Video: The Trippin' Fellas Go On A Scottish Adventure With 125cc Motos - Episode 1

Sep 12, 2018
by Trippin Fellaz  

Scotland, the land of the midges and rain but also home to some of the best coastal 125cc terrain the world has to offer! Who could say no to a moto - ride - adventure extravaganza on some of the finest hunks of junk £500 could buy!

Trippin - Scottish Moto

Trippin - Scottish Moto

Trippin - Scottish Moto

Trippin - Scottish Moto

Trippin - Scottish Moto

Trippin - Scottish Moto

Trippin - Scottish Moto



42 Comments

  • + 27
 Really supprised about the negative vibe going on here. As a person who loves quick hit 'mini adventures', stuff like this is really interesting. Ultimately of course they had some support or else how did they film it - possibly the guy with the bigger custom bike in one of the pics? That would be no different to the Long Way Round! Either way they are paid to promote their sponsors. One of them is Alpkit who in themselves are all about mini adventures. Its different and they had a laugh, then good skills. Think we can all be slightly jealous.
  • + 19
 Well said. Pinkbike has no rhyme or reason to its opinion sometimes. As someone currently reading this taking a shit during my terrible job, I wholeheartedly endorse this type of mucking about and I'm supremely jealous of their good times. Bravo to them I say. Now pass me that paper.
  • + 3
 @nickkk: I’m pooping before my job reading this meow, wish I was tearing up the Scottish coast instead
  • + 2
 @mkotowski1: sounds purrrr-fect.
  • + 5
 The Trippin fellaz are Sam, Joe and Ali. You don't see much of Sam in the video as he films everything. The guys had no support, they carried all their own gear and film equipment!
  • + 1
 Fun Police never sleeps and it knows what’s better for you.
  • + 8
 Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this, and TOTALLY redeem yourself!!
  • + 4
 Absolutely love this. We need more people strapping their bikes to their motos. I've got a garage hacked set up for my mtb on my Triump Tiger, super fun for quick weekend trips.
  • + 3
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/16347789

My 1987 suzuki savage 650 gets the job done pretty well, but I thought a dummy wheel for the back would be much more appropriate. Haven't done any long over night trips with it yet, but hoping to soon! However, not exactly sure if it is street legal...
  • + 6
 love scotland, hate the midges ;-)
  • + 3
 Geez... some people just need to get out and ride......quit whizzin down stories print. Liked the concept, I just might rig up my XR400 for some rip and ride sessions.
  • + 2
 Looked like a good giggle, in a hell of ALOT rain.. I found it amusing that just one of the mtb's they were using, was probably worth more than all of the 125 moto's combined!
  • + 4
 I think a lot of people here are missing the point. Looks like something I need to do.
  • + 1
 I think would rather just have the mountain bike or the motor bike. 150 two stroke ????. 1000 pound you could buy a van. All good fun though. I loathe travelling heavy, would stay in accom, as soon as you carry loads of gear you kill any ride.
  • + 0
 Best trip to Fort Bill and beyond was in my banger 400 quid Shitreon Berlingo. Had to keep an adjustable with me at all times to tighten up a starter motor that would wobble loose every now n then, and had to prime the fuel pump by hand if i parked facing up a hill. 4 Bikes, 6 wheelsets, enough gear n food to last a week and we were loving life. I dont know why you've been neg propped- you're right, but it seems doing things a ridiculously hard and inconvenient way just to be different is hip n rad n poppin fresh.
  • + 4
 Just curious how well the rear hub would hold up at highway speeds?
  • + 0
 same
  • + 4
 Short jonts would probably be fine on it. I'm fairly certain they aren't hitting "highway speeds" on those bikes anyway, at least not for sustained periods. I'd be more worried about the tire wearing.
  • - 8
flag RedRedRe (Sep 12, 2018 at 20:05) (Below Threshold)
 People wake up... this is not real... they don’t actually drive long distance, it is a photo shoot. The hub on a highway would fry, the grease and bearings are not made to go 50 miles an hour for 2/3 hours.
  • + 11
 Are road cyclists' hubs so much different? They ride quick when in a large group and very quick when descending. You'd expect the hub manufacturers would have tested them for even longer and faster riding.
  • - 9
flag ShempHoward (Sep 13, 2018 at 0:53) (Below Threshold)
 Wow let me chip in next time so you don't look like idiots on 125cc moto's
  • + 1
 @RedRedRe: I have an old ccm mountain bike with a little two stroke on it and the hub hasn't gone yet. I regularly go over 50k hr.
  • - 5
flag RedRedRe (Sep 13, 2018 at 6:30) (Below Threshold)
 @vinay: a road bike goes 25/30 miles average for 5/6 hours. And I am exaggerating.
A motorbike goes twice as fast and can generate much heat and wear past what a bicycle hub is deigned for.
There were two SC test guys up in CA few years ago, and they used the same system hooked up to 50cc scooters to ride 10-miles to the trails. One of them in a interview commented that he needed to change the rear hub very often–but it did not matter as he got free stuff.

Funny how my comment had 10+ yesterday and -1 today lol...
It is fake people... this is just a photoshoot paid by Bell, Scott and some others, with a crew and everything.
  • + 1
 @NSnorcorider: 50km/h vs 50miles/h
  • + 4
 @RedRedRe: You seem like an angry kinda fella, like one who would purposely find a way to take the joy out of something.
  • + 0
 @RedRedRe: I hope they also design these hubs for the speeds professional Tour de France riders travel at. And I think it does matter that the bike here is less heavily loaded, no matter how skinny of a road cyclist you compare it to.
  • + 0
 @fatduke: I guess you guys need a Safe Space.
  • + 3
 @RedRedRe: chill ya nips poppet.
  • - 1
 @fatduke: keep typing muppet
  • + 2
 @RedRedRe: xjvn;kscvpquhgq[dvn;ancaxvncsm,bns.dgnghgfjgd,hjfdxlrygcljbv;dvc;scvh;sdk bndbnw;lkjgqefvh;avn;dsbn;fghqev;acvnn you didn't I had to make as much sense as any of your posts.
  • + 2
 Moto, as in the exclusive mtbrs use of the word to refer to dirt bikes? These aren't exactly those 125cc motos, but it helped me click on it.
  • + 4
 Man, you folks are an uptight lot... (With exceptions, of course.)
  • + 2
 A couple a dudes making the best of a rainy trip! Looks like an adveture and alot of fun.
  • + 2
 beautiful landscape but all those rain...i hate riding in the rain
  • + 1
 Riding in the rain isn't so bad if you have a warm dry place to go after. Its the riding in the rain, camping in the rain, travelling in the rain that would kill me.
  • + 2
 I need more of this!
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