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    Quote Originally Posted by Losttheplot View Post
    It is predominantly a pogo ride ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Is it a Pogo ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Masters View Post
    Didn't you go to school on the day they did reading?



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    Doh better change my ride...the bike currently has a 18km seat height
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Doh better change my ride...the bike currently has a 18km seat height
    You big girl

    I'm going on the HP... with my legs, it's about the same as your seat height
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mav View Post
    You big girl



    Right I'm going
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Is it a Pogo ride?
    It think the best description is a "Dual sport" ride

    Provided we don't get to much rain over the next few days it should be quite rideable on a GS, but it will be more enoyable on something a little smaller.

    Out and out enduro bikes aren't perfect either, unless you have very plush suspension and a comfy seat , but i'll try and tailor the route on the day depending on conditions/group size/ability ect.

    Sunday showed the 'plain to be incredibly dusty, so i'm planning on keeping us down amongst the trees for most of it, where it will be cooler to ride and should have clearer visability.

    That said the return leg will cover some of the better routes on the 'plain.

    I might even find a ford to cross

    Nathan

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    Right, the bike's fairly sorted so went out for a few hours this afternoon on a trial run. I'd almost forgotten how much fun it is...and how loud

    See you all there




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    It's looking mighty tall chap
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    Hi chaps

    Are orange bikes welcome?

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    Ride update!

    Driving across salisbury plain this morning, there was a healthy amount of rain falling!

    This is supposed to clear to a good weekend (sunshine!), so it sounds like we are having just enough rain to settle the dust and leave a few puddles for the dirty bike contest!

    Bring it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7cuero View Post
    Hi chaps

    Are orange bikes welcome?
    Of course...what sort??

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    I'm not prepped for this ride yet and I've got other stuff to do tonight. A few questions:

    • Where is the car park that the ride is departing from (map link??)
    • How far are we going?
    • How far to the first fuel stop (dunno how much is in my bike)?
    • Is a 10.00hrs ride-off confirmed?
    • Who should I put my money on for the tennis and/or football?


    That's it really

    Greg
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    I rode with this group last year on my 1200 GSA, just go and stand in the carpark of the rugby club next to the sign that says Hardcore ride out, first you will wonder why everone else is going in the other groups, then the loonies on pogo`s will appear. Good fun group, and they wont leave you stranded in the big deep holes, (sorry lads)
    be prepared for some long distance though. Take plenty of drink.
    Good group, id ride again this year, but i fancied playing on the plain this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Masters View Post
    I'm not prepped for this ride yet and I've got other stuff to do tonight. A few questions:

    • Where is the car park that the ride is departing from (map link??)
    • How far are we going?
    • How far to the first fuel stop (dunno how much is in my bike)?
    • Is a 10.00hrs ride-off confirmed?
    • Who should I put my money on for the tennis and/or football?


    That's it really

    Greg
    Car park- it's the one you'll ride across to get into the rugby field where the camping is. can't miss it.

    How far? expect somewhere between 100-130 miles, depending on how the day goes, bike trouble experienced ect...

    First fuel stop could be weyhill if your desperate (this is only 2-3 miles from the rugby club), i don't plan on doing more than 50 miles between fuel stops.

    10.00am start is confirmed

    Football/tennis? thats easy! Valentino Rossi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse1200 View Post
    Good fun group, and they wont leave you stranded in the big deep holes, (sorry lads)
    Those were merely puddles compared to the "bog" i had in mind for ensuring success at the muddy bike competiton, however, we ran out of time, and it is now fenced off (thats how deep it is)- any bigger and it would come under the resevoirs act.

    Is anyone bringing a 450X this year? if you do please bring your own jump leads

    See you all this evening- please keep me away from the beer!

    Nathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Losttheplot View Post
    10.00am start is confirmed
    If I'm not there, don't wait.

    I've now put ten quid on Rudolph Valentino for a win at Haydock Park.

    Greg
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