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Sunday 24th July, ride out in Bodmin.....


Bodmin Trails 1.... Keith and the CCM 644.... Nil

Well my first ride out in Cornwall did not go quite to plan.

Met up with Martin and the other guys at Morrisons' at 9.00am as arranged.... all was good except for the Cornish summer liquid sunshine.

However it was very soon apparent that, as previously suspected, my CCM 644 was just to "Big and Heavy" for the job. I did a couple of short Muddy tracks, and made the decision to "Cut and Run".

I was either going "Down" or going to slow up the other guys.... So a rethink is needed.

I am super keen to get back "On Track" so to speak.... but need a different "Smaller and Lighter" machine..... so as Arni said.... I will be back.

Thanks for the brief introduction guys.....

Keith



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That's a shame ! I will try and get out for an eve ride down redruth way this week . It's a bit easier going down this way and eve rides are pretty chilled . I will post up here as soon as I know what day I'm out .

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In the meantime, what do you fancy replacing the ccm with?

We love a bit of 'new bike chat' on here!

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Can't beat a new bike

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Indeed Wayne ! Indeed !

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Keen for an eve ride.... especially if it is not quite so muddy and the trails are a little easier.



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On the CCM 644 "Rethink".... might spend the money and go for a New Beta X Trainer (The wife has even given her consent!!) ..... I tried the KTM 250 Freeride.... it really is quite small, more "Trials" feel than Trail! But wow....it is light at only 92 Kgs.

As I was telling the other guys.... needs to me as light, as it will be the bike I carry on the back of my campervan for the Big Trip to Europe and Morocco after Christmas!



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Will be interesting to see an xtrainer on the trails but they look slightly flimsy and wonder what the fuel range etc will be like .

Your big bike will be fine down west so I will do my best to get an eve ride sorted this week !

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good to see you if a bit brief keith, but beleive me you didnt hold anyone up theres no racers up here i thought you were doing fine mate although it did get a tad slippy later in the day
till the next time!!

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twosmoke300 wrote:

Will be interesting to see an xtrainer on the trails but they look slightly flimsy and wonder what the fuel range etc will be like .

Your big bike will be fine down west so I will do my best to get an eve ride sorted this week !


whats this i see........a flimsy beta!!!! pahh never!!



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How about a husky fe 250 Keith. Mine will be up for sale this werk

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Wayne Tipton wrote:

How about a husky fe 250 Keith. Mine will be up for sale this werk


"Week"



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It was good to meet you Keith, I think you made the right call on Sunday not the holding us up bit because we real don't mind but it was slippery out there. Those slimy rocks and all the rain and your tyre would have been enough to put you off trail ridding, as it was you had a taste all be it a brief one but enough to make you hungry for another go....great.

As for your trip...well by the time Christmas has come and gone I expect most of Europe will be in civil war and Morroco will be run by some drug cartel, so you just as well park your camper down Pentewan sands and ride the Cornish lanes on your new machine..smilewink

We had a good day covered a few good lanes I was absolutely soaked brushing past all the foliage but dont think we had any offs that I remember unless anyone's prepaired to own up..biggrin

I know Andy has found out what rpm the valves bounce on his crf whilst going up his favourite lane Muchlarnic chicken run and I did notice that Compos clutch lever had found magnetic North. As for Graham, Loz and Lee they made it look easy.

Had a great day even enjoyed my sausage roll and bacon slice from Looe.

Thanks for your company till next time.



-- Edited by MartinG on Monday 25th of July 2016 06:59:15 PM

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Wayne.... I was thinking 2 smoke, to keep the weight down, but how old is the fe 250 and what will the price be?



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Having gone from ktm300's to a crf250x I reckon the 4 stroke actually feels lighter to ride . Certainly less tiring

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Keith the husky is a Feb 2015. Will be looking for 4500. Let me know if you are interested. Cheers wayne



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