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Despite uncertainty August Devon lanes 5 happened for a few of us and we drove some cracking lanes too. Although they were the same as last year's they felt very different because it had been very wet over the past week or two. It held off for us though.

Starting with a Friday night communal curry to warm us up ready for the Saturday off, we had an 8 hour stint with a short lunch break at Bickleigh by the raging Exe river. This was shortly after a massed attack on a steep well washed out lane, that needed all our civil engineering resources to 'rearrange'. All bar but one of us got down it, just with a few scrapes, dents and end caps coming to grief.

The afternoon lanes involved quite a few splashes and a few longer river runs, all the fords being quite full.

With plenty of curry left to supplement our traditional barbie nobody was hungry after the campfire was lit in Roger's magnificent oil drum burner.

As arranged those who wanted (five of us) went out for a wonderful tour of Exmoor, taking in plenty of fords and beauty spots, reaching the Valley of the Rocks at 3 o'clock for a good stretch of the lungs followed by a cream tea.

On Monday, after having snaffled some bargain tools in Cullompton, we headed north west to Excelerate (the new west country Syncrospares outfit). We met Jon, Philippa and Ashley, who made us very welcome with tea and home-made cake. Very good set up, plenty of space, lovely clean workshop and plenty of activity. We found out that they are keen off-roaders and hope to be able to come and support the event next year.
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a good stretch of the lungs followed by a cream tea.

How civilized and agreeable ........... :ok
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Apart from feeling slightly sick after consuming my cream tea I had a thoroughly enjoyable time.
I would also like to thank the rest of the 'few' for their pleasant and entertaining company.
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I had a great time, thanks to the organisers and you all for your company. I took just five pics, all stood on a crag in Valley of the Rocks. I must say two jam and cream scones were too much for me as well !

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Good to meet those of you who made it to us in sunny South Molton, will definately be supporting event in the future, any syncro owner welcome to pop in for a cup of tea any time.....homemade cakes not allways available!! :)

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I must say two jam and cream scones were too much for me as well !

A man's gotta know his limitations :)

Mine's 1.5 scones, and all the cream and jam ... but I didn't eat from breakfast till VotR at 3-30 pm, knowing where we were going :wink:
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Absolutely superb weekend.
Brish's curry on Fri night spot on,
Saturday lanes, even though I didn't drive were excellent,
Sunday 'drive out', even though we didn't scoff a cream tea the ice cream was excellent.
The weather - well it was Devon so . . .
The very few piccies I took now,

Al's new camoflauge van!

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The work house gang!
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A little puddle

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Minnie and Georgia, resting!!

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And then part of the valley of the rocks 'team climb' - Clive, Doug, Andrew will wear proper footwear next time! Race on!

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Very nice weekend, thoroughly enjoyed it, many thanks to Clive Jenny and Doug for making it happen :ok

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A few piccies ...

The usual fluffy lanes
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This one doesn't really show how extreme the angles are
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Round the bonfire
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Gutted not to have been able to come, maybe next year.
Not been to anything syncro this year, might have to get another for "developement" purposes.. :lol:
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There's a Dales chinwag in a nice field meet coming up at the end of September Simon... and we'll be bringing your annual jar of jam in case you turn up :)
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Oooh, let me know.
I know Vanfest weekend is out for me and the following is also due to another Wedding. (19th?)
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Have a chat with Kev, think it's the 4th weekend he was negotiating for...
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