Super Dooper Spring Motorbike Ride out West!
It’ll be Easter soon and so I think it’s time to start planning a return trip to Wales!
Get that bubble wrap off you bike, reconnect the battery and remember some of us have been sliding around in the snow and ice all winter.
But this isn’t about who’s (h)ard…
It’s about getting to those fantastic welsh roads in Spring Sunshine!!!
So….who’s interested? Who has the route? When seems like a good date?
Last time the twins ruled in the rain and the only bike to falter wasn’t Italian….
What will happen this time?Posted 8 years ago
Ohh yes! Was great last time. I’ll be there, depending on the date…..
We might bring the camping gear and make a weekend of it actuallyPosted 8 years ago
Ahhh, the Poddies are most welcome..
Imagine the fun without the rain..:DPosted 8 years ago
Are all of the rest still in hibernation?Posted 8 years ago
Couldn’t reply from work….Posted 8 years ago
Had a couple of hours out on the bike last weekend, was almost warm 😉
I could be up for a ride, would probably stay somewhere nearby the night before. Preferably not in a tent!
Count me in again Andy 😀
With (hopefully) better weather and more daylight we can potentially head further West if people fancy it, Llandovery and back through Builth Wells is a cracking route.Posted 8 years ago
Actually, thinking about it, I’d be up for an overnight camping epic 😀Posted 8 years ago
Might be up for this.
Any dates in mind yet?
My RT 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Soon…anyone for a date in mind. Obviously not 7th 8 th April.
Can’t do the following weekend either as already in Wales for an uplift day.
Idea of going further west appeals, as does a camping adventure!Posted 8 years ago
I’m game again – although I still havent fixed the GSXR lol! I have been using the temp bodge of plugging a fuse into the bypassed rear light whenever I use it (AA man did this for me on way back from last rideout) 😆
TBH I’ve been on a new trailie which has been far more fun in the winter than my sportsbike
I am a bit chocka over the next couple of months, but propose a date and I’ll check with da boss (doubt I’ll do a night away though)Posted 8 years ago
What the hell, let’s post another pic of my Tuono. Goddam I love that bike 😀
Posted 8 years ago
Could do 18th of march or 1st April? For Sunday outings
Saturdays could be easier? Not Easter weekend or 14/15th April either…
So later in April could be good tooPosted 8 years ago
The weather is currently fab, and the clocks spring forward at the end of next week. How about next saturday? 31st March?
Does this work for everyone?
Meet at the same place? Severn Services before being blown left and right on the old bridge?Posted 8 years ago
BumpPosted 8 years ago
I’ll check with Mission Control. 😉Posted 8 years ago
You still got the ST4s? Saw a lovely one in Bright yellow in MotoRapido yesterday
aka-Gilo…any chance you can map out the route again and be guide? You did such a fine job last time. As the light is longer we can get deeper into the countryside, and I don’t mind (personally) riding back in the dark once back in England…
Missing the great tarmac and incredibly twisty roads…Posted 8 years ago
this is getign a little bumpy…
C’mon peeps the Welsh twisties are a callingPosted 8 years ago
so current takers for saturday 31st:
AndyRT………….try and stop me!
PeterPoddy………subject to brownie points
the_lecht_rocks….It’s a long way to come…but worth it
superfli………..just don’t wait for me to indicate
stanley…………It’s another twin!!!
oldgrump08………I’m game just don’t expect a tent!
anymore takers?Posted 8 years ago
Where you going from again?
Are big singles allowed?
the bike that is?Posted 8 years ago
as I will be filling up every 120miles
Last time we met at the services on the English side of the Severn Bridge (the old one) and then rode in to deepest darkest Wales. Single will be fine. My bike won’t go past 150 Miles unles I’m on a motorway.
Had a mix of bikes last time too.
A single is welcome!
Aka_Gilo will be the better person to know where the pumps can be found on the route, but none of us got too low before we found the next oasis.
Chips were excellent too!Posted 8 years ago
Ah ha, count me as a maybePosted 8 years ago
for a complete numpty, which severn bridge as I know Tewkesbury?Posted 8 years ago
Cant do Sat. Missus is out in the morning.Posted 8 years ago
TBH weekdays are best for me atm, cause I have loads of holiday left to take.
Just checked with the missus and looks like I should be ok for this. 🙂
My suggestion is to meet at Aust services again, then Usk – Aber -Brecon – Llandovery (brekkie, brunch, lunch stop at the West End cafe) – Builth Wells – Talgarth – Aber (tea stop) – Aust services. That’s about a 160 mile loop from the services.
Plenty of fuel stops en route, I only get 100 miles to a tank tops, 80-odd if I cane it.
Wos reckon chaps??Posted 8 years ago
Yes!!!!!!!Posted 8 years ago
It’s the prettier bridge…and the first you get to from the north.
That’s a shame superfli ….are you sure you can’t get a pass?Posted 8 years ago
Can’t make Sat 31st 🙁 . If this weather holds til then it’ll be a blast!Posted 8 years ago
Andy, no I cant get the day off really. I’d be taking the pee, I’ve had a number of w/e’s taken up recently with MTB races, so it I dont want to push it!Posted 8 years ago
Have a good trip though, and if the weather holds, you are in for a fantastic day out 🙂
Ok Superfli….I don’t want to be accused of keeping you away from your wife : )
Roll call then?
Me, possibly +1Posted 8 years ago
Bumpity bump!Posted 8 years ago
Turnout looking poor but I’m still game for a blast 😀
What time to meet at services aka_Gilo?Posted 8 years ago
Turnout looking poor but I’m still game for a blast
What time to meet at services aka_Gilo?
Up to you mate. Earlier better for me, but I’m only 20 minutes away, so your call.Posted 8 years ago
Would love to join you but i have a date with a surgeon on 31st 🙁 months off the bike 🙁Posted 8 years ago
If this is the 31st this month then no can do as picking up bike aroudn the 3rd.
any fellow orange riders on here?Posted 8 years ago
So we have no takers 🙁
It also looks like rain in mid Wales…so I propose a rain check.
I will start a new search for a good date for the ride…
When would be good for everyone???Posted 8 years ago
Oh. Missed this as I’ve not been on the forum much. Sorry.
We could have come too.
Probably best if the weather is shitty though.
I’m certainly up for a different date though. 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Maybe 1 more if you allow younguns that is.Posted 8 years ago
What does everyone think of 14th of April?
Does that work for everyone?
Onceinalifetime….no rules or restrictions here 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Wales is too far for me I’m afraid.
Is anyone interested in helping organise a Scotland one?…Posted 8 years ago
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