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Re: Tuesday 30th December - Playing on the plain

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:55 pm
by Frog
Thanks for organising and leading mike, sure was slippy in places.

Re: Tuesday 30th December - Playing on the plain

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:04 pm
by Silverfox990
I'd like to say a big thanks for taking us on our adventure around the plain, a first for me, and well worth the travel from Wales.
Catch you again mike

Re: Tuesday 30th December - Playing on the plain

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:04 pm
by mktmhoward
When is an adventure not an adventure?
I left at 9.00 this morning to get there for 10-it was quite cold! Had to stop twice to defrost hands which made me late, as I got to A303, I went onto reserve, first time on bike and instead of going to Services ended up on A303 - went a fair way before I found a garage. On way back got off at Soltice sevices not Countess, it was 10.45. Anyway, missed everyone.
After going back to Salisbury to thaw out decided to do Ox Drove. It was icy, slippy and the ruts had me sideways a few times.
It was good to go out when I would not have normally done, did my first off road on Gilera which was great so all was not lost.
Next time..

Re: Tuesday 30th December - Playing on the plain

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:13 pm
by Shrek
Thanks Mike for a great day out on the plain (thumbs) and thanks to any one who help me with the bike :whistle:

Re: Tuesday 30th December - Playing on the plain

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:18 pm
by peterpan241
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Well I'd like to thank Mike 101 for inviting us to ride around his back garden, he even turned the heating down so it wasn't too muddy. Many thanks to all who braved the colder weather and made the outing worthwhile.
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We were lulled into a comfortable pre-lunch bimble, and then the fun started. I did enjoy my little lie down, where's the pictures? The afternoon was a trifle more technical/testing.
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There were plenty of show-off KTM's about :evil:

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A funtastic day had by all and good to meet up with new faces and old.

Respect goes out to the only GS1200 rider (Shrek) who wasn't scared!

Re: Tuesday 30th December - Playing on the plain

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:37 pm
by ~ACP~
mktmhoward wrote:Next time..
That's a shame Howard. Was a good day.

I've been to places on the Plain I've never been before.... and never will again! :evil:

Top bunch of riders 'cos it were right slippery. Had a few moments with a big front end slide on the inner perimeter track and a massive semi pirouette coming out of 'dead man's gulch' at the end!

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Cheers all.
How about Feb for the next one Mike? ;)

Re: Tuesday 30th December - Playing on the plain

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:40 pm
by akceller8
To echo everyone else, a big THANK YOU to Mike for organising and leading. Also thanks to the guys who gave me a jumpstart, without which i'd of missed out like Mktmhoward. A great fun day and nice route, especially the accidental loop, first bit of off-road I've done in this country. Hope everyone got home safely as well, look forwards to the next one, wherever it may be. (thumbs) Here's a crap little vid i took before my phone mount got broke. this is public unlike ACP's :whistle: Just can't figure out how to get the video to insert here :blush:

Re: Tuesday 30th December - Playing on the plain

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:47 pm
by Frog
A few more pics, glad I bailed after lunch, there were already big patches of ice over the mendips, would not have been any good in the dark.

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And at least I was back early enough to give her a clean.

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Re: Tuesday 30th December - Playing on the plain

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:15 pm
by akceller8
Luckily the battery on my phone lasted long enough to record the route on viewrainger.

http://my.viewranger.com/track/details/MTMxODAyMw==

Re: Tuesday 30th December - Playing on the plain

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:54 am
by ~ACP~
akceller8 wrote: [video][/video]

this is public unlike ACP's :whistle: Just can't figure out how to get the video to insert here :blush:
OK, public now - not that they're any good anyway.



To embed the vid just copy and paste the address line from YouTube. No need to do the insert video malarkey from the toolbar. Boing boing (thumbs)