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    More mild than wild camping!

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    shocker

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    More mild than wild camping!

    Post by shocker on Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:44 pm

    Firstly apologies for the way only a link to the pic's has come out, and if anyone can tell me how to change it please do, as after endless pissing about with the pile of crap that is Photobucket have given up with it

    Last weekend Phil and Richie came up itching to try out their newly acquired bikes and kit for a bit of a mini adventure in wild Wales, and Ray came along for a spin followed by an enjoyable evening in the pub with a beer and a steak next to the luxury campsite
    Obviously someone was going to be out of luck........... Rolling Eyes

    Ready for the off, and looking good

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    But the bikes suddenly looked and felt a lot bigger on the lanes!

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    So did the obvious thing and found some harder ones, that knocked one of Phil's wardrobes panniers off!!

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    So went back to more flowing stuff and a bit of a pose  Very Happy

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    Ray travelling light
    After all you don't need much if you plan on eating an a pub, and even sleeping in it if it look a bit wet.......

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    But when it started to go a bit dark, and with rain threatening the decision was made to just stop where we were, and it happened to be half way along the Kerry Ridgeway and doss there - without a pub in sight, which didn't so down that well with some  Shocked   Very Happy

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    But the carpenter in Phil meant a table/store cupboard was soon knocked up out of a pile of fly tipped crap

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    And the middle aged bloke in Ray meant the old sock and sandal combo had to be done

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    After some Stella, a steak and a big fire everyone was happier though

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    After a peaceful, uninterrupted night's sleep we all woke up to a fantastic sunrise and a bright sunny morning - or maybe not!
    We won't mention the snoring, the red neck invasion, the insomniac up annoying every one at 5.00 AM or the rain then

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    But after bacon, eggs, mushroom and beans (cooked in a tin mug  scratch ) things soon looked better

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    Until Claerwen, where it started to piss down again!
    And the camera battery went flat

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    Cheers all  cheers
    Fantastic fun (even the unplanned bit's) but very glad to kip in my own pit the next night
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    brownie

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    Re: More mild than wild camping!

    Post by brownie on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:09 pm

    looks a great route, gimme a year or two on the new bike and i would fancy that.......
    wish i had kept the transalp for this sort of riding actually.
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    steve

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    Re: More mild than wild camping!

    Post by steve on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:48 pm

    Transalp really Shocked goin Shocked Shocked off a curb on mine feels like im dropping of the planet lol!

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    You can just scroll down through them all.
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    Taffy300

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    Re: More mild than wild camping!

    Post by Taffy300 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:01 pm

    Good 1 that Gary.
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    mufynman

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    Re: More mild than wild camping!

    Post by mufynman on Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:37 am

    Great report Gary ! , I think this pic is the best lol . Not sure i'd ever want to take a biggish bike off road , after my little try lol . Yet again , Ray proves that his DRZ is still the best do it all bike in the world cheers

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    wolfy

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    Re: More mild than wild camping!

    Post by wolfy on Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:04 am

    Cracking report & pic's looked a giggle Very Happy
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    shocker

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    Re: More mild than wild camping!

    Post by shocker on Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:12 am

    mufynman wrote:Great report Gary ! , I think this pic is the best lol . Not sure i'd ever want to take a biggish bike off road , after my little try lol . Yet again , Ray proves that his DRZ is still the best do it all bike in the world  cheers

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    The mighty DRZ was king on the more tricky lanes, but luggage carrying not so good!
    The lack of even a mug for a cuppa, and worse still lack of arse paper in the morning proved that!

    Favourite quote - I didn't bring a gas canister, but if I had I'd have brought two just in case one ran out scratch
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    juljam33

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    Re: More mild than wild camping!

    Post by juljam33 on Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:49 am

    Cracking pics my fave being the sandal sock combo lol!
    And I really did lol at the quote of the trip scratch lol!
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    Re: More mild than wild camping!

    Post by crm250dude on Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:42 am

    looked like a pukka trip
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    shocker

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    Re: More mild than wild camping!

    Post by shocker on Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:58 pm

    crm250dude wrote:looked like a pukka trip

    Stick some 'proper' (but nothing fancy needed) tyres on the Beemer and do the next one cheers

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