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    andy1969

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    Join date : 2013-05-14
    Age : 48
    Location : Aberdare, South Wales

    Off road Virgin

    Post by andy1969 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:59 pm

    Hi guys

    I have been riding bikes since I was 18 (now 47) but have never ridden off road, what are my best options for riding off road, I would love to join some off the rides you guys do on here, but will probably be well out of my depth, what would you recommend for me?

    Cheers

    Andy
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    steve

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    Join date : 2010-01-26

    Re: Off road Virgin

    Post by steve on Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:58 pm

    Wait till you see a ride posted and ask if you can join it.
    If you find it to hard going you can always go home early and wait for anther ride and join that.
    That way you,l get to meet people and get an idea what rides suit you.

    If you see a ride posted for the woods or Wye Valley avoid them for a few months  lol!
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    OWEN450X

    Posts : 1013
    Join date : 2015-12-22
    Age : 44
    Location : Welsh summer returns

    Re: Off road Virgin

    Post by OWEN450X on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:24 pm

    Welcome to the forum
    Watch the Going riding section & Newbie ride.
    Good luck these guys are nuts lol!
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    wolfy

    Posts : 6796
    Join date : 2010-11-30
    Age : 48
    Location : Care Home, but sometimes they let me out

    Re: Off road Virgin

    Post by wolfy on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:41 pm

    Look out for "Newbie ride" or "Ride will suit all" if your unsure...but sometimes its best to just jump straight in, No one ever gets left behind & if anyone has a problem with bike or just had enough all the ride leader's & riders on here i know will make sure you get to the road & make sure you know your way back or will make sure you get there if needed cheers  Like Steve said tho....! if woods /explore/ the wye/ river crossings/ night lights are mentioned... Tis best to wait for the next one


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    JTM525

    Posts : 2817
    Join date : 2014-01-19
    Age : 36

    Re: Off road Virgin

    Post by JTM525 on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:42 pm

    steve wrote:Wait till you see a ride posted and ask if you can join it.
    If you find it to hard going you can always go home early and wait for anther ride and join that.
    That way you,l get to meet people and get an idea what rides suit you.

    If you see a ride posted for the woods or Wye Valley avoid them for a few months  lol!
    I'm gonna do another newbie ride in the Wye soon lol!
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    wolfy

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    Age : 48
    Location : Care Home, but sometimes they let me out

    Re: Off road Virgin

    Post by wolfy on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:46 pm

    Was that the one i broke my wrist on ? lol!
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    phil990

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    Join date : 2010-02-15
    Location : Bridgendish. Welsh Riviera...

    Re: Off road Virgin

    Post by phil990 on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:50 pm

    There are a few in here that like virgins...

    They will be on here in a bit...
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    mufynman

    Posts : 3144
    Join date : 2012-10-08
    Age : 49
    Location : Wye Valley

    Re: Off road Virgin

    Post by mufynman on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:56 pm

    Welcome Andy , like they say , best just turning up and having a laugh and see how it goes  . I remember my first few rides , I fell off about every 50 yards , but at the end of the day I was buzzing . Very helpful bunch here Very Happy .
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    JTM525

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    Join date : 2014-01-19
    Age : 36

    Re: Off road Virgin

    Post by JTM525 on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:58 pm

    wolfy wrote:Was that the one i broke my wrist on ? lol!
    Sssshhh! You'll scare em away lol! but yes that was the one affraid Laughing didn't see Lewis for a while after that one either! Then my Barmouth ride and Dave's snoring finished him off never to be seen again lol!
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    mufynman

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    Join date : 2012-10-08
    Age : 49
    Location : Wye Valley

    Re: Off road Virgin

    Post by mufynman on Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:02 pm

    Maybe change it from ' Newbie ' to ' Fresh Meat ' ? You can't beat a Wye ride with a few virgins Twisted Evil

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