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    Spout's Trail Ride

    On behalf of the others (whom i'm sure will agree), I would like to thank Paul for leading a cracking day's ride

    We were - Mr PDiddy, Dryskier and his mate on a DRZ400, Ferret, myself and Paul

    We had a brill day and it was without any problems, which is always a bonus

    The pace was 'progressive', but well balanced and Spout picked some corkers to ride

    We rode the first lanes above Via Gellia (or thereabouts) and over to Winster before venturing to Darley Dale and up onto the moors above

    We popped out at Chatsworth - nice views and did another @ Edensor and Pilsley and on the Bakewell > Baslow road @ 13 bends, we had to carry out some minor adjustment to the controls of Dryskier's WR250R as he had fallen off a few times and everything was 'all to cock'

    After that, it was off towards Wardlow Mires and then to do a circuitous route in and around the 'plague' village of Eyam .................where we also had lunch in a very quaint tea room, feeding someone else's Spaniel who was 'orphaned' outside

    Then..................for me it was one of trickiest lanes in the wet - Bamford Clough - not the easiest to go down, as most of the others will testify

    After Bamford, we filled up at Hope Valley Service Station and headed out of the Hope Valley, towards Chapel and did a few lanes, before the infamous descent of Royche Clough, which the 2 novices, Dryskier and his mate thought was a true 'white knuckle' ride

    Here's few pics at the bottom of Royche Clough



    The way out



    The route down



    After Royche Clough we went over towards Buxton/Whalley Bridge and did a nice trail in the village of Combs





    Mr PDiddy on his KTM 950 Super Enduro



    Dryskier



    Ferret




    After Combs we headed to Buxton and down the A515 to Ashbourne, before doing the last lane which brought us out near Newhaven

    Spout cut along home and we made our way back to Lumb Farm..............I took the lovely Via Gellia road to Cromford, which was now basked in sunshine and it was great to cruise along at 60mph, swinging from bend to bend

    We all arrived back safe and sound @ Lumb Farm and no sooner than I'd taken off my crash helmet, Ferret's lovely wife was offering me an ice cold lager from the their motorhome's fridge - many thanks......... a perfect end to a perfect day's riding

    Hope Dryskier and his mate enjoyed it, although they were on pogo's they were novices - but did great
    JohnnyBoxer



    So many roads...........So little time......

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    I can only echo Johnny's thanks, SPOUT it was agreat day on the trails and a great weekend,
    see you all at the next one

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    A brilliant day out - thanks Spout & all the others for helping me & Squid along. Hope we didnt hold you up too much.
    When we first set off we thought we were in the Novice/Intermediate group - but we soon realised our mistake - but by then it was too late.

    As my induction into "proper off roading " & even if I was horizontal most of the time - I really enjoyed the ride & the company.

    Right then - whens the next outing?

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    enjoyed the pics.....you lot are mental.....
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    Thanks

    Yes, Dryskier kept asking me if we were on the easy ride and I said of course we are

    I had a great time and very pleased we managed to get round. Thanks to Paul for taking the lead, to Ferret for keeping an eye on us from the tail and PDiddy & JonnyBoxer for all making it a cracking day.

    That Bamford Clough was a real ring twitcher more like down hill skiing than riding. I liked the look on the faces of the couple 'climbing' up it when they saw us sliding down.


    I took some vids, here are a couple of screen shots. Royche Clough going down, not sure what the other one was called going up. Didn't get a vid of Banford unfortunately - didn't dare take my hand off the bars!
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    Glad everyone enjoyed it I did too

    I cobbled together a route for GS twins "with experience", but actually it suited our motley collection quite well.

    We'll do the second half of the route next year

    PS I think that other photo is Pindale
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    Cheers Spout, I had a great day with good company -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spout View Post
    I think that other photo is Pindale
    That was a fecker of a lane.......................short, but not very sweet
    JohnnyBoxer



    So many roads...........So little time......

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    That was a fecker of a lane.......................short, but not very sweet
    That's what Mort thought today when he gave the diff on his Disco a right good clout on one of the rocks near the top

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