Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Club Meeting - 21 Oct 09 in caty

John and Peter

Yes you are both right. In the July newsletter we said that there is a club meeting on THIS WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER 2009 - 9pm at the caty in Wainstalls.
I expect to be there for the cross to help out and will put the word round.



Hi Everyone,
CONDOR  CROSS  Saturday 31st October venue as before at  Bradley Woods Scout Camp, Brighouse HG6 3TU
Events and times are:
Youth 11:00 £4.00 (£4.00)  duration approx 30mins
Under 12 11:45 £1.00 (£1.00) duration approx. 15 mins ( maybe 2 off depends on number) 
S/J/V/W 13:00 £10.00 (£10.00) duration approx, 50 mins
We need your help to make it a success again, all assistance kindly appreaciated
I will be on site from 8.30 am complete with tape and marker posts parked hopefully (as normal) in the area just before the
gate entry to the course which is just before the site bungalows.   
We need 2 groups to prepare the course, one for the top section and another for the bottom section.
Plus marshalls, judges, signing on officials etc.
Trevor to my knowledge is ok for the signing on steward with maybe help from Peter?
Ian to help Gordan & Father judging please, i am hoping Norra & Phil will also assist. 
Please bring a knife, hammer & work gloves.
I will be getting some new poles and tape. 
Please kindly Email me a full set of individual Email addresses so i can also send individual reminders.
Kindly inform me when the next meeting is please
Thanks - look forward to seeing everyone available to help
John Ginley

Condor off-road club?

Last weekend was another trip out on the mtbs - this time around Stoodley Pike and out into the badlands of Lancashire. This was mostly a new route for me, which seemed to be mostly uphill and mostly into a light headwind. If there were any downhill section then they passed in a blur of rocks and dropoffs. some sections were fantastic, and the views were splendid any time I lifted my head away from the front wheel.
The lads seemed intent on giving me a hard time and succeeded throughout. Steve seems to be recovering his legs after a few weeks away from the bike. I think the only time we stayed together was on the canal towpath back from Littleborough to the climb up London Road - and that was only because I wouldn't let either of them past.
The bacon & egg report rated only a fairly poor 4 out of 10 at the cafe in Hollingworth Lake - the egg was alright I suppose but the bacon was below par and the service never made it at all. Not a patch on the Towngate Tearooms run by Mrs Barker in Heptonstall which gets an 11 every time (but then I might be biased).
There have been mumblings about having a night ride one Wednesday - but I'll let Robin organise that if it is going to happen. There have even been mutinous remarks about *not* going to the Caty afterwards and going to the Robin Hood in Pecket Well or the Hare & Hounds at Lane Ends. Well, go on then if there is beer ...
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