TRF:Hi Cliff. I loved seeing the pics of your ride on Facebook. It looked like such a fun day out. Have you been riding with the TRF for long?
Cliff:I started trail riding in 1968 building a BSA BB 500 Gold Star, I rode the early Monks Trod & entered the Exeter Trial with Tim Stevens. Later with a B40 & a Bultaco Matador, I stopped riding in 1975, restarted trail riding 5 yrs ago & joined the TRF as it’s the only way to ride trails for me. I now ride a TTR250, TT600 etc with Oxford, Glos & Wilts groups.
TRF:So it looked like it was all big bikes. Was that the plan?
Cliff:The ride was planned for big bikes but this included bikes from a CRF250L to a GS1200, most were OX/TRF plus a few friends.
TRF:Where did you ride? Was it hard going on some of the bigger machines?
TRF:Do you think big bikes get a different reaction to smaller enduro machines when out on the trails?
Cliff:We followed the ‘code’ with the main user being horse riders who were pleased with our riding. Big bikes come across as more friendly being slower revving & in general quieter. I have found that it’s a harsh exhaust pulse that upset horses, so an extra baffle really helps.
TRF:Thanks Cliff, I look forward to seeing more pics of your big bike exploits!