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Hello from Bromsgrove 1 week ago #558546

Hello all. I've just moved back to the UK after 5 years working in the Sultanate of Oman as a contract military officer. Definitely there is some of the best off road riding in the world out there.

We did a lot of this...

on my CRF450X (now sold )

Now I'm back in the UK and at least I've got my two 1983 XT600Z 34Ls to keep me happy.

One is in pretty good condition and has had the full David Lambeth engine rebuild. All the right bits on it too which is rare. The other is a bit rougher but it goes and stops and doesn't mind lying upside in a ditch.

I rode my old XTZ750 down to Cape Town back in the day (1995) from the UK and took about a year doing it.

I'm not sure what's next. Trail riding might be a bit dispiriting in the UK after Oman. You can do a 300km loop out in to the desert in one day and literally not see a single evidence of mankind. No buildings, roads, fences, nothing. It was good riding. I'd like to set up a tour company out there one day, I think it is almost unique as a counry. I guess nipping down to Morocco will sate my sand addiction and it would be lovely to take the old XTs down there one day. My son is 14 and he's keen as mustard to trailer the 2 bikes downthere. Best wait until he's got his licence (ish ...maybe)

SO that's me, looks like a decent forum and the magazine looks interesting too
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Re: Hello from Bromsgrove 1 week ago #558551

Welcome aboard Richey,

Oman looks great, I'm guessing you take a lot of water out on those day trips. The XTs are cool
And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.
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Re: Hello from Bromsgrove 1 week ago #558558

Yes I used to go out riding with 2 or 3 oil guys and a lawyer who were reasonably sensible on H&S. Big rides were always a risky endeavour and a lot could go wrong very quickly with little backup except a satellite phone so there was a simple rule. No dickheads. A very well prepared bike, decent riding ability and about 5 litres of water was all we needed.

The old XTs are great. To be honest, I'm finding UK roads to be very heavily policed so I can't see the point of buying anything newer/bigger/faster at the moment, and I'm quite happy thumping along on A and B roads.
Last Edit: 1 week ago by richeyroo.

Re: Hello from Bromsgrove 1 week ago #558561

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Hello and welcome to ABR
Too many places, not enough time

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Re: Hello from Bromsgrove 1 week ago #558573

welcome from the distant land of redditch

Re: Hello from Bromsgrove 1 week ago #558588

Back already Richey.?

Man alive that old Super Tenere you had was a great bit of kit

Re: Hello from Bromsgrove 1 week ago #558596

Welcome from Northumberland

Love the XT's

Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out and meet the Bl**dy thing ( Barry Sheene )
Last Edit: 1 week ago by BIG BILL.

Re: Hello from Bromsgrove 1 week ago #558605

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I used to live on Broad street.

Welcome to ABR mate.
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Re: Hello from Bromsgrove 1 week ago #558610

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and welcome from sunny Welsh Wales.
enjoy the site.

Re: Hello from Bromsgrove 1 week ago #558638

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Hi Richeyroo and welcome to the forum from a damp Northern Ireland

Done a wee bit of that desert riding stuff myself

Have a look here
If I'm not online......

I'm probably out on the Panzer

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