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    Thanks everyone for your nice feedback -

    - and Finn for the photos and videos!

    Could you possibly enhance the sound on the Tina clip, e.g loop her squealing?

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    Still on the 'Clwydian Way' -

    - admiring the views


    Watching sheep can have a very soothing effect...


    Well, it seemed to work on our stunt monkey...


    Roll call at the gate - Mark on his trusty R100GS


    Tina (mine is faster... )


    Rowan


    Andres


    Sarah


    Rsstler


    Aidjay and Finn


    Thanks to the well-tempered weather gods, the deceptively innocent looking grassy stretch at the end of the lane wasn't too slippery that day - and when we reached the tarmac I got the impression that all riders were beginning to enjoy themselves...


    Especially as the next trail was going to be the 'Badger Run' - usually everyone's favourite.

    Little did we know that the lane would have some surprises in store this time...

    To be continued
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpy View Post
    Especially as the next trail was going to be the 'Badger Run' - usually everyone's favourite.

    Little did we know that the lane would have some surprises in store this time...

    To be continued
    It is currently my Ex-favourite, after the March Moon ADV Rally!
    Looking forward to the next installment.
    (watch out for discarded sheep netting.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpy View Post

    Could you possibly enhance the sound on the Tina clip, e.g loop her squealing?

    Oh Pumpy you must be feeling brave today

    Tina, take note-

    Thanks to Ela, Steve et al for a great day out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpy View Post
    Little did we know that the lane would have some surprises in store this time...

    To be continued
    Smashing

    Cant wait......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah Teach View Post
    Oh Pumpy you must be feeling brave today
    Being the official 'Scream Queen' myself and having shared a bed with Tina in the past, I thought I'd get away with it...
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    Right then, the 'Badger Run' -

    - a lovely little lane with hard-packed dirt and leaves which can be ridden at reasonable speed while swinging from one side to the other just going with the flow. Really nice.

    At the end however, is a sort of steepish slippery slope leading onto the next trail that should not be a problem if you have:

    a) decent tyres
    b) a sensible run-up (i.e. momentum...)
    c) not an audience of Paparazzi waiting for carnage.

    Unfortunately, the majority of riders didn't meet all three criteria...

    Yours truly, Sarah and Finn made it up ok but Aidjay stalled and had to realign


    Second attempt


    And with a little help from Andres and Mark...


    Tina's turn


    Looking good...


    But - and just in case you have forgotten what happened next - here is Finn's video once more...


    Isn't it great to have truly compassionate mates?


    Who eventually helped with lifting the bike - after all the photos were taken...


    Next in line: Rowan - gaining momentum...


    ... enough to actually get him up to the top


    Then it was Andy's turn


    Oops - off route, re-calculating...


    Almost!


    That's why you shouldn't go trail riding on your own - particularly when you are on a lardy GS...


    Trusty tail-end and off road god Possu didn't disappoint


    After this exercise we thought we'd treat ourselves to a proper lunch break and stopped at the Crown Inn at Lixwm - host of many HAF (hard as f*ck) rallies in the past


    Talking of lunch breaks, mine is over now, but there are still a few more trails and a ford to come - so watch this space...

    To be continued
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah Teach View Post
    Oh Pumpy you must be feeling brave today

    Tina, take note-


    Yes i agree Sarah, she does appear to be doing a bit of this digging hole doesnt she? June Dirty Girls weekend in Oxford should right the balance again

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinatrim View Post
    June Dirty Girls weekend in Oxford should right the balance again

    Mmm, as we are so many now, the house is full and someone will have to sleep in the shed...
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    Another great ride report from Pumpy.......next installment please!
    Looks like a great weekends riding.

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    Thanks very much, D.

    I'm sorry that I never posted a ride report of the March Moon - but here are a couple of pics from the rally for you:

    Facing the Dirty Girls at the start of Pentre Potes (oh, and Roger... )


    U-boating on the Clwydian Way, Clocaenog Forest Section


    One of my favourites - near Nant-y-Ffridd, I think (well, there where you picked me up after the gate... )


    Hoping to post the next instalment tonight...
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    Why thankyou Pumpy, you're a star!
    Did the Stunt monkey manage to keep off the pillion seat this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONYERBIKE View Post
    Did the Stunt monkey manage to keep off the pillion seat this time?
    Yes! I was under strict orders to behave myself and so I had to resort to another of my favourite trail activities ..... Tina-baiting!!! Spot the oh-so-carefully placed boot!! (Ref: photo with Tina taking a lie-down!)

    You should have been there!

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    Great weekend, thanks all, had an awesome time. Special thanks to Pumpy and Possu for organising everything, you guys were amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah Teach View Post
    Yes! I was under strict orders to behave myself and so I had to resort to another of my favourite trail activities ..... Tina-baiting!!! Spot the oh-so-carefully placed boot!! (Ref: photo with Tina taking a lie-down!)

    You should have been there!


    Im surprised you didnt put it on my head

    Great fun day and great to share it with you all. Well done on report Pumpy

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    Sorry about the delay - but the weekend got pretty busy and the TRF Newsletter had to be published by today...

    Btw, Possu has written a report about our run for the May issue, so if you are interested and a member of the TRF have a look in the Oxford forum.


    Where did we stop? Ah yes, at Lixwm for lunch.


    While we ate and drank and chatted, the sky became darker and darker - of course, exactly over the area we were heading to...

    So the next four lanes south of Lixwm we rode quite quickly, stopped at Loggerheads for fuel and then - after a bit more roadwork - arrived at the trails around Nercwys Mountain.

    This is the end of a nice little softish lane near 'Ty'n-yr-ynn' which can be deceptive though and catch out the unwary... Fortunately we didn't have any of those in our group - Rsstler & Rowan


    Finn & Mark


    Tina & Stunt Mon... erm, Sarah...


    ... and orange sweeper Possu


    Then it was on to 'Burley Hill Quarry', where the owners have now erected a big white-on-red arrow to point the public in the right direction onto the byway. One day I will stop and take a picture, it's just too funny!

    By the time we reached the end of 'Pwll Helyg' the group had become so swift that I had barely the chance to get the camera out!


    See what I mean?


    It's a shame really, that they have graded the lane a couple of years ago - it used to be a right bugger with mud, ruts and deep puddles - providing lots of entertainment...


    Never mind, there is still the crossing of the River Alun to come...

    To be continued
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