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    Off road ride

    Is there going to be an off road ride at this bash?
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    I was going to ask the same!

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    i'm up for it if there is

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    don't see why there can't be

    if anyone fancies coming up with a ride out
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    I`m happy to pop down and see what I can find. Anyone local enough to start me off?

    STill not 100% I can make it as work is a bit last minute for me but if if I can find a route I can always pass it on.

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    SKYGOD , ime fairly local to the area and have just started hunting out some local lanes, ive never organised or led a ride usually tagging onto rides organised by others (poor excuse i know) The lanes i have found and ridden so far i have done easily on 650 x challenge and i think that they would be do able on a 1200 gs, the lanes are nothing like as challenging as North Wales or the Peaks.
    I am still finding the trails, and as i get closer to Craven Arms / Ludlow the trails seem to be getting longer and a little more challenging.

    Be happy to meet up and see how we do.

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    I fancy an offroad ride
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    So many roads...........So little time......

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    Shropshire council website has a map with all BOATs highlighted in red. Looks like there are a few longer lanes down to the south west of the region....

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    I have marked up all the BOATS onto Ordnance Survey maps and have started finding / riding those from the Shifnal area out towards Claverley / Quatt and Bridgnorth, i have started to find those from Bridgnorth towards Craven Arms (SW) and as you say they are getting longer and more challenging, will try and get out over the New Year break and ride as many as i can and try and put a route together, as i said earlier i am new to organising a rideout so it may be a bit hit and miss

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    Sorry chaps but I cant do a recce now. off for a few weeks in the morning with work but hopefully back for the event.

    Happy new year to you all.

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    I'm definitely interested in some off roading. Where is the bash taking place? I can't find the details.

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    Top of this page, just under Nippy Norman ad

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    OFF ROAD RIDE

    Right then, i did a recce today for an off road ride at the bash, ill be happy to lead, but remember i aint led a ride before so you will have to bear with me. (having said that i didnt get lost today !)

    Okay i set off from Broseley and headed towards Craven Arms, distance of about 40 miles, taking in 12 totaly legal byways (BOATS), there is a good cafe at Craven Arms for a sandwich and tea stop , and then did the same route in reverse, total 80 miles, now ime open to suggestions if people dont fancy doing the same lanes in reverse, there are more lanes south of Craven Arms heading towards Leintwardine but i think this would add a fair few miles on to the day to take these in, which would probably mean that we would have to do a quick blast back via A roads on the way back, so as to not get caught out on the trails in the dark.

    I did the recce on an X Challenge and all lanes were easily doable, there was only one which i thought may be tricky on an 1100 / 1150 / 1200 size bike and that was an uphill lane with some stoney steps from the village of Hungerford, if anyone has done this lane on a big bike then let us know and we can include it in the run, i must admit it was one of the nicer lanes to ride.

    Well let me know what you think, if anyone has any ideas to change any of the above ime open to suggestions, so whose up for it.

    If you can add your names to the list below with what bike you will be riding it will give me an idea of numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FERRET View Post
    Right then, i did a recce today for an off road ride at the bash, ill be happy to lead, but remember i aint led a ride before so you will have to bear with me. (having said that i didnt get lost today !)

    Okay i set off from Broseley and headed towards Craven Arms, distance of about 40 miles, taking in 12 totaly legal byways (BOATS), there is a good cafe at Craven Arms for a sandwich and tea stop , and then did the same route in reverse, total 80 miles, now ime open to suggestions if people dont fancy doing the same lanes in reverse, there are more lanes south of Craven Arms heading towards Leintwardine but i think this would add a fair few miles on to the day to take these in, which would probably mean that we would have to do a quick blast back via A roads on the way back, so as to not get caught out on the trails in the dark.

    I did the recce on an X Challenge and all lanes were easily doable, there was only one which i thought may be tricky on an 1100 / 1150 / 1200 size bike and that was an uphill lane with some stoney steps from the village of Hungerford, if anyone has done this lane on a big bike then let us know and we can include it in the run, i must admit it was one of the nicer lanes to ride.

    Well let me know what you think, if anyone has any ideas to change any of the above ime open to suggestions, so whose up for it.

    If you can add your names to the list below with what bike you will be riding it will give me an idea of numbers.

    FERRET X challenge
    Yo Ferret...that's dedication of the highest order

    I'm up for doing the lanes with ya. I don't mind tail ending. Regarding the route, I guess if it's your ride and you're leading, it's your call which lanes to do....Personally, I don't mind doing the harder stuff on a 12GSA....

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    Thank goodness for that, i thought everyone had decided not to venture out on the off road ride, ime fine with the harder stuff , i was more concerned with different skills levels, if your happy to do the one i thought might be trickie ime happy, i think its best to see who is up for the ride and go with what everyone is happy with, great to have you on board , see you end of January, ime hoping to get ot again before the bash to recce the route again , hopefully it will have thawed a bit

    Come on everyone get your name down

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