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Old 01-03-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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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 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749390) 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
MCIVOR KTM 690
PHILinFRANCE DR...?
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
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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Very interested.
Please pencil us in, thanks.

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #4
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Hi Magnon, very interested in doing this trip could you put myself and Chubbythumper down for it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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Hi Magnon please count me in.

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

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:27 AM   #6
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Hi Charles

Please add me to the list
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:43 AM   #7
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Laugh 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!

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:50 AM   #8
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Hello everybody im keen to do it all again,i have some shots from last year to post regards.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:46 AM   #9
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i have some shots from last year to post regards.
Lookin forward to seein 'em.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:26 AM   #10
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It has been suggested that we should change the campsite we use for the first and last night to a village about 20km west of the one we have used for the past 2 years. This would mean that an English run bar serving fish 'n chips and English pies and pasties would be close at hand. I'll need to check that the campsite is happy to park the vans while we're away and adjust the routes (first and last day) to suit.

Only a few people have indicated that they would prefer a five day ride, no-one has said they'd rather stick to four days, so five days it is.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:09 AM   #11
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It has been suggested that we should change the campsite we use for the first and last night to a village about 20km west of the one we have used for the past 2 years. This would mean that an English run bar serving fish 'n chips and English pies and pasties would be close at hand. I'll need to check that the campsite is happy to park the vans while we're away and adjust the routes (first and last day) to suit.

Only a few people have indicated that they would prefer a five day ride, no-one has said they'd rather stick to four days, so five days it is.

Sounds good to me Magnon......
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:14 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=Magnon;20480719]It has been suggested that we should change the campsite we use for the first and last night to a village about 20km west of the one we have used for the past 2 years. This would mean that an English run bar serving fish 'n chips and English pies and pasties would be close at hand. I'll need to check that the campsite is happy to park the vans while we're away and adjust the routes (first and last day) to suit.

Cheers Charles, wouldn't mind trying some of that foreign cuisine!

oh yeah Terry10 is a mate of mine riding a 690, he's not bad!
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:14 AM   #13
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Cheers Charles, wouldn't mind trying some of that foreign cuisine!
Bernard, yes you'll barely know you've travelled to a foreign land. I'm just going with the flow on this but we'll make up for it once we're on the road.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:40 PM   #14
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I, m in Charles ........as long as I dont brake my bloody foot again in the Pyrenees
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hi Charles, can you count me in, yep tenere again. happy with 5 days

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