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Post  greencat on Mon Jul 18 2011, 23:00

Hi All,

I've been planning my trip up north and was wondering what everyone else's travel plans were?

My plans - leaving Thirsk around 2pm on Thursday to head up to Ross's. Will be going via Alston if the weather permits and then a not too direct route across The Borders - I want to avoid the motorway if at all possible. Plans are flexible if there's a chance of meeting up with others for the trip up. Otherwise I'll see some of you on Thursday night and all of you, I hope, on Friday night. great clink
Safe riding everyone. Looking forward to this a lot. Going to get wet, but ...... it's Scotland! saltire

Cheers,
Chris

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Re: How's everyone getting up to The Big Mac

Post  Wooster on Mon Jul 18 2011, 23:19

Rosco posted up a route from Newcastle through Peebles in another thread, it isn't a bad route. Smile
Anyone coming up via Carlisle could cut off there along the A7 to Selkirk and pick up the same route.




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Re: How's everyone getting up to The Big Mac

Post  greencat on Mon Jul 18 2011, 23:34

That's the plan. I'm sure I can get myself to Pebbles without a problem. Not far to Ross's from there.

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Post  MevsyD on Tue Jul 19 2011, 09:27

I can't get Thursday off work as in a meeting at Peterborough so have to do the whole lot in one day on Friday... Grrr!
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Jul 19 2011, 16:10

I was going to aquaplane up the M6, but might leave that for the return leg <yawn>

Can meet at Thirsk just before 2 Chris. Whereabouts you have in mind?

Oh I am going after all, a tad confusing after saying I was then cancelling.
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Post  littlecat on Tue Jul 19 2011, 19:23

i'm very jealous cos i cant come... have a great time guys
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Post  greencat on Tue Jul 19 2011, 20:23

Hi Steve,

Slight amendment to the plans as Rob & Linz have been in touch and I've arranged to meet them at Scotch Corner (A1/A66 junc) at 4pm. How does that sound to you? great Good facilities there plus fuel. I'll probably arrive a bit early.

Once we've re-grouped and refreshed we can start the march on Scotland in earnest. Wave a handkerchief or two and they'll be running for the hills. Ahhh, that's where we're going! Shocked Oh well - might have to be nice to a few of them. Smile
BTW I understand it's going to be a traditional Scottish Chinese for dinner Thurs night lol!

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Post  Little Ninja on Tue Jul 19 2011, 20:27

We will be leaving Clowne (Junction 30 of the M1) at 2.20 as Rob is picking me up straight from work to head towards Scotch Corner to meet Chris so if anyone would like to meet up earlier, give us a shout.

Linz and Rob
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Post  MevsyD on Tue Jul 19 2011, 20:31

I have a chance of making that Chris... If I get all packed up tonight and get my gear on my bike then I can shoot home and get changed.. Might be able to do it..!
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Post  greencat on Tue Jul 19 2011, 20:47

Oh, looks like this is starting to fall in place. great

Martin - let me know by text when you're leaving and when you expect to be at Scotch Corner. If it's within a smidgen of 4pm I'm sure we can wait for you.

I guess it'll take about 3hrs from there to Ross's allowing for all the fuel and fag stops. Should be with you Ross sometime after 7pm.

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Post  MevsyD on Tue Jul 19 2011, 20:51

Cool, nice one Chris.. I'll know by Thursday lunchtime. Ta v much.
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Re: How's everyone getting up to The Big Mac

Post  SteveCat on Tue Jul 19 2011, 21:23

That sounds fine Chris, get a chance to squeeze in a few extra detours Very Happy

If the weathers' horrid I can always skip onto the M/A1.

Linz, I'll let Rob know if I abandon my route and head your way, is his number still *54 ?

Otherwise see you all at Scotch Corner around 4
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Post  Krusty on Tue Jul 19 2011, 21:51

We're going to Aberdeen tomorrow and planning to catch up with Davey and possibly the German contingent for a ride across to Ullapool on Friday.
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Re: How's everyone getting up to The Big Mac

Post  Rosco on Tue Jul 19 2011, 23:11

I heard that it had been raining all the way up for Eddie990 and the auld yins until they crossed the border and the sun came out earlier today.

How unusual!!!!

Fingers crossed the weather is kind for all our far travelled guests and even more so for the weekend way up north.

Gotta put my bike back together I guess. Got new heated grips (old ones controller broke and cheaper for a full new set than a controller!!!) and R&G bar ends.

Must remember to break brand new front tyre in gently.

P.s. My garage door is busted so getting the bikes in and out will be a three man job.

Yes a traditional Scottish chinese takeaway awaits the travellers on Thursday night.

Cheers
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Post  Wooster on Tue Jul 19 2011, 23:32

Don't forget to pack your Tena Pants. Very Happy
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Re: How's everyone getting up to The Big Mac

Post  SteveCat on Wed Jul 20 2011, 09:34

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Don't forget to pack your Tena Pants. Very Happy

Too young to be keeping them pmsl I'm more worried about Rosco's heated grips, that's one item I decided not to put on the new bike this week Shocked a few extra pairs of surgical gloves seems to be in order.
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Re: How's everyone getting up to The Big Mac

Post  billyw on Wed Jul 20 2011, 09:55

Steve you big southern (way southern) softie!
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Re: How's everyone getting up to The Big Mac

Post  Rosco on Wed Jul 20 2011, 10:06

Don't worry they're only for show.
Seem to have a bit of an occasional sticky throttle.
Think I might need to give them cable's a lube.

Never done it before.

Might wait until the cavalry arrive.

Forecast it less than a washout. Smile
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Jul 20 2011, 10:59

Occasional sticky, might explain something Very Happy

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Lubed the cables or them sticking?
If not lubed the cables before, I've got a cable lube gizmo somewhere, if I can find it I'll bring it along.

Glad to hear the weather isn't that bad, I may well be going through some wet patches and could be setting off in the rain. The thought of a potential 11 hours with wet hands excites me no end
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Post  Wooster on Wed Jul 20 2011, 11:04

The weather is looking to improve by the weekend, so (wet) fingers crossed. Smile
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Jul 20 2011, 11:46

Glad you are making it Steve. Will have a good chat. clink

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Post  ellie on Wed Jul 20 2011, 13:37

Ride safe guys, have a great time xx
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Jul 20 2011, 17:06

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Ride safe guys, have a great time xx
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Post  kwakkat on Wed Jul 20 2011, 18:13

have a great time the weathers picking up so just dodge the shower,s & tc all
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Post  yamahamad on Wed Jul 20 2011, 19:01

Have a great time & stay safe everyone. Hope the weather is kind.
Paul.
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