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Ralph, great pic's.

I had intended to use an XR400, but the roads look good enough for my AT. What do you think?

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Oh you'll have no bother on the XR - but what model is the AT, I don't reconise it?

You will see I ride an XTZ660 and it goes everywhere - over the bogs and all - but soetimes I get stuck, so don't venture too far alone.

I think if you have a good tyre on you will get almost any bike through most stuff.


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AT = Africa Twin. Bob.
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hey folks, it looks to me as if we have the makings of a HU meeting...!!
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A HU meeting in countryside like that is a great idea
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Yeah - getting to meet a few fellow travellers for a would be good.

Bob - I should have guessed what AT was. You know, I think if you where coming over with the intention of seeing as much as possible then you'd be more comfortable on the big Africa twin. It's the one I'd take.

Thanks Freek for the info on the photos -

I'm going down to The Burren in Co. Clare next month to ride some trails, I'll take some more photos so you can see what it's like there.

If anyone wants any tourist information about this area just say and I'll see what I can get for you when I'm there.
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Hey Ralph

If you can stand a bit of company, let me know when you are going. I'm in dublin and have very little work on between now and christmas and could do with a couple of days exploring.


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I can back up Ralph's info. I've riden both an XT600 and an Africa Twin in the Emerald Isle, and the trails are entirely suitable for that size of bike. As you can see from the photos from Co. Clare, the trails are varied.





Bob, fit some semi-knobblie tyres (TKC80 maybe?) to the AT, buy some Discovery maps, and go exploring.

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I agree with most of the above, don't miss the North West 200 then take the ferry from Magilligan Point and explore the Malin Head area of Donegal. Roads range from gravel to mud but still no problem on a bigger bike (AT or even GS).
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Thanks guys, sounds and looks fantastic. Planning to go around Easter time, so all we need is some good weather and some cash for the 'Black stuff' !! Bob

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Electric monk - I'm just back in work tonight and picked up your note. There's no problem as far as I'm concerned but I would need to check with the guy who's organising it to see if there's still a place available. I'll send him an email and get back to you direct.
The plan is the 12th and 13th Dec staying at the Hylands Burren Hotel in Ballyvaughan - costs 99 euro B&B + one evening meal.

* Lads - those photos look like Clare Nav Rally 2001 if I'm not mistaken ???

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Ralph

Indeed it is. I did the RoD in 2000 on the XT, Clare in 2001 also on the XT, and Clare last year on an Africa Twin. Top events, organised by great people, and if it wasn't for the evenings out in Lissdoonvana, it'd be perfect!

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Ralph send me a lot off map-copies with routes.

Tanx Ralph !!

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