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Ian
So I guess, like mine, yours has seen much better days cosmetically at
least - where do you greenlane/offroad generally?
Renate
>>> [Email address removed] 01/11/05 01:52pm >>>
Renate Haupt wrote:
> Ian
> Well this is what I'm banking on - it looks like an old battered
truck
> that has seen much better days and is about to fail the MOT. Now if
it
> was a bright new spankingly shiny Beast I'd be much more worried
about
> it being stolen. Its been broken into once but I don't keep anything
of
> value in it, so there is nothing for the thiefs to take. But as you
all
> know I do still worry about things, I guess its my nature.
> What age is your 80?
> Renate
1991 Diesel
Ian.
 
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Renate Haupt wrote:
Cosmetically mine is actually very good for it's age as it was a Jap
import and obviously hadn't been used much. Had only done 60K Km and
looked like it had been well tended to.
I don't green lane in the Bruiser, I bought it to support my off road
motorbiking. I green lane on the bike and race it. Not doing much laning
at the moment as they have shut the Ridgeway which joins most of the
interesting routes round. Most of my local lanes are in Oxfordshire.
Favourite places on the bike are Wales and Exmoor area but we choose
many lanes that would be pretty serious for a 4x4. You'd need to have a
very tooled up car and be prepared to damage it - bikes are nice and
narrow and you don't have a problem rolling, just step off and put the
bike down when it all goes wrong. I try to race the bike once a month
which is great because you get access to private land or forestry for
the events. The Bruiser is useful pulling the trailer out of muddy
paddocks and having a big load space in the back.
I'd like to green lane the Bruiser but worry about the potential damage
or wear and tear. Keeping the bike in good condition takes enough time
but at least it is comparatively cheap on spares.
Ian.
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Ian
The Ridgeway's closed for a while now, hasn't it?
Renate
>>> [Email address removed] 01/11/05 05:13pm >>>
Renate Haupt wrote:
> Ian
> So I guess, like mine, yours has seen much better days cosmetically
at
> least - where do you greenlane/offroad generally?
> Renate
>
> >>> [Email address removed] 01/11/05 01:52pm >>>
> Renate Haupt wrote:
> > Ian
> > Well this is what I'm banking on - it looks like an old battered
truck
> > that has seen much better days and is about to fail the MOT. Now
if it
> > was a bright new spankingly shiny Beast I'd be much more worried
about
> > it being stolen. Its been broken into once but I don't keep
anything of
> > value in it, so there is nothing for the thiefs to take. But as
you all
> > know I do still worry about things, I guess its my nature.
> > What age is your 80?
> > Renate
>
> 1991 Diesel
>
> Ian.
Cosmetically mine is actually very good for it's age as it was a Jap
import and obviously hadn't been used much. Had only done 60K Km and
looked like it had been well tended to.
I don't green lane in the Bruiser, I bought it to support my off road
motorbiking. I green lane on the bike and race it. Not doing much
laning
at the moment as they have shut the Ridgeway which joins most of the
interesting routes round. Most of my local lanes are in Oxfordshire.
Favourite places on the bike are Wales and Exmoor area but we choose
many lanes that would be pretty serious for a 4x4. You'd need to have a
very tooled up car and be prepared to damage it - bikes are nice and
narrow and you don't have a problem rolling, just step off and put the
bike down when it all goes wrong. I try to race the bike once a month
which is great because you get access to private land or forestry for
the events. The Bruiser is useful pulling the trailer out of muddy
paddocks and having a big load space in the back.
I'd like to green lane the Bruiser but worry about the potential damage
or wear and tear. Keeping the bike in good condition takes enough time
but at least it is comparatively cheap on spares.
Ian.
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Nup! Ian, but never mind!
Its a shame because I used to drive the Ridgeway, not that regularly
but enough to refresh greenlaning skills.
I'm looking for a viable replacement and still haven't found one yet!
Renate
>>> [Email address removed] 01/17/05 10:34pm >>>
Renate Haupt wrote:
> Ian
> The Ridgeway's closed for a while now, hasn't it?
> Renate
>
I didn't answer this did I?
Wiltshire entirely closed including most adjoining lanes. Parts of
Oxfordshire closed.
Ian.
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Renate,
There are many "Green Lanes" about in England and Wales, fear not, in the
short term in any case.
Anthony Graham
1994HDJ80 1HD-T
West Wales
UK
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Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 18 January 2005 08:28
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] long in the tooth walrus
Nup! Ian, but never mind!
Its a shame because I used to drive the Ridgeway, not that regularly but
enough to refresh greenlaning skills.
I'm looking for a viable replacement and still haven't found one yet!
Renate
>>> [Email address removed] 01/17/05 10:34pm >>>
Renate Haupt wrote:
> Ian
> The Ridgeway's closed for a while now, hasn't it?
> Renate
>
I didn't answer this did I?
Wiltshire entirely closed including most adjoining lanes. Parts of
Oxfordshire closed.
Ian.
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