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    Saturday MTB ride Godalming 11.04.2009



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    Saturday MTB ride Godalming 11.04.2009

    Post  chris on Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:04 pm

    The Details:

    Meeting Place: Godalming railway station
    Timing: Meet 0845 for 0900 departure
    Duration: Training ride - 3 hours
    Difficulty: Red/Difficult
    Ascent: 3 big climbs
    Tea Stop: NONE. Bring enough food and drink for 3+ hours continuous riding
    Average Speed/Pace Style: 11mph (not full out but not hanging around either)
    Distance: Approx 25 - 30 miles
    Route: Bramley, Blackheath, Newlands Corner, Shere, Winterfold, Bramley, Godalming
    Ride Organiser: Chris Hunt

    This is not a beginner ride. It will be faster and longer, and therefore tougher, than a Sunday ride.
    "Rolling catch-ups" instead of stop-and-wait/chat will be the order of the day.
    On saying all that though, if you're up for a fast'un on Saturday morning: I'll see you at the station.


    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.

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

    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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