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Ride4Fun

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Ride4Fun says:

DUNSTABLE DOWNS - Saturday 2nd July

Hope you're all ready for my next Saturday workout, which will be taking us off to the Suffolk countryside via some fun-packed twisting tarmac.  As usual, lunch will be in a country pub, with a round trip of about 200 miles.  :sunglasses:

For all those who like to know what's in store for the day's events, below are the details of the route, providing my memory doesn't malfunction (too old to get an upgrade.lol).

Outward route

Return route

The meeting point will be in the usual car park at Dunstable Downs from 10am onwards, with an estimated departure time of 10:30am. Remember to fill-up, as you'll need a full tank of gas.  Don't worry, there will be fuel stops for those with minimal tank range.  :winkie:

NB  Unlike some, I don't keep a register, so if you turn up after 10:30am, and there's no one there, it means we've already gone.

As always, the cornerman system will be used. Below is a simple explanation for all those unsure what this means.

1. Lead rider (me) heads the group. All you have to do is stay behind and follow.

2. Tail gunner (any volunteers?) is always at the back to pick up the corner markers...no one in the group should be behind this rider (unless it's the queue to the bar, of course.lol).

3. Any rider immediately behind the leader should stop to mark any junction, whether indicated to do so, or if you think it would be helpful to the rest of the group (it's never wrong to mark a junction), and must wait until the tail gunner arrives, riding off ahead of them.  DO NOT move until the tail gunner reaches you, no matter how long you are waiting!

4. Sometimes the lead rider may have to stop to mark a corner if he has no one to mark a corner for him.If you are the first rider to catch up, stop to take his place until the tail gunner arrives for you.

5. If there happens to be no corner markers at a junction, assume to follow the road. Sometimes markers aren't needed if it is obvious.

6. MOST IMPORTANT:  Ride at your own pace within the front and rear riders. The marker system will ensure you know where to go, without having to race to keep up, so you can stay safe.

As everyone now knows, my ride-outs are not affected by the weather, so if it rains, make sure you have your waterproofs on. :tongue:

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Spire

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Spire says:

Fingers Crossed

Will make this one.

New rubber on Friday.

Staying with friends in MK Sat night.  So just need some good weather.  You have booked the weather?

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Ride4Fun

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Ride4Fun says:

Weather Booking

I booked the weather via an on-line booking agency...so I'm sure everything will be ok.  :lol:

Will be good to see you again.  :smile

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Spire

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Spire says:

See you

In a couple of hours

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Ride4Fun

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Ride4Fun says:

Another Good Day

Well, it was definitely another day of some fantastic bike-riding roads! And the weather was perfect, too.

Nice to see a good crowd, and lots of new faces, too, as well as those who've been before. Special thanks goes to Geoff for his excellent tail-gunning duties...hope you didn't get into too much trouble when you got home.

I'll post the August date soon.

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Spire

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Spire says:

Rideout pics

photos of the rideout

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