Guest diesel_jim Posted October 15, 2006 Share Posted October 15, 2006 I took these pictures yesterday (Saturday) as i wanted "one last drive" of the great lane. I buzzed up from swindon about 11:00, got to the gap around 12:45, and was met by a huge traffic jam! i've never seen so many people on one byway! lots of groups of 4x4's (ALL LR products apart from one lonely SJ413!) various vehicles, S1's, a few S2s and S3's, 90/110's, disco's and rangies. As i got to the gate on the southern end, i had to wait about 40 minutes for the oncomng group to overcome the gap. was good watching. some pictures: some of the people!! quite an audience A few motorbikes came through, it was a group of KTM's form Gatwick, they vanned the bikes up and did a days laning. one of the chaps seemed a bit wobbly: and after about 10 minutes, they all decided that they didn't need to wait any longer, and proceeded to ride down the gap, eventhough there was a vehicle waiting to come up! madness!!! He proceeded to knock into the series 2's wingmirror, nearly dropped his bike into his door, and then most of the bikes managed to pebbledash the back of the series 2 in stones as they wheelspun up the slope. you'd have thought they'd have waited! :roll: a few more: A group of Army who were on a map training excercise prior to deployment to Afghanistan: and a few scenic shots. had no other problems, met lots more vehicles, and one arsey mountainbike rider who thought i was "hassling" his overweight missus in my "truck". hopefully by now, he's fallen off and broken his pelvis, and mashed his face into a rock. :evil: :evil: and one of my fragile passengers..... it was his first serious off road trip! (well, as serious as bimbling along the Gap in my mainly road-going 110 gets! :wink: ) (and no, that's not rubbish that we dropped... there was a load of McDonalds wrappings in a layby just near the southern end of the byway, near the reservoir.... Walkers eh? :roll: ) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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