Couple of hours out on the trails in Yorkshire

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Couple of hours out on the trails in Yorkshire

Post by AckAckFlack » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:09 pm

Managed a couple of hours trail riding today. Just what the doctor ordered :)

Beddowsm came over to sunny but cold yorkshire to help with some work on the house and Mike being Mike can't take the simple route there and back - good one Mike.

So we went to thurlstone and had a run around the quarry where a couple of trials riders were playing- they must think we are nutters on 225kg machines, I had the customary laying down I usually do early in a ride [video=youtube;2CJAtaSFBcA][/video]

Then off to a ford crossing. The exit is pretty steep but there were no embarrassing moments
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Then off to a trail that I had done before on the drz (only 2nd time out admittedly ) and fell of a couple if dozen times, I was a little apprehensive as it was well rutted and when you see bullrushes growing at the side of the ruts you know it's going to be a bit wet 
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What a difference the Africa twin is to ride that. Simply committing to it and using the weight and power made it a lot easier than the lighter drz which was thrown around All over the place.
Combining the bikes lightness, my heaviness and my lack of talent meant a few bike pick ups... here's the drz attempt
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Off to another trail, an uphill with ruts from where the water had created a Chanel and a few steps... No time to take pics as I was concentrating on not falling off- really enjoyed that one

Then onto ramsden road in holmfirth - last of the summer wine country. I had been down this on my own a few months back but bottled out at the steep section. Since there was 2 of us then no probs. There is a fun section for just practicing bike control over lumps and bumps.
The puddle in the middle was covered in ice 
Mike showing how it's done
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And me - room for improvement 
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It's a lovely part of the country especially when there are a couple Africa twins in shot :)
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So thanks Mike for rescuing me and thanks to your Dad for finding you some work to do on the house. A couple of hours out is just what the doctor ordered
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Re: Couple of hours out on the trails in Yorkshire

Post by LargeWayRound » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:37 pm

Excellent report and videos ..

Thanks for sharing

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Re: Couple of hours out on the trails in Yorkshire

Post by Treadtrader » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:51 pm

Thanks for the ride report, brightened up my evening. :cheer:

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Re: Couple of hours out on the trails in Yorkshire

Post by minkyhead » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:06 pm

great stuff
hope you can show me around somtime

looks a great spot
whats the wether forcast ..wheres me map

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Re: Couple of hours out on the trails in Yorkshire

Post by James691 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:08 am

Great report :) thanks for the share
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Re: Couple of hours out on the trails in Yorkshire

Post by GIDEON » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:56 am

Very very nice report Thanks
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