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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 27 2009, 09:58

Hey all,

I live in Sheffield, UK. Passed my DAS last summer and am looking at getting a Thundercat in the near future. Hoping to pick up a 2000ish model for around £1500.

I'm hoping to be doing a europe road trip this summer.

All help and info welcome.
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Tue Jan 27 2009, 12:23

Hello and Welcome,

Well done on passing your DAS and good luck with the bike hunting. So where you gonna head for on your road trip?

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 27 2009, 12:38

I've got a good mate who lives in Cologne, Germany so I'm guessing I'll get a ferry from Hull or head down to the Chunnel, nip over to France, turn on the sat nav, set it to avoid motorways and go.

Obviously I'll plan it bit better than that slap'ed but that's the general idea. Probably camp or youth hostel and take in some sights on the way.

I like your sig Fi :whoop:

There are usually loads of bikes for sale in this area, being close to the Peaks and all that, but there seems to be a bit of a drought on at the moment. Everything decent seems to be 70+ miles away :(
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Post  0ldcat on Tue Jan 27 2009, 13:16

Hello and welcome to the group.

You're making a wise choise for your first bike after DAS. You'll not find a more forgiving machine (and no the cbr doesn't even come close).
The 'Cat' is ideal for touring as well as scratching.

As for a road trip, you might like to look under " Something for the Weekend" where BlueZed is organizing a trip to the Nurburgring.

All the best
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Post  Yorkshire_Thundercat on Tue Jan 27 2009, 22:25

Hi mate!! Welcome from another Yorkshireman (we seem to be taking over) I paid £1500 for mine 2 years ago and its a 2001 in the best colour (RED!!) I saw a few in Local dealers over Christmas

I'm going to Southern France/Northern Italy in May with B&M Honda (Chesterfield) so will report back............I did 300 miles on Sunday and still ache (so a week in the saddle?!?)

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Post  Rosco on Tue Jan 27 2009, 22:33

Hi Chimpsinties and welcome to the site.

It's a madhouse here so from your picture it looks like you'll fit in just fine :bounce:

Good luck on getting the right bike. You can't go wrong with the CAT imho.

Cheers
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Wed Jan 28 2009, 21:39

howdy Smile

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 28 2009, 22:34

So, are there any meets or anything going on in Yorkshire. I'd love to pop along and get to know some fellow bikers sometime.

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Post  ellie on Wed Jan 28 2009, 22:40

Are there any Biker friendly cafes in Yorkshire thats good for a ride out on a Sunday?
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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 28 2009, 22:47

I don't know any cos technically I'm not a biker yet Embarassed

Maybe someone else does?
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Wed Jan 28 2009, 22:58

wetwang good for chips - dunno if that's yorkshire or not - fridaythorpe is ok dunno if that is either - NIIICCCCCCKKKK!!!
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Post  Yorkshire_Thundercat on Wed Jan 28 2009, 23:19

Sorry - I had the site open BUT wasn't listening.........

Try these places :-

1) Squires Coffee Bar at Sherburn, always interesting if you avoid Wednesday nights.
Squire’s Milk Bar Cafe, Newthorpe Lane, nr Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire LS25 3LX. Tel 01977 684618. www.squires-cafe.co.uk Email: info@squires-cafe.co.uk Daily 9am-11pm. Original Squire’s opened in 1954 and has been operating from the new site since 2002. 7.5-acre campsite where bikers can stay overnight or for a few days. £2 per day for use of the showers and toilet is all it will cost you. The food is good, there are many special events staged throughout the year. Wednesdays 4-11pm see up to 7000 bikers on site in the summer and similar numbers come and go between 9am-11pm on summer weekends.

2) Seaways Cafe at Fridaythorpe, a bikers cafe with good grub.
SEAWAYS CAFE, Fridaythorpe junction off A166/B1251 on the Yorkshire Wolds YO25 9RC. Tel 01377 288203. Open every day 8am-4pm and in summer until about 8pm on Wednesdays. Great menu of snacks and meals and gateway to many excellent biking roads.

3) Lord Stones Cafe, top of Carlton Bank, Chop Gate, Stokesley TS9 7JH. Tel 01642 778227. Email jetmorgan@tiscali.co.uk Superb views at a crossroads for bikers and walkers. Free camping, barbecue and hog roasts by arrangement. Good beer at £1 per pint. Classic bikes meet 10.45am every Sunday. Private function room

4) Premier Bikes on the A19 at Askern just north of Doncaster, a bike shop with a cafe, what more could you ask for? Good group at cheap prices and open late on a Wednesday night

5) Castle Bolton Cafe.A very reasonable cafe with great home made baking in a beautiful castle setting.

plus many many more..............

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Post  ellie on Wed Jan 28 2009, 23:34

Thanks so much, I'll print it out and keep it, Loads of info.Cheers.
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Post  Yorkshire_Thundercat on Wed Jan 28 2009, 23:40

No worries - South of the River there's a cafe for bikers/fishermen near Gainsborough, The Go-Cart Track at Newark and a cafe near Humberside airport on the A18 - Suzie has mentioned the Little Chuff too before.

Most bike dealers will welcome you with open arms and some even give FREE tea & Coffee, otherwise they'll have a burger van outside and bikers hangin round..........
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Post  ellie on Wed Jan 28 2009, 23:48

Cheers, Humberside airports bout 30 mins from me, is it Barneys? Stopped there before I think,good breakfast.
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Post  Yorkshire_Thundercat on Thu Jan 29 2009, 09:55

That's the one - I've checked on google maps. You get off the M180 go round the corner and it's there. A better way to get in Cleggy than following the mororway to the end.......
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Post  ellie on Thu Jan 29 2009, 10:18

Thankyou, I live in 'central' lincs so fairly easy to get to lots of places, good roads here but always nice to get out and see new stuff and meet new peeps.
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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 29 2009, 15:19

Hello chimpsinties, loving your pic, quite a good likeness! I've been meaning to visit the cafe up at Sherburn for a while now. Let the weather warm up a little (no problem saying I am a fair weather biker!) and you can jump on the back of mine for a saturday blast up there, hopefully you'll be on your own cat by then though!
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Post  0ldcat on Sat Jan 31 2009, 00:09

Welcome to the site SoapyW

Well done for promoting the bike from the off :whoop:

Hope you get to come on some of the ride outs and weekenders.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 31 2009, 13:27

Me and Soapy used to work together. Cool
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Post  Yorkshire_Thundercat on Sun Feb 01 2009, 16:51

...somebody better warn Chimpsinties about using 4 letter words....... w o r k grumpy
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Post  0ldcat on Sun Feb 01 2009, 18:55

@Yorkshire_Thundercat wrote:...somebody better warn Chimpsinties about using 4 letter words....... w o r k grumpy

Ooonne naaaaah ! (ask 'im ref - ask 'im) ............... 1st Public Warning Twisted Evil What a Face

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