that 1st climb through the heather may be THE new challenge. Some photo efforts from the day –

    A litle gnarl-stylin'

    And a few more here

    P.S. is Glentress dust actually the most penetrative substance on the planet?

    Premier Icon Kit
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    I didn't get many photos today, and they were mostly crap. Great ride thought! Don't feel shagged now as I did at the Hub.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gingerfox/

    Premier Icon IA
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    Assuming that steep bit thru the heather is where I think it is, you can avoid it.

    When going up through Cardrona forest, near the top you take a left on a fireroad split to come out the bottom of that steep climb up the side of the forest/fence? just go straight on the fire-road instead, you end up with a short singletrack climb to join the forest edge track after that horrid steep bit.

    Depends how you're getting to that point of course, you might not have gone up through the forest.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    Thanks all for a good ride – for those interested:

    Premier Icon big-chief-96
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    where is Tweed Valley?

    Premier Icon Smee
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    IA – why the hell would you want to avoid the steep bit? One day we'll make it up cleanly, until then we'll keep on trying.

    Premier Icon moremudplease
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    only one stack,big deek,on the epic,completely cracked his helmet,bruised head burst fingers n skint knee,but true to style he picked himself up and completed the hurl,had a good day and enjoyed the hurl,sees ya later

    Premier Icon moremudplease
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    hi there,used memory map to create a route card and the milage seems to work out,roughly 23 miles,wait for it,4949 feet of climbing,thats a big climbing day,that explains why the legs are sluggish

    Premier Icon Johnboy373
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    Looks like you's had a cracking day. From looking at the pictures you's got a great turn out. I done a bit of the west highland way it was a good day out although I got chased all the way home by the rain.

    Premier Icon bigdugsbaws
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    You must have read my mind mmp, was just going to ask if anyone knew!

    Anyway, great days riding thanks to Goan, the final decent on Gypsy Glen was a peach 😀

    Premier Icon radoggair
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    did everyone see how good i was today?? 😛

    Premier Icon radoggair
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    oh, and wound sex, you know its wrong but still think its ……………… !!!

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    Looks crap, I definately picked the right day to go out 😈

    Premier Icon Top Dog
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    17 was the count i think, good effort from everyone who turned up. Rewarded with great trails, great weather and great company

    Premier Icon Smee
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    radoggair – you're sticking it in the wrong gash mate.

    Premier Icon radoggair
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    radoggair – you're sticking it in the wrong gash mate.

    apologies, but, erm, whats the right gash, or we talking flaps again here?? 🙄

    Premier Icon Smee
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    I saw you eyeing up moremudpleases gash on him knee. Deviant. 😉

    Premier Icon Kit
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    did everyone see how good i was today??

    You were too fast and skillful to form an opinion from the back of the pack… 😉

    I fell off too, but keeping it quiet because I didn't draw enough blood for bandaging…

    Premier Icon moremudplease
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    woah,he wasn,t eying up me,moremudplease was on the stumpy fsr with the blue top and 3/4 bottoms,I am way out o radoggairs league sexually,that was big del with the skint knee

    Premier Icon Smee
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    You just didn't see him eyeing you up….

    Premier Icon moremudplease
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    purely male dna here,no gash

    Premier Icon househusband
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    used memory map to create a route card and the milage seems to work out,roughly 23 miles,wait for it,4949 feet of climbing,thats a big climbing day,that explains why the legs are sluggish

    Wasn't that much, not according to the GPS log from today:

    But then I missed out on doing as much of the red as some of you, and the black as Goan and I took a shortcut – but tired legs all round!

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