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******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby Drift on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:00 pm

Comments and pictures on the weekend here guys, hope you had a great time :thumbup:
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby BoxCleva on Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:13 am

Arrived, crashed into a local, got p1ssed, went to bed. Result :D
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby Roo on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:55 am

Welcome back guys :thumbup:

What SI? No singing? :lol: :lol:

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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby stevd on Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:13 pm

Weve been, weve seen, we almost conquered......


Sorry Full report to follow.
Thanks to colley for the great routes, and everyne for the great company.

And a big thanks to all those that worked on my car when I arrived. For the Lights and doing them with great humour and for the wheel bearing.

I will be back to write a full report.

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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby colley on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:17 pm

What a weekend 8)
I would like to thank everyone who attended and made it the weekend it was. The whether was like a box chocolates as we didn't no what we was going to get :lol: However this did not impact on the weekend at all.
The lanes throughout the weekend was was great with strata being the main event which did not disappoint. I have loads and loads of videos and will post them once they upload, which will be sometime next week as my internet connection is so slow :lol:

There was no AA trucks need throughout the weekend as everyone set off for home under there own steam 8) However there was breakages and some small repairs needed throughout the weekend. This included mine.
Once again i would like to thank everyone for attending and will post some pics and videos later :D
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby Dannyboy on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:21 pm

What an AMAZING weekend, awsome lanes, stunning scenery, brilliant company just a shame about the weather, but strangely that probably made it better :thumbup: !! Best part of it for me tho was getting air leaving the bomb hole!!! :dance: (even if it disfigured my arse end!) and didnt get stuck once! :dance:

Massive thanks to you all and bring on the next one! (Dont worry il leave the idiot at home next time! :wink: :lol: )
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STRATA 2012- WE CAME, WE SAW, WE KICKED ITS ASS! (even if it got wrinkled in the bombhole!)
BAR STED LANE 2012- BEEN THERE DONE THAT! NEXT....
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby BoxCleva on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:26 pm

Dannyboy wrote: (Dont worry il leave the idiot at home next time! :wink: :lol: )


Can't leave Export at home mate , he was a star :thumbup: :lol:
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby Dannyboy on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:32 pm

Thats it then mate, you got yourself a co-pilot!! :lol: :lol: :thumbup: Hes ok, just not 24hrs a day! the smell of lager in the truck all day kinda puts you off, especially if its comin from a dribbling idiot shoutin down the cb every 2 mins! :oh yer: Im sure youll see him again tho! :lolno:
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby wideformat on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:43 pm

Dannyboy wrote:What an AMAZING weekend, awsome lanes, stunning scenery, brilliant company just a shame about the weather, but strangely that probably made it better :thumbup: !! Best part of it for me tho was getting air leaving the bomb hole!!! :dance: (even if it disfigured my arse end!) and didnt get stuck once! :dance:

Massive thanks to you all and bring on the next one! (Dont worry il leave the idiot at home next time! :wink: :lol: )


Must agree with all the above, thanks to Colley for organising an amazing weekend and thanks to all the attendees and Export well you showed us all you need to go laning is a nice pair of black leather slip on shoes and a hoodie don't bother with all that 3 layer taslan/ goretex rubbish and waterproof boots :thumbup: I need to sort the video's and pictures.

Stopped at the garage just outside Rhayader on the way home and jet washed the wheels and brake calliper, then noticed the big sign no off road or farm vehicles to be washed so spent another £1 trying to jet wash the mud and large rocks down the drain unfortunately most of the rocks were too big to wash away, but hey ho. :thumbup:
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby colley on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:50 pm

Here are some pics :D Not many as i took mainly video footage


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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby Roo on Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:16 pm

Great Photos there Colly :clap: :clap: Countryside looks lovely :dance: :dance:

The 2nd photo down, the Fronty which number plate aint correct, watch out you don't get a fix penalty fine with that :wink:

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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby igotababyfrontera on Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:53 am

WHAT A WEEKEND :!: :!:

Massive thankyou to Ste for organising a fantastic weekend :thumbup: and was good to meet some new people :wave: so i can now put names and faces to usernames :D

well as for pictures and vids here they are but have loaded up backwards again!!(the videos do load they just take a while!)

http://s811.photobucket.com/albums/zz39 ... TA%202012/

enjoy!! Theres 15 vids and 300+ photos not been sorted either :D :D
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby wideformat on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:23 am

Some great videos there Scott. :thumbup:

Hope you get your truck sorted today, hopefully it's not a big job.
It was good to meet you and the others and put names to faces.

When we all going back :thumbup:
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby Dannyboy on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:24 am

Great stuff Scott! :thumbup: Cant wait for the DVD now! :mrgreen:
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby MrTom on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:24 am

I'll do my right up a bit later but that was a storming weekend. Well donw to Colley for organising a great trip.

I'd like to make a video of the weekend can everybody please use

https://www.wetransfer.com/

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tom.meeson1@hotmail.co.uk

*mods i dont mind it being on here

Cheers guys look forward to seeing what you have shot!
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby BoxCleva on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:30 am

Already put most on youtube Tom :(

Here's a few, more to follow.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEC414E4513018564
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby BoxCleva on Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:08 pm

Superb weekend, company and lanes. Thanks again to Steve for organising it. The campsite setting (20 feet from the River Wye) was superb. The campsite didn't charge me for the kids which was an added bonus :thumbup:

Friday.
Arrived at the site in good time , caravan set up in 15 mins with the kettle on. Happy Days
Popped into Rhayader for some supplies and pulled out into the road and was swiped by a Ford Focus. A tiny scuff mark to both our cars, but no doubt that's the end of my no claims bonus :roll:
Had a few drinkies at the site whilst the sun was shining , then had a few of the lads around to the caravan for a few more :thumbup:

Saturday.
Felt a bit guilty waking up in a heated caravan when I saw Tom's face and had to listen to him telling me about ice on the inside of his tent :problem: Not guilty enough to swap places with him though :lol:
We split into two groups and Colleys group set off first , which is a good result as we (me) are always slow to get going in the morning. Added to that the 3 month old alternator on the Troop started playing silly buggers so a jump start was needed.
Did some cracking lanes including Strata without any issues , other than nicking Dave's battery. (Cheers bud) Met some more Frontera's on route which was a suprise. Especially when I realised one of them was Postfinder (dissapointingly not on his scooter) Must say I was uber impressed with the Trooper on tiny wheels/tyres (70/15's) and no lift of any sort, it took all of Strata in it's stride.
After nearly 10 hours on the road I was knackered, the kids were asleep in the back of the car on the way back :lol: Got to the carvan and put a DVD on and nearly fell asleep myself. We were all wiped out from a great day.

Sunday.
Yet again we (me) were late leaving due to me not prepared to miss my full fry up and the fact the girls were still asleep :-/
Did some superb lanes, which in my opinion were as good as Strata if not better which was a suprise. Had a couple of minor incidents. Two vehicles needed to be towed out . First was Dave's 2.8, second was Matt's Disco (Insert laughing smiley here). My Troop also lacked forward movement for a second, but matt and Stevd leaned on it and away it went :thumbup:
On the final lane (another cracker) one of my copper brake hoses decided to explode which was annoying. But credit to the lads they swarmed over the Troop and with some crimping and hammering of brake lines I was good to go again. Such a good job that I was able to tow the caravan all the way home without any issues. Nice one fella's :thumbup:


So all in all a superb weekend.

Thanks (in no particular order) to :
Colley for organising and the routes
My group for their very impressive rednecking skills
John for all the gate opening
My rugrats for all the gate closing
Export for taking over the annoying drunkard position from me , giving me a weekend off :clap:
And everyone else for making it a cracking weekend for myself and the girls. :thumbup:
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby colley on Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:25 pm

Nice pics and videos everyone 8)
Here are a few of mine :wink: enjoy :D
http://s663.photobucket.com/albums/uu358/colley_2009/strata%202012/
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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

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Re: ******Strata Weekend 2012 REVIEW ********

Postby rospicer on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:02 pm

Looks like a super cool trip there guys :thumbup: Cracking pics and vids 8)
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