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Post by zimtim » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:07 pm

Took a little time out today, headed out towards Fordingbridge and hit a few greenlanes
ImageDSCN1467 by Tim Bartels, on Flickr
Man is it dry
Soon got onto the infamous OX Drove, I did bits of it years ago so thought I would try it from the other end.
ImageDSCN1468 by Tim Bartels, on Flickr
Not too bad a bit overgrown

Soon found Tramps puddle walked part of sank up to my ankles within a couple of steps time to find alternate route. Not one too tackle in the winter :o :lol: :lol:
ImageDSCN1470 by Tim Bartels, on Flickr
Even the path on the side is too overgrown and rutted for a big bike especially on your own

Get back on the track and it is soon really overgrown you can only see a few feet in front of you so going was slow
ImageDSCN1473 by Tim Bartels, on Flickr

Get back on to tarmac and see these two trying to get up but not enough lift

ImageDSCN1475 by Tim Bartels, on Flickr

oooooh Flowers

ImageDSCN1476 by Tim Bartels, on Flickr

A good few hours
ImageDSCN1479 (2) by Tim Bartels, on Flickr

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Re: OX drove

Post by herman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:53 pm

Good move on not trying that rut to the left of the puddle. I got the XTR wedged in there and had to drag it out but ended up face planting in the stinging nettles. :oops: The Plain is a dust fest at present. Nice pics 8-)
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Re: OX drove

Post by boboneleg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:17 pm

Nice one Tim, I've never seen it as dry as that. I did a local lane on the way to work today (Whidcombe Brake ), not a single puddle, just total dust :shock:
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Re: OX drove

Post by Thedktor » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:05 am

Late to the party but nice to see some pics of the 'Drove.

Must say though that despite being "on my patch" I hardly ever use it! Well, the token once a year, but its either very rutted, or overgrown depending on the season and has limited appeal.

Anyway one of your pictures reminded me of one I took in 2009 on the same lane:
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And yes, it sure is dry out there!
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