Thames Valley Off Road day - March 9th. All welcome!

Thames Valley Off Road day - March 9th. All welcome!

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Kermit power

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182 months

Tuesday 29th January 2008
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Afternoon Folks...

I have instigated an off-road session on the TV&S forum - http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Needless to say, whilst the site is in the Thames Valley, next door to the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermarston to be precise, all are welcome to join us wherever you are. smile Check the TV&S thread for all the details, but it's basically turn up, pay £26 and play in the mud all day, with graded areas depending on your experience and your choice of vehicle/tyres, plus they have marshals to hopefully keep you out of too much trouble, or pull you out of any trouble you do get into! laugh

We're probably also going to do a green lanes outing on Salisbury Plains.

normalbloke

4,892 posts

188 months

Tuesday 29th January 2008
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Any upper limits on vehicle size?

signia

479 posts

193 months

Tuesday 29th January 2008
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normalbloke said:
Any upper limits on vehicle size?
Altrezia is a member of the club there (www.4x4-withoutaclub.co.uk) so perhaps he might know. Or check the website to see.

MaximumJed

745 posts

201 months

Tuesday 29th January 2008
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I'd love to go on the PH Off Roading trip, but my inconsiderate sister is having her baby christened on the 9th frown Hopefully there will be more of them which I'll be able to join in on though

Kermit power

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Tuesday 29th January 2008
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MaximumJed said:
I'd love to go on the PH Off Roading trip, but my inconsiderate sister is having her baby christened on the 9th frown Hopefully there will be more of them which I'll be able to join in on though
There will definitely be more of them! smile Lots of fun at a fraction of the cost of a track day! biggrin

normalbloke

4,892 posts

188 months

Tuesday 29th January 2008
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MaximumJed said:
I'd love to go on the PH Off Roading trip, but my inconsiderate sister is having her baby christened on the 9th frown Hopefully there will be more of them which I'll be able to join in on though
Babies??

MaximumJed

745 posts

201 months

Wednesday 30th January 2008
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normalbloke said:
MaximumJed said:
I'd love to go on the PH Off Roading trip, but my inconsiderate sister is having her baby christened on the 9th frown Hopefully there will be more of them which I'll be able to join in on though
Babies??
scratchchin

I should have been more careful writing that shouldn't I?

Ranger 6

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218 months

Wednesday 30th January 2008
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May be there - I'll have to check on their terms & conditions regarding child passengers.

Kermit power

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Wednesday 30th January 2008
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Ranger 6 said:
May be there - I'll have to check on their terms & conditions regarding child passengers.
Their safety stuff is here, and their rules are here

It's pretty comprehensive in telling you everything you can and can't do, including telling you that you are responsible for your children while they are on the site and that all adult and child passengers must be wearing seatbelts, but no mention is made of not having kids, or having a minimum age, so I would assume you're fine.

I won't bring mine on a full day just yet because they're only 5 and 2, but they've enjoyed the little bits we've done so far. smile

Ranger 6

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Wednesday 30th January 2008
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Sounds good - mine are 4 & 7 so maybe it'll be a reduced day with some angles done but not too extreme. Then some good tracks across the plain smile

R6RY D

299 posts

210 months

Friday 15th February 2008
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I have there before 3 or 4 times, its a good dat out there, i wil probably be going to that , meet so whos going then?

Kermit power

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Friday 15th February 2008
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R6RY D said:
I have there before 3 or 4 times, its a good dat out there, i wil probably be going to that , meet so whos going then?
We've not yet drawn up a formal list, but I reckon there should be at least half a dozen of us or more. I'm off to Slab Common on Sunday with the Pajero UK Owners Club as well, which should be a laugh! smile

normalbloke

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188 months

Friday 15th February 2008
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I'm doing Slab too.

R6RY D

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210 months

Friday 15th February 2008
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Slab common is meant to be good, havent been there myself, but freinds have, you chaps been up the devils pit?

Kermit power

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Friday 15th February 2008
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normalbloke said:
I'm doing Slab too.
This Sunday?

normalbloke

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Friday 15th February 2008
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Yep, this Sunday.You can pull me out when i get stuck.

Kermit power

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Saturday 16th February 2008
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normalbloke said:
Yep, this Sunday.You can pull me out when i get stuck.
laugh You should be easy to spot in that! I can't imagine there are many places a Unimog would get stuck! biggrin

normalbloke

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Saturday 16th February 2008
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Kermit power said:
normalbloke said:
Yep, this Sunday.You can pull me out when i get stuck.
laugh You should be easy to spot in that! I can't imagine there are many places a Unimog would get stuck! biggrin
It can and does get stuck!It's strong in some areas and weak in others.Slab will be a bit of a gamble, as a lot of it is soft sand,and I suspect it's weight may be an issue.If i keep geeting stuck I'll park it up and passenger with some chums.

Ranger 6

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218 months

Monday 18th February 2008
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Won't be able to do the 9th I'm afraid folksfrown - keep the Plain idea going and I'll get that set in stone in the diary!

normalbloke

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Monday 18th February 2008
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Be aware that the Land Rangers are not favourable of large groups on the Plain so be prepared to split up.Ensure that you have relevant maps(Memory map better!!) and know where you are at all times and where you are going.The Plain is one place that you really do not want to wander onto places that you shouldn't be.Literal loss of life or limb, and possibly your vehicle getting confiscated are just a couple of the risks.Worse than that are people being an arse and getting it put out of bounds for the rest of us!!

It's all common sense and I'm sure most of you already know this stuff, but remember it isn't a Pay and Play site,just public roads, so best foot foward chaps, and we'll see you out there sometime.