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    Sunday MTB ride 26 July (Godalming)

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    Sunday MTB ride 26 July (Godalming)

    Post  Mark on Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:41 am

    Meet at 0845 for a 9am rideaway from Godalming Station. Uncertain of route at the moment because of the weather but either a ride up in Winterfold (3.5-4hrs) exploring some of the MTB singletrack up there or a blast around the well draining commons if wet (2.5-3hrs)

    The Details:

    Meeting Place: Godalming railway station/Care for Health
    Timing: Meet 0845 for 0900 departure
    Duration: Medium or Long (2.5-4 hours)
    Difficulty: Blue/Red Difficult
    Ascent: Plenty on the red, not so much on the blue.
    Tea Stop: None. Bring enough food and drink for the ride and way home
    Average Speed/Pace Style: Brisk social pace if the group can manage
    Distance: Approx 20/27 miles
    Route: Winterfold (Peaslake) or The Surrey Hills east commons
    Ride Organiser: Mark Reynolds

    This is aimed at all levels of rider who ride fairly regularly and are not novice. If you are uncertain if this is for you then call me on 07765 402958


    VCGH MTB KEYS

    The keys below are relative to the types of ride that the club does and distances covered within the duration will be affected by the terrain, ascent, weather and ability of the group.

    DURATION KEY:
    Short - Up to 2 hours
    Medium - 2-3 hours
    Long - 3-4 hours
    Mini-epic - 4-5 hours
    Epic - 5+ hours

    DIFFICULTY KEY
    -Green/Easy - Rides with very low risk, but may include short, more difficult sections. Shallow climbs and descents.
    -Blue/Moderate - Some loose surfaces, ruts, potholes and or tree roots. Shallow or moderate climbs, possibly including short sections of steeper climbs.
    -Red/Difficult - Unavoidable berms, boardwalks, large stones, moderate steps and drop offs. Cambers, water crossings and ''North Shore'' may be present. A wide range of steeper, tougher climbs and descents of a challenging nature.
    -Black/Severe - Unavoidable obstacles with large steps and drop-offs. There will be prolonged steep, loose and rocky surfaces. Some man made structures will be included. Can include exposed open hill sections. Any rideable or usable gradient, including steep loose, and rocky descents.
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    Re: Sunday MTB ride 26 July (Godalming)

    Post  Mark on Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:08 am

    thanks to all 8 of you that turned up and thanks to nigel for uploading the thurs night winterfold ride that we followed!

    i heard from neil who says he's feeling OK now. It was a bit worrying but at least he was stationary at the time and not bombing down that final descent into peaslake!
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    Re: Sunday MTB ride 26 July (Godalming)

    Post  ChrisH on Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:20 am

    Get well soon Neil!

    Thanks for leading a great ride, Mark. Is the route on the site or could you mail it? Not been round that way much and it was rather nice!

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    Re: Sunday MTB ride 26 July (Godalming)

    Post  Nigel E5 on Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:54 am

    Hi Mark

    I did part of that route with my wife on Sunday morning, She only rides out with me once or twice a year, she enjoyed the run down by the fence best.
    I must of missed you guys by minuets.
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    Re: Sunday MTB ride 26 July (Godalming)

    Post  Mark on Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:17 am

    we were at the top of the 'peaslake singletrack' section (with the tree crossing) for about 30 mins waiting for an ambulance after one of the guys blacked out (thankfully whilst stationary) so we must have come close to seeing you at that point.

    if you mean the run down by the barbed wire fence high up on the bank - yes that is a bit nicer than the alternative below! Going to keep an eye out for that instead of climbing below the next time i'm there....

    Chris - look for the link on the thurs night thread (Garmin Connect)


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    Re: Sunday MTB ride 26 July (Godalming)

    Post  ned on Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:21 pm

    Just a quick thanks to Mark and the group, as my first ride out with you guys I was a bit apprehensive my pace wasn't going to be up to scratch but I think it worked out ok and was a thoroughly enjoyable morning. Also good to hear that Neil is ok. I hope to join another Sunday ride in a couple of weeks (in Rome this weekend) then join up with the club. I've just been out for another 22 miles tonight so I've obviously got the bug (though need some decent off road lights!)

    cheers,

    Andrew.

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    Re: Sunday MTB ride 26 July (Godalming)

    Post  Nigel E5 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:57 am

    Mark
    Did you have a look at the switch backs section on winterfold as I hear the they have grubbed up, I haven't been up there for a few weeks.
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    Re: Sunday MTB ride 26 July (Godalming)

    Post  Mark on Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:58 am

    are you talking abou the bit which was in MBR mag (with Roo?)? If so nope. didn't ride it.

    rode 99% of your gps (missed gone in 60 secs as entrance was unclear)

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