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Tue Jun 2nd 2015
Tuesday Evening Off-road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know.

Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any 2. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Riders:
Allen Stacey
David Yearley
Richard Pethybridge
Robin Tucker
Riders = 4

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
Short and sweet, but punctuated by punctures.

A nice evening, soon after rain, but apart from puddles the trails were fine. We went out via the usual Crab Hill route and our first puncture was mine - at Lockinge.

Quickly fixed, weclimbed the Ridgeway at Betterton for a change. On the way up David Y's back tyre started spurting green goo. A flint had cut a 5mm hole in his tubeless tyre and the sealant couldn't live up to its name. He had a fix kit, but had had problems before, so Allen gave him a tutorial.

David had the chance to put these skills into immediate practice when he had a similar hole (back tyre this time) on the way down the other side. The process is slightly complex, but you don't need to remove the wheel so it probably takes about the same time as replacing a tube.

From then, the ride was incident free, but fun-pack. We zipped down the back of Betterton and hauled up Ice Valley. Then up past Baron Wantage for a quick run down Jolly Green Giant and then Goddards Brook, Crab Hill and home.
Distance:
24.14 km (15.00 mi)
 
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Start Locations
WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
Categories
1* - Suitable for irregular, social, beginner or family riders, pace will match the slower riders. Not hilly or long. Expect rides up to 3 hours. Gentle exercise.
2* - Suitable for regular riders who prefer to cover some distance but at a more relaxed pace. Likely to be half-day rides. Solid exercise.
3* - Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination! Likely to be half or full-day rides. Challenging exercise.
4* - Suitable for athletic riders who can ride safely above the 3* standard. Quick rides for the fit.
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