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Thought I'd give plenty of notice for this one. Provisional date is Saturday 6th Aug, but is flexible at this stage.

A days riding the lanes of the Mendip Hills and more lanes south of Bristol and Bath. It will be a good mix, and will be suitable for all abilities. The main plan is to have a laugh.

I have a field on a hill which is great for riding and camping on, so why not make a weekend of it and bring the family too.

Be good to see some old (and haggled) faces and some new ones.

Let me know if interested and we can firm up on details.

Cheers, Mark



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Yeah might well be able to do.

You allowing people to bring a friend along or strictly TTR's?

What sort of time were you thinking of starting?

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Be good to have you along Pete. We'll limit the numbers to about 6, so just ttr's for now. If there's not much response, we can invite some orange or red etc to join us. Start around 9. Mark

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Can I provisionally book places for myself and my brother Trev please Mark?

I am checking with Trev if he can make that date and will get back to you as soon as he replies.

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Brian. That's great. I was hoping you would come.😀👍Be good to see Trev too.

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Looks like we can both make it so it will be good to see you again and ride your manor biggrinbiggrin



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I'd love to if I can get a lift up there for bike!
I could bring the family and tent by car.

Has anyone got room to transport my bike there and back?
Steve? biggrin



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Mark,

 If there's any spaces left I'd like to tag along. You might need me to keep those Devon boys under control. I hope there's no pasties shops on the run, otherwise we're in trouble!

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Cheers Boz
Yes definitely need all the help I can get. They're a rough lot, them Devon boys.
I'm going to do a reccy on Monday 4th July (bunk off work), if anyone wants to come along, let me know.
Pretty fullish now:
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Olli
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Starting point is one mile from BA5 1PA. I'll pm directions etc a week or so before.
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Went out for a reccy and found thesebiggrin who's are they????



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Still trying to find the car at Glastonbury?

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A lot of people have disappeared along this lane and never been seen again. Might take the Mrs there.

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Unfortunately I cannot make the ride, Family stuff has occurred. Have a good one folks.

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That's a shame Petecry Hope all is OK with the family.

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Sorry to hear that Pete.
Hopefully see you on the next one. Maybe Salisbury Plain?


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Mark (me)
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Brian
Trev
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Boz
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See you in the morning. There will be plenty of bacon on the go and beer and meat for after. Weather looks good too.


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Looking forward to it matey and glad you booked some decent weathersmile 

Me and olly will be staying over, I have some beer, do we need anything else???

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Enjoy the trip, Lads. smile

Dont let Boz get his new steed grubby and watch what Mr TTR eats - he will already be full of Birthday Cake and Pasties so needs to take care. biggrin

Lovely day promised but take care of yourselves and each other.

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Have a great day and take loads of pics n vids, ...

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Thanks lads.
Steve, beer and bike, and don't forget your lipstick.

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Have a great weekend guys look out for them Somerset badgers they like there cider so youll be in good companybiggrinbiggrinbiggrin if you capture any share your pasties👍



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Had a great ride out today, just chilling with some of the lads, barbecue is lit beers are going down well. Some trout tickling on the very last lanewink

Will post up some more soonsmile



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Looking forward to seeing your vids and hearing more about the trout tickling incident Steve!

I was completely shattered when I got home yesterday so didn't get to post anything up. Feeling a bit livelier this morning but not by much no

It was an early start yesterday. Up at 5.30am to make the final preparations for our TTR250 forum trail riding day up at Wookey in the Mendip Hills of Somerset following a kind invitation by Mark (Goalkeeper).

My brother Trev (Trev McRev) did the driving honours in his trusty Passat (over 200,000 miles on the clock and still going strong!) with our TTRs in the trailer. Steve and Olly rocked up on time to pick up Boz's 325 which he had bought unseen and untried! Easily fitted in Steve's van.

We set off with Steve following and made good time despite the SatNav having a hissy fit at the end as the field we were meeting in had no postcode. Fortunately I had printed out a small section of OS map showing the field and we soon found Mark out on the road with his TTR waving us into the gateway.

What an beautiful location! Mark has a 6-acre field with a caravan and awning set up and a pucca composting dunny built by his own fair hands (well - he is a plumber!) up at the top of the field with a stunning view of the surrounding countryside.

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Mark has created a few tracks in the field and Olly was soon blatting around to check out how slippery damp grass can be biggrin

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Trev and Mark checking out the route:

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Whilst Mark's lovely missus Danni served up tea and bacon baps biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin

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Steve almost ready to go:

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Boz was travelling down from Leamington Spa and was a bit delayed by traffic around Bristol but that just gave us more time to eat bacon butties and drink more tea!

He seemed quite pleased with his new steed smile

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After lots of banter we got going just after 10am and it was already scorchio!

I only got a few photos of when we were out and about and am hoping Steve's vids come out OK to show what we got up to.

L to R - Steve, Boz, Trev. Mark and Olly

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L to R - Steve, Boz, Trev, me and Mark

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It was pretty darn hot out there so nice to stop and the get the helmets off occasionally and cool down a bit.

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Boz was on a promise so needed to get back at a sensible time which suited Trev and I as we were both knackered through being very unfit disbelief  so I changed my SatNav into road GPS mode, plumbed in the dodgy postcode for the field and mainroaded it back to camp. The other the lads were camping overnight so had no time restraints and were going to go "North" to ride another nest of lanes.

Great day and I really appreciate Mark having set it up and provided such great hospitality and showing us his riding territory. Some lovely lanes, beautiful countryside and views. And, of course, great banter wink

Thanks guys!

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Here is the tracklog of the route Mark took us on. I will be interested to see where the guys went after we left them. I didn't realise we got so close to Bristol!

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Smashing bit of England with good weather, good mates and good banter - what more could you want? biggrin

I see you were on Horace Batchelor's doorstep - you could have popped in and asked about his Infra-Draw method.  confuse    hmm

It certainly seems to have been a good outing and I can't wait to see Steve's videos. smile

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An amazing day out.
Thank you Mark.
And a special thank you to Danni for the bacon sarnies and brew at the start of the day, that was very welcome.
Some really good lanes, brambles included
Even the overgrown lane was an adventure
The stony inclines and down hills were interesting, but that's what laning is all about
Looking forward to seeing what Steve caught on camera...blankstare
My biking fitness levels are very poor, so as Bri said, breaking off to let the others continue was a good idea
I slept like a log last night!
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Thanks Mark for a great weekend, was really good.

Massive thanks to Dani for looking after ussmile Thanks to all the rest of the lads for , the banter and the companysmile

Quick vid of the ford crossing at the very end of the day!!!!

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Sorry the video has recorded this way. It is a work in progress, was my first time with the Goprohmm thought it would record up, but only does if upside down, not at 90 degreesnono

 



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God I'm pissed I missed this trip there was just no way I could get away looks like you all had a cracking time.

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Aha, the curse of Steve and his camera. It came back and bit him on the arse yesterday. Lovely 😆😆
Thanks all for making the journey to Somerset. I loved showing you around the local lanes.
Naboo is missing you all and wants the know when you'll be coming back.

It was a shame you weren't there Pug. Come up when you have more time.

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Another videosmile

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Works fine Steve!

It was also good fun swapping bikes although Boz seemed keen to stick with the TTR he was on wink

In case anyone is worrying Naboo is a sweet little Patterdale Terrier - very friendly - 7 yo but with the energy of a puppy. Cute little beard for a girl biggrin

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Looks like a good day 

I  would love to see that many ttrs in one place .to date I haven't had any ttr company 



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See you have your new cam steve what setting did you have it set on weird up right window letter box type view or did you do it in the editing

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Gopro session, brilliant and the quality is great, the problem was the end userwinkwink

I read that it will record upright even if upside down and I had the camera at 90 degrees, which it wont rotate, so when editing and rotating I was left with what you seecrycrycry

Do you / anyone know how to rotate without losing the size????

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Screen rotation video, you already know how....

 



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kind of depends on what edit software you are using I use Quicktime as it's the only one that will work with me Thc x cam and I no my way round it and have kept using it with the VIO POV cams you can flip the video anyway you like with that. I do know it's easer to play with 720 hd than 1080 unless you have a wiz bang pc set up to handle the job or a high end games pc

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Looks like a good day 

I  would love to see that many ttrs in one place .to date I haven't had any ttr company 


 I feel just the same ttboof. Would love to do a big ttr ride sometime. Don't know any other ttr riders at all, apart from on here. All my mates have WR450's and DRZ's

 

Looks like a great ride guys.  

 

P.S. it would be cool to organise a big ride like they do with the Tenere tragics  http://teneretragics.blogspot.com.au/



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Does indeed look like good fun.  Thanks for the photos and videos - especially like the going swimming one.  We should organise a ride for those of us in Victoria.  Plenty of space in the hills behind my place around Rubicon and Lake Eildon wink

And I'd be happy if other marques turned up - we're not as posh as those poms

 



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  Would love to do a big ttr ride sometime.


 how about 1500km in 3 days with 75% off road...

if yer good for 12 or more hours a day on the bike

be here in feb for the DB1K.... i have a TTR yer can have...

 

 

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When is the next TTR meet up..would love to tag along and meet you all. It was my sons 4th birthday on this last one . Looks brilliant laugh.

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