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Grasshoppe-
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Post Sunday 29th april rideout
on: April 29, 2012, 19:18
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Hi and a very wet thumbs up to this mornings ride out to Wells. We were a single group of riders including Peter R, Terry Meddler on his big scooter, myself, Hamish, and another bloke on a big Beemer whose name escapes me. Funny thing is that i have known terry for years via the bike fraternity, but had no idea that he was a Nammer. Small world.
I learnt a lot again. The pace was sparkly, and I noticed a lot of difference from an observed ride so to speak. I kept up easily to be honest, and was reminded of how well spent the hours have been making sure that my bike is set up properly regarding suspension, chain tension and lube, and that it has lots of depth of good quality rubber on the tyres. It makes a big difference, bikes are funny old things, and on a day like today, wearing good riding gear, it can be a real buzz......that is until something goes horribly wrong in the blink of an eye for some reason, ............and it is then that buying new rubber before you have used up that last couple of millimeters will give you the edge, and very probably save your life...........
Next time that you are out there, have a think about how it handles, and there may well be an improvement to be had. In fact you can be riding a bike that handles like a donkey cart, get used to it, and then stop noticing.
Oh, one last thing, Terry has suggested a ride on this wednesday at 10.00am from Drayton rd petrol station. All welcome, so go on, throw a sickie and come along!!! See ya!

BladeVFR
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Post Re: Sunday 29th april rideout
on: April 29, 2012, 21:34
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The guy on the Beemer was Alan.

Nigel, thanks for doing a write up - a timely reminder to everyone to make sure their bike is fit to ride.

A ride in today's conditions is one to be endured as well as enjoyed, and useful for the experience of the kind of riding needed in poor weather.

The silver lining was seeing Wells at it's wild, wet and windy best! I know it shouldn't, but it was good to see my windsurfing buddies looking wetter and colder than me. 🙂 I also enjoyed the delicious hot sausage roll and hot chocolate before heading home and beating the worst of the rain.

Off to Yorkshire next weekend - wahoo!!!

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