Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

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Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

Post by Alun » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:17 am

It’s been a long time since I’ve visited the Strata Florida trail and I’ve never done it on a big adventure bike. So, what better way to take advantage of the current drought than to head on over to Mid Wales and take a stroll down the Strata on a Ducati Multistrada Enduro Pro.

But first, the Elan Valley
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Re: Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

Post by Alun » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:20 am

Arrived at the 'Private Road' section at the tail end of the reservoir and met the local farmer who gave me the OK to carry on over the top and through the water splash. Nice guy.
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Re: Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

Post by Alun » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:21 am

Then onto Strata Florida and nearly missed the start of the trail
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Re: Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

Post by Alun » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:23 am

The first section was rocky, dry and very hot work
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Re: Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

Post by Alun » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:24 am

It may not have rained for weeks but...
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Re: Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

Post by Alun » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:27 am

The river levels were well down but still fairly deep
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Re: Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

Post by Alun » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:29 am

More river crossings
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The bomb hole
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And the final rock step
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Re: Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

Post by Alun » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:30 am

Time for home after a fantastic day
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Re: Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:33 am

That was brave...that route, on that bike, even in the dry!

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Re: Ducati Multistrada meets the Strata Florida

Post by Alun » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:43 am

Richard Simpson Mark II wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:33 am
That was brave...that route, on that bike, even in the dry!

No way would I have taken the multi down the Strata in normal conditions, especially so when on my own. With the drought I reckoned it a one off chance to give it a go but there were a couple of times when the £19,000 price tag flashed before my eyes.

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