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Post  bikerbird Sun Feb 05 2012, 21:27

I think it's such a shame most of you guys on here live further up the map!!! Everyone seems so nice and you all seem to know each other - obviously from rideouts etc But for us daaaaaaahhhhnn saaaaaauuuuuufffff it would be quite a long ride to come and meet up!!! Just wanted to vent a little frustration on here!! Hope ya don't mind salute thundercat
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Post  YZFJohn Sun Feb 05 2012, 21:35

I hear what your saying but a major reason for clocking up 9k in 6 months is because - have bike will travel. I find it part of the fun/ adventure.

I'm sure Stevecat will have another ride out down south this year that won't be too far from you. I travelled down and met them up part way through the ride.

Chin up. salute
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Post  0ldcat Sun Feb 05 2012, 21:41

Nope not at all . . . . . Vent away .. .. .. but, well . . .

S'just that Rosco & DBD manage to come down from Glascow/Edinburgh way to Bishops Castle for the meets.

You're right in a way the site/forum has been going for ten + years now so some of us do know one another and have become friends.

But that's because we overcame our pre-concepts of each-other being mad axe murderers, put a few miles under our belts and made one of the group rides.

Topcatbones often comes up from Exeter to our meets, and alas his West Country Jaunt was the last (big) southern ride-out.
You fancy setting one up Daaahn Saaafff ? We'd delight in the change of scenery Smile
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Post  weasley Sun Feb 05 2012, 22:41

You're not far from me and I've been to a few meets; Welshpool, North Lincolnshire, Exeter and others. I'm by no means a long-distance rider, but the trek is worth it for a weekend of good riding and great laughs. I'm friends with people I would never have met but for this forum.

There are a few of us down our way too, we just don't have the roads they do!
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Post  ellie Sun Feb 05 2012, 23:33

The adventure is more than half the fun. I'm really looking forward to joining them up north on Wee Mac Thumb
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Post  bobh Sun Feb 05 2012, 23:42

I'm hoping to arrange a one-day ride-out in the spring, probably starting and finishing somewhere round Newbury. Hope that's local enough for the Oxon/Berks/Wilts/Hants etc. peeps.
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Post  Radar Sun Feb 05 2012, 23:48

Provided I am about then I would be up for a southern meet at some point...I am doing Wee Mac and BC4 this year, and also doing Assen in Holland (on my FZ1S) for a Ducati 848 race meeting with some other folks I also ride with
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Post  Rosco Sun Feb 05 2012, 23:49

It certainly can be a lot of miles 'just' for a ride-out but we are sponsored by Carlsberg.
Well that's excuse for hitting the bar!

Stevecat must hold the record for distances covered to rideouts.

Still getting my head round him going home from North Scotland to London via Ireland.

You can always make a holiday of it by visiting other places/friends on the way there/way back.

We can't have you doing your own wee rideout round your own wee town now can we........where's the fun in that. Unless you're got a 'really' good pub there of course.

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Post  weasley Mon Feb 06 2012, 07:42

Bobh, I've been mulling this for a while. I have some roads in mind; happy to share my thoughts.
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Post  0ldcat Mon Feb 06 2012, 08:54

weasley wrote: . . . I've been mulling this for a while. I have some roads in mind; happy to share my thoughts.
I'd love for the Cotswolds route you've been mulling over to get off the ground. Might even make for a good weekender too, lovely part of the country round that way Thumb
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Post  SteveCat Mon Feb 06 2012, 10:28

Rosco wrote:Still getting my head round him going home from North Scotland to London via Ireland.

It's quite simple really Very Happy When I was planning my return route I was due to be around the lakes on a Bank Holiday, accommodation was difficult to find as most places wanted 3 nights occupancy. Sooo I hit on the idea of leaving the country to avoid the holiday Shocked Portrush one day and The Ring Of Kerry / Killarney the next. great

Had I not done that 'detour' I'd have got home and a day or so later headed back north to the ToL, so a few miles either way Wink

The thought of long distances can be daunting. Some of the ride-outs I just get there and get back home, other times I make a holiday out of it.

When I get my Mojo back and the weather improves maybe the suverners can meet up.
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Post  MrNutt Mon Feb 06 2012, 17:11

with regards to the mention of the cotsolds, I'd certainly be up for that, a mate of mine lives in cheltenham so will pick his brains for good roads if you want some collaboration for the routes...
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Post  HEHORE Mon Feb 06 2012, 17:47

With regards to southern meet. Trying to get a ride out on a sat and bike show on Sunday at the national motor museum , its a post by me so that might be good but can't remember dates will look once I'm home as my mobiles a bit slow on this site ,


well its on 15 july so would love to meet for a ride on 14th then hit the bike show as a group
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Post  bikerbird Mon Feb 06 2012, 20:10

Great suggestions guys - keep em coming Very Happy looks like we will have a southern ride out after all great
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Post  SteveCat Mon Feb 06 2012, 20:17

Provided we keep up the momentum, sort of been here before and it didn't fly - lets see ...
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Post  YZFJohn Mon Feb 06 2012, 22:28

Need some Viagra Steve? :loll:
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Post  SteveCat Tue Feb 07 2012, 09:02

You got any spare? Very Happy





Naah, no thanks
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Post  YZFJohn Tue Feb 07 2012, 09:14

No I haven't, I am still running on Eveready! Laughing
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Post  Snowcat Tue Feb 07 2012, 11:34

I'm in Manchester and there seems to be a lot going on sort of around me but just out of reach. If anyone does a ride out cheshire, north yorks, north Wales, Preston way I'd love to meet up. Failing that will try to attend something further afield this yr.

Looking to get on the advanced road safety course this yr and the instructor on the phone last night said I need to get A LOT more miles under my belt as they very rarely if ever take on new riders,

Will be attending their monthly ride outs for experience but need a few thou under my belt quickly. On waiting list though!!
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Post  TomCom Tue Feb 07 2012, 12:13

What is VIAGRA ? tongue
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Post  Rampers Tue Feb 07 2012, 12:15

Tomcom it helps when you need to stand like a tripod! rofl2 blind
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Post  greencat Tue Feb 07 2012, 12:34

Steve,

You need to be getting on some of the rideouts!
Wee Mac - 13th - 15th April
This is already over-subscribed so accommodation needs to be found nearby. I wanted to go, but didn't want to be stuck out on my own. :( If you want to share accom (if it can be found), taxis and the trip there and back then let me know.
Bishops Castle - 25th - 27th May
I'm already booked on this one, but there's plenty of accom in BC if you want to join in.

Each will get you several hundred miles under your belt AND you'll have a great weekend!
I'm sure there'll be other days out arranged too.

Food for thought?

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Post  Snowcat Tue Feb 07 2012, 14:51

Im seriously going to consider the Bishops Castle that looks like a riot. Even if not the full weekend the welsh leg of the ride alone looks pretty cool.

Think the Wee Mac might be a bit of push for me though, 200+ miles just to get there might be asking a bit much of myself so early on but in saying that, if I can stop over somewhere on the way up no harm In joining up for a ride out and meet up with the guys, I'll have a look at the fiscals later and let you know.

Just out of interest what sort of figure are we talking for a weekend like this including food, digs/camp fees, beer tokens etc?? Obviously fuel is a separate consideration depending on where I ride from so I can work that out!!
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Post  TomCom Tue Feb 07 2012, 14:55

Rampers wrote:Tomcom it helps when you need to stand like a tripod! rofl2 blind
i never have problem with it tongue
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Post  Snowcat Tue Feb 07 2012, 15:24

Generally not for the young uns Tom, it's an older guy thing!! old blind
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