Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

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Re: Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

Post by gebrauchtwagen83 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:34 pm

awesome thanks for posting

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Re: Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

Post by -Ralph- » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:46 pm

Ha, ha, you guys are nuts on those big bikes. I thought my XT was heavy!
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Re: Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

Post by beddowsm » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:50 pm

-Ralph- wrote:Ha, ha, you guys are nuts on those big bikes.
Thats what they were desinged to do. Many would disagree......but thats my take on it.

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Re: Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

Post by boxerbmws » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:59 pm

Looks like you all had a blast and enjoyed it. Well done everyone!






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Re: Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

Post by AckAckFlack » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:10 pm

beddowsm wrote:
-Ralph- wrote:Ha, ha, you guys are nuts on those big bikes.
Thats what they were desinged to do. Many would disagree......but thats my take on it.
I don't like agreeing often with Mike, he gets big headed :silly:
Having said that I agree it's what they are for....
And I get to ride it home at the end of the day (so far)
Size is relative, when the other bike you ride is a varadero then everything else feels light.

Well done everyone , looked a great ride out.
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Re: Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

Post by richardsracingmad » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:58 pm

Looks like I have been to most of those places, what amazing scenery, isn't it? and yes...I went ass-over, on those steps too!!!!!!!!! :P

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Re: Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

Post by -Ralph- » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:20 pm

I'm not disagreeing about what they were designed to do (well not in most cases anyway), but like no bike fits every purpose, the bigger off road bikes have their limitations. You either need a lot of skill and big balls, or you fall off a lot. Even Plummy had trouble getting that XTZ over that log.

'You guys are nuts' is a light hearted compliment, what I mean is well done for taking those bikes off road, and taking a big heavy bike and falling off a lot looks like a lot of fun! :)
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Re: Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

Post by Mark » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:22 pm

What a great day out. Thanks for filming and posting.

Next time I have a go at a big log I will have to be a bit braver and gun it....what a pu--y!!

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Re: Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

Post by minkyhead » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:48 pm

the met office suck ..
me and martin had a smashing zig zag ride down on friday ..and a few beers to boot


well nice to meet everone and thanks to our hosts and guides
a good day out ..
great sense of humour by everyone and lots of smiling and gentle piss taking ..the crack always makes me smile
many different bikes too was nice to see
even our paris dakar vetran and touratech representive got some piss taking ,,after 20 mins of trying to put the super 10s front wheel on the wrong way round ..:laugh: :laugh:
any way thanks to all heres a short video of my weekend
theree days in ten mins ..sorry for the swearing :P

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Re: Wales Rally Big Bike Trails

Post by Andy H » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:58 pm

What a great weekend, yes I fell off a few times and have the bruises to prove it. A KTM 990 may be challenging to ride on this sort of terrain but it is more than capable of this and more, the same cannot be said for my level of skill and experience but falling off does motivate me to acheive the standards set by many of the rides participants. My thanks must go to Scrambled Eggs not only for leading this ride but for assisting me when it all went wrong and providing support to all throughout the day. My thanks must also go to the whole team for their patience and advice not to mention lifting the bike off me when I decided to take a bath in the river. One of the highlights was to see Nick Plumb show what can be done on a big bike when you have talent although rumor has it wheel fitting needs more practice. Finally Dragon Wheels is to be congratulated for organising a superb event, lets hope we can all do it again next year, I'll get some practice in and some body armour by then.
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