But I just want to go out and get muddy :(

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But I just want to go out and get muddy :(

Post by phil_h » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:11 am

I moved to mid-Wales a year ago and we've had a spectacular amount of building work going on, but I managed to get on a number of offroad courses to try and get to know what I need to know if I want to explore the hills and not get stuck ;) (I'm a crusty over-60 with little offroad riding experience and I'm allergic to not bring able to get myself out of trouble :) )
The winter has been altogether too wet to tempt me out, but I booked a load of stuff for the spring so I could ride on KTms, Triumphs, Yamahas and BMWs...
And then I was diagnosed with aggressive Prostate Cancer last week.
Well I managed to take my big gs round sweetlamb last Sunday anyway, which was a real pick-me-up, but the cancellations are now coming in :(
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Re: But I just want to go out and get muddy :(

Post by boboneleg » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:22 am

That's bad news, best of luck to you.
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Post by chunky butt » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:25 am

Jeez, sorry to hear about that. Good luck

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Post by Hugh » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:31 pm

Greetings,

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Re: But I just want to go out and get muddy :(

Post by PDiddy » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:44 am

phil_h wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:11 am
I moved to mid-Wales a year ago and we've had a spectacular amount of building work going on, but I managed to get on a number of offroad courses to try and get to know what I need to know if I want to explore the hills and not get stuck ;) (I'm a crusty over-60 with little offroad riding experience and I'm allergic to not bring able to get myself out of trouble :) )
The winter has been altogether too wet to tempt me out, but I booked a load of stuff for the spring so I could ride on KTms, Triumphs, Yamahas and BMWs...
And then I was diagnosed with aggressive Prostate Cancer last week.
Well I managed to take my big gs round sweetlamb last Sunday anyway, which was a real pick-me-up, but the cancellations are now coming in :(
And you did ride it well to Phil (well apart from one hill ...). Good luck with your recovery.

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Post by Oop North John » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:04 am

That's bad news for you, hope you get well soon.

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Post by steve the grease » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:58 am

Mid wales is a big area , but not a million miles from Sweet lamb is Nant Y moch between Aber and Llangurig. If you go on Bing maps , one of the options is O/S maps so you can search out the little crosses (boats) and dotted routes (UCR's) in the areas around you. Whilst I'm fully aware that everything is in flux, for the future: Again 'Mid wales' is a huge area so I have no idea where you are, but there is a TRf group that meets in Rhayader and one that meets in Carmarthen. There is ( was) an event called the 'Hafren Hunt' being organised in September by Mid Wales TRF always a good way to meet people.
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Post by phil_h » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:19 am

Thanks guys. Its very easy to get down when you cant go out and play. I'm very concious how bad it must be if youre in a town, as at least I am surrounded by hills on my own little farm just off the edge of the eastern eppynt between builth and brecon... 15 miles from the nearest supermarket !
I was trying to do a deal on a ktm 350 excf when this all hit, but thats had to be cancelled too now. I thought I might be able to have a quiet potter around locally and keep myself sane while waiting for surgery. Well, at least if I go in around w/b 6mar and have to 'not lift anything heavier than 10lbs' for 4 weeks, when I can go and play we might _all_ be allowed out again.
So hopefully I'll be looking for a deal on a 17-on 350 excf at the end of may :)
I also look forward to meeting some of you.
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Re: But I just want to go out and get muddy :(

Post by phil_h » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:24 am

PDiddy wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:44 am
And you did ride it well to Phil (well apart from one hill ...). Good luck with your recovery.
Thank you !
I was very cautious at first, but obviously got less cautious later on :) but managed to survive when my enthusiasm overcame my talent :lol:
Hopefully all of us survived unscathed by the CV too.
I was going to ask which bike _you_ were... but then realised you'd prob say 'the ktm 690' ;)
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Re: But I just want to go out and get muddy :(

Post by FallingDown » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:37 pm

Hi Phil, best of luck with everything you have coming up. When all this is over I'd be happy to meet up for a ride. Being able to get out of trouble on you're own is good, but getting each other out of (and sometimes into 😉) trouble is more fun.

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