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Post  MevsyD on Sun Aug 04 2013, 19:47

Well as I am first back having to miss the second rideout I am checking in to say I made it back a little wet after a fairly gruelling ride home. Altogether clocked up a tad over 900 miles in the three days and loved most minutes of it! There are some choice moments as there always is on these things but to be fair to knackerred to start typing them out... I would like to express my sincere thanks to those that organised and attended, fantastic from start to finish. Perhaps someone might have a word with the big man upstairs to sort the weather out next time eh?! Loved the weekend and once again huuuuge thanks.
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Post  prime on Sun Aug 04 2013, 22:25

bad weather in Scotland? glad your back safe mate
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Post  Wooster on Mon Aug 05 2013, 01:06

It's off and on tbh. (forecast for here yesterday was crap, but was actually fine all day..grumpy )

How's that 'pie fracture' holding up?
Bike snapped in half yet? green smile
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Post  MevsyD on Mon Aug 05 2013, 08:54

Cheers! Looking at the weather today I am glad I came down yeterday... Thankfully the piecrack is no bigger so only one solution. MORE PIES!
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Post  billyw on Mon Aug 05 2013, 14:45

Just back in the door here in wet wet wet Langholm. Big thanks to Ross, Davie and Dirt Bike Dave for all the route checking/ recces etc. Another awesome weekend due to the folks taking part - great roads, great weather and great craic.

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Post  furball on Mon Aug 05 2013, 15:22

Not long home also, had a cracking ride up the A82 with Paul & Karina, left then at Beauly to make there way up to Rogart for a few day's, A big thanks to everyone for attending and making it a memorable one..

Davie

PS: got this message from Atholl & Byron..

Thanks for a great weekend. Laggon was bone dry and awesome. Catch you later. Ath
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Mon Aug 05 2013, 15:24

Back home safe and sound, showered and now chilling out with a cuppa after being flattened by 2 VERY happy German Shepherds lol!  Nice pootle back home, couple of stops, even managed to 'nearly' miss all the rain, with only 5 mins worth around the Green Welly Very Happy 

Thanks again to everyone for a fab weekend, had a great time, lots of laughs and some great roads.  Looking forward to next year already!! Laughing 

Fi and Jon girl_witch 
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Post  terry lees on Mon Aug 05 2013, 20:20

Hi all. Got home just before 6, Last 70 miles from Penrith lashed it down, got very wet, but glad to be home. Great ride down with Rosco and our crowd, fantastic weekend, and really enjoyed riding in the wet. Thanks to all who attended with special thanks to the boy from Shotts.
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Post  MrNutt on Mon Aug 05 2013, 20:49

got back to my aunt and uncles (my overnight/halfway ish stop over) just after 6:30, big thanks to ross, dave and davie for routes, leading , tail ending and sorting the digs and food out, special thanks to ross, davie and wooster for tail ending and putting up with me at the back!

was a cracker of a weekend, being my first big mac, certainly coming back for more as soon as I can, though agree with martin that if the weather could be booked for next year that'd be great Wink

another bog thanks to ross, terry, chris and bob for the ride/route back today, was a cracker again! nice to cover some of Saturday roads in the dry!

only slight down side... i noticed about 20 miles from my aunt and uncles the handling of the bike had gone, the thing wouldnt turn and the rear felt all weird, waiting at a set of lights, 5 miles from home, a biker behind me honks and rides up saying you've got a flat...garrrgh shite, thankfully I was right next to a petrol station, so got some air into it, the gauge showed only 3psi!!! got back to my aunt and uncles and found a nice neat puncture seeping air... so afterlots of chats and talks about tyre choices and how long they last, I'll be getting a set sooner than expected! hopefully I can get a new set at the local yamaha garage tomorrow morning, if not i'll be here for another day at least before heading home proper.

Also could one of the boys who has a contact number for bob please apologise to him on my behalf for not saying thanks for leading me back in and not saying bye, I couldnt get up to him and get his attention with my flat tyre, before the lights changed and he went off home, dont want to seem rude to him, just unfortunate I could get to him to explain.

thanks again

dave

p.s.

write up to come soon (hopefully)
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Post  Rosco on Mon Aug 05 2013, 23:12

Wow - What a fantastic weekend folks Smile
Big thanks to everyone who attended for making it such a great weekend......and also to "the one" who didn't attend.
Brilliant team spirit in the kitchen keeping us all fed, watered and dish duties.
I'll be back next year just hoping for some more Banoffii Good Pie. 10/10 Fiona Smile

Incident free (well apart from my up and coming numpty point which I will second) - Sorry again Steve Embarassed 

Thanks to DBD (in absentia) and Furball for their efforts in making the weekend go smoothly.
Had a great ride up to the venue and a great ride back too.
Roll on the next one.

Sorry to hear about your tyre Dave........Could have been very scary.
I've had that myself once.  I always get the gunk in my tyres now.

Sorry to hear about your bike TomCom - Hope you can get in going again soon.

Thinking cap on for where we are going next year.......any suggestions?

Cheers
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Post  ellie on Mon Aug 05 2013, 23:42

@Rosco wrote:Thinking cap on for where we are going next year.......any suggestions?

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Post  SteveCat on Tue Aug 06 2013, 02:55

Wet, Wet, Wet - 'I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my bones'

Oops, sorry still singing to myself, fantastic weekend, think my personal riding best What a Face great 

Not long out of Oban and the rain started, stop to put wet gear on and the waterproof mits I've been lugging around, unused, for years. They lasted about 3 miles, had to stop and loose them, couldn't see where I was going ( no glove wiper blade anymore and couldn't ride the bike ).
20 miles south of Glasgow and the heavens opened up, had that on and off all the way to London. My own stupid fault for using gloves that had lost their waterproofing years ago. Ditched them for ones that are, around Preston, also changing my silk inner gloves for the plastic gloves supplied at fuel stations for diesel users - no more wet hands.


Having declined riding down with ChickenTim and John, feeling I'd cramp their pace, I came across a bike which looked a bit familiar on the M6. The traffic had come to a halt and only progress was filtering. I'm thinking I'm making light work of the traffic jam and come upon this rather wide BMW was in front of me. I curse at having now to stop and try and nudge the bike in front of me out the way - oops it's John Embarassed

Got home a few minutes over schedule just after  9pm, guess pretty good considering - still, a slither under 12 hours with all the stops.

A huge thank you to Ross, Davie and Dave (DBD) - some cracking routes you planned out and led / tail-ended.

I felt bad leaving before breakfast was sorted, leaving you all with the clear out. Fi, your banofie's were great - I hadn't realised we only managed to get through one of them.

A big thanks to all the cooks, dish washers and everyone - collectively we all made this a fantastic ride out.

My pics are on Flickr just click meto view.

CapCom suggestions?

Some artistic attempts of the bay, achieved tho' after two Kingfisher beers in the Indian!!

I have found team Transit in the video and have taken a snapshot as he pulls into the 'pits' to retire - think he may have lost his drive for the rest of the year !!
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Post  MrNutt on Tue Aug 06 2013, 12:43

tyre update....

been to the local yammy dealer to my aunt and uncles, thankfully only 2 mins away, raceways of fleetwood. got a set of polit road 3's going on, hopefully tomorrow, so will then be on my way after them being fitted, though if not i'll be here till thursday before getting home....

though for £235 fitted from a full yammy dealer its a deal not to be sniffed at, my current rear was close to the end of its life so thought sod it, instead of repairing it
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Post  Wooster on Tue Aug 06 2013, 14:36

That's a sore one mate, not far off £100 more than I'd expect to pay for a decent tyre plus fitting.
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Post  MrNutt on Tue Aug 06 2013, 14:43

shush you!! I paid well over that for a pair of 2's 18 months ago... plus needs must, got work on thurs and need to get home! and tyres at home would be more expensive. looked online and couldn't find a pair of 3's for much less than £200...
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Post  Wooster on Tue Aug 06 2013, 16:15

Well, it is an emergency. Smile
(p.s. £134 on Blackcircles, but this isn't the place for that. Wink )
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Post  MrNutt on Tue Aug 06 2013, 16:23

Dang and blast, ah well better deal than I ha before lol and don't want a blow out on the motorway, still got 200 miles to get to home yet...

Though that said, duly noted for next time! Ta allan
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Post  MevsyD on Tue Aug 06 2013, 16:51

Ouch.. At least you will have piece of mind for the way home.. And you will burn less fuel without that big wedge in your pocket!

Steve, are you going to put any of the videos up at all?
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Tue Aug 06 2013, 17:50

Don't worry EDave. I'm well ahead of you in the tyre price humping contest!!!
£235 is a good price for both tyres fitted. I Paid £280 for 2x PR3's fitted.
£135 maybe for a rear only. No way for both. Or I'll eat one of mine!!
I won't mention my Spanish tyre price humping incident tho.

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Post  MrNutt on Tue Aug 06 2013, 17:56

Looked at a few sites and its £135-£160 for the rear alone, I could of just got a rear but as the front is nearing the end to thought sod it.

Ah yes the i saw the English riders coming tyre shop haha!
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Post  furball on Tue Aug 06 2013, 17:56

@Dirt Bike Dave wrote:Don't worry EDave. I'm well ahead of you in the tyre price humping contest!!!
£235 is a good price for both tyres fitted. I Paid £280 for 2x PR3's fitted.
I won't mention my Spanish tyre price humping incident tho.

Ok I will mention it for you £500 quid or was it 500 europe's, Shocked


PS: Thought i would get in before Terry.......................


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Post  furball on Tue Aug 06 2013, 17:59

I just ordered a PR3 120/70/zr17 from here http://www.oponeo.co.uk/?gclid=CJDXprWl6bgCFbLMtAodkkoAfw

£96 delivered Very Happy 

Davie......................
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Post  ellie on Tue Aug 06 2013, 18:53

£235 for a pair sounds fair to me at a dealer.

Best be safe then sorry Dave, don't want a Chris Eddie episode now do we?!!!
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Post  MrNutt on Tue Aug 06 2013, 19:13

nope! and i wouldnt have even pulled a single wheelie!!

indeedy better safe than sorry.

on a note with tyres, michelin are currently offering £25 cashback on the pilot road and pilot power ranges. according to this dealer. Ends at the end of August I think
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Post  Wooster on Tue Aug 06 2013, 19:30

@MrNutt wrote:Looked at a few sites and its £135-£160 for the rear alone, I could of just got a rear but as the front is nearing the end to thought sod it.

Ah yes the i saw the English riders coming tyre shop haha!

Ah, I didn't realise you'd swung for both, £235 is a fair price for the pair, Embarassed 
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