No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Tramp » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:31 pm

Mike , they are in the GPS section under england and salisbury green lanes,

Herman and Orlando both know the plain well enough for you to get lost :whistle: only joking...

have a good one and try to "push the boundries" as playing safe you`ll learn nothing..just send herman through any water first as it`s probaly got 6" of mud/silt in the bottom..yes I know :unsure: .

make sure someone has a puncture kit along as with it being dry all the shrappnel is cominf to the surface..

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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by herman » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:44 pm

I have total puncture protection thank you,unlike some........Image As to routes then the perimeter road is fine for loose surface practice,we can divert down the slightly harder stuff if people are feeling more adventurous on the day. B)
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Mr Free Market » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:28 pm

Oh gawd ... I've got a bad feeling about this already :S
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Tramp » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:35 pm

Thanks Herman... my bike has "magnetic rear tyre" seems to attract metal for some reason :whistle:

The lefthand side trail running north from the Ops bunker is the best and taken at 50mph is a real hoot, or for some real fun head south from the ops binker over to Tillshead and onto the south range roads...pure green lanes with FLINT/CHALK? Ruts and mud pools.

All easily tackeled on big bikes with knobblys and slow speeds great for training...

be easy on the "novices" Herman ;)

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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Mr Free Market » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:52 pm

I always reckon that the track running from the Bombard OP to Redhorn Vedette is great as it has the the Puddle of Certain Doom...:laugh: However, IMHO the track that now runs from the golf course right the way round the the east side of Larkhill is even more fun ....

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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Mr Free Market » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:06 am

The redoubtable Mrs Free Market has just reminded me that on Saturday there is a one day (horse) event, on & around the race course at Larkhill. :pinch:

That will mean that the trail that runs round the north of the School of Artillery will at best be a mass of lorries but more likely be out of bounds. Hopefully, we can still get on to the range at the golf course & the track that runs from the Bustard Inn via the Bombard OP to Redhorn should still be open

Not to worry though, the rest of the Plain looks a though it is 'open'
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Tramp » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:55 am

Mike,
you can get on the larkhill side by using the Parkway then turn right after brackenbury road up a gravel track [byeway] and leads to the plain [5mins] turn left after the trees and it links up with the Bustard track north.

just goggle earth it in satelite mode, the horses all use the first turning after stonhenge roundabout

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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Mr Free Market » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:34 am

Right guys – the weekend will soon be upon us & that means its time to get out on to Plain

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In terms of admin, really simple:

Friday night: Domsday, Bumblebeemer & myself propose to be firmly ensconced in the pub – The Antelope, Upavon

Saturday morning: Depart Upavon at 9ish & meet up with Orlando Orange, Herman +1 at Countess Services at approx. 0930

Fuel up, quick coffee & a butty then off into the bundu


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We can discuss routes etc when we are all together

Stuff to bring:

Satnav/maps
Water
Basic tools/puncture kit
Camera

Don’t worry about scoff, we will stop somewhere for lunch & I'll bring along a basic First Aid kit which we won't be needing !!

Any problems, speak now or PM me
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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Orlando_Orange » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:40 am

unfortunately i'm going to have to pull out of this one - the timing for the other stuff i have to get done on saturday has just gotten a lot tighter so don't have the spare hours... :(

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Re: No Clue 2: Salisbury Plain / October

Post by Tramp » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:24 pm

Hold the gate open guys.. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I`ve had a real shit week at work so need some R+R.

Any room for one late arrival :whistle: I`ll promise to be a good boy and bring my gpx routes but not the maps.

I found some nice green lanes from upavon that Herman would love and should be real dry too which drop down onto the eastern plain.

what says you mike ..before you hit the pub :sick:

I`ve got my k60`s on so nothing daring.

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