Yamaha Thundercats
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  bobh Fri May 03 2013, 14:00

There seemed to be some interest in a rideout from Milton Services on the A34 (near Didcot). So as a try-out lets go for Sunday week, 12th May, and I suggest we meet up in the McDonald's car park at 10:30 for a 11:00 departure.

I have a route from there that I'll be leading for another group this Sunday, so I'll base it on that. It's a mix of open flowing rural roads and some, er, less open and flowing rural roads. Suitable for all levels of experience and, let's say, progressiveness.

The first half finishes at Tesco in Andover, so you can fill up with whatever takes your fancy (or bring your own picnic, I don't mind). The second half winds back north -west, finishing at McDonalds at Watchfield on the A420 Shrivenham bypass, a few miles east of Swindon. But I suggest we see who turns up and what their preferences are, and I can modify (lengthen, shorten, change the finish point etc.) to suit.

Any takers? Any questions? I'll post any more details I can think of during the week.

Looking forward to meeting a few of you, at last.

Bob
bobh
bobh
3Gold
3Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 788
Hobbies : Retired engineer
Humour : Yes please (did I answer the wrong question?)
Registration date : 2008-11-09


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  stretchie_ Fri May 03 2013, 14:11

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Suitable for all levels of experience and, let's say, "progressiveness".

I can't make that but I am loving your wordsmithing there my man
stretchie_
stretchie_
4Gold
4Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1353
Hobbies : Bikes and 4X4's
Humour : Sarcastic... Oh and cheeky, VERY CHEEKY
Registration date : 2008-11-08


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  Rosco Fri May 03 2013, 14:59

Woohoo - great to hear that something is starting to take shape down south......not a euphemism - honest.

I'm be saving my new tyres for the Alps so will need to give this one a miss though.

Hope it all goes well with nice weather, nice roads and a great day out.

Cheers
Rosco
Rosco
Rosco
Admin2
Admin2

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 6632
Humour : Oh Go On Then
Registration date : 2008-11-06


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  weasley Fri May 03 2013, 17:48

Since I live in Didcot I'd be mad not too! It does depend on domestic plans (currently refurbishing a house and weekends are the only time I get on it).

So count me in unless you hear otherwise (but don't be upset if otherwise happens!).
weasley
weasley
Admin2
Admin2

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1504
Hobbies : Yes
Humour : Yes
Registration date : 2008-11-07


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  Rampers Fri May 03 2013, 19:06

Ah man I'm on call that weekend damm it
Rampers
Rampers
3Silver
3Silver

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 243
Hobbies : In a dead end job, riding ,rugby and being family man
Humour : Last in the que
Registration date : 2012-01-25


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  bobh Fri May 03 2013, 20:35

Never mind, we can always do it on repeat....on repeat....on repeat...
bobh
bobh
3Gold
3Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 788
Hobbies : Retired engineer
Humour : Yes please (did I answer the wrong question?)
Registration date : 2008-11-09


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  stevemcc Fri May 03 2013, 20:39

Bugger I'm on nights that weekend.

If I manage to drag my ass out of bed some time in the afternoon. I will get on the bike and see if I can find you all for an hours blast before work.
stevemcc
stevemcc
2Silver
2Silver

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 192
Hobbies : Aviation Engineer
Registration date : 2011-11-16


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  MrNutt Fri May 03 2013, 20:44

I was up for this until my call for a sunday shift came in this week..... though next time on repeat i shall be there!

Have a great rideout Thumb
MrNutt
MrNutt
5Gold
5Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1767
Hobbies : Events
Registration date : 2011-05-03


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  mrfrance Sat May 04 2013, 08:58

I may be up for this, just depends on whether my partner has work on the day or not. will post up beginning of the week.

Cheers
mrfrance
mrfrance
4Gold
4Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1197
Registration date : 2011-05-15


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  bobh Sat May 04 2013, 22:05

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I may be up for this, just depends on whether my partner has work on the day or not. will post up beginning of the week.

Cheers

You found a bike already. Paul?
bobh
bobh
3Gold
3Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 788
Hobbies : Retired engineer
Humour : Yes please (did I answer the wrong question?)
Registration date : 2008-11-09


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  mrfrance Sun May 05 2013, 16:58

Picking up a Thunderace tomorrow, a nice cheap find!
mrfrance
mrfrance
4Gold
4Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1197
Registration date : 2011-05-15


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  alleycat Sun May 05 2013, 19:07

NUTS! its my stag do that weekend otherwise I would have been all over that ... + 1 for the repeat repeat
alleycat
alleycat
5Silver
5Silver

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 300
Hobbies : Carpenter / mechanics, guitar, mma
Registration date : 2013-01-08


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  bobh Sat May 11 2013, 00:39

Reminder for this, Milton Services A34, Sunday 10:30 for 11:00.

Weather looks hopeful, at least for the morning and early afternoon.
bobh
bobh
3Gold
3Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 788
Hobbies : Retired engineer
Humour : Yes please (did I answer the wrong question?)
Registration date : 2008-11-09


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  mrfrance Sat May 11 2013, 07:09

Not going to make it as my partner is working from 12 so will have the lil one :(
mrfrance
mrfrance
4Gold
4Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1197
Registration date : 2011-05-15


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  TOMCAT88 Sat May 11 2013, 10:12

Hi guys i might go,but i dont know where is the milton services,i found only didcot services:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
This one?
Thanks
TOMCAT88
TOMCAT88
2Bronze
2Bronze

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 17
Registration date : 2013-05-06


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  bobh Sat May 11 2013, 11:57

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Hi guys i might go,but i dont know where is the milton services,i found only didcot services:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
This one?
Thanks

That's the one.

The A34 doesn't have junction numbers, but just look out for the now redundant cooling towers of Didcot power station - it may be your last chance to admire them before they're blown up (insert exploding smiley here, if you can find one).
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] . . . . That do bob . . . or . . . [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] wink thumb up . . . cheers Tel left thumb up
bobh
bobh
3Gold
3Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 788
Hobbies : Retired engineer
Humour : Yes please (did I answer the wrong question?)
Registration date : 2008-11-09


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  bobh Sat May 11 2013, 11:58

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Not going to make it as my partner is working from 12 so will have the lil one :(

Sorry you can't make it. Paul, I was looking forward to drooling over the new acquisition.
bobh
bobh
3Gold
3Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 788
Hobbies : Retired engineer
Humour : Yes please (did I answer the wrong question?)
Registration date : 2008-11-09


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  0ldcat Sat May 11 2013, 12:44

You have a PM bob Smile
0ldcat
0ldcat
founder

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 5206
Hobbies : Motorcycling, Cooking, Rugby
Humour : It shrank in the wash
Registration date : 2008-11-05


https://www.yamaha-thundercats.org

Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  TOMCAT88 Sat May 11 2013, 13:20

Thanks Bobh Cool
TOMCAT88
TOMCAT88
2Bronze
2Bronze

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 17
Registration date : 2013-05-06


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  mrfrance Sat May 11 2013, 14:21

lol Cheers Bob, I will definitely try to attend one of the repeats!
mrfrance
mrfrance
4Gold
4Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1197
Registration date : 2011-05-15


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  weasley Sun May 12 2013, 08:34

I am currently in bed about 10 minutes from the start of this and can report that the sun is shining through a light, hazy cloud. I'm planning to be there!
weasley
weasley
Admin2
Admin2

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1504
Hobbies : Yes
Humour : Yes
Registration date : 2008-11-07


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  weasley Sun May 12 2013, 15:22

Just back from this. Nice to meet Bob and Tom; Bob was an excellent lead rider - who knew such roads were in this area?! Mostly dry, though the rain set in about an hour from home, but didn't really upset the ride.

It was a bit chillier than I had anticipated, so the bath is running as I type. Nice to get a decent ride under my belt this year; looking forward to BC now!
weasley
weasley
Admin2
Admin2

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1504
Hobbies : Yes
Humour : Yes
Registration date : 2008-11-07


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  0ldcat Sun May 12 2013, 15:31

Glad you had a good day.

Hope you committed the route/roads to memory Wink
0ldcat
0ldcat
founder

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 5206
Hobbies : Motorcycling, Cooking, Rugby
Humour : It shrank in the wash
Registration date : 2008-11-05


https://www.yamaha-thundercats.org

Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  mrfrance Sun May 12 2013, 15:41

Good stuff! Will definitely have to try and make one of the repeats although will need to get bike in shape first. Couldn't make this one but was able to get the bike out for an hour really early this morning but need to stick on a dyno as not getting the expected performance.

Fingers crossed will be ready for next one, glad you had fun!
mrfrance
mrfrance
4Gold
4Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1197
Registration date : 2011-05-15


Back to top Go down

Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May. Empty Re: Oxon/Berks/Hants/Wilts Run - 12th May.

Post  bobh Sun May 12 2013, 15:49

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Hope you committed the route/roads to memory Wink

Sorry, Tel, what was the question again?

Yes, after a few years on the forum without actually meeting any of its members, it was good to match at least a couple of faces to the names.

We let Tomcat loose on the A4 west of Hungerford, soon after the rain started - hope you got home safely and not too damp, Tom, and many thanks for making the long trip from London.

Bob
bobh
bobh
3Gold
3Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 788
Hobbies : Retired engineer
Humour : Yes please (did I answer the wrong question?)
Registration date : 2008-11-09


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum