This is a ride report from Summer 2008 with CCM Riders and a few pic’s.
Photo of when me and RedR30 meet at our selected services , Oh and as you can see my bike was clean when i left
Photo of the view from the bunkhouse featuring Fronty’s 644.
The few who made it out on the Thursday
Was a nice sunset on the Thursday so i though i would try and get an ‘artistic’ photo of it .
Photo of Keith’s lovely DS , taken when we stopped to look at jacko’s 404
How many people does it take to locate the missing oil??
Photo of the Resevoir
Photo of the Resevoir
The hairy bikers mighty BMW’s
The Hairy Bikes – Simon King and Dave Myers
CCM’s at the dam
This is where things got ‘interesting’. After splitting off with the others me,redR30,644Supermoto and KeithM went ovf to find some nice ‘scenic’ roads , so redR30 worked his magic with the sanav and off we went in to the wilderness. After riding some really nice roads we can to a dirt track sign posted ‘BYWAY’ , The byway appeared to be a nice flat straight dirt road so after telling KeithM who at this point was an offroad virgin that its a walk in the park riding down this dirt road we set off , The BYWAY was a nice gentle uphill wit a few bumps thrown in which kept you on your toes , i spotted to the left this fun little 4×4 playground.
Now me having my rather worn knobblies i though it would be a great idea to ride through it, so off i went i rode over the nice rocks straight in to the lovely clay tacky mud bog which was far deeper than it looks though i made it through without to much trouble, somebody then said oh do it again and i will video it well i thought yeh sod it why not , this time thought just a i got in to the bog the bike jumps in to neutral and i stop dead , bugger so i whack it in first give it the berries and crawl out whilst launching half of the peaks clay out back in my massive roost .
After making it out i noticed my no. plate decided it was having more fun in the mud than on the bike and jumped ship!! So i wander back in the mud and eventually find it and cable tie it back in place.
Not so shiny now
We the continued down the lane where we came to a gate and the start of ‘ The Roman Road’
Taken just after the gate.
Now the lane started to get a bit rockier but KeithM decided he was happy to keep on going rather than turn round , So on we plod…
Looking forward down the Roman Road , cable ties not holding my No. plate on to well.
Looking back over the moors
The locals came out to say Hi
Nice wide open countryside
Now the lane took a turn for the worse , note we met a bloke who said you could get a family car down this lane oh and it was RedR30’S SatNav that bought us down here in the first place.
Trouble lays ahead.
Note i was the only one on knobbies , every one else was on road wheels >
A family car yeah
But do we let it stop us , Nope !!
As if a few rock’s will stop our beastly CCM’s
At the bottom of the worst part of the lane
Who needs a fancy KTM when you can do it on an R30
KeithM no longer an offroad virgin
Looking back from where we came.
More to come
KeithM plans his route like a true Trials rider.
When then made it to the bottom where RedR30 plans the route back to the barn and me and 644supermoto go herding the locals
Here are a few random pic’s from the weekend…
CAT AND FIDDLE
After the cat and fiddle
A bit more Greenlaning
I think she’s pulled
More of Matlock Bath