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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddmeister View Post
    Lots of great lanes round Hampshire, often with a bit of wet chalk thrown in, and I've tasted the trail quite a few times

    Have a great ride out. I'm on a TRF organised First Aid course this weekend so not going out.
    Wet chalk certainly adds another level of difficulty for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Ooh, are you bringing a nurses uniform to Iceland?
    These Icelandic trips are starting to sound interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Ooh, are you bringing a nurses uniform to Iceland?
    That's supposed to be "our little secret" Tim, don't go telling everyone or the others will all want a "visit" to their tent in the night!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bungy View Post
    These Icelandic trips are starting to sound interesting
    Wait to you see the "water purifier" !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddmeister View Post
    That's supposed to be "our little secret" Tim, don't go telling everyone or the others will all want a "visit" to their tent in the night!



    Wait to you see the "water purifier" !
    Water purifier ?

    You told me it was a penis enlarger. I feel a bit stupid now.

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    My last ride out on Tuesday. 280ish kms and aching muscles for a couple of days afterwards.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Bungy View Post
    My last ride out on Tuesday. 280ish kms and aching muscles for a couple of days afterwards.
    I hope you took the little dry detour on the left of those branches. I did.





    Was there 2 weekends ago.
    I'm off to Spain (on the bike) at Easter, but looking to go back to do the same TET route, bringing along a couple of friends (we're all beginners offroad) the first/second weekend of May.

    It was fun. Quite a few hours, aching back and muscles the day after.





    I got stuck towards the end (after Loomies' section) in a muddy rut and had to walk alongside the bike for quite a while to get out and it killed me.
    Couldn't do (small) part of the route because of fallen trees.
    Also, not the best tyre choice.
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    I'm surprised you got as far as you did with those tyres fitted. I know the the area well where you took your photo's and it only gets better the further on you go. There are sections past these photo's that are amazing in comparison. Drop me a pm when you intend going again and i'll happily tag along, even if it is to help drag you out of the mud, but it should start drying out soon and will be easier going for bigger bikes.

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    I'm surprised you got as far as you did with those tyres fitted.
    It was more ploughing along. There is more pics here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvtbgmmB...jzA45bKuFq2U0/
    There was a bit where I got very tired physically and got worried about not being able to push the bike out of the mud.

    I managed to drop the bike against a wall when taking a photo at the end... the bike was on the sidestand with the engine running and it creeped forward
    Next time I'll take the screen off at the start.

    This was my planned route (section of TET) and you can see my actual track in black, I joined the M3 going back to London.
    I messed up the first bit (kept going down the A3) and did some circles to get back on the proper route.




    I have a spare front wheel for the GS... I'm considering if I should look for a rear one and keep a pair of slightly more suited tyres on them. But I don't go offroad that much and most of the budget is spent on the other motorbike and sticky tyres.

    Drop me a pm when you intend going again and i'll happily tag along, even if it is to help drag you out of the mud
    Will do. For sure after Easter.

    I'd love to do the Plains too, but I don't want to be shoot at by a tank.
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    As it gets warmer and drier it will become more big bike friendly. The ground gets pretty firm.
    Salisbury gets very dry and dusty in the summer but you do need to keep to the by-ways, I have a nice figure 8 route of the plain if you want it.

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