Mature Riders

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Re: Mature Riders

Post by DavidS » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:35 pm

Tramp wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Wiltshire has a special kinda rutt :o ....very narrow and lits of intersections....the ridgeway is a right bastard....and enduro tyres that lke to cllimb out at every opportunity....


Sliipy chalk too....
Totally correct. Wiltshire was a nightmare for me last year.
I bent my right bar on the 690 back so far I couldn’t stand up on the pegs properly....100m into the first lane on a deep narrow chalky rut..
Hated the Ridgeway multi ruts with a passion.
Rode back to Salisbury on the road via Avebury and a nice pub stop in Marlborough.
Got home and bought a nice light Husky.

In Sussex the lanes are mostly overgrown with trees so I can’t stand up anyway. :(
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Re: Mature Riders

Post by bill_qaz » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:07 pm

:lol: Wiltshire chalk when wet has a lower coefficient of friction than Teflon coated ice :o
Ask me how I know :oops: and you definitely don't bounce as well in your sixties

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Re: Mature Riders

Post by diggermanbob » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:18 am

I'm sure the younger guys just power through the ruts but as you get older you know it's going to hurt when you fall off so we older gentlemen tend to tense up which makes it worse , having said that I remember Being in the Pyrenees with PIF and he said to me speed is your friend in ruts !!!! , he then proceeded to demonstrate hitting the deck 100yds in front :lol: oh how we laughed , he very often does get away with it tho , joking apart he is a good rider and I'm not that good , so my theory is its no good getting older if you don't get any wiser , ride a bit slower and get a 250 :D

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Re: Mature Riders

Post by daveuprite » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:38 am

Tramp wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Wiltshire has a special kinda rutt
It's called 'Swindon' isn't it?

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Re: Mature Riders

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:16 pm

Best one I got was one day at the supermarket this little one is looking at me as I pull up on the bike and awed at the size of it. Fair enough, wants to see it being parked up.

So I hop off and take off the helmet with gets the response 'fokin hell you're a grandad'. I laughed so much and all the mother wanted the ground to open up. 62 last Tuesday and no plans to give them up.

You're as old as you feel but never act your age.
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Re: Mature Riders

Post by catcitrus » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:21 pm

71 this year--just got back from the Dordogne-exploring local tracks and trails for two weeks-on my own--camped and rode the WR down and back--and still get out with the usual suspects in Wales etc--the secret is a low seated bike for the really gnarly stuff--I have a kawa Super Sherpa for that--and the Yam is more of an adventure bike as it takes luggage etc--and I have a 1050 Tiger. I must admit that having cracked a rib and torn the same knee ligaments twice in the last couple of years that I don't heal as quickly these days. However, if you sit about on your ass you will fade away. I started riding on old brit bikes in fields etc when I was about 14--and haven't stopped.

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Re: Mature Riders

Post by aliwakeskate » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:13 pm

It's been posted before, but here is the video featuring the two old chaps from the video in the first post.

Great stuff!

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Re: Mature Riders

Post by aliwakeskate » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:15 pm

and here they are showing Graham Jarvis a trick or two...

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