No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Jelly » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:48 pm

As enthusiastic as I am, you've got me wondering about my tyres now. :dry:

Tramp, I know you stipulated knobblies for your upcoming off road day due to the conditions on the Plain.

FM, are we looking at lots of slippery mud most of the day?

I'm not sure I fancy slipping about too much whilst up on my heavy ol'Vara, full PPE and crash bars or not!!

When I first got the Vara I met a guy form the XRV forum (Chad) who used to own a Vara and he advised me to play in the gravel and steer clear of mud, I guess I should heed his warning?
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Mr Free Market » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:29 pm

Jelly - dont worry (too much :laugh: :laugh: )...I would like to think that we can keep this reasonably easy - as you well know, I'm no expert :) What I have in mind is to stick to the main range roads etc.

However by mid October, even on the gravelled trails, there is no way that you can avoid getting a tad muddy
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Jelly » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:52 pm

I've got no aversion to getting muddy at all, just not sure If I'll be entering some kind of ADV suicide mission. :dry:

As my Vara's only an old pig I'll probably let my enthusiasm dictate the decision and come anyway.

I'll be keen to see what the conditions are like closer to the date.
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by AckAckFlack » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:22 pm

Jelly wrote:I've got no aversion to getting muddy at all, just not sure If I'll be entering some kind of ADV suicide mission. :dry:

As my Vara's only an old pig I'll probably let my enthusiasm dictate the decision and come anyway.

I'll be keen to see what the conditions are like closer to the date.
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To be fair Chad is correct unless you get some serious Tyres on there. You will just dig the vara towards Oz

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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Jelly » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:01 am

AckAckFlack wrote:
What you need is a lighter big traile bike with nobblies... Hang on I have one I prepared earlier ... It's an Africa twin ;)

Don't tell me you are going to but the buffalo away for the autumn, winter spring ? That when it gets interesting.
To be fair Chad is correct unless you get some serious Tyres on there. You will just dig the vara towards Oz

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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Freeloadeur » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:20 am

Oh so tempting, will have to sort out tyres, and somewhere to camp, and a special "Small Bike, Rough Roads", sticker.
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by zimtim » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:49 am

Jelly wrote:As enthusiastic as I am, you've got me wondering about my tyres now. :dry:

Tramp, I know you stipulated knobblies for your upcoming off road day due to the conditions on the Plain.

FM, are we looking at lots of slippery mud most of the day?

I'm not sure I fancy slipping about too much whilst up on my heavy ol'Vara, full PPE and crash bars or not!!

When I first got the Vara I met a guy form the XRV forum (Chad) who used to own a Vara and he advised me to play in the gravel and steer clear of mud, I guess I should heed his warning?
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Jelly » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:04 am

I wondered how long it'd take for that to come up.
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Domsday » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:09 pm

well I'm defintely in pending that the date stays for the 15th, :cheer:
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Tramp » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:22 pm

Just my thoughts...

for safety sake I`d say knobblies only..as you can be riding along nice at 30mph in the gravel and you find some wiltshire chalk/clay..and down you go with no warning..

Also for group safety you could hold others up, wadling like duck...I know its happened before :whistle: ..not saying you`ll have very dry weather or a week before then it`ll be okay..

but its up to the guy in charge and your own views..have fun and enjoy the moment.

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