SW France trail riding/camping expedition 2012

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Magnon, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Magnon

    Magnon Been here awhile

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    To run along the same lines as this years' trip (click here). Proposed dates are 4th to 8th June, proposed route will be a variation on this years taking in the highlights with some added thrills and spills. Open to all Adv. trail riders and suitable for the bigger bikes with off road tyres.

    List of riders as at 29th May 2012.

    Gazz X Challenge
    Chrisbarnes1 CRF 230
    Kustlo KTM 250
    stoic bloke Tenere
    owdknacker KTM 640
    PHILinFRANCE DR 650/250
    Famous KTM 690
    strobingred KTM 690
    Magnon KTM 690
    Christophe KTM 690
    Ferret2 X Challenge
    MCIVOR KTM 690
    roastbeef82 KTM 990
    JethroDog 1200GS


    Places available - let me know if you're interested.
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  2. Jasext

    Jasext Adventurer

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    Could you book me down for a possible please
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  3. Magnon

    Magnon Been here awhile

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    No problem - what bike do you ride?
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  4. VTwins4me

    VTwins4me Been here awhile

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    Hello Magnon, can I join your list please.
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  5. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    Hi Charles :wave

    Yes thanks those dates look fine to me, that's a good week as it includes the double Bank Holiday :clap
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  6. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Been here awhile

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    Great Charles--many thanks from me and Kustlo.
    CB[​IMG]
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  7. Jasext

    Jasext Adventurer

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    Either ktm 950adv or a 400exc what would you recommend ? thanks
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  8. Magnon

    Magnon Been here awhile

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    Ah, not an XT then. Either would be fine just depends on whether you are planning toride or van it down here. Perhaps it would be easier to carry your camping gear etc. on the 950.
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  9. VTwins4me

    VTwins4me Been here awhile

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    Forgot the bike! KTM 950SE.
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  10. Jasext

    Jasext Adventurer

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    Will see what other are doing first and maybe meet up with some for a ride /drive down ,Thanks
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  11. Waterbaby

    Waterbaby Been here awhile

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    Very interested in this, can you book me down for a possible please
    2003 950 Adventure
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  12. basil

    basil Been here awhile

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    Charles please count me in.
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  13. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    May well be interested - Stoic Bloke has been telling me how good the last one was.

    Would you be riding on the 4th, or just 'arriving' at the start point? I'd need to be back in the UK by Friday lunchtime, so probably bailing out some time on the Thursday (7th). A bit easier to justify the trip for three days riding than for two.
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  14. Magnon

    Magnon Been here awhile

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    The plan is to ride the 4 days (4th to 7th inc.). You'd probably have to head off as soon as we get back on the Thursday afternoon if you need to be back in the UK for Friday midday.
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  15. jonnybgood

    jonnybgood Adventurer

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    count me in too please!!
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  16. strobingred

    strobingred Been here awhile

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    Well you need to be IN as you are most probably helping to lead us around the countryside.:D

    Brilliant last year.
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  17. PHILinFRANCE

    PHILinFRANCE Long timer

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    Yep , definately in but may do it on the DR 650 this time
    Phil
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  18. mfredrik

    mfredrik Riding this weekend?

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    Hi Magnon

    I ride with Clive, Steve, Ela and others here in the Thames Valley and have heard very good things about the trip - am really looking forward to it!

    I'll be on a GSA1150, happy to tackle challenging stuff on the trails - or at least try, give up, and ride around 'em if needed.

    If anyone can take a set of off-road wheels from UK, I'd be very grateful. Please pm me if you are motoring down and we'll sort it out nearer the time.

    Also - does anyone planning on riding down from the UK fancy teaming up with a view to heading back via Bilbao and grabbing a couple of days in the Pyrenees too?

    Thanks, Mike
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  19. Christophe

    Christophe weekend warrior

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    Bonjour
    I am interested to join this expedition. I ride a KTM690ER, and live close to Aix-en-P. I am new to such trips, and I've been riding off-road for a few months only, but will be ready for this trip (I am planning a solo trip in March to get started). Do you have room for another rider?

    Christophe
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  20. Double-L

    Double-L Adventurer

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    This looks right up my Valley
    Could you put me down for a possible.
    Have to check back at work on the 4th Jan, for avail and Hols
    Jas, could join up and share your transporter if you like.
    990ADV BTW
    Have you any idea of the costs involved etc, once we get there, and what will be the requirements etc needed to get broken me and my broken bike back to the UK if needed. Or should the normal recovery insurance cover it? Had to ask, just incase others were wondering the same!
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