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    Pumpy's Trail Ride

    My route will lead us to the north of Llangollen via the Horseshoe Pass and Nant-y-Garth into the Clwydian Range and will include a variety of lanes which offer everything you could possibly ask for -

    Gravel


    Rocks


    Ruts


    Leaves


    Mud


    Puddles


    ... and, of course, the occasional ford thrown in for good measure.


    However, all these trails are certified GS-able – because I have done them on my GS and will do so again on the 8th of May…

    Still, it’s North Wales after all and can get a bit tricky, especially when it’s wet. So I would recommend suitable tyres such as TKCs or similar and the willingness to get down and dirty…

    As Timpo already mentioned, we will follow the TRF Code of Conduct.

    This loop leads through rather remote areas of outstanding natural beauty where fuel and cafés are scarce. So please turn up with enough petrol for 100 miles and something to snack on. There is a little shop en-route where we can buy sandwiches if needed but everything else will be done ‘al fresco’.

    Start from the car park on Market Street – time to be confirmed.



    I look forward to riding with you!

    Ela
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    Trail ride

    As this is the easier for the novice like me can i add my name in.
    not 100% sure what i will be riding yet as looking for suitable toy but will be tenere if nothing else comes along

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    I'll be up for this too please Pumpy.

    It will be an honour to ride with a famous DG.

    Phil - DRZ400

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    Thanks, Phil...

    I hope you won't find it too easy on your DRZ. Mind you, you can always whizz up and down the lanes and help pushing the big bikes...

    Ok, so far we have:

    1. Pumpy (RL) 1150GS
    2. Finn, Ténéré
    3. Beer Hunter, DRZ
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8. Possu (TE) 950SE

    Where are you, Bullockbeamer, Aidjay and Rsstler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpy View Post
    I hope you won't find it too easy on your DRZ. Mind you, you can always whizz up and down the lanes and help pushing the big bikes...
    To be honest I've never been happy 'whizzing' around on the dirt & prefer taking in the scenery (& taking photos).

    The Beer Hunter, previously The Doctor.

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    Hi pumpy,
    Please add me on the list for this, Im getting some TKCs on Monday!
    looking forward to it
    Rowan

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    Quote Originally Posted by the beer hunter View Post
    (... & taking photos).
    Nice pics, Phil, looks like I will do the loop the other way round. Why did you change personalities?


    With Rowan we now have:

    1. Pumpy (RL) 1150GS
    2. Finn, Ténéré
    3. Beer Hunter, DRZ
    4. Rowan, 990Adv
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8. Possu (TE) 950SE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpy View Post
    Nice pics, Phil, looks like I will do the loop the other way round. Why did you change personalities?
    No reason, I was originally Panzerphil.

    In my 4th year I'm concidering the name Cider With Roadies

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    Riders update -

    1. Pumpy (RL) 1150GS
    2. Finn, Ténéré
    3. Beer Hunter, DRZ
    4. Rowan, 990Adv
    5. Mark H-W, R100GS
    6.
    7.
    8. Possu (TE) 950SE
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    Remember that we're each responsible for ensuring that we carry spare tubes & general puncture repair equipment.

    Even if you're personally unable to carry out a repair on the trail, we should manage it between us as long as you have your own gear etc.

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    Thanks steve, I will get some spare tubes this week, Im getting new tyres anyway, any recommendations for a good source of tyre irons?
    Rowan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    Thanks steve, I will get some spare tubes this week, Im getting new tyres anyway, any recommendations for a good source of tyre irons?
    Rowan
    A front tube should normally do (it can be used in a rear tyre if needed). Don't forget some means of inflation too.
    Your local bike dealer should stock tyre levers - 3 x 240mm items should be perfect.

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    If you've got the space, carry a pair of tubes, better than squeezing a 21" front in to an 18" rear tyre.

    Tyre levers: I like the Ares / Buzzetti type with the cast lip that hopefully prevents you poking the lever in too far & pinching the tube.

    Inflation: 12v pump to the battery or a can of elbow grease & a bicycle pump.

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    I'd like to join you on this, will be on a GS1150 with TKC80s.

    Cheers, Andy

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    Welcome, Andy!

    With you we are now seven:

    1. Pumpy (RL) 1150GS
    2. Finn, Ténéré
    3. Beer Hunter, DRZ
    4. Rowan, 990Adv
    5. Mark H-W, R100GS
    6. Andy, 1150GS
    7.
    8. Possu (TE) 950SE
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    Ela can you tentatively put me in for the last slot please, as long as it is an easy route that I can manage on the 650, remember Im a girly girl and not very strong, weak and feable, and its been lowered!

    1. Pumpy (RL) 1150GS
    2. Finn, Ténéré
    3. Beer Hunter, DRZ
    4. Rowan, 990Adv
    5. Mark H-W, R100GS
    6. Andy, 1150GS
    7. Emmsy Poo
    8. Possu (TE) 950SE[/QUOTE]

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpy View Post
    Welcome, Andy!

    With you we are now seven:

    1. Pumpy (RL) 1150GS
    2. Finn, Ténéré
    3. Beer Hunter, DRZ
    4. Rowan, 990Adv
    5. Mark H-W, R100GS
    6. Andy, 1150GS
    7.
    8. Possu (TE) 950SE

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