Hello from the Midlands!

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Re: Hello from the Midlands!

Post by jed54 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:26 pm

Hi and welcome from Hertfordshire

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Re: Hello from the Midlands!

Post by davecopland » Mon May 14, 2012 5:53 pm

Welcome from Aberdeenshire .

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Re: Hello from the Midlands!

Post by Davev333 » Mon May 14, 2012 7:04 pm

Hello and welcome from Ashby de la Zouch.

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Re: Hello from the Midlands!

Post by stumpym4 » Mon May 14, 2012 7:12 pm

Hello and welcome from kings heath in Birmingham :)

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Re: Hello from the Midlands!

Post by special one » Mon May 14, 2012 8:16 pm

Welcome mate from sunny castle bromwich (brum, well technically solihull):)
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Re: Hello from the Midlands!

Post by Poulton » Mon May 14, 2012 9:09 pm

Cheers for the warm welcome everyone, good to see so many of you are local (I'm bang in the middle of brum) originally from wythall so just up the road from you stumpym4.

Handy advice on the tourances, i suspected as much - Ive been really happy with them on road but seems I'm going to need something a bit chunkier if I'm not going to ditch my bike on the first attempt off road?
Whats the general consensus for the GS's doing a bit of moderate off roading? Ive been pointed toward the
TKC80's, don't want anything that will be unbearable on road though - a decent balance would be nice.

Also whats people's opinions on using the original cast wheels for greenlaning/light off roading, i know the spoked jobbies are tougher and have heard lots of noise about them being essential but with no experience in the field I can't tell how much of it is sound advice or just the usual justification for over farkling (nothing wrong with that of course just don't know that my wallet stretches to the BMW asking price of a spare pair of wheels!)

kgbbiker - yeah bad timing i guess, giving some serious thought to knocking the "reclaim our trails" day on the head and putting the cash to a new set of tyres though having looked through some of the upcoming events on here!

Actually, further to that - if anyone fancies showing a newbie (with a bit of big bike off road experience) a few decent lanes around the midlands/cotswolds/wales or wherever, your lunch 'n pint is on me!

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Re: Hello from the Midlands!

Post by Alun » Tue May 15, 2012 12:02 pm

Hello and welcome to ABR. I hope you enjoy your stay. :)

Check out the ABR Midlands Rally there'll be a green lane ride out and the camp site is in the middle of an enduro course which we have the use of.

Keep a look out on the forum as I'll soon be posting up a green lane ride out for anyone who wants to join me. Starting off in Stratford upon Avon and then weaving west and south into the Cotswolds.

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Re: Hello from the Midlands!

Post by Fried Egg Sandwich » Tue May 15, 2012 12:48 pm

Hello and Welcome from Kings Norton.

I'm sure we on this forum can get something organised and meet up for a bit of light trail riding in the area. Anyone got any ideas? Looking on Trailwise there's not to many Green lanes on the South East side of Brum.

I'm on Tourances too, so I wont be looking for anywhere too muddy just yet! GS's are not the lightest bikes to pick up in the slop! :sick:
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Re: Hello from the Midlands!

Post by Boggs » Tue May 15, 2012 2:01 pm

Hello from Co Durham B)

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Re: Hello from the Midlands!

Post by Gary117 » Tue May 15, 2012 4:36 pm

Hello and welcome to ABR.
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