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East Sussex calling

Discussion in 'South Coast' started by White_Disco, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. dieseldog69

    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Them looks like airing down to 20psi lanes to me Steve, better get the coopers flexing a likkle to get through the soft bits.
     
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    Slowly and gently :) we'll be there to guide you.
    It really is great fun...not as much as this but I don't want to ruin my truck.....:rolleyes:
    oops1.jpg SlindonSept03_Tony.jpg
     
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    You'l be fine, as the others have said it' all fairly gentle terrain round there. I drove strata the day before new years eve last year, that was an adventure- river up over the bonnet in places!
    As for pay and play I'm up for that too, Slindon Safari has a good rep and is fairly local, there's also a place up the A23 near Hickstead and I think there is somewhere near East Grinstead too.
     
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    I'm up for a pay day if it's not a mud bath. I have too many holes in the floor panels (bolt holes not rust luckily) for mud and deep water.
     
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    If you want to get some great tuition to build confidence I can highly recommend booking a 2 hour session with the guys at TrueGrip Offroad in kent. www.truegrip-offroad.co.uk/
    I've been there 2 times now. First time I had an hour with an instructor in their Mitsubishi 4x4 and then had an hour with the same instructor in my Defender. It was awesome to learn what it could do and built a lot of confidence. 2nd time I went on their mud tracks to experience grip and sliding and gave my dad an hour with the instructor which he loved too. He's driven all sorts of kit but hadn't done anything like the slopes on the course.
    You can make a package deal with them and its always 1:1 tuition so you are driving for the whole time. Don't book just 1 hour though as it's not enough to enjoy it.
     
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    may i also add if i may , keep ur thumbs outside of the steering wheel

    plus 1 what the other guys have said , slow and steady and more importantly have fun :):)

    will be the start of the greenlaning bug ;)
     
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    @DaveyGTi Thanks for coordinating this trip. Would it be possible to supply OS refs for the lanes we plan to visit? It would be nice to see where I am going! Looking forward to this, been quite a while since I've been laning. I'll probably be taking the A27 east so might tag along.

    The AccuWeather forecast for the 27th is cold and sunny with light rain two days prior...
     

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    so what time we meeting again?

    my +1 is now coming in his disco

    also CB - i will have mine and likely be on channel 7 to start but we can switch to our own channel when we get going.
     
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    Bloody hoping mine will be fixed or I'm out....poxy thing :mad:
     
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    With all the other gear I've got, I don't actually have a CB :(

     
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    ThTs fine we can swap
    Phone numbers at rykas
     
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    It seems I've stopped getting email notifications for this thread otherwise would have replied sooner. I was planning on doing a gpx file of the route this weekend and sharing it out, might be easier than a whole series of 6fig grid refs!
    I don't have a CB but I do have a walkie talkie so was going to bring that- presumably I can talk to CBs on that- or I'll persuade the Mrs that a trip to tun wells is a nice day our tomorrow and I'll pick one up in maplins or something!
     
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    Was just looking on Maplins site! I need to go fetch my .28 nitro engine that has just been fitted out with electric start and there just happens to be a Maplins round the corner too :cool:
     
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    Well chaps, despite heroic efforts from @flat & @RIchard Savage (who fixed the first issues !) the Defender has developed another unrelated problem, and therefore won't be coming out to play next Saturday.... :(

    But....does anyone have room for a passenger if I buy them breakfast ? :D
     
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    Looking good for the 27th, a lot can change in a week I know but so far so good.
     
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    Doesn't even matter if it' raining... or snowing now I've got my heater working!
     
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