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Old 03-27-2013, 12:42 AM   #61
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Holy s......now Wales has its own Yeti

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:55 AM   #62
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Hey, Andy n me really enjoyed the whole experience

apart from the freezing cold night in the van
and the piste bashing that knackers you in seconds
and the sweat cooling down as you hang around waiting for some other poor sap to bash piste
and the smell of cooking clutch

oh wait

i really did enjoy the whole experience

cos I didnt get cold in the van with my two sleeping bags and my big sheet of tri-iso 10 super insulation
and what a laugh it was piste bashing when you have to sit on the rear mudguard in order to get the front wheel to ride over the snow a bit and get max traction on the rear
and why would I worry about sweat when Im in my awesome 'fireman sam' outfit. Its fabulous stuff for winter riding and all designed to keep you warm n dry but not too hot, good for getting cars to move out of your way when playing in the traffic too.
And it wasnt my clutch cooking anyway

And so cool to see all those familiar faces from previous encounters.

Hey, I'll be back ( if im allowed ) and a huge thank you to Timpo for putting it all together
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:09 AM   #63
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Excellent time playing in the snow chaps! Thanks Timpo for organising such a good bash in the face of serious adversity - looking forward to the next (warmer?) one already!
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:15 AM   #64
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Great weekend

Thank you so much, I was realy pleased to be part of it. All the parts to a real adventure, grest company, challenging terreane and plenty of memories. Just wanted to say thank you for organising such a great event. Would like to try a sunny one next.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:25 AM   #65
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Would like to try a sunny one next.
You are not a soft-boiled egg, Dene, are you?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:29 AM   #66
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Always hard, but thank for asking.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:12 AM   #67
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Ok, on with my report of the weekend:

You may remember, we hadn't even reached the end of our first lane when another obstacle was identified.

And while Ilse was still inch-ing her way up the hill - actively supported by ChrisUK (and morally by Dene...)


... Robbie C reported that the tarmac road to Bwlchyddar was just un-ride-able and that we had to turn back the way we had come...

Trust me, Ilse, gravity is your friend...


Just let the bike roll / slide under its own weight, engine off, brake by adjusting the grip on the clutch lever and leave your feet on the ground...


Skis would actually have been quite appropriate, as suggested earlier...


Karin seemed to rather enjoy the whole experience and captured it all on film (can't wait to see the videos!)


Oops, the snow didn't always guarantee a soft landing - but heyho, there's still enough space for two fingers...


Overall, the downhill journey was a lot quicker and rather relaxing...


... and we even had time to admire the countryside


Ilse and I decided that we'd had enough fun at that point and returned to the pub - while Karin held the Dirty Girls flag high and continued to Mount Pleasant and three more lanes with the boys.

We had managed the stately distance of 5.3 miles in three hours - but I would like to point out that we were not the first ones back at the Green Inn!

To be continued...
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #68
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It seems I missed out a great weekend of snowriding, steaks and beer DAMN




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Old 03-30-2013, 04:31 AM   #69
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March Moon

Well done to all that made it to the pub and who battled throughout the weekend. I would like to say i'm sorry i missed it but for once I'm glad i was nice and warm at home. I love the photos and videos, it passes an hour or so.
Again, congratulations to all that slept in tents and made it through the adventure.
Hope to see you all when the weather warms up!
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:04 AM   #70
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Sleeping in the tent was the easy part. Getting out of it in the morning was more of an 'adventure'.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:23 AM   #71
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A week ago,
* I was playing in the snow




Think this was the first time that I've seen so much snow together, as far as I can remember





Friday went to Wales, the closer to the destination, the more white / black was the view.



Tent set up on a layer of snow.



with plenty of warm sleeping bags

Yet around 3hrs at night I woke up, my tent was collapsed by a thick layer of snow, which I tried to push snow off, but did not move
** Then just lying flat on start searching for the exit, which was completely snowed.
After vigorous shaking of the tent came back in some form:



But I was very glad it was only the snow on my tent and was not thick branch of the great oak, which collapsed under the weight




On Saturday morning long doubted whether I would go ride, I would at least try, I stood there now so far in Wales with my motorbike.




with the encouragement of some polar bears















5 men and 3 women in our group

Ilse:


Ella :



Both with not so smooth snow equipment, tires and it weight made ​​it difficult.






the moto continued stabbing and the men could start pushing





once up after the climb



the road was too slippery to ride back and then we turn it back down ...




advantage of the thick layer of snow, you could just park your motorcycle in a track:



deep track



and you footrests were stabbing in the snow



I have a short drive first, no trace to drive, I would not last long











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Old 03-31-2013, 05:28 AM   #72
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A Dutch tradition?



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OOPS, I had better not say anything





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Old 03-31-2013, 05:49 AM   #73
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And then .... drive the other two dirtgirls back to the pub, and I ....went further riding ....


The speed of the men was significantly higher, have almost no pictures taken, I had too much to hang the throttle.

A high steep climb, succeeded!



where we know that? Husaberg's not like that their numberplate















Up there somewhere in the snow, it was already noon, luckily someone had candy bars, energy we could still use

Back down the thick white layer on to the brown suds, terribly well kept my motorbike right there

We have for about untill 15h white lanes ridden, then refuel and return, tired but satisfied at the pub











The owners of the pub had pity on us and let us sleep on Saturday evening in the pub, tables / chairs to the side, rows of mattresses and sleeping bags in place, earplugs and
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:02 AM   #74
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Sunday, the parking lost after some 4x4 help, increasingly empty.

Now, a warm goodbye to the pub owners.

Driven back, and at the third attempt found a place to sleep, great shower, great beds and heating at 23

First eat, and try that mass English coins to get rid















Pardon? do the dishes





Breakfast: in the room, with very high important visit







It was a SUPER weekend, much toil, much fun, again a great experience richer: snow driving

Timpo Thanks for the invitation to this very adventurous trip.

And a big thank you to Gazz, I could drive in your group, we still have some distance done, difficult, but fun.

And thanks for the other men in the group, for the patience.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:48 AM   #75
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Great stuff Karin. They were very tough conditions!
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