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  • Super Dooper Spring Motorbike Ride out West!
  • Premier Icon AndyRT
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    It’s Spring!

    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?

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    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 actually

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    Ahhh, the Poddies are most welcome..

    Imagine the fun without the rain..:D

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    Are all of the rest still in hibernation?

    Premier Icon oldgrump08
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    Couldn’t reply from work….
    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!

    Premier Icon aka_Gilo
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    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.

    Premier Icon aka_Gilo
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    Actually, thinking about it, I’d be up for an overnight camping epic 😀

    Premier Icon stanley
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    Might be up for this.
    Any dates in mind yet?

    My RT 🙂

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    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!

    Premier Icon superfli
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    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)

    Premier Icon aka_Gilo
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    What the hell, let’s post another pic of my Tuono. Goddam I love that bike 😀

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    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 too

    Premier Icon the_lecht_rocks
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    could be interested from NE Scotland on “our” VFR12…..

    gratuitous pic ?


    IMAG0160 by the_lecht_rocks, on Flickr

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    OK!

    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?

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    Bump

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    I’ll check with Mission Control. 😉

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    Good chap….

    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…

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    this is getign a little bumpy…

    C’mon peeps the Welsh twisties are a calling

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    so current takers for saturday 31st:

    AndyRT………….try and stop me!
    PeterPoddy………subject to brownie points
    aka_Gilo………..Our guide?
    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?

    Premier Icon onceinalifetime
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    Where you going from again?

    Are big singles allowed?

    the bike that is?
    as I will be filling up every 120miles

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    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!

    Premier Icon Dickyboy
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    Ah ha, count me as a maybe

    Premier Icon onceinalifetime
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    for a complete numpty, which severn bridge as I know Tewkesbury?

    Premier Icon superfli
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    Cant do Sat. Missus is out in the morning.
    TBH weekdays are best for me atm, cause I have loads of holiday left to take.

    Premier Icon aka_Gilo
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    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??

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    Yes!!!!!!!

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    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?

    Premier Icon oldgrump08
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    Can’t make Sat 31st 🙁 . If this weather holds til then it’ll be a blast!

    Premier Icon superfli
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    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!
    Have a good trip though, and if the weather holds, you are in for a fantastic day out 🙂

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    Ok Superfli….I don’t want to be accused of keeping you away from your wife : )

    Roll call then?

    Me, possibly +1
    Aka_Gilo
    Poddies,
    Any more?

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    Bumpity bump!

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    Turnout looking poor but I’m still game for a blast 😀

    What time to meet at services aka_Gilo?

    Premier Icon aka_Gilo
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    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.

    Premier Icon anagallis_arvensis
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    Would love to join you but i have a date with a surgeon on 31st 🙁 months off the bike 🙁

    Premier Icon onceinalifetime
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    If this is the 31st this month then no can do as picking up bike aroudn the 3rd.

    any fellow orange riders on here?

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    So we have no takers 🙁

    It also looks like rain in mid Wales…so I propose a rain check.

    EVENT CANCELLED

    I will start a new search for a good date for the ride…

    When would be good for everyone???

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    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. 🙂

    Premier Icon onceinalifetime
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    Maybe 1 more if you allow younguns that is.

    Premier Icon AndyRT
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    What does everyone think of 14th of April?

    Does that work for everyone?

    Onceinalifetime….no rules or restrictions here 🙂

    Premier Icon Zedsdead
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    Wales is too far for me I’m afraid.

    Is anyone interested in helping organise a Scotland one?…

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