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As seems to be the case when I am leading a trail ride, I find very little opportunity to take photos! Anyways up, here are a few from a trail ride with my brother in a very muddy East Devon.

As we hadn't been out for quite a while (Trev reckoned 3 years for him!) we only did a morning's bimble - just over 2 hours riding and about 40 miles but with lots of lanes close to each other wink

This is a view over Ladram Bay from an old Parish road that winds around the back of the holiday park.

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Going uphill would be interesting!

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A view over the Otter Valley.

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A view down a typical Devon "green lane". 

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Lunch stop at Colaton Raleigh - excellent pasties and coffeebiggrin

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Two TTRs with a smattering of red Devon mud.

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looks like an interesting ride

Cheers Terry

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The TTR stretched its legs again (over virtually the same route we had practiced on the 5th) on Tuesday and this time there were three TTRs in the group

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No Devon run is complete without a pastie!
TTR central - must be a breeding colony down there somewhere?? Bash plate falling off the 2nd bike from left?

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I enjoyed an excellent pastie for my lunch in Lynmouth recently when out exploring a few gentle lanes, though I wasn't on the TTR. 



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Horizonti wrote:

I enjoyed an excellent pastie for my lunch in Lynmouth recently when out exploring a few gentle lanes, though I wasn't on the TTR. 


The lunch of choice for a trail ride stop at Lynmouth is fish and chips followed by an ice cream wink 



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I did have a rather large portion of chips with my pastie courtesy of the Pavilion Dining Room on the Esplanade, I had no room left for ice cream no 



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No Devon run is complete without a pastie!
TTR central - must be a breeding colony down there somewhere?? Bash plate falling off the 2nd bike from left?


Very observant Simon wink

It hadn't been noticed at the time but was spotted by the rider following him after a few lanes when it was bouncing in the dirt! A couple of sturdy zip ties fixed it for the rest of the ride at least biggrin

Talking of zip ties, a strap broke on my tank bag (not surprising as I had previously melted it halfway through on the zorst!) and my brother offered me some zip ties. He had been carrying them around for a long tiime and this was their first use. Big fail - they just fell apart doh   Don't know if the fact they were yellow had any bearing on the matter but I have never experienced a zip tie failure like that on the black and clear ones I always use confuse

Note to self - put back my own cable ties into the tank bag - why I took them out I have no clue!



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They go brittle with age, possibly a UV light thing? I have seen some advertised as UV stable...

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Zip ties & duct tape are life savers for dirt bikes

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Excellent views, you're all very disciplined just to go out for 2 hours, I don't go home till I'm on reserve

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wobbly wrote:

Excellent views, you're all very disciplined just to go out for 2 hours, I don't go home till I'm on reserve


The riders were all "of a certain age" Tony. Just wanted to get out for a couple of hours, stop for lunch and a good natter, and then home for a senior citizen's afternoon nap wink

Brian

PS My mate led us on a run over Dartmoor on Tuesday. I covered nearly 100 miles and was in the saddle for nearly 9 hours. I am still recovering! Way too much for a septuagenariancry



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