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General => Africa Info & other International Travels => Topic started by: sixtring74 on December 01, 2006, 10:48:03 am

Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: sixtring74 on December 01, 2006, 10:48:03 am
Hi everybody,

Just thought I'd pop by and say hello. I'm new to riding a big bike off road but it's got to be done. I have the old but superb Honda Africa Twin. The first thing I bought were crash bars.

 :idea: If anyone's got tips on riding a big trial bike please let me know.

Cheers

Rob
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: JourneyMan on December 01, 2006, 10:59:46 am
Welcome Rob.

Quite a few AT riders here. One or two members in the UK as well. Lootch and Maverick.

Enjoy!
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: macduff on December 01, 2006, 11:09:36 am
howzit rob, and welcome  :)  :)
Title: Re: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: Welsh on December 01, 2006, 11:19:16 am
Quote from: "sixtring74"
Hi everybody,

Just thought I'd pop by and say hello. I'm new to riding a big bike off road but it's got to be done. I have the old but superb Honda Africa Twin. The first thing I bought were crash bars.

 :idea: If anyone's got tips on riding a big trial bike please let me know.

Cheers

Rob


Welcome Rob, was in P,BORO in July, it wasn,t raining. The AT,s have a following here.

Riding a big trail bike Tips, don,t do it! Actually we are not much help here for you, nothing personnal, but our conditions are quite different in general I fink.

Welsh   8)
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: LuckyStriker on December 01, 2006, 11:42:04 am
Welcome sic string

pop in however often you like - we enjoy the company of our brothers beyond the pond
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: sixtring74 on December 01, 2006, 12:00:07 pm
Thanks for the kind welcome everbody.
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: sixtring74 on December 01, 2006, 12:32:48 pm
I'd love to ride down but wouldn't want to do it alone, it's a very long way and don't think I could get the time off work. I've been looking for an excuse to have a adventure, and it would make a great documentary. If someone could sponser me to do it I would.
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: KiLRoy on December 01, 2006, 01:26:07 pm
Welcome mate...

Ask Obi One for a sponsorship.... :D

Hein
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: X Banana Boy on December 01, 2006, 03:49:30 pm
Welcome Rob.
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: Jaqhama on December 01, 2006, 03:51:39 pm
Africa Twin...crash bars....nods wisely. :D

Just kidding. :lol:

I'd get crash bars for the NX 650 if I could. :P

G'day from Oz mate...what's an Aussie doing here?...oh they let anyone in, talk about not being fussy.

Now how about that cricket hey? :D
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: Grootseun on December 01, 2006, 04:18:38 pm
welcome to the dust side, we will tell you how to ride dirt, if you tell us how to ride mud, from the piccies i have seen that's all there is on that muddy island.

Enjoy the shite (i a mean site)
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: sixtring74 on December 01, 2006, 07:53:57 pm
Mud's easy! Just practice the following-
1, Clenching your bum cheeks together,
2, Praying to the gods
3, Picking up a 210 Kilogram motorcycle whilst wearing roller skates.

Once you?ve mastered all three you?ll
1, Be prepared,
2, Have enough faith
and
3, Have a good idea of how hard it is to recover once you realised 1 and 2 don?t stop you falling off. :shock:
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: chrisB on December 01, 2006, 08:14:43 pm
Welcome Rob enjoy it!!!
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: Maverick on December 22, 2006, 03:09:13 pm
Howzit Rob,

Do you frequent the www.xrv.org.uk site as well, that would be where you will find most AT and Alp riders in the UK. We venture out on Salisbury plains from time to time so do make a plan to meet up 8)
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: Welsh on December 23, 2006, 06:44:59 am
Quote from: "sixtring74"
Mud's easy! Just practice the following-
1, Clenching your bum cheeks together,
2, Praying to the gods
3, Picking up a 210 Kilogram motorcycle whilst wearing roller skates.

Once you?ve mastered all three you?ll
1, Be prepared,
2, Have enough faith
and
3, Have a good idea of how hard it is to recover once you realised 1 and 2 don?t stop you falling off. :shock:


AHA, just the advice I need, since the rains have arrived, they are a couple of months late so the dust has been a Bitch!!!

I must say, should your masochistic tendencies be unfulfilled, go do it on an 1150, with Annakee,s of course. You will learn the fine arts of picking up a GS, my god I wish it only weighed 210kg!!!!!

Welsh  :twisted:  :twisted:

"Do. Or, do not. There is no try." - Yoda
Title: Rob Peterborough UK
Post by: Mark Hardy on December 23, 2006, 12:34:18 pm
Welcome and enjoy