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    im hoping to get booked up so if the getting down and dirty is on I will leave the TKC's on for the ride down - vibration white finger ahoy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mr badger View Post
    Still trying to sort this out. Womble is stacked with work this year and can't commit yet.

    We'll try and get Captain Korma along again, but if anyone knows their way around the local lanes on a GS, please get in touch. I just look at sand and fall over so no help from this quarter.
    i may be able to help you out if you are stuck ????? moly

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    Ta for the offer but if you look a few posts back you'll see that Captain K has got things in hand...up:

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    Looks like you have the pleasure of my company for this bimble

    Like the sound of the forest and sand even though i have zero sand experiance

    May be arriving on the morning depending on finish time friday.

    See you all there

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    SO WHOS GOT THE LONGEST JOURNEY TO GET THERE?

    i have about 5 bone jarring hours on my TKC's - about 240 miles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R1150GS Adventure View Post
    SO WHOS GOT THE LONGEST JOURNEY TO GET THERE?

    i have about 5 bone jarring hours on my TKC's - about 240 miles.

    Physical - 11 miles

    Emotional - a life time of experience, doubt and soul searching

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R1150GS Adventure View Post
    SO WHOS GOT THE LONGEST JOURNEY TO GET THERE?

    i have about 5 bone jarring hours on my TKC's - about 240 miles.

    Depends on how lost I get......

    I'm still waiting for someone to upload a garmin route that I can bung onto my Zumo660. It's getting closer but I still don't know which route to take...

    If I'm not there by lunchtime, will somebody please send out a search party??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miff View Post
    Depends on how lost I get......

    I'm still waiting for someone to upload a garmin route that I can bung onto my Zumo660. It's getting closer but I still don't know which route to take...

    If I'm not there by lunchtime, will somebody please send out a search party??

    Daft boy..... or have I already told you that...????? xx

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    I don't want to have to ride too far. What happens if I wear the engine out?? These things aren't meant to be ridden for long distances you know

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    And you gotta decide where you'll stop en route for new tyres.... and where to fill up... heavens this rally lark could exhaust you before you even leave home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain K View Post
    For those who prefer it dirty....

    We have a couple of options. Thetford Forest is rather handlily only 10 minutes away from camp and we can do a good 80 mile ride with most of that on the dirt, with a cafe stop for lunch. Alternatively we can ride up to North Norfolk and do some equally dirty lanes up there, with the added bonus of Fish and Chips by the sea.

    I suggest we leave no later than 10am to make the most of the day, probably getting back to camp around 5pm. By this time most of us will be either knackered, injured or pushing a broken bike (or all three!)

    I know you already know this, but, plenty of water, especially if its hot, and leave the heavy stuff in your tent!

    Unsuitable knows all the lanes as well as I do, so there is a really good chance we won't get lost.

    Give us your thoughts...
    Will the route be suitable for stock GS on Tourances. Came last year and loved it, (the tall fella on the blue GS), so keen to do it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnie View Post
    Will the route be suitable for stock GS on Tourances. Came last year and loved it, (the tall fella on the blue GS), so keen to do it again
    If we get a couple of dry days beforehand it should be fine on Tourances.

    I remember you well Have you fitted any bar risers yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Womble View Post
    If we get a couple of dry days beforehand it should be fine on Tourances.

    I remember you well Have you fitted any bar risers yet?
    no, not yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnie View Post
    no, not yet.
    You may as well get a set as they are dead cheap, fitting them is a 10 minute job and your back will thank you. Don't go for more than 2cm or 2.5cm as the brake lines can get a bit tight.

    I'd offer to help fit them but I can't guarantee I'll be there yet.
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    Have marked up a route which is about 75-80 miles which takes in almost all the unsealed roads around the forest,anybody wanting to drop out early will be able to do so easily,lets hope for a summers day but Thetfords always good and not too difficult going what-ever the weather.



    We ll give this a miss.


    This is a nice lane.



    This on is one of the longest lanes you ll ride anywhere in this country.

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