Green Laning !😜

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Hi All😊

Just joined the forum and posted in the ‘staying alive’ section as an advanced trainer. I’m also a regular on the green lanes around Shropshire and Wales, plus occasionally as far afield as The Himalayas, The Pyrenees and the jungles of Northern Thailand !😜 Any other green laners on this forum ??.....🤔
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We go Enduro twice a week. Bit too far away from you.
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I used to
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Julian_Boolean wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:46 am I used to
Now it's black and gritty laning? ;)
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Horse wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:51 am
Julian_Boolean wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:46 am I used to
Now it's black and gritty laning? ;)
Now it's pedalling on an electrically assisted bicycle, I got sick of using the same few legal lanes on a motorcycle and getting hassle for using those, now I go where I like and nobody bats an eye lid, from my house I'm off tarmac in 200 yards and can then go as far as I want without any problems, on a motorcycle the nearest byway was about 2 miles - and I live closer than most people to a byway.

I did get the joke btw
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Hi

I think I’m particularly lucky to live in Shropshire !!😊 We’ve got quite a network of lanes not far from where I live and, if I venture a tad further down the road to Oswestry, there’s hundreds of amazing lanes that take us pretty much over to the Welsh coast....where there’s even more !!😜 We’re also blessed by being a very underpopulated county, meaning it’s rare we even see another bike when we have a day out.
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Is the Long Mynd in Shropshire?
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Yes, it’s an easy 30 minute ride for me😊👍 As you may know, there’s some nice riding over there before you even cross the border into Wales...
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Yorick wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:34 am We go Enduro twice a week. Bit too far away from you.
4 hours today. Mainly teaching the missus.
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Dave@ERT wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:23 pm Yes, it’s an easy 30 minute ride for me😊👍 As you may know, there’s some nice riding over there before you even cross the border into Wales...
Via Lord Hereford's Knob?
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Normally end up heading towards Knighton and over to Bleddfa 👍
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I've done a bit.
Still do occasionally, but there isn't much green...
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Dave@ERT wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:50 pm Normally end up heading towards Knighton and over to Bleddfa 👍
Nice tarmac up there aswel Dave. 👍
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Yes, I do most of my on road training around Shropshire/mid Wales and we’re definitely blessed with some fabulous tarmac !😊
I was out training on the A488 yesterday....what a road eh !!??😜
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Great road. Another possible challenging road for trainee's might be the B4358 from Newbridge on Wye to Beulah. Twisty ups and downs. 👍
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That’s not one I’m familiar with !?...I’ll take a look next time I’m out that way👍 Cheers😊 At the moment I’m mainly training around a Ludlow, Clun, Bishops Castle, Shrewsbury, Newport kind of loop in order to make sure I don’t stray into Wales !🙄 Once we return to normality I’ll be able to expand the routes again 👍
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I used to love green laning. Not done it for over 7 years now I'd guess as it's such a time suck with a young family.
Used to love it though!
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I get out once or twice a month on the 250

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