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Stuck in the mud, Spanish TET S17

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:48 am
by AlanHolt
Jurga from Lithuania was riding the Spanish TET near me (section 17) and wanted to stay at the farm (www.goodlifefarm.es) for a night, and to help her with her navigation as she had spent two days going round in circles. So Wednesday morning, I set off on the TET with her, heading south, fully expecting the odd puddle here and there after the rain on Sunday. Then this happened...
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From getting stuck to being able to ride again took almost an hour.

Enjoy the video (speeded up 800%) of us trying to clear the mud from the swingarm and chain so we could get the bike out.

Re: Stuck in the mud, Spanish TET S17

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:23 pm
by AlanHolt
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We had to keep clearing the clay from the swingarm and chain so we could move the bike a few metres and do it all again.

Re: Stuck in the mud, Spanish TET S17

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:08 pm
by Godspeed
Flippin eck, that looks totally sticky!!!
I’ve done that a couple of times on the C90 one time I didn’t have anything to clear it so had to physically drag the whole bike out the field.
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Re: Stuck in the mud, Spanish TET S17

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:01 pm
by AlanHolt
Godspeed wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Flippin eck, that looks totally sticky!!!
I’ve done that a couple of times on the C90 one time I didn’t have anything to clear it so had to physically drag the whole bike out the field.
We had been riding for around 2 hours without any problem, and then hit that terrace and it all went Pete Tong. The girl I was riding with thought it was great, its a real adventure she kept saying, I was just worried it would delay her tight schedule, but these things happen.

Re: Stuck in the mud, Spanish TET S17

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:15 am
by Brenhden
Wow, I've never ridden through anything like that!

Re: Stuck in the mud, Spanish TET S17

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:20 am
by Lairyskippy
Bloody hell I'm down in Murcia Alan and it's still dry as a bone.......... Mind you we are supposed to get some rain over the next few days so I could be in the same boat :D

Re: Stuck in the mud, Spanish TET S17

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:41 pm
by AlanHolt
We're getting a good soaking at least once a week at the moment, the olive trees are loving it and it should be a great harvest, but it makes it difficult to ride in areas that are shaded from the sun and take forever to dry out.