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Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report *Now Posted* 2 years, 11 months ago #11562

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The Breck farm camp 2016 was yet another fantastic camp in a long line of ATR events. As Tom, Twintec, once said ‘’ATR, we don’t do bad meets’’. That is as true today as it ever was before. Of course, for me it was again a bit tough having not had Dad, TP to share it with, but I think we all agree, we hope to see you back on the bikes very soon!

Friday was what seemed to be like the longest day ever for me at work, having started at 6am and working to finish for three to get home, swap bikes and get to camp, the anticipation was killing me. But, at 3pm on the dot, it was time to go! I threw my lid and gloves on and rode my little Ducati home, threw it in the garage and wheeled the trusty Honda out, ready to go. I popped in and said hi to my girlfriend, threw my enduro gear on, backpack on my back and was on the bike by 3.30 – result! Here's my primative sat nav!



After what seemed like the longest, uneventful ride ever from home to camp (55 miles door to door), I arrived. Met by Ferdie, enthusiastic as ever and Mark, Roger and company – it seemed like my request to be close to the showers had fallen upon deaf ears, but it turned out to be a great spot with our own private field  I quickly chucked my little tent up and joined the guys for a well earned beer and some food- cheers all! We whiled away a few hours and throughout the evening had new arrivals – Tom, Dan, Robando and Phil , who all added to the great atmosphere.


We sat and talked around the fire long into the night, enjoying the company and the fire.

Saturday morning was the day of the ride, and the buzz around camp was great. Some were itching to get out, while others (myself included) were bumbling around eating breakkie and taking their time. Around 10 am I think we set off – first stop Holt, for some fuel – I was desperate as I just hopped on the bike and didn’t stop until I’d arrived on Friday, so was pretty low.

The journey into Holt, as you might know, from camp isn’t far and is uneventful, but the drama wasn’t far away!

We all fuelled up and set off for the trails, but didn’t get out of Holt straight away. One of the bikes conked out. I was tail end rider on this ride and had noticed a little grey smoke, but nothing excessive, but the bike wouldn’t run – it would idle, but nothing more. While Shaun and I were looking into it, the rest of the lads were stopped at the T junction – this turned out to cause a bit more drama. Some poor bugger, staring at us all, managed to rear end an old ladies car. He claimed his foot was stuck, but it was a bit obvious what occurred, silly bugger…

Anyway, after a bit of investigation and playing around, we decided it must have been the fuel, and after he took it back to the fuel stop and drained the fuel, it was obvious – Diesel! A quick refill and onwards to the trails – hurrah!
It wasn’t long before we were on the dirt, and the trails were fantastic. They were in ideal condition, though rather over grown in places. The first part of the trails was pretty uneventful, though thoroughly enjoyable.

Fast forward to South Creake, where the ford awaits.



I went through first, and it was ideal  we stopped for a quick break and agreed on Hunstanton as our mid ride destination, so after a short rest, we set off… It was not long after here, we rode past a lad on his dirt bike sat at a junction of a lane, taking his own break and fair play to him, he followed us and caught us on the road and asked if he could join us, he explained he was new to it and was trying to learn the routes – I think it is great how on these types of rides you can just meet and ride with people 
On arrival at Hunstanton, we were met by two very familiar faces – Dan and Tom, who’d chosen to go on a road tour, which sounds like they had a good long ride / explore of what Norfolk has to offer.

On my recommendation we all trekked to the top of the hill to the fish and chip shop and got some well earned food down our necks. For me it was my first visit to Hunstanton this year, so it officially began my summer!

After Hunstanton, it was the usual route, down good old Peddars Way and onto the Castle / West Acre fords. Again, the trails, although in good condition, were very over grown in places and I was taking it super easy on my already damaged knee. It wasn’t long before we reached the ford(s) and more drama unfolded! Ferdie in first and straight through, but then Mark went in and stopped half way – water in the plug cap? Then came Shaun straight through, followed by Phil, who's bike didn’t sound like it wanted to go through, but did! Then comes Robando, half way across and the bike dies  on wheeling it out and trying to kick it over, the kick start was solid – drowned it! I have seen this before, so knew exactly what to do and before long, it was up and running, I think much to his surprise. Last time it was drowned (in the big Thetford Puddle that swamped me and the DRZ) , it spelled the end of the ride for him. drive.google.com/open?id=0B4W3_rrHmyQpTTloc2pOTDg3TEE

The rest of the day was largely uneventful again, a few small offs – the most entertaining for me was two of the lads going straight on into a corn field side by side (they couldn’t see the bend due to the dust) – see the video! drive.google.com/open?id=0B4W3_rrHmyQpUTA0Nk1NaDBhZms
And Mark suffered a puncture shortly before, caused by an old Sturmey Archer bicycle gear linkage, it must’ve been in the road since the 60’s!



It really was a fantastic days trails and a huge thanks to Ferdie for leading again for us. I was just gutted I couldn’t ride as I usually would, as my knee was causing a lot of discomfort and I do not want to damage it more.

Another fantastic evening around the BBQ and fire followed, and a gorgeous clear night – I’ve never been much of a star gazer, but spent a good while after everyone was in their tents, just looking up!

Sunday, the worst day and we all were packing up slowly. That concluded another great gathering, but not the trails for me – I took in Peddars and various others on my route home 



A huge thank you to all who made the camp, I hope to see you all at the next one (date / location TBC) though talks of a road based camp sound very tempting, we will see 


A huge thank you to all who attended and made it yet another fantastic event!
We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time.

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Last Edit: 2 years, 11 months ago by Ben600.
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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report 2 years, 11 months ago #11565

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Good fun had by all at this small but perfectly formed event. Good weather and good chat. Thanks to all who came.

Gusting wind was a nightmare on the way home though!
If you only have one plug, it needs to be a good plug!
July 14 - still true, but now have two plugs!
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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report 2 years, 11 months ago #11572

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We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time.

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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report 2 years, 11 months ago #11574

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Here is a quick video edit of the ride:

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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report 2 years, 11 months ago #11575

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Im working on getting an edit together too - internet is dog slow here so each vid is half hour to upload at least!

My footage of everyone else is limited as I was at the back - and the dust is horrendous!
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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report 2 years, 11 months ago #11576

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Report now posted above Dan / Tom , please add more about your ride
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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report *Now Posted* 2 years, 11 months ago #11577

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We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time.

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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report *Now Posted* 2 years, 11 months ago #11578

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Thanks for sharing the videos I will add some video links soon.

Here is a panoramic image of the camp:

goo.gl/photos/ocVrgAJQZjEi6jJA6
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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report *Now Posted* 2 years, 11 months ago #11579

Great read, sorry i missed it.

Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report 2 years, 11 months ago #11580

Great vid, music is perfect for it.

Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report 2 years, 11 months ago #11581

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Great ride report Ben and good pictures and videos from all.

Dan and I had a very enjoyable day bimbling around the minor roads. After a sortie to Sheringham for Dan to get PETROL(!) we followed the A149 coast road towards Sunny Hunny. I generally enjoy this road since it affords good views of the sea; living so far away from it it is always great to see. However this time it was snarled up with holidaymakers dragging sheds and so on along with bad parking in Wells, do it was a relief to get into Hunstanton.

After an ice cream and rendez vous with the rest of the group it was down to me to lead. With my satnav (BMW Navigator IV) set to 'shortest distance' I set a course to a random village some 25 miles away after looking in my trusty road atlas. Following the 'nav plus a bit of taking of roads that looked nice on my part we experienced an absolute delight, and repeated the process of traversing East Anglia a couple of times in this manner. From lanes with grass or gravel down the centre to fast open sweeping roads we experienced almost no other traffic and only spend short stretches of major A road. In a few places we actually hit some 100mph (on private stretches of road, obviously ) and at other times we were creeping past country estates as 15mph.

Over 100 miles was covered in the sun and back at the campsite for a well deserved shower, beer and bbq it was good to relive it and also hear from the off road group when they returned.
If you only have one plug, it needs to be a good plug!
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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report *Now Posted* 2 years, 11 months ago #11582

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Thanks Tom

Sounds like you guys had a great ride out too!
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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report *Now Posted* 2 years, 11 months ago #11583

Epic day out lads. One of the most enjoyable rides I've had in a long time.

Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report *Now Posted* 2 years, 11 months ago #11587

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Stinkwheel wrote:
Epic day out lads. One of the most enjoyable rides I've had in a long time.

Glad to hear it, it was a good one


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Re: Breck Farm Camp August 2016 Report *Now Posted* 2 years, 11 months ago #11589

Thanks for write up's (RR's) they were so nice I read them twice
THE END OF THE ROAD IS THE START OF THE FUN
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