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as it says above realy , if anyone fancies a little ride now the light eves are here , then just give me a shout .  I am fairly new to green laning so it will be gentle .

cheers Rich 



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I'd love to, Richie. aww

I'm out tomorrow night (Tuesday) but will be free most other evenings.

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I am interested Rich. I am free most evenings. Just let us know a day, meeting time and place and I will confirm if I can get along wink

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I can do any night this week except Tues, usualy free from about 1815hrs onwards.  



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Right - Wednesday's fine for me - where?

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Martyn , wednesday is cool see you at yours about 615ish 



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If I can get out of fitting PaulF's wheel bearings on Wednesday evening then I should be able to join you wink

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It's a date then. 

Ooo-er, three of us? 

What have I done............????  confuseconfuse



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Cubber wrote:

It's a date then. 

Ooo-er, three of us? 

What have I done............????  confuseconfuse


 I hope you two will be gentle with me 

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Back to just the two of you I am afraid.

My stepson Tim is desperate to get out and was going to join us (WR125R) but his missus insists he can't go out until the grandchilder are safely tucked up in bed so we won't be able to make the early start.

To keep the peace I agreed to take him out as soon as he can make it. We are probably going to be doing many of the same lanes so our tyre tracks will probably cross at some point wink

Have a good 'un guys!

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My stepson Tim.... (WR125R) !

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 confuse You have a stepson? Who has a different Yam trailbike? Shame on you biggrin



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Brian, you have a pm ref tonight

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 confuse You have a stepson? Who has a different Yam trailbike? Shame on you biggrin


 He hasn't passed his test - there is a TTR250 here ready for him when he does biggrinbiggrin

For a learner, the WR125R is a cracking all round bike and very capable off the tramac wink



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I don't know what Logi's on about regarding "different Yam trail bike". confuse

I've just looked up the R125R and it looks a very capable bike - especially for a Learner.

It's blue, has two wheels, a four stroke engine, decent suspension, adequate performance. All the attributes of a TTR really. wink

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It will certainly teach him restraint and balance and how to bounce I'll bet! biggrin

Enjoy your ride tonight, I'm sure I will.

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Hmmm - Tim suffered some "domestic" difficulties and cried off. Too late to catch you guys up so I sat and watched the Chelsea Flower Show with Trish instead no

At least the 325 has its exhaust back on, it's topped up with petrol and tyre pressures done so it's ready for the next opportunitysmile

Hope you and Rich had a good 'un.

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Brian, sorry you could'nt join us, had a great ride , big thanks to Martynbiggrin



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Oops - you should have phoned Richie or left a message and we could have waited for you to catch us up - we did check Richie's phone. cry

As it happened the two of us had a very enjoyable 40 mile route all to ourselves. Richie was riding his white OE ('96 model) and I was on my 2000 Blue streak. biggrin

Richie was persauaded to lead and he took me down Copp Hill, along the lanes passing the Badger workings, then back to Bear Lane and onwards.

The TRF work at the lake is now ripped to shreds. It looks as if major timber workings have been done because of the big, wide tractor ruts which that now obliterate the "lake" completely. doh

Richie knew about the one-way trail back to East Budleigh, then on to the two fords at Stowford leading us to Back Lane.

He then took me around the Stowford Loop and the track to Goosemoor, through Burrow to end up at Southerton. smile

We stopped for a rest and phone/message check here and Richie admitted that his lane knowledge didn't extend much further than Newton Popp. disbelief

I volunteered to lead and Richie bit the dust that I had been tasting as TeC from here on. biggrin

He followed me on the Ven Ottery lanes. We even managed the "whitey" that Roger had shown me last year - the one that drops vertically to the lane between Newton Popp and Ven Ottery Barton. wink

Richie wasn't phased by the whitey so I decided to go through Tipton and up Seaview Lane, across the road and up nearly to Harpford Common.

I offered him the option of the chicken route back to Coombe but he said that he would chance the notorious Bike Breaker. hmm It wasn't exactly what he was expecting and soon discovered why it got its name.

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Richie on BikeBreaker

Next on my list was the "slippery slope" from Waxway House, but that didn't pose any problems to Richie's capabilities either since it was bone dry.

Back through Tipton and then on to Fluxton for the wide, "big dipper" lane to Heathlands and Tipton Cross then over to Aylesbeare.

Surprisingly, the lane down to Aylesbeare was wetter than I thought it would have been. confuse

Anyway, the sun had decided to set and since we were near I decided a cool, refreshing drink was in order. Richie agreed. biggrinbiggrin

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We had a swift pint and decided to wend our way back to Budleigh before our candles were burned out.

The route back over Squabmoor and Dalditch returned us to the top of Bear Lane and I turned left as Richie turned right after an enjoyable evening's sortie.

No badgers were met on the ride, Richie lost traction a bit on the one-way lane after the lake and I admit to a "near" laying down in the verge whilst I was looking back to see Richie's whereabouts. Other than that the TTRs managed handsomely. Neither missed a beat.

My recored mileage was some 42 miles. We started around 6:20ish and I returned at just gone 9:00.

You should have been there, Brian. I think you would have enjoyed it, as would Tim. Never mind though - it's your round next time we're out! biggrin

Martyn



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