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Offline webster

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Off roading green laning
on: September 06, 2015, 08:52:34 PM
How many of us actually take our bikes off road...GREEN LANING..as such
I HAVE
And to be honest it won't be something I will be doing any time soon

I can laugh now BUT I wasn't at the time
I'm sticking A roads B roads.....and motorways. In future
Unless I Google search it first....
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English is a tricky language - just consider the difference between "Free Alcohol" and "Alcohol Free".

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Re: Off roading green laning
Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 03:23:38 PM
*Originally Posted by webster [+]
How many of us actually take our bikes off road...GREEN LANING..as such
I HAVE
And to be honest it won't be something I will be doing any time soon

I can laugh now BUT I wasn't at the time
I'm sticking A roads B roads.....and motorways. In future
Unless I Google search it first....

Pictures of you there or having a 'mare.... or it did not happen!  :001:



4 times in 3 years.

Once because I had to. Three times cos it was there and I'm a nosey fecker.

Only enjoyed the dusty forestry drives. (The 3 Lochs and Raiders road)

Stuck in mud in Glentrool with the dash turning into a disco, idiot lights right enough. Probably sweated off a pound.

And rocky forestry road shoogled me to bits... but not in anyway the bike. Ahhh, Honda!



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Re: Off roading green laning
Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 07:30:43 PM
I've done a little bit but I choose carefully nowadays...I had to do a 180 degree turn on a narrow track half way up a mountain in the Alps ... (very scary with it being DCT and having to use the handbrake) but I've done a few stony tracks.

I went up to 'the pigeon loft' (near Rivington Pike) last Friday, it was dry so OK but the surface was very rough!!!

 



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Re: Off roading green laning
Reply #4 on: September 07, 2015, 07:59:28 PM
I will miss using my 800XC on the lanes, but I have my CRF250, but I will do a few green lanes or whatever, but I will not be getting too much dirt orientated tyres as they wont last and I want so grip on the progress rides too.


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Re: Off roading green laning
Reply #5 on: September 07, 2015, 09:01:07 PM
Took the bike green laning around butser hill in hampshire
One particular  road was limekiln lane not a lane more of a death wish
Conquered most of it with ease apart from the last bit ...Trying to get it around a fallen tree

Luckily there was a farm nearby who kindly provided me with a saw ....nearly two hours later
Chopping parts of the tree away ......so I can finally get by..KNACKERED
selfies was the last thing on my mind.....
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Re: Off roading green laning
Reply #6 on: September 07, 2015, 09:04:38 PM
Burnt the clutch out on my Tiger XC up one of the Buster Hill Lanes..........very steep and central rutt and narrow...........oh and two up

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Re: Off roading green laning
Reply #7 on: September 07, 2015, 09:06:21 PM
Hi

I go down a green lane to the quarry where I shoot on weekends or evenings and sometimes take the bike
(Surprising what you find in some folks top box)

It's a heavy old heifer but I haven't dumped it yet   :002:
Four wheels move the body, Two wheels move the soul ....

 



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