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 Post subject: Re: The Timber Woods Long Distance Trial - 22nd Sept Kent
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:41 pm 
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yes my first too.....brilliant. Struggled on the tests though, maxed out on all of them except the Last special test. I dont know how to work the computer on me bike so i counted out 45 seconds.......come in on 44.42.

yes well done to the organisers and all that helped.

need some practise before trying again.

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 Post subject: Re: The Timber Woods Long Distance Trial - 22nd Sept Kent
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:54 pm 
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I too had a great time. Really uber-enjoyed the navigation and lanes but not so much the tests. Heavyish bike, no talent and complete lack of patience to do things at a snails pace doesn't help !

Didn't do as woefully as some (overheard a guy say he dropped his bike on every test !) but I don't think Mr Lampkin needs to be too worried and I had plenty of 5's !

Well done and thanks to the organisers and road book writers !

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 Post subject: Re: The Timber Woods Long Distance Trial - 22nd Sept Kent
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:27 am 
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yes my first too.....brilliant. Struggled on the tests though, maxed out on all of them except the Last special test. I dont know how to work the computer on me bike so i counted out 45 seconds.......come in on 44.42.

yes well done to the organisers and all that helped.

need some practise before trying again.


You need to use my approach - claim a 5 for everything that looks too tricky (most of them :( ) and just do the ones that seem that a 3 is the worst I'm going to get.
I did that in August and still didn't come last. :D
I have to say it's the navigation and lane riding that I enjoy rather than the sections, for which I have no ability - which is why 'Spitfire' now owns my trials bike.
Not quite the spirit but I'm out for a fun day, not covered in bruises.

I did more damage to myself cutting the grass with the ride-on mower yesterday by catching my arm on a passing quince tree than I have in all four years of trail riding :evil:

Glad everyone had a good time.

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 Post subject: Re: The Timber Woods Long Distance Trial - 22nd Sept Kent
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:29 am 
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Oh dear David. All this prep for India and avoiding dangerous sports!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Timber Woods Long Distance Trial - 22nd Sept Kent
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:21 am 
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You need to use my approach - claim a 5 for everything that looks too tricky (most of them :( ) and just do the ones that seem that a 3 is the worst I'm going to get.


That was going to be my approach but a lot of the tests appeared to have the trail blocked with branches or taping (not at a height you could nip under without breaking it either!) so that you kind of had to do them. Well it was a Long Distance 'Trial' so it is what it is - no complaints from me!

There were some very skillful trial riders on very light bikes with trials tyres that made it all look so effortless - they tended to be chuffing sloooow on the lanes though ! zzzz :D ;)

I vote for a new TRF event of Roadbook Navigation, no tests and the winner is the rider who sinks the biggest cooked brekkie or last man standing in the pub or summat !! :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The Timber Woods Long Distance Trial - 22nd Sept Kent
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:20 am 
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Was my first ldt to and really enjoyed it to, even the special tests. everyone was cheerful and helpful and everything seamed to run smoothly without a hitch big thank you to all the organisers and helpers.

Anyone else crash into the tree on section 6?


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Oh dear David. All this prep for India and avoiding dangerous sports!!


It's only a scuffed shoulder but a tee shirt doesn't give much protection from a tree.
I'll cope somehow :(

See you Thursday for Mr Vince's visit.

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 Post subject: Re: The Timber Woods Long Distance Trial - 22nd Sept Kent
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I vote for a new TRF event of Roadbook Navigation, no tests and the winner is the rider who sinks the biggest cooked brekkie or last man standing in the pub or summat !! :lol: :lol:

Graham


I agree that a non trial version would have a much wider appeal to non-trialsy people like me. I had been thinking of that myself.
Maybe of more interest to visitors from nearby groups as, other than making the route different from normal, it might be a bit boring for the local club members.
A great way to ride neighbouring lanes though although it does need some form of local authority approval as far as I know.

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