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  1. Cymer and Dunraven Forests, May 12

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    I mentioned on another thread that there's a new organisation in South Wales that has an agreement with the Forestry Commission to ride the Cymer and Dunraven Forests (near Rhigos). Riders are split into three groups: clubman for the fast nutters on enduro bikes, sportsman for a more leisurely...
  2. South Wales Forests (legally!) 27 May 12

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    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...
  3. Rally stages mk2

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Ventured out into the forests of the Highlands again in puriut of the perfect spectator vantage point. Joined by Raymo, Steve T and Africa Jim. Super day out Raymo at fool tilt Steve doing the same !! Thanks guys for making it such a hoot :thumbup::thumbup:
  4. Forestry Commission Land Usage - help required

    Chatter
    I've just had this email requesting help for making our wonderful government aware that the ramblers association are not the only vested interest group. I know thers one or two off roaders on here. :rolleyes: So thought I'd post it up just in case you don't already know about it. Please see...
  5. Off Roading in Portugal

    Travel
    Having just seen Sean's thread re Yamaha in Wales, I checked it out and it looks like it offers quite a bit of riding. But, still, I'm returning to Portugal for the third time to ride with Enduro Republic. The amount of riding can be tailored, but, you certainly can ride the whole day if you...
  6. Shall we buy a forest?

    Chatter
    As our beloved Tories are back at the helm they are now gonna sell us more stuff we already own. Seems to be a lot of fuss about at the moment about selling off forests so why don't we buy Grizedale. We can put up a fence around it and promise not to cut the trees.....just ride around them all...
  7. I is bad . . . .

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    I is very, very bad. Why? Read on. Seeing as Lowflyer couldn't make it to Galloway earlier this year and Raymo, whilst actually making it to Galloway never actually rode in the forests there, I thought it would be nice to get them together and take a wander on the dirty side of XRV'ing...
  8. Trip to The Pyrenees - July 2010

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    It's now 3 weeks since we returned from the best biking trip I've ever had so now that some nice folk have explained how to do it, here's my report: The Team were Me, the Wife, a small cuddly bee belonging to my nephew and "Doris" our trusty Garmin Zumo. 3rd July: Having finally managed to strap...
  9. Trail Riding weekend - North Wales

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    Just seeing if anyone is interested at this stage. I realise XRV'ers are spread throughout the country so cant really justify blasting up to North Wales for a days trail riding. It makes a long day depending on where you are located. So how about starting a bit later on a Saturday, say...
  10. Llangollen and surrounding Trails

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    Had a great ½ day trail riding around Llangollen until a slight mishap occurred (See http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/ride-reports-pictures/47167-dont-go-solo.html ). Altogether a great mornings riding, hitting about 40 – 50 miles of trails along the way, varying from easy farmland tracks, to...
  11. Cambodia, an offroad paradise

    Travel
    Hello all, I am new to this forum and would like to tell any and all coming here that I live, work and ride in Cambodia. Its all here, dirt roads, tracks, ox cart tracks, trails, beaches, forests, jungle, mountains, chaotic traffic in the towns, its adventure country all over. To any and all...
  12. Anglo-Italian Transalp owners meet-up 2009

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    Anglo-Italian Transalp Meeting 2009. Quality, not quantity! I had seen the original message from Scorpio (Maurizio) waaay back in the wintertime, inviting any xrv’ers who were interested to join with the Italian Transalp owners Summer meeting in the Italian Tyrol. “No way”, I had thought at...
  13. XR 650 Aussie style

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    Seeing how I own a web site in Australia and an XR, my two closest mates own big XR's, one of my moderators (and mate) owns another XR I get to do a lot of riding in a hell of a lot different areas (not just near home Mick ;)) I have been lucky with the amount of riding I have done and the...
  14. Recent Morocco Trip April-May 09 details

    Travel
    Morocco Trip April-May 2009 Bike is an elderly Honda TransAlp with 47,000 miles on the clock which I had serviced and checked before departing. I had the tyres filled with green gunge to stop small punctures as I had read numerous accounts of tyres blowing on rough Moroccan roads. My tool kit...
  15. The adventures of Meesh and Ben continues...

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    Here you are guys and gals... I know some of you have been waiting... Meesh and Ben’s first long haul journey April 2009 (Day 1) :blob7:Oh! I can’t sleep!....... got to sleep!...... please sleep, brain! I want to set off early... so excited..... but I can’t sleeeeeeep!... can’t sleep...
  16. Hello from Oz

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi there team - Pete from Australia (Newcastle NSW). Bought my second XLV650 last year. 2003 model with honda panniers & Topbox & only 5,000kms. Wife made me sell my beloved GTR1000 though! :( (Too hot on the GTR: 29c today!) Had a 2000 model in NZ - 4 months old & cart-wheeled it down the...
  17. ITT 2009

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    Details of the International Transalp Treffen for 2009 have been announced. To be held in the Bavarian Forests, Germany between 21 - 24th May. Heres the link; http://itt2009.transalp.de/en/ The English translation has yet to be completed.. Here's the 2008 group at Lefkada Island, Greece...
  18. Rallyday 2008

    Competitions / Trials
    I've just booked my spectator tickets for Rallyday 2008 sept 20th at castle combe brilliant day out reminds me of all those cold wet nights in welsh forests following the RAC and WELSH Rallys, loads of old escorts, mantas, quattros and 6r4s etc :thumbright: Advance tickets close tomorrow...
  19. T'day, I have mostly been winchin'....

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    Here is a post I put in my Ural forum (Actually I DO have a life thank you very much....). Thought some bored people might enjoy the read..... Armed with a rope, a winch, my knobbly spare and bit of boredom on a Friday, off I went to explore some of the wooded areas around Tallinn. I turned...
  20. A grand day out.

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    As posted on my Ural forum, I thought I'd share with you worthy lot too!! 06-June-08. Set off from home in Tallinn at about 11, coz I'm lazy and everything takes me about 3 times longer than it should.... I rode steadily for about 45 mins that took me South West of the Estonian capital, past...
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