Having an 'interesting' ride on Sunday 6 April

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Having an 'interesting' ride on Sunday 6 April

Post  stretchie_ on Thu Apr 03 2014, 15:25

One of my mates from Manchester is doing a bike tour with one of his mates

Manchester -> Morocco

Sound good? Guess what bikes they are doing it on???

What else but....
Honda.
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C90's

That's right, they are going on one of these each

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Loaded up with camping gear and stuff for maintaining the bikes. I'm off to meet them at Abergavenny bus station on Sunday morning and bringing them back to my house in Wiltshire for a stop over. It's going to be a different ride home than I'm used to, no dual carriageways or motorways leading two fully loaded C90's.

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Post  FatCat on Thu Apr 03 2014, 16:08

Sounds like a great adventure. I hope those seats are comfortable, they'll be on them for a while...  Cool
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Post  Roll The Bones on Thu Apr 03 2014, 16:38

Good luck to them, that step-thru looks tidy.
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Post  stretchie_ on Thu Apr 03 2014, 17:27

I'll pics of the bikes. No idea what to expect really Wink
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Apr 03 2014, 17:40

Nice Adventure in front of them both. I wish them well and success. I bet they'll never forget this one.
Are they being sponsored at all or doing this in aid of a charity ?
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Post  stretchie_ on Thu Apr 03 2014, 18:14

Nope, they're just mental
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Post  Wooster on Thu Apr 03 2014, 18:20

I applaud their efforts, that's pretty cool.  Cool





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What year do they expect to arrive in Morocco?
2016 if everything goes to plan?  green smile
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Apr 03 2014, 18:31

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Nope, they're just mental
That's a shame, an opportunity missed for a good cause, and I'm sure MCN - MCM, both would have loved to have heard from them . . . perhaps even if they kept personal and individual daily journals covering their experiences on the trip they still might ?
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Post  kwakkat on Fri Apr 04 2014, 13:35

theres nothing wrong with a honda 90 when i was 18 i had a YELLOW honda c70 with peaked helmet mum & dad bought it me for my 18th birthday saying son me & your mother have bought you a bike to go to work on
i did not talk to them for months after telling all my m8s i was getting a motor bike the c70 lasted the family for 10 years
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Post  Radar on Fri Apr 04 2014, 22:22

Sounds brilliant! Honda C90's are the business, this the story of my sisters sorely abused example. I nicked your picture, as I don't have a picture of her old bike

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I also did John O'Groats to Lands End in 1990 non stop with a group of mates on a twist and go 50...we had an amazing time and raised a few quid for charity in the process

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The C90 trip will be amazing, get them to take some pictures and tell us how they get on
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Post  stretchie_ on Tue Apr 08 2014, 13:56

I have a read of those articles Radar.

Turns out they are not C90's, but a derivative, one is an 05 plate and the other an 07 but both still single cylinder carbed jobbies. Here's some pics


When we met tham at Abergavenny

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Fuel stop in Monmouth

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Tintern Abbey

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Setting off from my house at 06:45 this morning

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