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  1. Transalp
    Hi folks, I am planning Lands End to John O'Groats for April on my TA 700. All advise and comments borne of experience welcomed. I intend taking plenty of photographs so will travel over five days. Thanks. Land End to John O'Groats On a Bike
  2. Travel
    Hi folks, I am planning a solo Lands End to John O'Groats trip in April on my Transalp 700V. I will be taking photos and avoiding motorways. All advise and comments welcome. Thanks 0rigen Land End to John O'Groats On a Bike
  3. Charity Events
    LANDS END TO JOHN O GROATS THEN BACK TO RYKAS CAFE ON 2 ATV'S*FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK** ********Quad magazines personality of the year Ant Copeland and quad enthusiast Chris Thompson are going long distance for cancer research UK.They are attempting to ride*their Can am Renegade and DS650*from...
  4. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    I am in Falmouth, Cornwall for the next month with my Transalp if anyone wants to meet up for a ride out? I can also offer you a free tour of the ship I work on - see where your tax payers money goes!
  5. Competitions / Trials
    Long day in the morning (long as anyother day i suppose :confused::confused:) entered the End to End reliabiblity road trial haven't done it for 2 years so will be rusty and and the XR will feel heavy fully kitted again. It starts in Bude, North Cornwall zero hour is 0730 +70mins for me and...
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, My better half suggested I go to Lands End ! So I thought why not. I left Southampton at 11.30am M27, A31, A35, M5 and A30 All went well for the first 30ish miles but then the derrier started going numb, had to stop at 50 and stand straight for a while. Cup of coffee and a smoke and of...
  7. The Longest Day
    here's mine........:thumbright: ================== Dear all, In the 3rd charity motorcycle ride on a continuing theme of "the longest day", on Saturday 19th June along with 80 members of thexrv.org.uk motorcycle club I will attempt to "run for the sun" from the easternmost to westernmost points...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Departed from Westbury, Wiltshire on Friday 26th. Rode up into the Cotswolds to Cheltenham then iPod on to hit the M5 then M6 to the Lakes. Stayed with friends at Graythwaite for the night. Saturday To Ambleside and up 'the struggle' (no kidding) to Kirkstone Pass, fantastic ride with mountains...
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    After getting addicted to adventure ride reports on ADV Rider.com I decided I wanted some of that! So got myself an Africa Twin and booked a week off work.... unfortunately though the bike turned out to be a bit neglected and I had numerous problems which prevented me from going away! Finally...
  10. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    has anyone on this forum ever done this before? and what would it be like to do on my honda cbr400 or the honda varadero 125 which will take longer due to the speed. basically want i would like to know is, how many days and miles of riding a day did you achieve and would anybody else be...
  11. Chatter
    Thursday I'm off to Lands End with the GS club for the first bike weekend of the summer.* and the Friday after it's Normandy for the weekend. Can't wait. * if it's half as good as the second Welsh invasion I'll be well chuffed
  12. The Longest Day
    Loo is riding a Honda 90 step thru with a group from john o groats to lands end in aid of cancer research, I rode it 2 miles the other day and was bored stiff! If you would like to sponsor the 'Slow way down' you can do so by logging on to Justgiving - The Slow Way Down Page!. It happens on the...
  13. The Longest Day
    this is south west bikers charity run after putting Alpsplapper on to their site i though i ought to do something in return, I am waiting to see if their is a just giving site but if any of ya can ride with em give a bit of support along the way it would be appreciated, contact Phil Jones at...
  14. The Longest Day
    I can’t wait for TLD 2009 to start, what an excellent thing it is. Getting a load of Bikers (Capital B on Bikers because we are the chosen few) to do what they love, ride their bikes and at the same time do something memorable and raise money for charity. Simple and very commendable, whoever it...
  15. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    hi, found this place whilst googling for bits for my XR400. Its having its annual engine rebuild :mad: A mad rush rebuild the night before last years lands End Trial and yours truly put the cam seal in wrong and ran the head dry. It lasted from Reading to Exmoor :o then stopped, dead...
  16. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The last thing possible in my mind was to actually visit South-Africa this year and to top it off also get the old R80GS aptly named Die Walvis (The Whale) in Namibia last year due to it's uncanny ability to drop in the sand and lay there like a big beached whale. Allow me to illustrate To...
  17. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all, I have recently bought a 08 Varadero abs:), and have got a:joker: idea of doing the Lands End to John O Groats trip (preferably in 24 hours. Can anyone give me an idea of riding times and speeds required to make it. +any good advice :confused: thanks:thumbup:
  18. The Longest Day
    I'v just been having a look at the Iron Butt site and it looks like a new certification is available (this might be old news, but I'v not seen it before) The 4 corners ride, Lands End. England St David’s Point. Wales John O’Groats. Scotland Lowestoft. England Minimum...
  19. The Longest Day
    Just wondered , has anybody made any attemptes with the iron-butt association to get validated for the longest day(end-to-end) and if so what type of response have you had.... I had a conversation with robster at lands end about drafting our own xrv certificates to mark the occasion if we...
  20. Transalp
    :confused:Right my chain has gone slack, nothing unusal there, but just had a chat with J and he feels the preload could do with being set to a harder setting. I had the bike at 3900 miles in Jan and have not touched the chain. Called by J s week prior to Longest Day to have a quik check and...
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