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Thread: A few pictures from the airhead riders off road ride

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    A few pictures from the airhead riders off road ride

    I tagged along with the Mono g/s ride led by Chris. It all started out innocently enough with a nice bimble round the lanes.



    Before getting a little more serious. We headed down to Monsal head and climbed the extremely rocky slope. Pretty tricky because the rocks were constantly throwing you off track

    Chris riding Colts bike out



    At the head of the Monsal trail



    We then headed for Bamford clough meeting Flips crew on their ride out.

    Bamfords a hell of a climb up slippy rock plates and loose rocks and shale, fortunately there are sections of concrete to provide some respite. We had one mishap when Derek lost his grip and broadsided the bike. No damage fourtunatly just oil in the airbox providing a smoke screen. The slopes got to be at least a 1 in 3




    Derek riding out with a smile on his face and a haze of smoke.



    All out



    The view from the top


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    Feck me!!!

    I can't believe ya did monsul ya feckin looooooons

    Gaz didn't want to take the tough guys up there in case they got themselves into grief

    Well done, I'm impressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipfly View Post
    Feck me!!!

    I can't believe ya did monsul ya feckin looooooons

    Gaz didn't want to take the tough guys up there in case they got themselves into grief

    Well done, I'm impressed
    Chris and I found it hard enough on the 400 Katooms on Saturday!!
    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipfly View Post

    Gaz didn't want to take the tough guys up there in case they got themselves into grief
    They were sat in the cafe eating fish and chips dressed in body armour when I saw them and then tootling along the easy trails...Hard core indeed. I suppose they may have been wearing pelican bibs instead of body armour

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    Bamford clough is not for the fainthearted even in this dry spell
    People have died on that trail
    Where the Guy in Blue was stood is a plaque informing you of a fatality
    Well done airheaders for showing tuthers where you can go if you dare
    (Or if you dont know where yer going) - Or did they
    I would not have sent or took anyone up there either- same as Gaz and Flip
    Next year must be chapel-gate if its raining
    Very big well done from me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipfly View Post
    Feck me!!!

    I can't believe ya did monsul ya feckin looooooons

    Gaz didn't want to take the tough guys up there in case they got themselves into grief

    Well done, I'm impressed
    We rode past the end of the lane and went to Gaz's house sat outside in the afternoon sun being served the best homemade chocolate and cream cake freshly baked by his lovely wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickDB1 View Post
    Well done airheaders for showing tuthers where you can go if you dare
    (Or if you dont know where yer going) - Or did they
    Got to admit that Chris knew exactly where he was going and had the riding ability to make it all seem very easy - the rest of us were just lambs to the slaughter

    We were all essentially on road tyres so were struggling for grip apart from that the airheads were fantastic. Chris's mate on the Yam TT had problems with the tyre breaking away on the slopes and struggled for grip but considering he's new to riding did a fine job

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    As keen as I am to get an airhead I was told by the "airhead mafia" its not allowed until I reach 40.

    14 months to go,,,,let the countdown commence!

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    Looks like a good days ride.

    I find the power delivery, the grip and everything else about my Airhead much better off road than the 1150 ever was.

    And ths can't be seen too often ...
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    Holy cow!

    Part of me is really pi**ed I couldn't make this weekend, part of me is rather relieved, as I think my (very) marginal off-road skills would have struggled big style with that!

    Well done chaps, show 'em how it's done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Farmer View Post
    I tagged along with the Mono g/s ride led by Chris.

    It all started out innocently enough with a nice bimble round the lanes.
    That sounds VERY familiar. I've been off-roading with him before, on some gentle lanes.
    Since then, his nickname in my book is no longer 2gses but CrazyChris

    Looks like lots of fun was had!

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