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Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8832

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OFF ROAD HOME, FULLY LOADED WITH CAMPING GEAR, RIDE REPORT

Left Sheringham on the coast road heading to wells, ignoring the reserve warning yet again hoping to find a station at the port. However after directions from an old girl, I was headed to Burnham Mkt. Gassed Up and i'm away Track bound for North Creeke. I had not managed to do this bit on the safari, so it was a new challenge to me bike loaded
I crashed just east of North Creeke, on a knee high grass track. I was doing 20mph in a deep rut and tried to climb up the edge to avoid a hedge and slid down on the right side of the bike. This cracked the front plastic fairing under the stickers. 2 miles later arriving in Stanhoe I realised i was without sleeping bag, the darn bushes must have knocked it off. After running back down the track passed the scene of the crash I found it laying on the floor. 10 mins later back in Stanhoe checking the bike over once more i realised to my horror that my tent is missing and the place i remember seeing it was at the garage in Burnham Mkt. After a Second frantic dash back, further, all most all the way back to the water splash, i found my precious one man. Once more down the wet rutted track.
Its a totally different story with all my luggage wallowing about on the bungy cords. But i figured if i'm going to go south to Africa one day, then I should be getting a feel for what off roading on an over loaded bike feels like! Another crash again when i leave the road after Docking heading south on a waist height over grown grass track, that appears to be used very little. I completely missed the turning as it was such a small opening in the hedge. This time it hurts a bit as i complete lose control, swerve violently right on the wet grass and get high sided OB 1 style. After climbing out from under the bike I really struggle to pick it up this time as i can't get any purchase on the sodden ground, it had been raining since i left Sherringham. Finally after a little further i reached the recognizably lanes of pedders way.
Thankfully pedders way was uneventful, just passing a few walkers and a horse rider then managing 50mph on the open stretches arriving finally in West acre. This is where the tracks ended for me, it was a mere 8 or 9 mile on cross country back roads.

3 hour - 75 miles - 2 crashes - 1 snapped fairing

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you're gonna be up again. But life goes on.
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Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8834

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two's up anyone
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you're gonna be up again. But life goes on.
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Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8835

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Beware Dan's french lady tent!! it found many victims over the weekend to spill, slip and tip. I myself tripped over the bloody ropes at least every time i went pass the merde thing.

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you're gonna be up again. But life goes on.
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Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8836

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A couple of pics I took on Saturday


The site from afar...






Not your normal ATR bike...


The guys departing Sunny Hunny, after a lovely ride over from Sheringham via Wells.



and finally, I felt too guily about getting the Duc filthy having ridden it in the rain... maybe the Husky would've been better..

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Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8837

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Well done on the off roading fully loaded Ferdie Sorry to read that you dropped it!
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Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8839

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3 hour - 75 miles - 2 crashes - 1 snapped fairing


Remember Ferdy, we discussed the need for slow and steady when off road and fully loaded.....

What happened fella?????
Steve
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Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8840

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Ben, that Duke looks really good stripped down, far more off-readable now too!!!

Good to see you for the ride even if the riding position on your Yellow Peril is more suited for a speed 3 times what we were doing!!
Steve
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Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8841

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Steve. I know Pedders way off by heart. In fact I didn't crash there, I hit 65mph in the end according to the on board screen capture.
I didn't know how bad the track was down in North creeks. There were two wheel wells, ruts, I was forced to close one at 15/ 20 mph. But my shoulders let alone the luggage was getting hit by 6 ft plants so bad I couldn't take anymore so I tried to lane hope and the bike slide from under me. Luggage broke my fall. The next one was another grass track with no wheel wells to start, then I hit a rut and skidded to the right and high sided bike on me. It was a good experience and im not bothered about the cracked fairing as its my first ever off on the bike.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you're gonna be up again. But life goes on.

Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8843

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ferdie wrote:


Nothing ventured, nothing gained!


Steve

Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8845

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The old bones are a little sore this morning good job I have 3 days off. The poor car smells of damp shoes and luggage.
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you're gonna be up again. But life goes on.

Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8847

Thanks to all for a great weekend, was good to meet Ferdie and steveR for the first time and DanH again. Ill do a ride report later in the week as time allows. H.M.
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Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8849

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Howlingmoon wrote:
Thanks to all for a great weekend, was good to meet Ferdie and steveR for the first time and DanH again. Ill do a ride report later in the week as time allows. H.M.


Good to meet you too Ray!

No reports on the recovery operation here, I assume all went well? What time were you back with the car and trailer??
Steve

Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8854

All went well , ill explain more when I get a chance to do the write up....

steveR wrote:
Howlingmoon wrote:
Thanks to all for a great weekend, was good to meet Ferdie and steveR for the first time and DanH again. Ill do a ride report later in the week as time allows. H.M.


Good to meet you too Ray!

No reports on the recovery operation here, I assume all went well? What time were you back with the car and trailer??
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Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8857

steveR wrote:
Hiya Folks

Well after the somewhat damp start, the trip back to Shropshire started to get wet before I got to Holt, absolutely pi$$ed it down across Naaarfolk and finally petered out about 10 miles up teh road from Kings Lynn after which the weather was great until I was on the home stretch down the M54 and hit a cloudburst... Not nice, sheets of water on the road, appalling visibility, so I had to move into the outside lane away from the spray and the torrent of water inside!!

Had a pleasant runs back across, and I used the SagNag to give me a route and had a coupl e of nice B road diversionary routes before fuelling at Eye, then A47 towards Leicester with a brief ride up to Melton M on the B6047. Do it if you are in the area, start on the A6 for the full ride, when you see all the Biker Beware signs, you know the road will be good.... Police presence including bikes suggest Sunday morning or Midweek would be best Trundled down to leics then and blitzed back on the M'way and home by 2.30.

Great weekend in spite of the Weather Gods attempting to beat us, British spirit won through by us all sitting under Dan's godsend of a canopy until 12.30 talking and chewing the fat on Saturday, and then having a really nice afternoon in what was a new area for at least 2 of us! I will leave Dan to report on his ride out.... HM and I had a fun ride back from Sunny Hunny as the Mighty Ferdinand had gone of for a spot of rumpy pumpy and to sweet talk his Lady, so we had a fun bimble back back to base, some seperately after a slight mishap coming out of Hunny when we got separated. It did mean we both had a blast tryinbg to catch the other up!

Huge thanks to Ray for making the arrangements and setting this meet up, t'was a great opportunity for me to see a bit more of Norfolk as well as catch up with a great gang again, including the Beemer crowd, or some of them anyway, on Sat night.

I have no pics so I'll leave Ferdie and Ray to upload...

Hope the 2-up run back to fetch the trailer went well chaps?? Did'ya get wet too??

I'll try and organise a ride over this neck if the woods sometime for you Guys to repay the favour to ATR. See what late September brings.... Maybe have a chat here and see if it should be a road, road/trail or trail rideout?? Camping in some convenient site, maybe near Oswestry/Shrewsbury.


That sounds like the Melton TT route.
THE END OF THE ROAD IS THE START OF THE FUN

Re: North Norfolk Coastal Road , Mini Tour. 6 years, 8 months ago #8858

ferdie wrote:
OFF ROAD HOME, FULLY LOADED WITH CAMPING GEAR, RIDE REPORT

Left Sheringham on the coast road heading to wells, ignoring the reserve warning yet again hoping to find a station at the port. However after directions from an old girl, I was headed to Burnham Mkt. Gassed Up and i'm away Track bound for North Creeke. I had not managed to do this bit on the safari, so it was a new challenge to me bike loaded
I crashed just east of North Creeke, on a knee high grass track. I was doing 20mph in a deep rut and tried to climb up the edge to avoid a hedge and slid down on the right side of the bike. This cracked the front plastic fairing under the stickers. 2 miles later arriving in Stanhoe I realised i was without sleeping bag, the darn bushes must have knocked it off. After running back down the track passed the scene of the crash I found it laying on the floor. 10 mins later back in Stanhoe checking the bike over once more i realised to my horror that my tent is missing and the place i remember seeing it was at the garage in Burnham Mkt. After a Second frantic dash back, further, all most all the way back to the water splash, i found my precious one man. Once more down the wet rutted track.
Its a totally different story with all my luggage wallowing about on the bungy cords. But i figured if i'm going to go south to Africa one day, then I should be getting a feel for what off roading on an over loaded bike feels like! Another crash again when i leave the road after Docking heading south on a waist height over grown grass track, that appears to be used very little. I completely missed the turning as it was such a small opening in the hedge. This time it hurts a bit as i complete lose control, swerve violently right on the wet grass and get high sided OB 1 style. After climbing out from under the bike I really struggle to pick it up this time as i can't get any purchase on the sodden ground, it had been raining since i left Sherringham. Finally after a little further i reached the recognizably lanes of pedders way.
Thankfully pedders way was uneventful, just passing a few walkers and a horse rider then managing 50mph on the open stretches arriving finally in West acre. This is where the tracks ended for me, it was a mere 8 or 9 mile on cross country back roads.

3 hour - 75 miles - 2 crashes - 1 snapped fairing



Glad is was just the rad plastics that got hurt.
Don't pull the graffix off to repair it or you'll #1 not refit them #2 have to pay for expensive replacements.
I'd araldite the rear with some plastic reinforcement material.
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