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  1. More French Legislation

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    Read about it here Emergency picnic hampers
  2. How do you ruin a family picnic?

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    As I found out today, it's easy. You simply let your two dogs, with their paws covered in dog sh*t, trample all over the family's picnic and their coats that they are sitting on so they have to cut their picnic short and are forced to get cold on their return journey. Four year olds don't like...
  3. A wee local runaround.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    After a late night, clocks changing, etc, etc I managed to get out on the bike about 11.30AM. I don't know why I bothered as the roads were full of twists and turns, there was no traffic to speak of, the sun was shining and the scenery was just a distraction.:rolleyes: View from the Thornilee...
  4. MotoExpo

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    A bit late in posting this, had a busy week. Anyway, last weekend my pal Chris and I went to check out the MotoExpo (Trade Exhibition) at the NEC. We had also gone last year, and it seemed better organised this year with more exhibitors. Had a good look round. The most noticeable trend was the...
  5. Shelter from the rain

    Kids Weekend
    Well the weather isn't looking too kind so does anyone who will be travelling by car have access to, and some space for a tarpaulin and poles or gazebo? I know Jeff has his command centre and awning but I'm more thinking about something to cover a picnic table so we can cook and somewhere to...
  6. Three Lochs Forest Drive

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I was out for a bimble in the Trossachs today and took a ride round the Three Lochs Forest Drive. It's legally rideable and about 7.5 miles long and as the name suggests it takes in views over three lochs. Surface wise it's typical forest trail with crushed stone and plenty of pot holes. There...
  7. North West mega ride-out

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Does anyone fancy joining me on a mega ride, oooh some time in May perhaps - to fill the gap between Galloway and Piel. I was thinking of something of a round 350miles taking in the Yorks dales, North Pennines, Kielder, South Scotland, East Lakes. I have a route in mind but start / finish is...
  8. GROK 2010 - Transalpage Annual Meet

    Travel
    Hi All, Here are a few photos from our recent trip to the first annual French Transalpage GROK 2010 meeting in the Auvergne. Good people, good ride outs, great campsite and a good atmosphere... can't wait till next years event :D For others going to the Auvegne, this web site of...
  9. Piel Island 24th & 25th April

    Austin's Adventures
    Piel Island 24th & 25th April. Meet up and route details Edits to this post highlighted in RED Edits to this post on 11th April in BROWN Edits to this post 16th April in PURPLE Follow up to the earlier thread about a Possible meet on Piel Island, Morecambe Bay, Barrow in Furness. This thread...
  10. Important Rider Information

    The Longest Day
    Hi All, The Dingle bunkhouse bookings are in Post number 3 below from: R559 to: 52.129597,-10.452511 - Google Maps Dunquin Dun Chaoin Hostel - Dunquin, Ireland - Hostel Review Dunquin Hostel is located in Dunquin, a small town on the western tip of the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland's...
  11. TLD Accom Dingle

    The Longest Day
    Hi All, The Dingle bunkhouse bookings at present are: NB. All prices are in Euros, the exchange rate is 1 to 1 (says the bloke living in Germany with a BIG smile on his face) so a €22.00 cost will mean a £22.00 transfer to the TLD account. Twin- €70.00- Mr & Mrs Palerider...
  12. Wild Camping on route to the National 2009

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A very very short and sweet report for a change: Excuse the quality, I decided not to bring any cameras of any sort so I had to use my Phone. Travelling from North Yorkshire to the National in Ullapool, my plan was to wild camp when I got tired somewhere on route as normal nothing...
  13. Couple of Pictures from my Holiday. Applecross

    Travel
    So I was up at Applecross, last week. Not on the bike as the wife and dog were in toe. Stayed in a Cottage, and watched all the bikes driving past .. Me Wishing I had a trailer for the bike.... Took a picnic to Sand near Applecross, and took a look around Monty Halls Bothy, signed the...
  14. Brilliant Welsh weekend!!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, after a shaky start (see Transalp section!), our weekend in Wales was absolutely superb. Down the M6, unplanned detour round Chester (I'm learning to like the satnav!) and a good run across to Bala, then sort-of southeast across a minor road to Lake Vyrnwy (narrow, occasionally very...
  15. North West & North East Meet 31st August 2008

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    A very very quick summary and few pics and . 9.00am Meet at Services at J31 M6. Me, Stanbloke, Airwolf and Mrs Airwolf, Shel750, and Piguglyshandydrinker. "spirited" ride to Settle via the some of the finest minor roads in the Ribble Valley. If any of you have ever followed Airwolf you will...
  16. Deeside Peaceful

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    So today was nice and sunny, but I was sulking that I was not on the JOG LE event that is happening today. Decided to get away from it all and take a drive up Deeside to Birse. Found a great spot for my picnic lunch, by the river birse. very peaceful just the sound of water. Had my lunch and...
  17. Happy Mother's Day

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    Maybe we're on our "transatlantic cousin's" calender over here, but today is Mother's Day in the Philippines. Have readied the boxes of chockies, cards etc from the kids and I, for the "dragon", (sorry dear, if you ever read this, only joking!). Eldest kid organised to go to the market, early...
  18. A little bimble around Norfolk (on and off road on XR400).

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, i was sat here early in the morning feeling sorry for meself cause i was worried about being able to do the Cambrian cause i aint been feeling to cracky. Stupid really, got no time for feeling sorry for meself and being sappy so i thought bugger it, whats the best way to find out how im...
  19. just off the motorway......

    Great Roads/Routes
    Had this idea for a series of posts. As I travel up and down the M6 between junctions 32 and 21 day after day I know what is just off all the junctions in between that is useful to know. I thought if I started it on that bit motorway others could add stuff about other junctions on the M6 and...
  20. the welsh hills

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I had a great day out yesterday in the Welsh hills with all the other forum bods. Mr Mabel took us on a great route and although it was a bit nippy I think most people enjoyed the ride. Unfortunately Dave (fridge) had a bit of a mishap on his Transalp and took a tumble but he carried on for...
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