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paulb



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:47 pm    Post subject: Dalby Red route.... Reply with quote

just voicing people out to see how may of you fancy the red route at Dalby


its about 25 miles can be done in about 3-4 hours Not as hard as you might think and loads of fun.

just want to see how many of you fancy it and the we'll work out a good weekend to suit everyone


paul
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea Paul, I really think that this would be a great day out!!!!


I wouldn't be able to make it I'm afraid as the wife is a bit high dependence at the moment, but I hope some one could get some pics and post a write up of the day.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi paul,

Yeh i'd be up for this, been wanting to do the red route at dalby for a while now.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmmm. Sounds like a plan to me! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am up 4 that mate also.let us nw that wkend.... Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Defo up for that. We'll have to sort out some car sharing to make the 7 entry a bit easier to bear. I don't mind driving, though I'm getting a new car early April so might think differently about having a gang of muddy blokes in it! Seat covers might be needed!
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Gouldy



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Paul
Ill be up for that no problem.
Did it twice last year, is a very good day out. Can have a bit of fun at the bike park just under half way round. Just hope im off when you go Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice reaction to posting.....

will try to sort this out for early march that give everyone a 4-5 weeks to either sort out a day pass with the misses or your work shifts.


see which weekends good for everyone and then we go for that.
sat/sun etc

car sharing's not a bad idea keeps cost down with both parking and fuel for all involved.

paul Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I can go I can take three tops! Wink Sounds like it'll be sweet.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bumping this up to the top again, this should be a great day out Wink Wink
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Alex.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

going to sound a silly question, but what is the deal with different coloured routes?
i assume some colours are easy peasy and some are only for the elite? could someone shed some light on this matter?

thanks very much fellas. if im able to ride it then id be up for it, but if people think it may be too hard, then i dont mind missing out. you lot will know more than me. cheers boys

Alex
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex. wrote:
going to sound a silly question, but what is the deal with different coloured routes?
i assume some colours are easy peasy and some are only for the elite? could someone shed some light on this matter?

thanks very much fellas. if im able to ride it then id be up for it, but if people think it may be too hard, then i dont mind missing out. you lot will know more than me. cheers boys

Alex


It's like skiing route grades:

Green - flat
Blue - bit bumpy
Red - bit bumpier
Black - even bumpier

also takes account of distance and grade but as far as I can tell it varies alot from place to place.

The Dalby red is fairly long but nothing too technical on it and you should be fine. Lots of it is great fun and can be taken as fast / slow as you fancy. There is one bit I didn't like as it just felt out of place and like it was put in to add distance rather than as a "feature" but generally it is a great day out.

I'll be coming along subject to being available.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alex There's green, blue, red and black routes.

Basically the green route is for short rides on mostly flat terrain with no special skills required.

Blue tracks are mainly for intermediate mountain bikers with basic off road riding skills and simple route on mixed terrain, steep in places and a good standard of fitness is required.

The red route is usually a long route about 23 miles or a series of shorter routes on variable terrain with a wide range of steeper, tougher climbs and descents of a challenging nature. Riders need good technical ability and a higher level of fitness.

The black route is highly technical, short but a physically demanding route with steep climbs and purpose built descents needing a very high level of technical ability and fitness.

Don't let this put you off though because you could do one of the easier or shorter routes with other members of the forum or mix and match the routes up.

Hope this is of help to you. Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulb
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see which weekends good for everyone and then we go for that.
sat/sun etc


I'm available 8th and 9th March and 22nd and 23rd March and 5th and 6th April just in case. Hope this is a help to you Wink Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers chaps, thats explained it good for me. well now i suppose i could do with somebody who was there on sunday to tell me what my limits are. am i able to do red routes? im fit to a degree, but copious amounts of climbing take it out of me. Paul, Gunner + any other elite/fit riders out there who know me can give their opinion id appreciate it.

i would pop along no bother, but im not going to hold people up, its not really fair on the other guys.
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