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South Hampshire greenlaning day, 5th Feb 2012.

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Which date would you prefer for this event?

Poll ended at Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:52 pm

Sunday 5th Feb 2012.
3
60%
Sunday 19th Feb 2012.
0
No votes
Neither, but interested in future events.
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Total votes : 5

South Hampshire greenlaning day, 5th Feb 2012.

Postby Wilberforce on Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:52 pm

Greetings from your FOG Southern rep,

I'll start by wishing you all a Happy New Year, hope everyone had a pleasant festive season and isn't suffering too badly :drink:

Now then, to business. It's a new year, my Bus is mobile again, and I'd like to get things moving down this way, in tandem to events organised by gregster over at our SE picnic site.
So I'd like to propose a day out laning in South and mid Hampshire in February. It's a repeat of the route followed in the Mini-meet of 2009 with one known change currently (due to HCC reclassifying one byeway into a bridleway :evil: ) and I would classify it as a beginner level route. You will not need modified cars or extreme tyres for this, so unless we have a monsoon the day of the meet, a standard car will be just fine on a half-decent set of road tyres. There should be no possibility of damage if driven sensibly, beyond some scratching from trees & hedges on a couple of lanes. There are ways round if you become concerned.

Now, I have a sneaking suspicion there may be an event on the 12th February so the dates I have in mind are either the 5th or 19th of February. If people could indicate their availability we'll settle on a firm date then.
The route starts from just outside Romsey, covering a few lanes before a midway break at Sutton Scotney, and then the second part of the day sees us heading East and finishing on the outskirts of Basingstoke. There's flexibility built in, in that if we make good progress there are a couple of extra fords and lanes to be done south of Basingstoke if people wish.
Then, find somewhere to stop for refreshments and a natter about the days events, before heading home.

Like last time, the meet point will be The Rapids, Southampton Rd, Romsey, HANTS, SO51 8AF 0930am for 1000am departure.
So chosen because it has ample parking, and is easy to find and get to.
If we make good time, I would estimate being at the basingstoke end of things by around 3pm when decisions can be made to carry on, etc.

Costs, none besides fuel for your truck, and whatever food & drink you fancy. Oh, and bring a camera if you wish.
I'd suggest bringing warm clothes and good footwear though, just in case, and to check the fluids in your truck. If you've got a CB so much the better for joining in with the banter throughout the day. I have one, my partner in crime also, and I have a spare handheld unit if someone wants to borrow it.
I'm going to limit this to 5 cars maximum so as not to look like an invading force going up the lanes but if interest is high I will run it again, and perhaps see if I can tempt a few bodies onto some slightly more challenging lanes round Alton or up to our SE site.

All that remains then is to pop your name on the list below with preferred date and we can get this moving.
Jim.

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1 ) Wilberforce (Leading), either day.
2 ) ????
Last edited by Wilberforce on Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby Hound Dog on Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:02 pm

The list:
1 ) Wilberforce (Leading), either day.
2 ) Hound Dog, either day
3 ) ????
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby wideformat on Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:19 pm

Can I be added please Iv'e voted for the 5th but can also make the 19th at a push :D
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby wideformat on Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:23 pm

The list:
1 ) Wilberforce (Leading), either day.
2 ) Hound Dog, either day
3 ) Wideformat either day but would prefer the 5th
4) ????
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby bobbinsjob on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:00 pm

cant commit just yet as i dont know what the new truck will need for mot and aint got rota through for feb yet but hopefully will soon
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby Retro Pedro on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:30 pm

Sounds interesting Jim - can invaders from the S.E. join in the fun (subject to mended truck :oh yer: ) - remember it well from last visit - just to throw one in, what about the famous Water Lane.
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby Hound Dog on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:33 pm

Pete water lane is no good for the beginner or a standard truck
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby Retro Pedro on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:51 pm

Hound Dog wrote:Pete water lane is no good for the beginner or a standard truck

Maybe another time then Phil - heard about it 3 years ago and seems to be one that as deffo got to go on the 'to do' list.
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby westo123 on Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:12 am

Really sorry to miss this but I will be working in Ghana from Friday until the end of Feb.
It was once said that the Devil would never dare to cross the River Tamar into Cornwall for fear of ending up as a filling in a Cornish Pasty.
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby Wilberforce on Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:38 pm

Retro Pedro wrote:just to throw one in, what about the famous Water Lane.


As Phil says, Water Lane is not for the faint hearted, or those who don't want to risk damaging their truck.
This is mainly aimed at a beginner level to try and get things moving down here, I've got more challenging stuff on the back burner for March if you fancy it and I'm sure we could try Water Lane then.
You and Ian are always welcome down here though.

Westo, shame you're away for this one (although Ghana sounds like an interesting mission) but there will be more, I promise.

Any other takers??
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby wideformat on Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:59 pm

Hi All

Is this happening and if so which date ?
Just need to confirm with er in doors incase she books me for another bl**dy shopping trip
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, Feb 2012.

Postby Wilberforce on Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:35 pm

Wotcher mate,

Sorry, yes, this is indeed going ahead. We'll be going for the 5th of February. :D
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, 5th Feb 2012.

Postby wideformat on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:10 am

Great, I will put the 5th down as a firm date.
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, 5th Feb 2012.

Postby dvbweb on Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:56 pm

I would join you on the 19th of feb if that is ok
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, 5th Feb 2012.

Postby dvbweb on Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:23 am

You can now count me in on the 5th to
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, 5th Feb 2012.

Postby wideformat on Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:08 am

One week to go looking forward to it.

Just a few jobs to do on the truck and I'm there :thumbup:
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, 5th Feb 2012.

Postby cheekychick on Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:28 pm

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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, 5th Feb 2012.

Postby Wilberforce on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:59 am

dvbweb wrote:You can now count me in on the 5th to
Dan

Marvellous, Dan...
I was about to say, what with the picnic on the 12th, Mrs. W may have thrown a minor tantrum at me playing three weekends on the bounce, especially as I was away this weekend too. Look forward to seeing you Saturday then.

Kylie, it'd be grand if you can make it Hun, if not I'll trundle up for coffee at some point.

Current list looks like this then:
Wilberforce (leading),
Hound Dog,
Wideformat,
Dvbweb,
CheekyChick TBC.

I think that's the group full for this event then, I'll do another one in March maybe around the Alton & petersfield area.
How's everyone fixed for a CB incidentally? I can probably hook out the portable if it's needed??

Anything else I've forgotten??
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, 5th Feb 2012.

Postby dvbweb on Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:51 am

i have a cb radio in the car already
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Re: South Hampshire greenlaning day, 5th Feb 2012.

Postby Wilberforce on Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:52 am

... and a touch of insomnia too, unless you happen to work the night shift like me :lol:

Anyhow, that's one less problem then. Having the whole party equipped with CB's makes for easy problem solving if we become separated, or there's something to watch out for, as well as some healthy banter throughout the day.
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