Riding in mud!

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Re: Riding in mud!

Post by beddowsm » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:18 pm

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I was solo and failed to get this out. Tried for a few hours. No option but to abandon the bike and walk 6 miles to rescue. Left it over night and went back and 3 of us recovered it......many years ago now!

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Re: Riding in mud!

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:27 pm

To be honest, 200 kg + bikes and deep mud are really not made for each other.
A tyre that can deal with the mud won't be very good at dealing with a 200 kg + bike.

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Re: Riding in mud!

Post by garyboy » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:55 pm

when I last rode a trail bike, a few months ago, I had enough trouble on firm trails .. mind, they Were Welsh,
when I see mud I just go to pieces and start paddling like mad :lol: :roll:

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Re: Riding in mud!

Post by ibgary » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:11 pm

I do a lot of solo riding and carry a spool of ?zing-it. It's rated at ~800 lbs. That and the ratchet end of a ratchet strap give me a lot of piece of mind. I can get it out alone if I need to.
Having that in my tool kit I go places I otherwise wouldn't. On one trip I went down a gentle hill and near the bottom it started turning into a swamp. Tried to stop but just kept sliding. Got it into the grass, which was better. I thought it was going to take all day to get back up, but at the bottom I found the road continued as a dry path. Glad I was going south and not north.

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Re: Riding in mud!

Post by Tramp » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:58 am

This is a ace pic and what is the enduro rider thinking looking at the moped rider.... I've got the wrong vehicle and tyres lol..
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Re: Riding in mud!

Post by Tonibe63 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:11 am

:lol: :lol:
Not to mention the moped riders joggers and flip flops.
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Re: Riding in mud!

Post by Stewie » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:32 am

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He's got form that lad... :lol:
beddowsm wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:18 pm
Stuck you say....

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A group of us failed to get this out. Took a passing landrover to pull it out

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Re: Riding in mud!

Post by Stewie » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:00 pm

As said by everyone tyre choice is key, also think route, exit, consider walking the hazard if you don't know the area, is it man made or a natural bog ( less likely to have a firm base, riding wise bigger bikes do lend themselves to more speed, bit of a poison challis though, if your not that confident or experienced, treat soggy mud like sand, relax let the bikes rake n trail do it's work, let the bike move around under you.
Find a place where the mud is only 20 - 30 meters from end to end with a good exit, you can practice knowing that you have a good exit route.
Turning the bike through mud, look through the turn, up on the pegs ( lowers the centre of gravity of the bike ) weight the outside peg as you put the power on.

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