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PHILinFRANCE
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Lockdown bimble

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:38 pm

We've been given a bit of a reprive here in the South of France , we can go out within a 20km radius for 3 hours :P

So at midday i tanked up the 400

Image20201130_131243 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_131256 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

And left for the woods , the route i chose didn't start for nearly a whole kilometre from home :o

Image20201130_131839 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Within 50m i turned off the trail into the woods , and started some route bashing

Image20201130_132108 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_133004 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_133032 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Back on a well used trail

Image20201130_134631 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Nipped under the autoroute

Image20201130_135014 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

To the eastern woods

Image20201130_135721 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Followed that trail down to the Dorgogne river , but this tributary had been clean out and was a lot deeper than it looks, and bloody cold

Image20201130_140858 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Back on a single tracks , my favourits

Image20201130_141503 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_141512 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

At the top

Image20201130_141658 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

The hill in the middle is where i was last pic

Image20201130_142730_002 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Its all hills and valleys here , big limestone are and plenty of caves, this one goes in for mile but i forgot my torch so i'll have to go back

Image20201130_143303_001 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_143310_001 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_143337 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

This pic is of one very long steep climb , i'd stalled the bike here and was lucky to get going again

Image20201130_143837 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_143850 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Another sumit

Image20201130_144122 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

What goes up must come down

Image20201130_144217 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Some trails end a boar wallows , dug by chasseurs , the black stuff on the trees is a sented lure

Image20201130_144748 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_144811 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

I can be dangerous trail riding solo so my speed was kept low , one advantage of this i get to see new trails, this one a steep climb across the road made me think twice but went for it anyway ...................only just made it , bloody steep

Image20201130_150959 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

I was rewarded with a great view from the top

Image20201130_151329 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

But no trail :roll:

Image20201130_151406 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_151444 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Hacked through the undergrowth untill i found signs of civilasion

Image20201130_152317 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Sun was getting low so headed home

Image20201130_153303 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_153319 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Home safe and sound , the 400 never missed a beat , proper little tractor

Image20201130_161800 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Image20201130_162328 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

38.5km in 4hrs ......1 hour over my time :? but i saw one car in the whole time , TOTAL GRIDLOCK :lol: :lol: :lol:

....................... JAX SHACK will be back open in the new year .........................fingers crossed

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Re: Lockdown bimble

Post by daveuprite » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:45 pm

Great stuff Phil. The low sun right now is both good for photos and very difficult.

Still think that tube/tunnel shot is a bit gynaecological. Phil was not really delivered, He was forged.

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Re: Lockdown bimble

Post by dave h » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:56 pm

grand,

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Re: Lockdown bimble

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:34 pm


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Re: Lockdown bimble

Post by bikenav » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:53 pm

not many words just envy, I have a serious love hate deal going on with your pics.

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Re: Lockdown bimble

Post by Asgard » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:42 pm

Thats it, I was going to go flying tomorrow, but you've changed my mind :D
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Re: Lockdown bimble

Post by diggermanbob » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:44 pm

Great stuff Phil , can't wait to get back to Jax Shack , I have even bought myself a little 4wd kangoo van so should be right at home. :D

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Re: Lockdown bimble

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:08 pm

Its been a very odd year Bob , quiet , and a whole summer empty so looking forward to getting some riders here

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Re: Lockdown bimble

Post by Stewie » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:11 pm

PHILinFRANCE wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:08 pm
Its been a very odd year Bob , quiet , and a whole summer empty so looking forward to getting some riders here
Great pic's Phil, 8-)

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Re: Lockdown bimble

Post by scoobydidler » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:47 pm

Get sick of saying it but I'll be there at some point! Just for some sun if nowt else!

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