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Magnon 01-03-2013 09:56 AM

SW France trail riding/camping trip May 13th to 17th 2013
I'd like to do this run again this year. Similar route to last year ( but with significant refinements. The trip could be extended to five days if there's enough interest.

For those who've not been before Gazz's post sets the scene:

"If you've ever fancied the real dual-sport thing of living on your bike, camping and trail-riding, then this is the perfect introductory week for you.
This is not a beginners week, some of the tracks are too technical for that and you need to have a bit of endurance about you because even though the days are not of great distance, the track density is high and not many of them are of the open and flowing kind. It can be really hot and humid and it can be wet.
What you don't see from the pics are the brilliant woodland tracks, long and tricky ones that follow rivers; the white gravel-strewn tracks amongst the apple orchards; the great number of uphill and downhill tight u-turns in forests; the endless arrays of tree roots making natural ladders that you have to get over. Think of the best lanes in Wales and multiply that experience by ten. Seriously. There are not many ruts or much mud. There are 3 river crossings that can be avoided if necessary. There is *one* gate in 4 days.
You can easily do this trip in one week from the UK, out on Saturday and returning the following Saturday"

Final List 1st March 2013 (Updated 17th April):

Magnon KTM 690
Timpo DRZ 400
Sarah Teach Serow 250
Gazz X Challenge
g.arbo Husabberg FE390
Chubby Thumper KTM 640
muddymatt KTM 690
Famous KTM 690
Chrisbarnes1 CRF 230
Kustlo KTM 250
stoic bloke Tenere
RickA KTM 690
Rondini KTM 690
Phin XR 400
supermono DRZ 400
Daithi DRZ 400
Kamikaze KTM 640/DRZ 400
Shan KTM 690
Glenn_G X Challenge
Roy Husqvarna TE 610
Owdknacker KTM 640
terry10 KTM 690
dieselbike KTM 690
Fiona WRF 250
Clive KTM exc

Timpo 01-03-2013 10:07 AM

Very interested.
Please pencil us in, thanks.

Timpo DRZ400
Sarah Teach Serow250

Gazz 01-03-2013 10:34 AM


g.arbo 01-03-2013 11:07 AM

Hi Magnon, very interested in doing this trip could you put myself and Chubbythumper down for it.

muddymatt 01-03-2013 11:23 AM

Hi Magnon please count me in.

Gives me 5 months to get the KTM fixed I had better get started. :D


Famous 01-03-2013 11:27 AM

Hi Charles

Please add me to the list

Chrisbarnes1 01-03-2013 11:43 AM

SW France Thingy
High Charles--and well done Sir,

Please count me and Kustlo in again.

And a note for Gaz--have done one enduro course day just before Christmas on frozen ground, and a day out with TRF near Ely last thursday in torrential conditions--survived both days--I'm in training already--so don't worry!

Regards, Chris:D

MCIVOR 01-03-2013 11:50 AM

Hello everybody im keen to do it all again,i have some shots from last year to post regards.

PHILinFRANCE 01-03-2013 12:40 PM

I, m in Charles long as I dont brake my bloody foot again in the Pyrenees

stoic bloke 01-03-2013 02:30 PM

hi Charles, can you count me in, yep tenere again. happy with 5 days

RickA 01-03-2013 03:07 PM

SW France ride
Hi There!

Yes please, would love to come over for a ride, please put my name down.

I'm sure Pete ( Rondini ) would like to come over too so please put us down for two if ok with you. Will confirm ASAP. :D

Ta v much!

Cheers, Rick

g.arbo 01-04-2013 01:58 AM

Forgot to add bikes, myself on Husky 630 and Chubby on KTM 640 :D

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Rondini 01-04-2013 03:29 AM

As Rick A suggested, I would indeed love to join you chaps if there's a space available! I will be on/off my 690 :evil.

Pete (rondini)

Magnon 01-04-2013 10:09 AM

I'll add a provisional list to the first post in a day or two.

Could you all let me know if you have a preference for a 4 or 5 day ride.

basil 01-04-2013 12:17 PM

Great news charles,please count me in.Just need to get oked with work.Plus may have friend,whomay be innterested.

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