Fear not we are still around,!

I’ve had a relatively quiet Feb and March, although I have been on some gentle walks out in the Peaks but nothing more than a walk along Curbar/Froggatt Edge.

On the plus side, I have been rebuilding the bike; I’d stripped it down to just a frame and given it a bit a well needed polish. I’d sent my Pace RC40’s off for a service and have installed them back on the bike removing the Marzocchi triple clamp Shivers, I’ve also removed the Race Face DownHill cranks replacing them with XT cranks and removed the Race Face Diablous Stem, replacing it with a Race Face Deus XC stem … hopefully it’ll feel alot lighter to ride but I’m also wanting a lighter wheelset than the Mavc 321 rims and a lighter rear shock as the 215mm 5th Element is a heavy beast.

This weekend (16/17 March 2012) there’s a group of us wandering over to Snowdon again, providing the weather is ok we’ll be walking up to the Summit via Crib Goch, failing that we’ll go on one of the easier routes, we’ll proably follow the Pyg Track all the way if it comes to it.  Walkers will be, as usual,  Marv, Ginette, Guy, Little Chris, and myself … but we’re joined by Al, Elaine (who very recently celerbrated her half century …. but ssshh, keep it quiet!) , Carly and Theresa. we normally only see Carly and Theresa at the climbing wall on Thursday evenings, but luckily they’ve got the jist of our sense of humour so they shouldn’t be surprised at any antic behaviour that may occur !

Written by Chris

I'm a young 45 yrs old, born and bred in and around Mansfield Woodhouse. I biked throughout my childhood, but like many, I took a break for a few years when I first started working. By the time I was 23 I was riding again and started to get into...
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