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The MTB-Buddies Annual Shortest Night Ride!

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By Captain_Spong - Posted on 27 November 2013

Saturday, 21 December, 2013 - 19:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

4 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
If it's raining, I won't be there.
Ride Database Entry: 
Codgers Tracks
Meeting Point: 

Bottom of Dun Mountain Railway

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Ok, after the fun frolics and sucess of last years Christmas Night ride on the Shortest Night of the year (hence the name) we have decided to ramp it up a notch this year and get as many of you as we can to join us on this fun ride.

To make it a bit easier to help you make your mind up about coming there is a consequence of Not coming – you will be struck off the e-mail list and no longer receive the Buddies Weekly Wrap!
There are a lot of you who are on the list and we never see on any of the rides, so have decided that you need to at least do this to show your dedication to the recreational riding cause!

Ok, I know that’s radical, but if you do have a genuine and plausible reason for not doing it then you may possibly get away with not riding it. The alternative is to pledge (in writing) to do two Trail Saints working bees next winter instead, but we do hope you will try and join the ride if you can.

So when is this happening

Saturday Night the 21st of December

You must either be dressed in a Christmas theme, or have you bike decorated in a Christmas theme.

The Slow group will leave at 7:30pm and the faster group will leave at 8:00pm we will congregate at the saddle before the ride back down where we will then visit one of the houses covered in lights before heading into a pub for a drink to celebrate. Wind up will be about midnight!

Who's in?
Dale, Captain_Spong, LUni.Tick, Jethro Bodine, Cindercone, LUni Rider, Colleen Bradley, mike.caver, jwestbury, seb_head, notthenorm, lazy man, justinsim, Sigfrid D., Showpony, Gavin, Luke Newnham (17 riders)
Dale Captain_Spong LUni.Tick Jethro Bodine Cindercone LUni Rider Colleen Bradley mike.caver jwestbury seb_head notthenorm lazy man justinsim Sigfrid D. Showpony Gavin Luke Newnham
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Hi Guys

The weather for tonight's ride is not looking the best, however I don't think it is going to be bad enough to call it off
There is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing choices!
The forecast is for periods of light rain this evening.To keep up with the news and what is happening please visit this page for updates!

I think as a precaution we should all head off at the earlier time of 7:30 and if things look bleak at third house we will turn around.

See you there!


mylittlepony's picture

Merry Christmas to all the buddies and to all you lot on the shortest ride tonight. We won't be coming with you in body, possibly because we're away but probably because we're probably not fit enough to keep up. Have a great ride , and hope not to see you on the ortho ward over the Xmas break. Ride safely and have a great night, Kate, Jeremy and Harry.

Captain_Spong's picture

Ok guys

looking better than expected so it should be all go!
Sprig Hardy Street is staying open for us for a drink afterward
but we have to be there by midnight!
See you there


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