New year Run outs

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New year Run outs

Postby mkeating » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:10 am

Hi People

Weather / Lane conditions here in the UK not really condusive to getting out on the lanes, however don't let that stop you postings your picks from warmer parts.

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, Trouble free 2014 No matter what part of this Planet you choose to roam.

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Re: New year Run outs

Postby cv126a » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:12 pm

Sadly it's exactly this sort of weather that draws out convoys of 4x4s outy on the 'Plain to carve rut after rut in it......
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Re: New year Run outs

Postby craigderby » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:12 am

I had a nice run at the weekend in the wife's Terrano :oops: . Kept to the rocky lanes in the Peak District, it was a very pleasant morning out
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Re: New year Run outs

Postby mkeating » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:04 am

Hi ref THE PLAIN
Well Dale ( GLASS area rep / TL Area rep) has an eye on these events, along with the MOD Police and Range wardens.

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Re: New year Run outs

Postby MG Mal » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:56 am

During Winter months and weather such as this, us"Locals" only ever go up to the Church at Imber via "metaled" roads and exit the same way (although usually via a different route.)

The issue is the "None specific" 4x4 brigade, usually either young owners who don't have any idea in regards to looking after the trackways etc that they can drive, or the much older "Don't give a toss" brigade, who think it's their right to trash up the lanes, and unfortunately a lot of them drive some form of Landy, be it an old Rangey or a chopped about disco.

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Re: New year Run outs

Postby Flat4 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:32 am

MG Mal wrote:During Winter months and weather such as this, us"Locals" only ever go up to the Church at Imber via "metaled" roads and exit the same way (although usually via a different route.)

The issue is the "None specific" 4x4 brigade, usually either young owners who don't have any idea in regards to looking after the trackways etc that they can drive, or the much older "Don't give a toss" brigade, who think it's their right to trash up the lanes, and unfortunately a lot of them drive some form of Landy, be it an old Rangey or a chopped about disco.

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I think your exactly right here, i know on a couple of other land rover forums the proper respectful greenlaners are discouraging 'the dont give a toss brigade' or clueless people from using the lanes to prevent damage and TRO placements. I know around the surrey way there are a group of laners whe regularly go out who have been deliberately not going out due to the inclement weather to prevent lane damage, a few went and helped out in the floods etc instead. Teh group takes new laners out but have been refusing due to the weather. Problem is the dont give a toss brigade will go drive and trash a lane, it will get closed but they wont care and will go drive off piste somewhere else, or trash another lane.

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Re: New year Run outs

Postby mkeating » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:39 pm

Hi Guys
Spot on the pair of you. :D :D

Been in this game since purchasing RATTLE in early 2000 ish.
Joined GLASS and became aware of the ROW political agenda.

Now you know me (maybe you don't) but once I find a cause to fight for I stick my Flag in the ground and stand my ground.

One such incident was 'CHUTE' a set of lanes near THE PLAIN (I'm not shouting thats how you write it)
Not going to bore you with the details But it was a very dirty battle (political) and a plot that could fill the pages of a political thriller
Anyway long story short... GLASS gave up on the battle, as the CHUTE Lanes in the main could only carry MC traffic.
I left GLASS after telling them what I thought of them.
(I ride a bike).

Evern longer story cut short
NERC 1 GLASS saw it comming, but were trumped.
NERC 2 :?:

It would be great if the Green Lane community on this forum had a voice.
As clearly we enjoy the Lanes, and do not want to lose them due to the actions of others.

Anyway enough from me. :) :)

Don't want PRISM to get the wrong idea of me. :roll:

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Re: New year Run outs

Postby Irish Dave » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:47 pm

Hi Martin,
Over here in Northern Ireland we don't have any green lanes :-( we have to get permission to drive off road. Take care of what you have.
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Re: New year Run outs

Postby mkeating » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:44 pm

Hi Dave
Greetings for the season :) Hope all works out well in your part of the world.

I guess you do not have to look that far back in history to see how that came about.
Southern Ireland I hear provide for good runs out as does France (bit of a clue there)

Health, Peace and Happyness Mat'e for 2014

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Re: New year Run outs

Postby Irish Dave » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:37 pm

Thanks Martin, i never thought of the green lanes like that - fair point.
Happy new year to you and yours .
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Re: New year Run outs

Postby mkeating » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:58 pm

See you on the 'Other' Side :D

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