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...to all those who came and supported this event - I felt we had a great site all to ourselves with many challenges (ruts, water and traction mainly) as will hopefully become apparent by a few videos. We certainly had some laughs and learnt a lot about reading the ground ahead, spadework, towing and winching. Oh and good teamwork I thought!

Thanks also to everyone who attended helping one another out in and around the campsite wherever they could. Matt for driving me back to Berko to get AndyMc sorted for Sunday, Sharon and Jenny for organising the things men seem incapable of, and especially AndyMc and Simon for helping Jenny and myself pack away at end of day...

A lovely 90 acres of Buckinghamshire that's got to be worth considering for next year ?

The new Syncronauts barbecue was a godsend too (no slipped discs!)

Attendees:

Andy Simpson (Sika Syncro)
Andy McClements (Sika Syncro)
Matt & Torz and family
MattFlint (Sika Syncro)
Johnny (Quadbike)
Chris & Rose and family (Shogun)
Pete and Sharon and family (Doka Syncro)
Doug Brett (T4 Syncro)
Simon TMT (and motorbike!)
John Morril and Eric (Syncro camper)
Clive & Jenny (Doka Syncro)
GaryD & son (Saturday with 2WD Syncro)

NB. 10 excellently behaved children & teenagers!

Damage: Water ingress (x 4); one broken rear driveshaft, one broken front outer CVJ, one pulley belt, no body damage!
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Friday night......

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A quick jolly to check out the site!?!


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And one silly syncro got......................
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stuck in the mud.............

and if three silly syncro's get stuck in the mud, they'll be no silly syncro's to pull them out again!!!


Jesus, who ordered sunshine at the weekend!!! My head is killing me and my nose looks like a red beacon!!!


Got loads of pix and videos, will sort them out later.............

Fantastic fun weekend and one we must do again!!

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Great weekend nice to catch up with everybody

Big thanks to John for my first and prob last experience on a quad bike

couple of photies

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Have to say in case Mr Baxter is listening...

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...the engine kept running with exhaust and turbo totally submerged for over 10 minutes this time whilst recovery was organised (burble burble, gurgle gurgle)

We measured at least 18" of water then the stick went in about 4-5" of clay slurry, and it killed a Series 1 Landie engine the week before.

To everyone's amazement, AndyS's Green Monster mTdi went through (both ways), just resisting the temptation to bog down.. there was definite paddle-steamer effect helping at one point, with those big tyres pumping huge volumes of water rearwards.

Then to everyone's total astonishment, Matt Flint also managed to get his singlecab through too... :shock:

Brave fellows :roll:

Yes, the slurry had a certain smell about it :evil:

but with a tap and hose and a good overnight drying wind, was clean as a whistle the next day... inside anyway.

The weekend's driving revolved around
.... can we get some or all of our vehicles up there, by hook or by crook, by winch or by spade?

Ans: Well, we didn't have to fetch the tractor once!

Great spectator sport too!
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I've had a really great weekend, thanks to Clive and Jenny for organising the event. I have 180 pictures to sort out and endless film footage.

And for the first time ever I got to drive LOADS :D :D

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Thanks for a great weekend. Learnt a lot (mainly about being recovered! )
Definately need aggressive tyres and ground clearance on this site. No doubt people have got some good pics of my vehicle in the stinking slurry. I REALLY don`t want to see mud for a while.
The new BBQ worked really well--a good bit of kit.

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Great weekend, really enjoyed myself even though syncroless.. it was good in that respect as I didnt have to get mine stuck too... :lol: :lol: :lol:
But i could help out getting muddy connecting tow straps etc etc...

Havent checked the pics and vids yet, but hoping there will be some crackers in there....

Massive thanks to Clive and Jenny for feeding and watering me (big down side to the bike, limited carrying capacity) and letting me have a pootle in the doka.. and to Andy S for taking me for some extreeeme attacks on the countryside... :lol: :lol: :lol: that was ace......

Deffo aggressive tyres are a must.. and then followed by ground clearance.. oh and prob a good idea to make things watertight... :wink:

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What a fantastic weekend and the weather took us all by surprise by giving us all sunburn!!!!

Many, many thanks to Clive and Jenny and all those involved in organising this event, as usual we all worked as a team.

Here is a selection of photo's I took


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[img:480:515]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/torzco

oper/Uploaded%20syncro%2008/Syncronauts%20april%2008%20019.jpg[/img]
[img:480:508]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/torzcooper ... %20023.jpg[/img]
Louey the dog action shot!!
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Tomboys in the mud.........
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[img:640:480]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/torzcooper ... %20075.jpg[/img]
Matt Flint and Co-Pilot Tom in the deep end!!
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oooops.........
[img:480:640]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/torzcooper ... %20083.jpg[/img]
Heather's stunned face at all the muddy, smelly water running out of Matt F's Syncro!!
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Quite possibly the best pic I have ever taken at an event like this.........
Good old crazy Andy Simpson!!
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Tree hugger :roll:
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These next few shots are in sequence..........
We already had 1 silly Syncro stuck in the mud.........
Si fell in trying to help....
[img:640:480]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/torzcooper ... %20117.jpg[/img]
Meanwhile Sharon came over the hill and took a well advised detour and didn't get stuck....
[img:640:480]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/torzcooper ... %20119.jpg[/img]
Matt and Andy S were next over, with MAtt driving........ Go that way! said I, the others are stuck, you'll never make it.........

Nah they said we'll go this way.........
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Told you!!!!!
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snigger, I love it when we women are right!!!!
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WEll and truely stuck in the mud............... Naughty boys!!!
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See boys, Sharon realised why didn't you???? Proper told off they were!!!
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Clive decided to get Jonny5 well and truly stuck in the mud
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Lovin it!!
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Future Syncronaut!!!
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Post by Simon Baxter »

yes Clive, I'm listening...

8)

I'm just glad that when I sold my single cab it went to Matt, to be used as for what it was intended, s'nice to see pictures of it performing as it should, great driver too, not scared to have a go.

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Great weekend, great company and two fantastic bonfires!
Have lots of pics to extract from camera but all available time is being allocated to getting T3 on road by Wednesday!
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Hi Guys, Very pleased to see you all had a terrific weekend, I was very dissapointed not to be there,having worked most evenings to get the van ready,then to end up with a flu bug of some sort and have to spend the weekend feeling like SH*T!! only had one day of sunshine, saturday. mostly spent feeling sorry for myself in bed. Regards to all

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Next time Roger then... hope you're feeling better.

This one of Torz's about sums it up for me:

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Having just got back from seeing the Annie Leibowitz film, I'd say that's a great photo!

and this one too, just look at Matt's grin :D

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That wave was like the Severn bore!
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Anyone get the shot/vid of me single handedly pulling Matt out of there then?

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Re: Syncronauts Spring Event -Thanks

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HarryMann wrote: Damage: Water ingress (x 4); one broken rear driveshaft, one broken front outer CVJ, one pulley belt, no body damage!

I thought i had no body damage until i washed it, i had a shock.

Excellent weekend :lol:
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