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    jow

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    Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  jow on Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:51 am

    Hi,

    Trying to gauge potential interest in a weekend trip to South Wales in April/May. The plan would be to head over early on the Saturday and stay in a B&B overnight.

    Most likely destination would be Afan and will try to fit in 3 of the main trails over the weekend.

    Let me know if you're interested.

    Cheers

    James
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    Re: Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  Mark on Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:22 pm

    hmmmmmm. scratch

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    Post  schpleep on Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:30 am

    Hi James,

    Afan is always a good idea!

    I was actually planning to relocate at least one of this years Saturday rides down that way.

    An overnight trip would be ideal, although I was thinking of the (more frugal) camping and barbecue option.

    With camping in mind I'd be looking at May realistically, which isn't a bad thing if you're up for riding 3-4 trails in 2 days (more light and more time to get fit for it Wink

    Let's try and co-ordinate dates to avoid confusion.

    Cheers

    Lee
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    On_One_Ti_456

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    Re: Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  On_One_Ti_456 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:23 pm

    I might be up for this as well.

    stevep

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    Post  stevep on Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:00 pm

    sounds good to me, depending on dates, may is well busy for me with kids hols etc but i'm up for camping option, especially with the bbq!!!

    maybe 2nd weekend?!?

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    Re: Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  schpleep on Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:04 am

    There's a Saturday ride in the diary for Sat 9th May.

    Shall we make it a Wales one then?

    Lee

    jow

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    Re: Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  jow on Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:56 am

    Definitely agree that we should do the camping option - although never had the best of luck with South Wales weather!

    9th May not great for me as I won't have access to a car, but 16th is clear.

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    Post  Mark on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:03 am

    car sharing should resolve your lack of car on those dates so are the dates OK with you?

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    Post  jow on Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:38 am

    Car sharing is good for me - the 9th it is then!

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    Re: Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  stevep on Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:05 pm

    hmmmmm, I know i said the second week, but the 9th is my daughters 4th birthday. Shocked Embarassed

    I'll see what the wife says. wish me luck. I'll let you know as soon as....

    if its a yes I can drive and have cookers and stuff, but only a one man tent. can take three bikes and bods tho.
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    Re: Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  On_One_Ti_456 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:57 pm

    On_One_Ti_456 wrote:I might be up for this as well.

    ...but not the 9th Evil or Very Mad

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    Post  stevep on Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:25 pm

    Ok, I hate to think what this is going to cost me in the long run but i can do either the 9th or the 16th Very Happy

    Are we nearly there yet Question
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    Re: Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  On_One_Ti_456 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:05 am

    What date was decided for this in the end? Was it the 9th or the 16th May? Who's in who's out?
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    Post  Mark on Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:49 pm

    i think that permissions allowing (and whatever the final date is), that i will be coming down on the sunday with greg rather than coming down for the weekend..

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    Post  stevep on Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:25 am

    I can do either the 9th or the 16th, but 16th would suit better due to birthdays etc.

    although I am quite interested in the Crickhowell Merida on the 16th, yes it's two weeks after the Gorrick 100 but hey.

    anyone up for the Merida and is anyone doing the gorrick?

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    Post  Mark on Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:59 am

    i think lees up for teh merida.

    chris hunt will be at the gorrick. possibly rob m as well and a couple of ther faces?

    i will return to gorricks one day. need to start riding a bike again first... Embarassed

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    Post  stevep on Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:11 am

    i'll look out for chris and rob there, although i wont be keeping up, no doubt i'll see them a couple of times as they pass me!

    whats up, sniffles, or too busy?
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    Re: Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  Mark on Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:50 am

    both... one causes the other i think! the little'uns are forever ill and shake things off quick whereas i get them and they stay thanks to work stress etc. 1 2 3 ahhh. poor me..

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    Re: Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  stevep on Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:50 am

    i know exactly where you're going with that one. i was off the bike from september through to january with one thing or another, but ultimately it was can'tbearseditis. just one good day on the bike will bring back the mojo.
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    Re: Welsh Trail Centre Visit

    Post  RobM on Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:53 pm

    Actually, I shan't be doing Gorricks, or any XC racing this year...am focussing on LVRC road races and, come September, 10 days of hell in the Alps for the Cent Cols Challenge http://www.centcolschallenge.com/

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    Post  kevinjoy@frensham-heights on Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:30 am

    did we decide on a date? I would love to come but need a definite date. Is it the 9th or 16th?
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    Post  Mark on Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:25 pm

    dunno kev. it's james driving this.

    it is a bit like herding cats!

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    Post  stevep on Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:51 pm

    pushing water uphill with a rake you mean? Rolling Eyes

    anyway I'm up for the 16th over the 9th but I'm still considering the merida on the same weekend. I think Lee was thinking about it but not sure.

    i just need a push in a particular direction really. confused

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    Finally.....

    Post  jow on Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:46 am

    sorry for not replying sooner but been busy at work and home.

    Looks like the weekend will be the 16th-17th May - the options are to either stay overnight (camping) or to do a day trip.

    How many people are interested in the day trip or overnight? For a day trip would suggest that we do Whites Level, lunch at the mtb centre and then the Wall/Penhydd trails on the way.

    Website link below:

    http://www.mbwales.com/en/content/cms/centres/afan_forest_park/afan_forest_park.aspx

    I don't have access to a car on the Saturday, so would need to hitch a lift.

    Cheers

    James

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