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    Saturday Offroad Ride

    Recce done on a perfect day which means it will only get worse

    This is to give those interested an idea of what the trails are like. Nothing too technical. Lots of trails, a few ruts, could be muddy, some loose stones and rocks.

    Bikes and tyres used on the recce:
    Yamaha WR250 Offroad tyres
    BMW 450 Ditto
    1200 Adventure TKC 80s
    1200 Tourances
    1150 Tourances

    and the pictures tell the tale
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    Saturday Offroad Ride 2

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    Saturday Offroad Ride 3

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    Saturday Offroad Ride 4

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    Looks to be a good run

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    someone lend me a crosser.......

    kielder beat the shoite oota me bike

    can ya buy 17 inch knobblies

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    I thought the offroad ride was going to be experts only? Are those photos representative of the whole of the offroad route planned for the Saturday?

    If so, I'm game to give that a try on an F800GS, and I'm no expert. (Wouldn't want to try it on a 1200GSA though.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeloader View Post
    I thought the offroad ride was going to be experts only? Are those photos representative of the whole of the offroad route planned for the Saturday?

    If so, I'm game to give that a try on an F800GS, and I'm no expert. (Wouldn't want to try it on a 1200GSA though.)
    With me leading it the word expert doesn't come into it. The only reason I'm bringing others with me is to help me pick up my WR250

    The pictures are representative of the ride.

    As they say you pays your money and takes your chances but we will try to help pick up bikes and drag people out of holes
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    Quote Originally Posted by petcul View Post
    With me leading it the word expert doesn't come into it. The only reason I'm bringing others with me is to help me pick up my WR250

    The pictures are representative of the ride.

    As they say you pays your money and takes your chances but we will try to help pick up bikes and drag people out of holes
    Can't wait. TKCs need a proper workout.

    (and hope the photos are also representative of the weather)

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeloader View Post
    Can't wait. TKCs need a proper workout.

    (and hope the photos are also representative of the weather)
    No. Any resemblance the ride weather will have to the images will be purely coincidental. All my reccies are in brilliant weather the actual rides tend to be in sleet driven by gales
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    Quote Originally Posted by petcul View Post
    No. Any resemblance the ride weather will have to the images will be purely coincidental. All my reccies are in brilliant weather the actual rides tend to be in sleet driven by gales
    Up our way we used to dream of weather as good as that, etc...

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    is that the rocky climb at the start of st isaac tea trail?

    i went up there and it was (for me) a nightmare!

    where is the best source of info on where these routes are, my OS maps are good but cant beat local info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R1150GS Adventure View Post
    is that the rocky climb at the start of st isaac tea trail?

    i went up there and it was (for me) a nightmare!

    where is the best source of info on where these routes are, my OS maps are good but cant beat local info!
    The rocky climb is crosses the Alston - Hexham road just outside Alston from SW of Moscow, past Clargillhead, over Ouston and Mohope Fells and down to the rocky descent near Keirsleywell Row.

    Info gleaned from OS maps, Northumberland and Cumbria Country Councils definitive maps.
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    Aye thats St Isaacs tea trail.
    I managed the climb at Keirsleywell Row, off the 90 degree bend on the tarmac road, up all those boulders and sh1te. Stopped at the gate over the top where it levelled out, knew you coudl go a little further but the OS map was tellign me the BOAT ended just up the track... can you go all the way to the alston road on that one?? Hope so cos it looked great.

    Then I got stuck on the way to Kielder in about 2 feet of muddy rut. Doh.

    How often do you guys go out that way etc?

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    QUOTE=Michael R1150GS Adventure;2305503]Aye thats St Isaacs tea trail.
    I managed the climb at Keirsleywell Row, off the 90 degree bend on the tarmac road, up all those boulders and sh1te. Stopped at the gate over the top where it levelled out, knew you coudl go a little further but the OS map was tellign me the BOAT ended just up the track... can you go all the way to the alston road on that one?? Hope so cos it looked great.[/COLOR]

    You can go all the way to the Hexham - Alston Road and then over the other side and down a short byway

    Then I got stuck on the way to Kielder in about 2 feet of muddy rut. Doh.[/COLOR]

    Dont we all

    How often do you guys go out that way etc?[/QUOTE[/COLOR]

    Every now and then
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    Quote Originally Posted by petcul View Post
    With me leading it the word expert doesn't come into it. The only reason I'm bringing others with me is to help me pick up my WR250

    The pictures are representative of the ride.

    As they say you pays your money and takes your chances but we will try to help pick up bikes and drag people out of holes
    While most of the ride are easy trails there are a few lumpy bits so pogos desireable but if you fancy taking your pride and joy TKCs essential.

    (The management take no responsibility for dings, scrapes and bent bars)
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