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linuxyeti
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PostPosted: 11:14 - 22 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I thought I'd show Santa how it's done !! 😂😂. No photos, partly due to time constraints, and partly due to the weather, however a 392 mile trip yesterday on the Interceptor, from Wolves to Wolves, via Doncaster, Wakefield, Moston, Oldham, Skelmersdale, Bispham !!. Managed to avoid any rain, until on the way back, so, the last 90 miles or so were in the rain !! Still an enjoyable ride out, and the bike, behaved impeccably, tyres gripped well, not matter the conditions. here's a screenshot of the rough route, actually covered more miles than on the screenshot! Alas, the bike needs a good clean today !!

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PostPosted: 18:41 - 22 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

All those M roads tho. Confused
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linuxyeti
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PostPosted: 19:33 - 22 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

recman wrote:
All those M roads tho. Confused


Yeah I know, but, it was pretty tight time wise, so, that's where motorways come into their own, left home at 09:40, got back at 23:30 !!. I nearly went across the snake pass, but, I could see the cloud just sitting on the tops there, so, just decided to carry onto the M62. The ride was pleasant enough, and to be fair, I quite like the run across the tops on the M62, by the time I was coming home, it was pitch black, never mind the rain. I had intended to stop at Knutsford for a break, but, it was raining so I just thought sod it, and carried on down to Wolves, so, 110/120 miles non stop, of which about 90 were in the rain, ride home from Bispham !! Apart from the rain, it was a reasonably pleasant ride out, the weather is pretty mild at the mo, so it wasn't really cold. 👍😁
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PostPosted: 15:02 - 25 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice wander up some backroads on Eclusham mountain, in actual Welsh sunshine, then went for a walk to the top of the mountain.

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trevor saxe-coburg-gotha
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PostPosted: 21:53 - 25 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

recman wrote:
All those M roads tho. Confused


Confounding.

I'd way rather ride for half as long on decent local b-roads.

I've done about 5k motorway miles by bike this year and the best I can say about them is they weren't quite as boring as if I'd done them in the car.
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PostPosted: 23:08 - 30 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the work hack out to give it a longer run for a change. Ponderosa wasn't as busy as I thought it would be, given it was nice and sunny. just a local run, about 30 miles. Quite liked this Guzzi that was parked up there.

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PostPosted: 15:22 - 19 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is anyone still here?


Long time. Stuff happened in my life. Nearly ended up a pleegie; but now I'm just a mini raspberry-ripple.

Just going to dump all of the 'activity' of the last 18 months or so in one post (as long as it'll all fit); so going against the 'where have you been today' bit but whatever eh.

Did an Andalusia tour on Enfields:

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On the way up to the top of Sierra Nevada:
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At the top - blinking freezing:
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Coming back down
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Stunning scenery
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And a go on the new 650 Interceptor:

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The road from Cadier was fabulous and this thing really had me grinning.

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Fabulous bike the Interceptor. It sounds great, revs out cleanly with smooth power and torque, good chassis, decent enough brakes, looks outstanding and rides really nicely. If anything, my only criticism of it is that it's not very Royal Enfield like; it just feels like a new bike. But for the cash, anyone that's buying a CB500 over one of these is an absolute tool.

Also went to Norfolk on the KTM, but I haven't got any pics of that other than these ones I've rescued from Facebook as I lost my phone in France and hadn't back any of my stuff up.

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Then decided to get me some sunshine to top up my lovely pale skin's tan. Off to Kefalonia where the scenery is stunning and the beer is served in ice cold glasses.

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And then hired this little bad boy Laughing

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I named him Slightly Miffed Kenneth. My last one out here was Sad Ken but he was a 125 - this one had a bit more poke hence he wasn't quite so sad, and he was a bit more grown up so clearly a Kenneth rather than the more laddy Ken.

Rode it all the way up the top of a 1650m mountain where the views were stunning! Laughing

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Made a bit of a wrong turn going to a cove and ended up doing a bit of Enduro Shocked

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350 miles across the Island to just about all 4 corners and everything in between. It's a stunning place with great mountain roads. Scooters round there are lulzy cos you're just WOT all the time.

And then I've been making a point of getting out a bit more in the local lanes and luckily an old mate of is also into his bikes and comes along quite often, on either his Gixxer 750 or his CB1300. He's got an Aprilia RSV Factory too but I rarely get to see that even if he does bring it along; obvious reasons.

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The Enfield had been a bit neglected but I did manage to use it a bit last year. Paid for a Professional to clean my bikes up as I can't bend down very well these days.

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The Enfield came up really well - engine sparkles

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And then booked it in for its first ever ticket which it passed no bother, as to be expected:


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And that's about all that's been going on.
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PostPosted: 16:31 - 19 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

If at the time of leaving I didn't like you I do now. Thumbs Up

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PostPosted: 00:25 - 20 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

allo arry.
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PostPosted: 01:22 - 20 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's late, but I did the Chilterns for my Sunday ride. On Saturday, Oxfordshire. 110 miles over the weekend. Dips and troughs were icy - bike slid around all over the place, even in a straight line. Fun and memorable rides, though.
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linuxyeti
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PostPosted: 06:40 - 20 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, not today, but Saturday, I stopped posting on here, as it began to feel only I was posting, anyhow .. On Saturday had a nice little amble, well, there's still the Mash 50 to take into account 😁, up to DK's in Newcastle, although the nippers weren't too impressed with the lack of hot chocolate in the cafe !!. A nice 70 mile saunter, if you are in the market for a 50, I really do recommend the Mash 50. The Keeway, and my ST7 are also lovely bikes to ride as well.

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Oh, and Arry's right, the Interceptor is an awsome bike, love mine, over 5000 miles on it now.
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