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I'm back at the PC having had to cut short my New Years day ride owing to a snapped rear derailleur. Oh Well, I've just time to write this before meeting the rest of the club down at "Black Swan" where the land lord's putting on warming Whiskey Macs and bacon and egg rolls for us - lucky me!

Anyway in our club we've noticed that when we get lost out on the moors and come to fork on the trail, the correct way home always seems to be the fork which goes up the hill. So our first rule of mountain biking has become "When lost and tired the way home is always up the hill". Does anybody have any other similar rules we can add to this?

Happy New Year...I'm off to the pub
 

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After making the mistake of eating a 1/2 pound roast beef sandwich during a lunch stop, which resulted in all my blood going from my legs to my gut, I now have the rule:

"No climbing after lunch."

Tell me more about these Whiskey Macs.
 

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Nat said:
After making the mistake of eating a 1/2 pound roast beef sandwich during a lunch stop, which resulted in all my blood going from my legs to my gut, I now have the rule:

"No climbing after lunch."

Tell me more about these Whiskey Macs.
Never leave your buddy.....ever! If they break down or bonk or otherwise....I'm there with them.

On my first trip to Moab many moons ago we had gotten an early start on the Slickrock trail because it was supposed to get really hot....and it did. Came across a pretty overweight, pretty out of shape guy on a FS bike with one empty waterbottle. His buddies had left him because he couldn't keep up. He was hurting bad. We filled up his waterbottle, made him drink then filled it up again and stayed with him until we got back to the parking lot where we gave him a ice-cold coke to get some more fluids in him.

NEVER....EVER LEAVE YOUR BUDDY!

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I'm back at the PC having had to cut short my New Years day ride owing to a snapped rear derailleur. Oh Well, I've just time to write this before meeting the rest of the club down at "Black Swan" where the land lord's putting on warming Whiskey Macs and bacon and egg rolls for us - lucky me!

Anyway in our club we've noticed that when we get lost out on the moors and come to fork on the trail, the correct way home always seems to be the fork which goes up the hill. So our first rule of mountain biking has become "When lost and tired the way home is always up the hill". Does anybody have any other similar rules we can add to this?

Happy New Year...I'm off to the pub
Whatever you leave behind you will need, whatever you take is just ballast.
e.g. If you forget your gloves you will fall and land hands first.

Rechargeable batteries need recharging.

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If you get lost NEVER go back the way you came.
Always try to get back to the trail-head a different way than you came.
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Could be mid ride rule (scrubby) or post ride.

There's only two kinds of beer you drink:

Free or Cold.

As I've gotten older, I've excluded some beer from the free list, for example Schaefer's.
 

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Sure...always carry a compass and map if you don't know the area. That way you won't always have to go up hill to go home. ;-) Happy New Years!
 

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Nat said:
After making the mistake of eating a 1/2 pound roast beef sandwich during a lunch stop, which resulted in all my blood going from my legs to my gut, I now have the rule:

"No climbing after lunch."

Tell me more about these Whiskey Macs.
Hi Nat, A Whisky Mac is a shot of whiskey and a measure of Ginger Wine, sometimes called Green Ginger not to be confused with ginger beer or ginger ale. The ginger wine softens the whisky taste and gives you a warm all over glow as you swallow. Its a great drink after a cold wet ride or walk if you're feeling a bit chilled.
 

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There's only two kinds of beer you drink:

Free or Cold.

As I've gotten older, I've excluded some beer from the free list, for example Schaefer's.
I wonder what you'd think of English beers served cool but not cold. Our favourite local pub serves at least 6 different brews made a small local and regional breweries, as well as European lagers and wheat beers. The beers range from heavy, dark winter ales to light (in colour) summer brews with a huge range of flavours. Really cold beers seem best suited to very hot weather which we only have for a few months of the year.
 

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rules

1. whatever you go down, you must also go up. prefer going up first.
2. When on an unknown trail carry map, and wait at all interescetions for the whole group, or designate a meeting spot.
3.Share the load of tools needed on a long ride.
4. Take more water than you think you might need. You can always drink more to lighten your load on your back.
5. When taking out a newbie be courteous about their capabilities.
 

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Three rules is all you need.


1 ) Use common sense. ( be prepared , don't leave your buddy ect)

2) Have fun !

3 ) No crying , biiiching or whinring.
 

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I'd go for that!

Rewop said:
I wonder what you'd think of English beers served cool but not cold. Our favourite local pub serves at least 6 different brews made a small local and regional breweries, as well as European lagers and wheat beers. The beers range from heavy, dark winter ales to light (in colour) summer brews with a huge range of flavours. Really cold beers seem best suited to very hot weather which we only have for a few months of the year.
You need to understand, Schaefer's is a very cheap midwestern beer. Actually closer to water. My point was, quality is an issue.
 

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Rewop said:
Hi Nat, A Whisky Mac is a shot of whiskey and a measure of Ginger Wine, sometimes called Green Ginger not to be confused with ginger beer or ginger ale. The ginger wine softens the whisky taste and gives you a warm all over glow as you swallow. Its a great drink after a cold wet ride or walk if you're feeling a bit chilled.
Sounds soothing.

Another rule: when in doubt, always take the high road.
 

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the further away from your house

the more you remember- of what you forgot to bring. :rolleyes:
 
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