6th December 2003
I drove up to to the Fox House Inn, near Hathersage, to meet Chris
French who was having my old 195/15 Technic Tracker MTs off me for
his Vitara. We'd arranged to do a bit of laning while we were out
there. We started off by going over the byway on Burbage Moor, just
to get warmed up, and then moved on to Stannage Edge.
This was Chris' first time at 'proper' green laning!
Starting off along Stannage Edge
We get to the 'fun' bit
Beautiful articulation, as Chris checks my line
Chris looks decidedly nervous as his turn approaches
Chris shows some articulation from his 2" lifted Vit.
The smell of fear...
Only a few scrapes of the underside, mainly suspension arms. Bet
you can't wait to get those MTs on, eh Chris?!
After this, we do one more small lane and go straight to Chapplegate.
Chris has a couple of 'moments' when he grounds out on the suspension
arms. a few well placed rocks and a good shove from the back gets
At the summit, going through the water splash
And going down the steps.
After this we do the newly repaired Roych Clough, which is now
a nice gentle lane which can be done alone. The only problem is
the many, many gates that need opening and closing. There
has to be at least 10 of them on this one lane!
After this lane, it starts to get dusk, so we call it a day
and drive into town for an all-day breakfast. Many thanks
for that Chris! ;-) After the feast we go our separate ways
and back home.