Clogfest 2013 - Wiltshire, UK

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Possu, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Peet and I just booked the chunnel thingie. Arriving Friday, leaving Monday!

    Better to take the M4 and stay on the motorway for a but longer or the M3 and use the small roads?
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  2. duibhceK

    duibhceK duibhce Kaelann

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    thanks for reminding me I still need to book as well! :clap
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  3. tehdutchie

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    bumptie bump.
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  4. Beer

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    i went from Kent to Wilcot recently and would suggest taking the M3 - go as early as you can on the friday because from mid afternoon friday the M25 turns into a car park...this can happen at anytime but its a certainty on a friday afternoon - plus they are widening it from J5(M26) to J7 so you will be restricted to 50mph.

    shame i cant make this one but I'm playing in a mates annual charity cricket match in Shropshire.....we still all field with our hands in our pockets just like we did in school:rofl
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  5. tehdutchie

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    Thx!!!

    Enjoy the drinking.. Cricket I mean! :clap
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  6. Karin

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    To my very great regret, I want to ask, you may want to remove me from the list :waysad


    On Friday I get NO day off at work :shoot


    :kboom

    I was so looking forward to the motorcycle trip.

    Hopefully there is another alternatively one for me, as dirt bike holiday.

    Yet friendly thanks for the invitation


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  7. Pumpy

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    Oh, Karin, that's such a shame - I was so looking forward to riding with you again... :cry

    I hope to see you in the not so distant future at the next event on either English or Belgian trails! :thumb
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  8. Possu

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    Apologies for not posting sooner but I've been a bit busy recently.

    Anyway, the weekend is going ahead as planned, unlike the larger events I won't pre-order the food or plan ride groups until I see who turns up and what they're riding.

    So far, the attendees are:

    Possu
    Pumpy
    Mike F
    Muddymatt
    Chris Barnes
    Kustlo (tbc)
    Ilse
    Nick
    Jo
    Sofie
    tehdutchie
    Peet
    Peter Macheta

    Plus a couple of others who I'll be contacting soon.

    There's space for a few more if anyone's interested, PM me first though.

    We'll be there late on Friday afternoon.

    Cheers

    Steve
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  9. Karin

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    Next weekend I'm going to chew on my motorcycle gloves, out of frustration:(::cry
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  10. tehdutchie

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    dont dont dont :rofl
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  11. Lee990Adventure

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    Hi, just acquired my new 1190 Adventure and have run it in, wondered if i could tag along? Would my bike, with Stock conti
    tyres, be Suitable for the type of terrain you have planned?

    I'm based near Bristol and can hear Salisbury plain calling!

    Cheers,

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  12. Possu

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    An 1190 on stock tyres will be okay for the gravel sections of Salisbury but not so good on anything else including chalk climbs, lots of ruts (many overgrown) and some mud.

    I need to know by Wednesday evening if you're attending.

    Steve
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  13. Pumpy

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    Les, I had a 990 in my group at the last outing and it was very hard work for Windy - even though he has done this a few times before and was on decent tyres. So hard that he didn't ride with us on the Sunday...

    There is also a high probability that you will come off and damage your bike, especially on the rutted lanes and chalky hills if the forecast rain materialises during this week.

    Have a look at the report of the ADV Wiltshire Weekend last month and make your mind up. (Just remember that on the most difficult bits you can't stop and take pictures... :evil)

    Cheers, Ela
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  14. tehdutchie

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    the more the merrier?

    peet and i are now on the m25 enjoying the friday traffic.

    should be there at 15.00u
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  15. Lee990Adventure

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    Thanks for your honesty guys, hope you have a great weekend and look forward to the photos next week.

    Regards,
    L
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  16. Possu

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    Back home after an excellent weekend of riding, a few falls but no real injuries, Matt and Mike didn't get too drunk and generally behaved themselves.

    Anyone fancy starting a ride report?
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  17. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Been here awhile

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    I left the campsite just as Matt left for another morning on the trails--on his own!!--we were the last to leave. Got home at 11 am this morning (mon).

    A great weekend with great company (and support from the girls)--and despite an "electrical" on the first day (on Pumpy's CRF230 ) we got plenty of miles in--the last group to arrive back on both days. We had our share of minor offs, but no injuries thank goodness (except that I managed to split a UFO knee protector--it worked!)--the long grass covering ruts being the usual downfall. A superb job by Pumpy--seamless navigation, and with historical notes thrown in--and no time wasting allowed--and ice cream !
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  18. laouen

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    Bruised and battered, aching all over and blisters on my hand: all evidence of a brilliant weekend out on the trails in Wiltshire :clap

    A huge thank you to Pumpy for showing us all those beautiful lanes and the icecream! And to the rest of the 'girl team' for picking me up on numerous occasions :shog

    I had a great time riding and I think I almost came to grips with the ruts in the end :D
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  19. duibhceK

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    Another great weekend in Wiltshire!
    Thanks, Steve, for having us over again. And to all the ride leaders and tail enders for showing us around this wonderful countryside.

    On Saturday Mike led us around on a nicely varied course with some nice sections of the Wayfarer's Walk. Some lanes I still remembered from last year and some new to me. All-in-all an excellent ride. :clap

    I was really looking forward to the lanes that Steve had in store for Sunday. But after a pretty hard smack on my back in a slippery rutted lane I had to bale out. The doc earlier today reassured me the pain would become more bearable in a day or 2, so I would be able to get back to work by then. Riding motorbikes will still be painful for about 2 more weeks, meaning I will able to throw my leg over a bike again just in time for riding around France for a week...

    It seems I do have some muscles on my back and the doc knows just where to push her thumb in to make me sing like Matt on Bushmill's :lol3

    Anyway, I'll survive and it was great to meet up with everyone again and also to see some new faces. I hope to ride and share stories with all of you again soon.
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    Thanks for an excellent day, it was good to meet you all and im glad no one hesitated to take the micky out of my massive fuel tank :deal :D

    Hope to ride with you all again soon, even if you have a 2 stroke :evil

    Adam
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