SW France trail riding/camping trip May 13th to 17th 2013

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Magnon, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Magnon

    Magnon Been here awhile

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    I'd like to do this run again this year. Similar route to last year (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749390) but with significant refinements. The trip could be extended to five days if there's enough interest.

    For those who've not been before Gazz's post sets the scene:

    "If you've ever fancied the real dual-sport thing of living on your bike, camping and trail-riding, then this is the perfect introductory week for you.
    This is not a beginners week, some of the tracks are too technical for that and you need to have a bit of endurance about you because even though the days are not of great distance, the track density is high and not many of them are of the open and flowing kind. It can be really hot and humid and it can be wet.
    What you don't see from the pics are the brilliant woodland tracks, long and tricky ones that follow rivers; the white gravel-strewn tracks amongst the apple orchards; the great number of uphill and downhill tight u-turns in forests; the endless arrays of tree roots making natural ladders that you have to get over. Think of the best lanes in Wales and multiply that experience by ten. Seriously. There are not many ruts or much mud. There are 3 river crossings that can be avoided if necessary. There is *one* gate in 4 days.
    You can easily do this trip in one week from the UK, out on Saturday and returning the following Saturday"



    Final List 1st March 2013 (Updated 17th April):

    Magnon KTM 690
    Timpo DRZ 400
    Sarah Teach Serow 250
    Gazz X Challenge
    g.arbo Husabberg FE390
    Chubby Thumper KTM 640
    muddymatt KTM 690
    Famous KTM 690
    Chrisbarnes1 CRF 230
    Kustlo KTM 250
    MCIVOR KTM 690
    PHILinFRANCE DR...?
    stoic bloke Tenere
    RickA KTM 690
    Rondini KTM 690
    Phin XR 400
    supermono DRZ 400
    Daithi DRZ 400
    Kamikaze KTM 640/DRZ 400
    Shan KTM 690
    Glenn_G X Challenge
    Roy Husqvarna TE 610
    Owdknacker KTM 640
    terry10 KTM 690
    dieselbike KTM 690
    Fiona WRF 250
    Clive KTM exc
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  2. Timpo

    Timpo NORTH WALES TRF.

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    Very interested.
    Please pencil us in, thanks.

    Timpo DRZ400
    Sarah Teach Serow250
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  3. Gazz

    Gazz In a rut

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    Naturellement.
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  4. g.arbo

    g.arbo Adventurer

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    Hi Magnon, very interested in doing this trip could you put myself and Chubbythumper down for it.
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  5. muddymatt

    muddymatt Been here awhile

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    Hi Magnon please count me in.

    Gives me 5 months to get the KTM fixed I had better get started. :D

    Matt
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  6. Famous

    Famous Goin down hill fast

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    Hi Charles

    Please add me to the list
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  7. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Been here awhile

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    High Charles--and well done Sir,

    Please count me and Kustlo in again.

    And a note for Gaz--have done one enduro course day just before Christmas on frozen ground, and a day out with TRF near Ely last thursday in torrential conditions--survived both days--I'm in training already--so don't worry!

    Regards, Chris:D
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  8. MCIVOR

    MCIVOR Adventurer

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    Hello everybody im keen to do it all again,i have some shots from last year to post regards.
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  9. PHILinFRANCE

    PHILinFRANCE Long timer

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    I, m in Charles ........as long as I dont brake my bloody foot again in the Pyrenees
    Phil
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  10. stoic bloke

    stoic bloke Adventurer

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    hi Charles, can you count me in, yep tenere again. happy with 5 days
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  11. RickA

    RickA Fat Old Adventurer

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    Hi There!

    Yes please, would love to come over for a ride, please put my name down.

    I'm sure Pete ( Rondini ) would like to come over too so please put us down for two if ok with you. Will confirm ASAP. :D

    Ta v much!

    Cheers, Rick
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  12. g.arbo

    g.arbo Adventurer

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    Forgot to add bikes, myself on Husky 630 and Chubby on KTM 640 :D

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  13. Rondini

    Rondini Adventurer

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    As Rick A suggested, I would indeed love to join you chaps if there's a space available! I will be on/off my 690 :evil.

    Pete (rondini)
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  14. Magnon

    Magnon Been here awhile

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    I'll add a provisional list to the first post in a day or two.

    Could you all let me know if you have a preference for a 4 or 5 day ride.
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  15. basil

    basil Been here awhile

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    Great news charles,please count me in.Just need to get oked with work.Plus may have friend,whomay be innterested.
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  16. Timpo

    Timpo NORTH WALES TRF.

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    :lol3
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  17. Phin

    Phin Adventurer

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    Hi Charles,

    Can you add me and a mate (Jim on a DRZ) to the list please.
    I'll be on the old XR400.

    Cheers
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  18. PHILinFRANCE

    PHILinFRANCE Long timer

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    Best add the bike !!!!
    Either the DR250,DR650 or my new baby the XTZ Tenere :clap
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  19. strobingred

    strobingred Been here awhile

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    Please put me down.

    ta clive

    on a 690
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  20. Daithi

    Daithi Destination Unknown.

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    I'd definitely like to go.
    I'd prefer the 5 days
    On a DRz400e or R100GS
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