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    "Challenging" off road ride

    Only 118 miles!



    Several challenges:

    • I had a puncture before the 'off' ( - many thanks to the Micheldever boys for sorting that out)
    • A couple of other punctures en-route - a Polish 'MasterClass' in big KTM rear tube changing was given!
    • Too many 'whoops' across the Plain - my legs were overly challenged
    • Too much mud on the Plain for Sid


    But otherwise a cracking day. Many thanks to Nathan for showing us the way.

    Greg
    Thomas! There's a mouse duck in the house!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Masters View Post
    Only 118 miles!



    Several challenges:

    • I had a puncture before the 'off' ( - many thanks to the Micheldever boys for sorting that out)
    • A couple of other punctures en-route - a Polish 'MasterClass' in big KTM rear tube changing was given!
    • Too many 'whoops' across the Plain - my legs were overly challenged
    • Too much mud on the Plain for Sid


    But otherwise a cracking day. Many thanks to Nathan for showing us the way.

    Greg
    Glad you enjoyed it. The ride was never realy intended to be "easy"!

    118 miles? was that taken from your gps?

    Nathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Losttheplot View Post
    118 miles? was that taken from your gps?

    Nathan
    Yes, I stripped off all the chaff from the tracklog - what was left was 118 miles.

    BTW - you guys arrived back too soon after the 2nd puncture - I now need to hear the remainder of PinkyTiff's life story - the first bit was quite interesting - especially the bike tour of France!



    Greg
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    A great ride and fast at times
    No time for photos from me just this short vid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    A great ride and fast at times
    No time for photos from me just this short vid
    Did anyone try and take a boxer through that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Packer View Post
    Did anyone try and take a boxer through that
    No, I think Mav on his HP2 had more sense but may be wrong although he has a snorkel fitted to his air intake, I was first through on the Rallye bike.....not knowing how deep it was
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    No, I think Mav on his HP2 had more sense but may be wrong although he has a snorkel fitted to his air intake, I was first through on the Rallye bike.....not knowing how deep it was
    'Fraid not - I was lacking in sense and went through this one too

    Thank god for the snorkel, would've been a gonna without it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mav View Post
    'Fraid not - I was lacking in sense and went through this one too

    Thank god for the snorkel, would've been a gonna without it!
    Good lad, sorry I missed it with my camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    A great ride and fast at times
    No time for photos from me just this short vid
    Nice one. Where did you find that? I could have floated across - at an angle
    Need to modify my low exhaust though probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techno View Post
    Nice one. Where did you find that? I could have floated across - at an angle
    Need to modify my low exhaust though probably.
    There were several on this particular route. This is about the only time of year it is even worth considering trying to ride through them. Any other time and the water is deep enough to loose a landrover in...

    Horse got his 1200 stuck in these last year

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    It wasnt really stuck i was testing the grab adhiesive properties of the salisbury plain mud you know, thought about marketing it.

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    Some pics from the ride:










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    Here is a link for all my pics form Hog Roast:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcin_...95755917/show/

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcin_gda2 View Post
    Here is a link for all my pics form Hog Roast:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcin_...95755917/show/
    Excellent shots! how far did you guys come then on those KTMs?

    got to be honest I'm impressed with the last one, I thought KTM stands where made from all the toffee that BMW had rejected for use on their bikes I take it Steve was offering a little support

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