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Old 03-25-2013, 05:50 AM   #46
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Arriving a day early with Peet to see north Wales in all its green lush glory was wonderful!

The snow hampered our little trial spins on Friday a little compared to Saturday but I still had a great weekend!

Nice to get to know some of the people that attended and swap some stories over a few pints!

Thanks for having me and the great organisation!!
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:56 AM   #47
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what a ride guys!!
My bones are chilling and I'm only seeing the pics...
Timpo, one of these days you could buy a full face helmet, it should be warmer :P
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:09 AM   #48
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March Moon 2013

Thanks to Timpo for organising great weekend short but amazing ride which will stay in memorry forever, it was great to see you all guys hope to see you soonn again Victor
dont know how to upload pictures here so check my page on facebook :-)

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:21 AM   #49
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Excellent shot of Superman aka Noel, Viktor!



Thanks for your pictures, everyone - what a brilliant weekend!

Thanks to -
  • Timpolino for organising
  • Emma and Scott for hosting
  • Gaz for letting me merge my group with his
  • Everyone who helped pushing, pulling or lifting my DRZ at some point
  • and to all attendees for making it to the Green Inn in the first place!

I'll follow shortly with my photos and report...
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #50
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a big thanks from my side as well to Timpo for organizing and inviting us again. The experience was a bit different than we were used to, but I still had a lot of fun!

A very big thanks as well to Scott, Emma and the rest of the family and staff for making us feel so welcome. I have never enjoyed hugging a pub floor so much as the past weekend
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #51
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Top job Timpo and team.

Excellent weekend, good to meet up with old and new friends.

Still aching everywhere, it was certainly a good work out.

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Old 03-25-2013, 04:37 PM   #52
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Short summary:
40cm of snow
7.5km of trying to get through.
countless laughs.
A big Thank You to everybody to make it happen again.


Colour-coordinated birdie on my bike

After the rest of the group had gone up the next lane, few pictures on my way back to the Green Inn. Sore shoulder preventing more excercise.





The Green Inn.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:47 AM   #53
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Just a few from me. Not classic trail riding but an adventure all the same.















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Old 03-26-2013, 03:21 AM   #54
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Hi Folks.
Please check your vans, cars, trailers as I seem to have misplaced a clear plastic bag with four SKF wheel bearings in small blue packaging.
Also, somebody else has lost a small ignition key from a bike.
Please give me a shout if either is found.
Thanks.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:29 AM   #55
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Hi Folks.
Please check your vans, cars, trailers as I seem to have misplaced a clear plastic bag with four SKF wheel bearings in small blue packaging.
Also, somebody else has lost a small ignition key from a bike.
Please give me a shout if either is found.
Thanks.
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Peet found them! The bearings that is.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:44 AM   #56
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Peet found them! The bearings that is.

Thanks, Peet has just messaged me.

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:34 AM   #57
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To be absolutely honest, if I hadn't promised Timpo to lead a group, I would have looked for the 'DRZ Owners Book of Lame Excuses' to pull out of the weekend: I generally hate being cold (what am I doing in this country, you may rightly ask), by Friday morning I had already three cancellations, and since breaking my arm on the legendary snow run in February 2009 I'm also a tad anxious about white laning...

Anyway, as I couldn't find said book (it was probably never worth publishing half a page... ) and my sense of duty prevailed, Possu and I packed the van and set off towards North Wales. It wouldn't be, it couldn't be that bad: it was still dry in Oxford, we didn't have to defrost Ilse too much when she arrived after riding her Serow up from Wiltshire, and the weatherman was always exaggerating, Timpo said. In our great organiser we trust.

Alas, things went downhill when we kept seeing a strange apparition, that must have followed us since stepping outside the Ring Road...


Then Patrick called and was suddenly ahead of us (taking the northern route around Birmingham - unheard of before!) and finally, it started snowing on the M54 and didn't stop all the way to Llangedwyn.

Timpo in his wisdom had catered for the circumstances - greatly appreciated by Lynchy, Loz and Peet


Amazing how much stuff you can fit into a short wheel based Transit van!


At this point Patrick and Ilse still thought it was all great fun...


During the evening we counted our losses; half of the confirmed attendees hadn't turned up or weren't riding, my group was down to four and with no sign of the snow easing off, a lot of pushing, pulling and lifting would be required the next morning. In order to mitigate the strain on the remaining Dirty Girls, I thought that a bit male muscle wouldn't do any harm and thus approached Gaz if we could possibly merge our groups on Saturday...

Snow levels had risen considerably over night, even more riders dropped out and I didn't object to Possu's gentlemanly offer to ride my DRZ out of the car park


Steve and Ilse - more or less raring to go


Well, the journey to the start of the first lane was already an adventure - the tarmac was as slippery as the dirt and you couldn't really feel the difference


Ilse soon discovered the importance of having the right tyres...


Achtung - oncoming traffic!


Ok, he's bigger, we'll retreat...


Slowly, slowly we made progress through the Winter Wonderland


Making use of ANY opportunity for a little breather


I think Dene was still a bit miffed that he didn't have the Dirty Girls all to himself, as it had been planned originally...


Every metre was hard work!


Nice views though...


Stop - Nick signalled another obstacle ahead!


Just remember, this was the first lane of the day, the easy, gentle one up to Pen-y-ddalfa, which I normally ride to get my group into the flow for the route ahead...

Would we make it to the top or would we have to turn back, defeated?

Don't miss the next episode...
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:03 PM   #58
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Skis worked so well that I'm thinking of seeing if Touratech what to do a deal

Thanks for a great weekend... Its been a first for me riding in deep snow.
Great fun and really good people. Thanks Timpo and the gang.

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Old 03-26-2013, 02:48 PM   #59
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Excellent Weekend Timpo!

Despite being too poorly to ride I had an absolutely fantastic weekend. To top it off - Rob was so exhaused after his adventure that he slept for two days solid once we arrived in Liverpool - and so I have had a very peaceful few days!

Short little post because I cant get my pics to upload so we only have Robbies contribution at the mo - but dont worry boys - I have pics galore of your valiant efforts to get all of the vans out of the car park on Sunday morning!!


So anyway... I'm sat in front of the fire with Ange, feet up reading our books....
Meanwhile - apparently - breaking new snow is really hard work!!


Two hours later (ish) and they reach the top of lane one. Bleeding exhausted!!!



Give me a couple of days to upload via my naff broadband and I shall post the rest!!

Thanks everyone for a fab weekend. Loved every moment. Bx
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:12 PM   #60
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Cheers Timpo for organising another fantastic March Moon weekend.
Rick led us on a superb route, a bit tricky on the larger bikes, everybody helping each other when necessary

Great hospitality, supplying tasty food and drink from the staff and management at the Green Inn.

I'm pants on computers but I'll try and get a couple of photos up.

Thanks everyone else who turned up from near and far for the fun,

Cheers, Lynchy
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