Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Lootch67 on February 06, 2006, 11:42:45 pm

Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: Lootch67 on February 06, 2006, 11:42:45 pm
I tell you, reading all the brilliant ride reports on this site is seriously doing my head in whilst stuck in the British winter. Fortunately we haven't had any rain for about 10 days so on Sunday I could not take it any longer and convinced Maverick (as if he needed any convincing!) to join me in a ride out in a field near my house. The whole are is only about 20ha and it's mostly grass and some seriously slippery mud, but I was hoping that it would be dry seeing that it hasn't rained for quite some time. We had a good ride with some tricky riding through a mini forest (try to avoid the trees whilst slipping on the mud) and even a (very) small river crossing. The last time I was there I turned around at this point as I was on my own. That's the great thing about riding with a mate! Maverick also convinced me to go up and down some rather steep inclines which was great fun, especially coming down as you have very little space to stop.

I do apologise for the poor picture quality. They were taken with our mobile phones which aren't very good at capturing action shots in fading light.

The 2 ATs

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f267/Lootch67/Off%20-%20Road%205%20Feb%2006/DSC00212.jpg)

Myself with the bikes

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f267/Lootch67/Off%20-%20Road%205%20Feb%2006/DSC00211.jpg)

Maverick

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f267/Lootch67/Off%20-%20Road%205%20Feb%2006/DSC00665.jpg)

Maverick going down - this is the one where he managed to stop in time!

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f267/Lootch67/Off%20-%20Road%205%20Feb%2006/DSC00667.jpg)

And again

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f267/Lootch67/Off%20-%20Road%205%20Feb%2006/DSC00669.jpg)

My turn

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f267/Lootch67/Off%20-%20Road%205%20Feb%2006/DSC00213.jpg)

As always these off-road rides really does wonders for the soul. Promise we'll get some better pics next time! Thanks for joining me Maverick!
Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on February 07, 2006, 06:17:51 am
Hey Lootch! Man, the piccie of you and the bike - you look so forlorn man... need some Africa time to put a smile on yer dial?

Nice ridin there, and good for you having fun. Good pics all round - cheers!
Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: macduff on February 07, 2006, 08:06:30 am
good on you guys  :)
title could have been...
coke and the klippies  :lol:  :lol:  :wink:
Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: Lootch67 on February 07, 2006, 10:13:57 am
Quote from: "LiveInTheOutdoors"
Hey Lootch! Man, the piccie of you and the bike - you look so forlorn man... need some Africa time to put a smile on yer dial?


Damn, you're right! Didn't think it showed that much!
Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: wino on February 07, 2006, 03:25:49 pm
cool! on the uk dedicated ta site (think it's a link from the xrv site) the ta guys have been known to complain about lack of good offroading. always envisaged otherwise - send more pics and confirm my 'envisioning'!
Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: Maverick on February 07, 2006, 03:47:58 pm
Yeah it was good to get out a bit and certainly does wonders for the soul :)

Wino there is a fair amount of offroading in the UK although not as easy accessible like SA. You do need to where you allowed to go and the authorities here is very keen to put stop on most so called green laning.

We play alot in Salisbury plains and to confirm your envisioning I will post some pics in a new thread of our offroading last year to confirm your suspicion......
Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: funacide on February 07, 2006, 07:00:21 pm
Kewl guys.

So stop talking about it and come out ofr a visit and spend some of those pounds. There are plenty of guys who will join you on rides just about anywhere in SA...

 8)  8)
Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: Lootch67 on February 07, 2006, 08:17:54 pm
Thanks Funacide! I'll definitely get in touch when I'm in SA again. Not quite sure when that's going to be though. :crybaby:
Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: bikermice on February 08, 2006, 08:13:44 am
Nice pic's  :lol:
Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: mango on February 08, 2006, 07:23:34 pm
Looks sorta steepish for me  :shock:

Looks like fun though
Title: A Small Consulation
Post by: Maverick on February 08, 2006, 07:37:39 pm
Quote from: "mango"
Looks sorta steepish for me  :shock:

Looks like fun though


It's not so bad if you close your eyes and pray :lol: Was definitely fun because the camera shake proves the rush 8)