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Right, it's in motion - the 2016 Axe to Exe event is in the process of being set up.

As with any venture, there are loads of loose ends in the organising that are flapping loosely.

Here is the advertisement for the 2016 event

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As you will notice there is no information regarding costs, YET. no

Negotiations to tie costs down have hit a snag - the dreaded FLU bleh bug has stricken our contact at Castle Brake.

As soon as they are finalised you will all be advised.

In the meantime booking of provisional places can be made by emailing your intention to a2e.devon.trf@gmail.com

Put a note in your diaries for the third weekend in April, 2016.

Keep your eyes peeled for further information and any offers of Run Leader or Tail end Charlie would be welcomed.

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Get booking, this is a top event and you will be riding the very best lanes devon have to offer!

The venue, the ride leaders and organisers are the bestsmilesmilesmile

This event gets booked up fast, you have been warnedwinkwink



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I have sent an email via Thr TRF forum. First time for me. 



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Hi, It might be me but I can't open the advert.

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Try sending your email of intent to this Clicky link, Jak >  a2e.devon.trf@gmail.com

The advert isn't interactive, it's just a *.jpg picture. wink

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The jpeg advert picture does not show up for me on p.c firefox either

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The picture "advert" is just a picture. biggrin

The real information is in the dialogue below it, and here

As soon as the details are finalised you will all be advised.

In the meantime booking of provisional places can be made by emailing your intention to a2e.devon.trf@gmail.com

Put a note in your diaries for the third weekend in April, 2016.

Keep your eyes peeled for further information and any offers of Run Leader or Tail end Charlie would be welcomed. pray.gif

Martyn



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Riders for this year's A2E event staretd arriving on Friday 15th, just as the recent rains had drenched the Devon lanes as a welcoming. biggrin

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Today is the start of the rides - and surprisingly the rain stayed away as the sun shone brightly.

Here is run leader Brian on his TTR

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and here is his TeC brother, Trev

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To show how enjoyable riding a TTR can be, here is the ever smiling Bozz on his machine

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and here is Run Leader Steve on his TTR - seeming to be chasing an errant dog-walker on the lanes

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Day one stayed fine - I think everyone enjoyed themselves today, apart from a poor young lass who dropped her bike in a ford and broke her leg.  bleh

Here is a link to my pictures of the event to see if you can count the number of TTRs running:-

https://picasaweb.google.com/110415479029242497688/TRFA2E2016?noredirect=1

Have fun. aww

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Oh dear about the lass and her leg, hope she makes a speedy recovery. I was looking through your pics Martyn, very nice work.

Looking forwards to leading a group out tomorrow, hopefully Steve's tired them out today for me!



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Poor lass thanks for the pic's Martyn nice to not see all orange an liking the ratty BMW lot's

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Nice photos Martyn - thanks for posting them!

From L to R - my son Matt (WR250R), brother Trev (TTR250) and me (TTR325) - ready for setting off from home on Saturday morning - notice the sunshine wink

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I had a lovely group to lead who were very patient with me thank goodness. Matt rode second man and did the gates and Trev rode shotgun at the rear as TEC.

I think we had nearly 60 guests booked in to ride at the weekend. The photo (Martyn's) below is of the riders gathering for the pre-run briefing.

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Bit of a hiccup at the beginning of the day when I turned right out of the gate instead of left. My excuse is that it was the first time out with a new SatNav and I hadn't realised that it wasn't in "track up" mode. It gave event photographers Steve and Martyn a laugh anyways biggrin

Off we go! Me at the front with Matt behind me on "gate duty" today and brother Trev riding shotgun - officially known as a TEC (Tail End Charlie) biggrinwink

and on the way back up the road having realised my mistake disbelief

 

 

We had an off on the tarmac just after our first lane which resulted in Alison snapping her Serow's right footpeg. We did the rest of the lanes in that loop before she cut back to Castle Brake - the event's base camp for the weekend. 

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Alison decided she could ride a few more lanes on the footpeg stub on the way back to camp.

One of those lanes was the Crealy Bike Wash. We had some heavy rain recently and the brook looked a lot angrier than when Trev and I rode it last weekend so everyone opted to take the chicken route around it. That is until we got to the other end and Matt decided he wanted a go. He got absolutely soaked from head to toe no

The group taking a breather at the top of a tricky lane out of Aylesbeare.

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The puddle in the Venn Ottery lane was still pretty slippery!

Event organiser Chris kindly welded up Alison's footpeg and she caught us up at our Royal Oak (Stockland way) lunch stop - well done Chris!

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There are some lovely lanes and scenery up around the far east of Devon - this photo is taken at the top of a long lane near Dalwood.

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Matt getting a bit enthusiastic on the WRR!

Although not on the route, I had heard that the bike swallowing holes on the ford at West water had been filled in (thank you Devon County Council!) so we diverted through to check it out and it is now perfectly safe and ridable.

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It is amazing how the time goes and we decided that Gays Farm would be our last lane and then main road it back to camp else our guests would miss their dinner!

That is where it went a bit pearshaped.

After our discussion, Trev's TTR refused to start - battery as flat as a witch's whatsit cry It wouldn't bump start or kick start.

I carry jump leads (the WRR hasn't got a kickstart) and it would start instantly after running my TTR alongside for a short while. However it would stop again after only a short while. After this happened half a dozen times it was decided I would take the group home leaving the boys to work it out.

A phone call from Trev to me at Castle Brake resulted in me setting off for home for the trailer.

On the way home I thought about it and the symptoms indicated a stator failure and that Trev had ridden all day with just the battery providing power. I rang the boys (still sitting at the top of Gays Farm lane and getting colder by the minute) and suggested swapping batteries. They did that and were soon back home. So that's a replacement stator needed for Trev's TTR then cry

I hope it didn't spoil our guests' day - I enjoyed mine!

80 miles and 56 lanes ridden biggrin

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I don't think it would be a memorable event without the hitches. no

They're obviously not nice for the unlucky recipient but the memory certainly makes a lasting impression for them and us all. hmm

Today, Sunday, has been very sunny with blue skies and fluffy clouds, BUT a very cool/cold northerly breeze.

Here are a few pictures of some TTRs on this year's A2E event.

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And here's one of a NOT TTR

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All the pictures can be seen AND downloaded from my Picasa album

https://picasaweb.google.com/110415479029242497688/TRFA2E2016?noredirect=1#

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Was a great event, always like seeing you photos martyn. Shame I did not say hello to Matt, maybe next time.

Will post up a full report soon.



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That Beemer is interesting! Nice to see Jim there on his Green tanked TTR.

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I have added some photos and videos to my earlier post.

Looking forward to hearing about your group Steve wink

Brian

PS I thought I had introduced Matt to everyone - sorry I missed you Steve cry



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Fame at last!!

I had a great day on Sunday, leading Steve's group from the day before.  Nice bunch of guys, about 100 miles and 53 lanes covered.  Couple of KTMs were being a bit pesky, to the point that one had to get recovered early, which was a shame.  The TTR though, of course, didn't miss a beat!



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Ah - you're welcome, Simon.

I've scanned all my pictures and that particular shot of you is the best of all seven shots I've found with you on.

I had to search hard to find this one   evileye  

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That's a good spot Martyn, i had to scour that image to find me!

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