1st bit of off-roading

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1st bit of off-roading

Post by Ieuan » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:49 am

Couple of videao taken yesterday on the Mendips in Somerset - nothing heavy duty, just some nice Green lanes.

1st video is my 13 year old driving on a bye-way (shhh don't tell anyone about that! :grin: )


2nd video another lane, with some slighly muddy puddles [youtube][/youtube]

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Post by Ieuan » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:01 am

Oh dear, let's start again as I added the wrong video!!

So, here's Jack driving on the mendips a bit bumpy!:

2nd clip will be posted later

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Post by Ieuan » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:59 am

Slowly getting used to uploading videos, here's the 2nd clip from yesterday - again nothing heavy duty, but we do have some lovely Green lanes in Somerset:


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Post by Phil. » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:33 pm

Fantastic...your lads won't forget that day!

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Post by holte999 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:29 pm

Great, I went out off roading for the first time too, a bit bouncy but Minnie performed well, hoping to go to Bewdley for the meet up.

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Post by kev » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:18 pm

Missed this looks like u had fun

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Post by CompoSimmonite » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:17 pm

Gently green laning is one of the reasons I've bought another 4x4. There is so much of the Uk you can explore without monster tyres and massive lifts. In fact I do some of the local ones on my mobility buggy - seriously !
One thing I'd say is don't tackle anything "challenging" by yourself. If you get stuck, breakdown or at worse get injured / roll over then you can understand why you need to be part of a group or at least have someone else following / in front.

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Re: 1st bit of off-roading

Post by cheiftain » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:53 pm

Totaly agree with that Paul, very dangerous and also irresponsible to lane on your own, you never know what your chances of getting stuck or worse are till it happens. Even when you know a lane fairly well rain can wash it out and make it more than difficult in a matter of days. :preach:
The journey isn't about departing in a well preserved body - but rather to skid in sideways - totally worn out - shouting HOLY SHIT WHAT A RIDE!!!!

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Re: 1st bit of off-roading

Post by Ieuan » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:37 am

Back from a week in France with no internet :thumbsup:

All the lanes I use are very low level difficulties, indeed could drive some in my car (too many scratches though :) ) And I've owned 4x4's for many years.......finally I also have a mobile winch that works off the battery and is more than capable of pulling jeep as an emergency. Mates who have Land rovers also help :-)

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Post by jasmyndube » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:29 pm

So, here's Jack driving on the mendips a bit bumpy!:

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