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Old 20-02-21, 09:38 PM   #2521
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Part of me has always fancied having a go at trail riding but I've never got round to it. The Train for Trails day sounds perfect. Just need to be allowed out of the house now.
Go for it Trev, youíll have a great time!
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Old 20-02-21, 10:22 PM   #2522
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I really like trail riding. Mainly through lack of talent/fitness/offroad testis, I prefer it to more technical trials riding which is probably a heathenous admission. It's great fun and on the right route can be as easy going or technical as you like (guess that's where you come in Gary?!)

What bike are you plumping for...and do you get any say?
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Old 20-02-21, 11:00 PM   #2523
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I really like trail riding. Mainly through lack of talent/fitness/offroad testis, I prefer it to more technical trials riding which is probably a heathenous admission. It's great fun and on the right route can be as easy going or technical as you like (guess that's where you come in Gary?!)

What bike are you plumping for...and do you get any say?
Iím not doing the trails Dave, Tony and Steph are taking care of that side. I shall be leading the road tours. First one is 23/24 April.

I think weíll be going for an adventure type machine for me as Iíll be riding all sorts of roads from A and B roads to single/goat track type roads (my favourites!). We may be looking at something like a Honda Africa Twin.
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Old 21-02-21, 01:55 PM   #2524
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Africa Twin? AFRICA TWIN? Get one of the new V-Stroms!

Actually, last time I was at the Ponda, there was one of the new Yam 700 Teneres. I had a good look over it and it's a very attractive machine, looks really slim and light.
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Old 21-02-21, 02:51 PM   #2525
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Africa Twin? AFRICA TWIN? Get one of the new V-Stroms!

Actually, last time I was at the Ponda, there was one of the new Yam 700 Teneres. I had a good look over it and it's a very attractive machine, looks really slim and light.
I'm tempted to suggest the new V Strom actually.....
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Old 21-02-21, 10:10 PM   #2526
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I'm tempted to suggest the new V Strom actually.....
Vstrom or Himalayan would be my choice (based on not a great deal). Although reliability of the Honda might be favourable for a business (but VStrom should be pretty dang reliable)
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Old 27-02-21, 06:58 PM   #2527
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its getting warmer
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Old 28-02-21, 01:55 PM   #2528
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Yeah I think in another few weeks I'll be looking at getting the bike out
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Old 28-02-21, 02:43 PM   #2529
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only problem is we are not allowed to go anywhere on them... well shopping and recreational.
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Old 28-02-21, 05:56 PM   #2530
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I've been working all lockdown on sites with people from all over, including people travelling up from England. I'll actually be a lot safer (in terms of covid spreading) out on my bike where the only times I'll interact is at petrol stations. And even then I'll have gloves on to fill up, pay contactless and have my face covered. Bollox to missing out on another year of riding. I'm just not doing it this year
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