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  1. Wiltshire's trails on big trail bikes backwards

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER Meet in the first layby on A350 just south of M4 Junction 17 between 10:00 and 10:30 on Saturday 15 Sep: Google Maps This is the Chippenham turn-off. If you rode Big bikes on Wiltshire's trails - or wanted to but couldn't - I'm thinking of doing something similar on...
  2. Big bikes on Wiltshire's trails

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    New... expensive... Not so new... unusual... Actually, it's a Harley Davidson; I kid you not. Also expensive... Two more KTMs and my Vara... They disappear into the undergrowth: After a tricky descent we stop for a wee break. Wee as in brief, ok? DaveS... Fletch...
  3. South Wales Forests (legally!) 27 May 12

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    For information: The Legal Forest Riders group has a ride through Forestry Commission land in South Wales on 27 May. You need to join the Legal Forest Riders site and sign-up to the ride; cost is £12. Rides are at three levels: Ride 1 - Sportsman/Intermediate with some hard packed tracks, some...
  4. Wiltshire BYWAY riding April 2012

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    I would like to invite a few riders to come with me and my dad trail riding in Wiltshire, as you will most likely know it has around 690km of legal byways, I can sort out dates if there's any interest, we have space for 1 extra person in our van which can take 5 bikes. It would be a bonus if...
  5. Peak Disctrict Rough Road run Thursday 8th dec

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    Short notice but I find myself with a day off thursday 8th dec Meeting : the Yonderman cafe, Wrdlow Mires Time: 9:00 for breakfast starting 9:30 Run would suit big bikes with knobblies. The trails will include a couple of more challenging ones but there will be an alternative route to avoid...
  6. Big Bike Mid Wales Trails

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    Planning on a days trail riding, Friday 17th June. BIG bikes, so far a 950 Adventure and an XTZ 660. Trails will not be easy, aiming to tackle some of the hardest trails mid Wales has to offer. Anyone up for the challenge? Route to be decided but we will aim to take in as many trails as...
  7. Possible National Trails - Betws-y-Coed

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    Had a fantastic day out with TheTimKirby and Rolly. Left mine in Runcorn at 08:00 and met Tim and Rolly at Capel Curig (6 miles West of Betws-y-coed) just after 09:30. Me on my @, Tim on his 33 year old XL200 and Rolly on his TTR 250 Enduro. Did loads of trails all around Betws-y-coed, all...
  8. The big bike rally challenge 2011

    Africa Twin
    Just spotted this race series for big bikes over 575cc. Any @ riders entering? It looks like great fun & just the thing to stretch the @ legs.
  9. Salisbury/wiltshire mini meet camping weekend....

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    Hi all, Right the west country thing is off [fuel prices and distance thing] so have contacted the landlord at the following pub and he has no probs with bikers:cool:.. The Golden Swan Wilcot - 01672 562289 He has space for the weekend june 24,25,26 2011 i off up to have a look soon but looks...
  10. Peak Trails

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    Thanks to Phil (PigUgly) for joining me for a days trail riding in the Peaks. I think we both had a great day. :thumb: Left my home at just after 9 for a 9:30 meet with Phil. From out meeting point it was a 30 min ride to the first trail just leaving Maclesfield. A nice easy trail to start...
  11. Newbie from Reading, Berks

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi - im Mike, 48, and a new biker - passed test 3 months ago. ive got a YR 2000 - BMW F650 GS - as i like to take it steady and explore some accessable bridalways and countryside sometimes. I enjoy my bike but i must confess i am a bit of a fair weather biker - a weekender - i just ride for fun...
  12. Surrey lanes

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    Deciding at the last minute I couldn't face riding my DR350 all the way to Ubley Drove I glanced at the Surrey TRF forum yesterday and found a rideout today, starting from Rykas. There were only three of us, Steve, our leader, and Eamon. But the day was great (which, as ever, is more than I can...
  13. London motocross day

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    There is a motocross track in Docklands we can hire for the day. While big bikes would be able to get round and might fancy a go, it will better suit smaller bikes. I'd be happy to have my DR 350 there and let other people use it.We'd need a few more like that too. It is knackering so it would...
  14. Why you shouldnt jump big bikes ?............

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    Especially in front of video camera: YouTube - XTZ 750 jump and crash think he was unlucky with the large stone/rock tho : YouTube - XTZ after crash
  15. Too old to start riding again

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    My dad who is 66 has started showing interest in bying a bike much too my mums horror.He has not rode are owned one for 40yrs but had big bikes in his youth (his words) are there many over 65 bikers on this forum and which bike would you recomend for him. cheers :thumbup:
  16. Dakar 2010 (Argentina - Chile) Video

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    Just a little video of this years dakar that I edited together last week when I was off work sick and stuck at home stupidly bored. Let me know what you think :thumbright: YouTube - Dakar 2010 (Argentina Chile). The last year of the big bikes.
  17. Whos the best for young drivers on big bikes?

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    Im with mce at the minute for the dommie just tpo...But they wont add another bike to my policy, well it is a 750 daytona but evan so? Any ideas whoil insure me for peanuts for the weekends fun? cheers Oz
  18. Hey yaa

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello all, Just bought an a.t. last week RD07A, with 25k km on it, it is getting excited because I used to thumper a lot more, now it's like going faster with less vibration. Just sold my suzi DDR650, currently own a kawasaki KSR 110, Honda wave 125 and a BSA c15 star. I would like to DIY where...
  19. transalp forks USD vs conventinal

    Transalp
    ok this isnt a question on which forks will fit etc etc its about xr600/xrv750 forks with fork brace vs USD xr650 or cr250 forks which forks will be better for use with a transalp? looking at some of the big bikes done by www.africanqueens.de they seem to use normal forks and not the USD...
  20. Helloooooo

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hiya. Been lurking on this forum for a few days, seems a pretty cool place, so thought I'd put my name to it. I'm into mountain bikes in a big way (gravity assisted preferable, pedalling is boring ;)). I'm UK based, 18, at university studying engineering. Did my CBT september last year, got a...
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