Two Pigs are better than one

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Two Pigs are better than one

Post  Hew on Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:42 pm

Last weekend a group of 30 that I ride with had arranged a weekend of trail riding during the day and beer and barbacue at the campsite at night
I arrived at the site Friday afternoon and set up and tucked in to the beer and food
I was leading a group on the Saturday and Sunday . Saturdays ride saw 3 of the riders drop out early on as a wheel bearing collapsed on a CRF leaving just me and my mate Andy on a BMW X challange to complete the days riding. We are used to riding together so we just had a great day riding the route arriving back at the site for more beer and food early evening

Sunday it looked as if it was just me and Andy again but
Wonky had arrived on Sat night and was looking for a ride out on his XR650. The
man has obviously got taste and after explaining that it was a pogo/ light trail bike ride and
not a big bike route he was still keen to come so off we set.
This is the first time I have been riding with another XR650


The scenery in this area is truly awesome and the trails
amongst the best in the UK.







Does it get any better than a section this long and so much
fun











Chris/Wonky was ready for a rest here, shame he never got
one








I spoke to the farmer at the slippy stone lane with the old
tractors. He was just interested in why there were so many bikes going through
as he usually only sees two or three groups a year.


I told him not to worry about us as there was some tossers
on crossers coming through later.


He seemed happy with that and the explanation that we were
just a group who were camping in the area and had split up to be less
intrusive.






















Two pigs in a sty








I could hear him but I could not see him





Andy appears











I was expecting to give Chris a hand here but fair play




















He made it but the look on his face when I said the tough
section was around the corner was worth a smile or two.





























We were too early for chips but hungry enough for some hot
baguettes from the Spar in Barmouth, With
a chippy and a car park near by this could be a prime stop in future.


After fuel we were off again





















Up onto the motorway we met Knobby and Pugwash who were
waiting for Brokenlegs to make it across the moor. We could hear him making progress
and that he was fairly near. The moor was not part of my route for the day. I
knew Chris was not keen so we pressed on up the fire road.














We tried a near virgin route but after 30 yards of the pig
ploughing a deep rut we decided to call it a day. The carnage of three big
bikes going through would have made very bad press.



No worries I knew this was a possibility so it was on with
plan B


Andy gets close to the edge To explain the log is at an angle to the trail and to the floor








Chris goes that little bit further













I stopped taking shots here as his bike was over the edge
and he needed help.


















I love this view but never seem to get the right shot,
failed again









This is a fantastic lane with so much variation in the
surface

















We were back at the site showered and packed up ready to go
said goodbye to everyone and that was it the end of the weekend adventure, or
so I thought. But that’s another story.


Last edited by Hew on Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:19 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Photos were not displaying)
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Re: Two Pigs are better than one

Post  rikco on Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:04 pm

nice ride and pics you made

thnkz for the share

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Post  big boar, little man on Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:46 pm

Nice country side, thanks for sharing
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Post  surpriserider on Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:56 am

Man that is some awesome scenery What does your buddy with the x-challenge do for extra fuel? A buddy of mine has one and we've been trying to plan a trip but his fuel range isn't that great so we've been trying to figure out the best way to carry extra fuel for the trip.
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Re: Two Pigs are better than one

Post  Hew on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:21 pm

surpriserider wrote:Man that is some awesome scenery What does your buddy with the x-challenge do for extra fuel? A buddy of mine has one and we've been trying to plan a trip but his fuel range isn't that great so we've been trying to figure out the best way to carry extra fuel for the trip.

The trails in the uk are much shorter than those available in the US so fuel range is not a real issue for me. I tend to plan the routes with a fuel stop at 60 miles. Most trail bikes seem to be OK with this although a few KTM EXC riders are nervous at this point, frantically informing me that they have been on reserve for miles
The X Challenge seems to have a similar range to the XR with the standard tank.
When I first got the Pig I fitted a 17 liter IMS tank but found I disliked the added weight heigh up when riding knarly trails. If I am following a leader I don't know then I will carry 2 liters in my back pack
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Post  Thumper GUY on Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:21 am

Very Nice scenery, and I thought Oregon was green, very impressive Hew!
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Post  SpeedoJosh on Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:30 am

Awesome pics. That scenery is amazing.
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