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Old 10-25-2011, 01:33 PM   #16
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that's the most amazing pic
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:29 PM   #17
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Big thanks to Bert, Kurt and Tom for a cracking weekend. Just getting used to a house with central heating after a few chilly starts.

Being a numpty and not having mastered my Blackberry I managed to arrive at the gates to work at 0545 this morning a full hour earlier than normal due to having adjusted to Belgian time and not transferred back when I arrived in Blighty.

Not many pics but a few to post.



This is much how my tent looked all weekend as I failed to master the door shutting when gone to bed. Luckily the anti freezing qualities of red wine helped keep me safe.



I managed to capture this picture of Tom going blackberry picking in the bushes. Notice Loz rushing to his aid.



Wilfred was just glad it wasn't his KTM that had broken down.



Luckily this guy loves repairing them and spends his holidays doing so.

I even managed a night of culture in Leuven with a very good meal thanks folks for your hospitality.

In big trouble at work for not bringing any chocolate back for the ladies. Hopefully going to get out of it as been to Sainsbury's and bought a box of those multi coloured shells with Belgian on the front of the box.

Until the next time.

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Old 10-25-2011, 02:41 PM   #18
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that's the most amazing pic
I agree - so let's have a more appropriate size...



We're still in Germany but every now and then managing to sneak into Advrider to enjoy your reports and pics.

Thanks everyone for a fantastic weekend - especially Bert, Tom and Kurt for organising it!

Will add to the stories and provide more photographic evidence when we're back in Oxford. Keep it coming.

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Old 10-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #19
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It started back in March all th eway in Wales, when Bert announced that he was planning to organize another edition of Bloody Belgium. From then on it was marked in big red letters in our calendar.

Unfortunately somewhere along the way my weapon of choice, a 660 Tenere, was brutally taken from me and I had to look out for a replacement. Along came a Versys. Nice road bike, bike not quite ideal for off-roading. But, a couple of weeks after we bought a DRZ for laouen I came across another DRZ which I bought at a nice price, mainly for spare parts and improving my own tinkering skills. At the time I still had the XTZ.
After the Ten was stole I turned my attention to the second DRZ and managed to get the engine running back like clockwork. But there still was some work to be done new clutch plates required, a cooling fluid leak that needs to be addressed, throttle cable is missing and some electrics that needs some attention. I wasn't sure whether I would be able to get it in an acceptable state for BBII. Fortunately, around the same time I got my hands on a nice second hand WR250. At least now I had something to ride the trails.

A couple of weeks before the event Bert and Tom invited us to a bar in Aarschot. According to them they wanted to discuss a couple of practical things, but I'm pretty sure they were just looking for an excuse to go out for a drink.
Anyway, a big army tent was arranged just in case the weather would be bad. The weather would turn out to be so good we didn't even need to load it in the van though.

Last weekend we already had some practice during the recce of one of the tours. It was cut short by Tom's 3rd puncture in as many days of trail riding though. After the first 2 the spare inner tubes were down to 0 and with an inner tube that is just ripped in 2 the puncture repair kit was not much use either.

And then, finally, it' s Friday. We arrive at the camp site quite early. There's already a few tents and campers, but no signs of life. It appears some impatient are already out for a ride. So we put up our tent and prepare for a cold evening and night.

Slowly more people start trickling in.


Matt's KTM already hides in the bushes.


And some more familiar faces turn up as well. Pumpy and her Possu.


with Windy in tow


We have already pulled the bikes out of the van. Even with a big lawn for them to graze on they seem to prefer staying close to each other. Love is in the air.


Meanwhile the impatient bunch also returns to the roost.


looking at Timpo's bike they already had some fun today
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:34 PM   #20
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The GS crowd is represented as well. And as you know big bike means big...
...tent, you perverts!


From now on Johan will be known as TentMan.

The evening is cold, but the camp fire provides some cosy heat. The night is even colder and we wake up to frost covered bikes.




Even Blackduck is feeling a bit frosty


But with the help of Tom's bacon and eggs we manage to get warmed up a bit and ready for the ride!


Today's ride will be short for us as laouen's boss decided to get married and we were invited to the feast. We make the best out of the trails until the castle of Horst, where the famous (big in Belgium style) red knight lives. When I see the Big TentGS and Windy's Katie struggle a bit on the slippery parts I decide to join Pumpy at the back of the group. I can't let her have all the laughs on her own now, can I.

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Old 10-25-2011, 10:26 PM   #21
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Looks as if you all had a lot of fun.

The adventure is bit heavy for roads like that
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:17 AM   #22
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Waiting for dinner to pass by ?
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:21 AM   #23
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since my camera battery is dead and I didn't have the time to put my helmetcamera on, I 'll just put some pictures of johanDR, who was the group leader of the track "sugar pie" And as the name says: the track is YUMMIIIE

as all stupids above mentioned: it was a very cold night and a beautifull morning


everybody is getting ready and the excitement goes trough my vanes when you hear the first starters go round and round and round and suddenly : BRRRROOOEEEM
yep, it started, and then another one, and one more.
Time to start my bitch as well and let it warm up for 5min.






who's this ninja turtle?

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Old 10-26-2011, 06:41 AM   #24
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:45 AM   #25
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sunday = funday





and Johan was keeping the tempo at a very good speed, so we had the change behind him to play with the throttle



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Old 10-26-2011, 06:48 AM   #26
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and then back into some more technical lanes:



I was just waiting to have some clear area in front to keep up with the right momentum
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:49 AM   #27
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and this is how you fill up a hole in the world or just dump my "bitch"

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Old 10-26-2011, 09:00 AM   #28
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Hello,

had a good time. Unfortnally I fell and crushed my chest a lot during gathering of wood, but luckely they gave me a 5 for the style and performance of the falling

Here some pictures:












Greetings

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Old 10-26-2011, 10:14 AM   #29
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Windy hypnotising his front wheel

look into my eyes no, not around the eyes! look into my eyes.
You will believe you are wearing an agressive enduro tyre, no terrain can stop you from going where you want to.
You are an off road wheel the likes of which have never been seen before.
3... 2.. 1. you are back on the trail
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:02 AM   #30
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I think it was more like: why don't you have nice big tits like that GS in front of us?
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