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Anyone fancy a few trails

Post by zimtim » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:29 am

Short notice I know but does anyone fancy doing a few trails in and around Salisbury plain this weekend.
Either Saturday or Sunday
Due to family issues this may be my last Rideout for a while
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Re: Anyone fancy a few trails

Post by Cone » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:03 pm

I may depends whether on not my e bike is back on the road

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Re: Anyone fancy a few trails

Post by garyboy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:31 pm

My CRF250L is now gorn.

Now got a ktm ebike :)

Rode it 30 miles from thunderroad in bridgend
The motor only seemed to work properly on the last mile.
Perhaps that's why it took me 5 hours of torture .. but fab when it worked. Will test again this weekend
Paul C .. are you intending to ebike Salisbury plain
Paul L .. yep. Thunderroad came through again
at a price.
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Re: Anyone fancy a few trails

Post by Cone » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:07 am

garyboy wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:31 pm
My CRF250L is now gorn.

Now got a ktm ebike :)

Rode it 30 miles from thunderroad in bridgend
The motor only seemed to work properly on the last mile.
Perhaps that's why it took me 5 hours of torture .. but fab when it worked. Will test again this weekend
Paul C .. are you intending to ebike Salisbury plain
Paul L .. yep. Thunderroad came through again
at a price.
Hedgey . see above :)
No Gary Salisbury is flat! EBikes are for going up more so you can come down more!!

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Re: Anyone fancy a few trails

Post by Asgard » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:20 am

Damn, nephews wedding Saturday and I'll be a wreck Sunday.
Tim, is the August ride likely to be off?, family first of course.
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Re: Anyone fancy a few trails

Post by zimtim » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:02 am

Asgard wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:20 am
Damn, nephews wedding Saturday and I'll be a wreck Sunday.
Tim, is the August ride likely to be off?, family first of course.
I'm not sure what's going on at the moment damn step children.
If someone else wants to take over the running and organising of the August ride
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Re: Anyone fancy a few trails

Post by zimtim » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:41 pm

Okay so no takers. Still gave me.chance to do a ride I have had the hankering to do for a long time.
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Started out at Fordinbridge a few lanes near the gallops met up with a couple 4x4
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From there up on the OX drove why do I do it myself this is not an easy trail especially as the recent rain had made it slippy and added to that the wet grass.
A mild downpour had made conditions even worse, what is up with our forecasters can't get jack right
From there up to Shaftesbury drove
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From Shaftesbury time to refuel before heading on to the plain and the whoops. Nearly had a head on with some bloke on Yamaha xtz coming down the whoops on the right hand track I always try sticking left especially on blind bends
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You know the ruts are deep when you bike stays upright ImageImage

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Time for a little lunch break, main order of the day a healthy dose of painkillers
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Picture does show just how steep this section is


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Re: Anyone fancy a few trails

Post by zimtim » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:54 pm

After lunch found this trail I have never used it before rest assured I won't use it again makes the ox drove look like a walk in the park.
Totally overgrown couldn't see a damn thing riding by braille.
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Picked up some extra weightImage

Soon time to head on Bulford
Still very dry round that area the ford is still dry sorry no pics

After Bulford
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Head toward Portion Down and finally the ttrails towards Motisfont and home
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All in 175 miles from door to door and just over 8hrs.
Think the fan on the rad needs replacing as.that has started being very noisy.

A good day and another ride of the listImage

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