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  1. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi everyone, ITT 2014 is taking place from 18th June till 21st June, this year in Poland. Despite having Transalp in it's name this event caters for other big trailies, too. Riders from ten European countries have put their names on the list, but no Brits so far. You're more than welcome to...
  2. 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...
  3. Travel
    hi, just wondering if anyone is planning a trip to the almeria area of spain next year and maybe touring around the surrounding areas. i would like to maybe join up for a bit, maybe i could show some of the routes i already know. generally just ride with some like minded people. we have a small...
  4. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Took the @ out for it’s last run of the year before the gritters start doing their dirty work on the roads. No real destination in mind, just an urge to turn some miles and grin some smiles whilst the sun was shinning, and maybe get a little muddy if possible! Wandered over the hills towards...
  5. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Quick report here on a weekend of trail riding on and around Salisbury Plain, organised by Barftone. Very good venue, a pub with a small camping field in Bishops Canning. Unbelievably good weather. Hot sunshine all day both days, in October. Saturday we covered 113 miles in total - actually this...
  6. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hello chaps, we have the third annual D Day Rideout taking place on behalf of Aspire the Spinal Injuries Charity on the weekend of the 12th & 13th of June. This year, we'll be leaving by Eurotunnel on the Saturday morning around a 9am crossing and firstly heading to La Coupole, the V2 Rocket...
  7. Travel
    This is something I've been thinking about doing for a few weeks now. Hopefully by early Autumn I'll have some time off work and be able to set off. Up until last Saturday I owned a DR 350 (hence the username) which was going to be my weapon of choice (with a few touring mods to help). All was...
  8. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    I have ridden trails in the Aberystwyth area with Marianne & Colin Walford (Motorcycle trail riding with Trail Rides Wales) before on my own TA650 and had a great time doing it. Marianne is the local TRF Rights of way officer and is organising a weekend for big trailie riders and their friends...
  9. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    After much moaning on the owners forum I have decided that we need to run a members meet. Plans are for it to be held Friday April 30th to Monday May 3rd 2010 (bank holiday weekend) Location is Bala, North Wales. Were are looking at running both road and green lane ride-outs on the middle days...
  10. The Longest Day
    For anyone who can get to South Wales on the 20th or 21st of June 2009 (not including those of us flying past on TLD!), this is from the latest edition of Trail, the organ of the Trail Riders' Federation: The children need YOU. DON'T LET N.E.R.C. KILL IT. Trail rides for children with...
  11. Chatter
    got sunburn so havent been sleeping too well...... DOH! flew to Aruba, spent a day at sea eating, drinking etc (?)then had a day at Bonaire where I managed to toast myself. yesterday stopped in Venezuela, went to Caracas and today we are stopping in Tobago. still got St Lucia, Grenada, and...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi I am new to here and have registered because I an planning on buying an Africa twin as a second bike, I also have an '05 ZX10R but several of my mates have changed their superbikes for big trailies recently so I am looking at getting one too . Have been wanting to since I had a go on a...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I forgot my camera so pictures courtesy of Dazzer can be viewed here; http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=25067 http://www.bmwgs.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1033&start=0 Fired up the AT for my 7am ‘Good Friday’ run over to Keighley to meet up with Dazzer, Paul & Chris. Very cold so...
  14. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Enduroland is a new off road biking venue near Towcester, just off the A43. They are running open events on the last Sunday of each month, with a fully marked out enduro course. I don't have any connection with Enduroland other than having a great time yesterday. Basically, the setup is for...
  15. Chatter
    Just had a quick glance at the new Ride mag. It would appear that 1200 gs's have done quite well. 4th overall, best big trailies. I'll be back to gloat properly when I've had a proper read :D:D
  16. Transalp
    Anyone remember this advertising slogan? It was for Marlboro cigarettes and was always accompanied by images of a rugged cowboy type out in the wilds of Marlboro country. It is that image that has stuck with me after a visit to my local Honda dealer early in 1987. I’d gone to see the all new...
  17. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Sorry if I missed a thread but now I've signed up to go on the rally, are there any planned rideouts for Fri/Sat? I'm trying to remember lanes that would be ok for big trailies (and an open mind) in the area. It's been quite a few years since I was trail riding up there but Matterdale common...
  18. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    It's in the calendar - this will probably be roads and lanes rather than off road but if you know the offroads suitable for big trailies and fools like me... ;)
  19. Accessories
    There are two main schools of thought about topboxes on a bike especially big trailies. One says that topboxes look OK and that users dont look daft. Also that its OK to put a box up there. The second school says that boxes look stupid especially on a big trailie, that you couldnt put a box in...
  20. Mechanical Advice
    I have been a bicycle-tourist for 23 years. I have also motorcyle-toured a bit - 15 years but not so many trips per year. Currently my TA has a huge Givi top box and a tiddly magnetic tank bag that works very well, thank you. I'd like to get some side panniers to expand my luggage space a...
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