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Old 01-07-12   #1 (permalink)
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Green Laning 8th July

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My old man, myself and a couple of friends are going out again for another green laning day. We shall be doing the same lanes that we did on the previous day. We shall be the lead vehicle and will have no fear testing the depth of the water now we have a snorkel as the last puddle (see Ox Drove Lake videos on youtube - name is DorsetOffRoader) was a tad deep. Let me know if you can make it.
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Re: Green Laning 8th July

We wont be doing the first mile of the ox drove due to the depth of the puddle. Even with a snorkel you would struggle to get a decent bow wave. But we shall be going to do a few lanes up on the plain which we didn't do last time as one of the guys came out with 1/2 tank of fuel in a 2.5 deisel jeep.
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Re: Green Laning 8th July

Now got 4 vehicles which is the max in an ideal world but if anyone wants to join us then PM me by 9pm (GMT) tomorrow. As per last message we wont be doing the first mile of the ox drove due to excessive surface water. Unless you have a Mog or a tank you aint getting through.
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Re: Green Laning 8th July

Me n my Mitsi would have joined ya but it sounds a bit lame for us....we're well familiar with the ox drove puddle.
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Me n my Mitsi would have joined ya but it sounds a bit lame for us....we're well familiar with the ox drove puddle.
When did you last do it?
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When did you last do it?
This morning, just before the alarm went off.
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This morning, just before the alarm went off.
Ha ha you seen the vids of when we went through it last time. it is about 2 feet higher again. We checked it after work by driving in from the hut end and down to it. As our doors leak like seives (no door sills) we wont have a go at it and two people out with us don't have snorkels.
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Re: Green Laning 8th July

Well we had a good day despite starting with 3 vehicles and finishing with 2. One of them broke a shock mount and had a dodgy starter earth. Still it was a good day got very muddy in places but we washed it off going through the puddles.

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Re: Green Laning 8th July

I have to say Matt, that I'm yet to be convinced that driving along these byways in the name of "fun" is good for the 4x4 image. Yes, they need to be used to maintain their status, but if you have a desire to get all wet and dirty, then surely, the more responsible attitude would be to enter into an organised event at a proper venue which can take the harm from this type of activity.

Or perhaps I'm missing something and need convincing of the "green laning" value.
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