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  1. Kirkby Stephen National 2013

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had a great ride up on Thursday, Friday was a washout, the evening entertainment was the highlight of the day.
  2. Ride in Aberdeenshire to test injured knee :(

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, I'm supposed to be heading for Cumbria tomorrow at dawn. I've booked Thursday to Tuesday off to head down to the XRV National meet at your friend and mine, Paul's campsite at Takoda camping in Kirkby stephen. BUT,,,, I've felt an issue coming on for a couple of days, I've a cartilage...
  3. Hostel Vs Tent purchase for the National?

    National Meets
    Hi all, Anyone else going to the Hostel at Kirkby Stephen? Edging towards taking the plunge and getting a tent but would consider going to the Hostel if a few others are going. Spoke to Denise today and she says there are 10 available beds at the moment and could place bikers together in a 4,6...
  4. TTB Blog up

    get your up date Blog of the TTB's at: Kirkby Stephen is going to be busy in September!!! Beer & Bangers Festival and XRV National Meet 5th - 8th Sept come on down(or up) Ride safe and have Fun TTB1 Dan
  5. Kirkby Stephen festival bash's (Aug & Sept)

    Well to any of you lot who are planning to come to Kirkby Stephen this month or the next there are some fantastic events going on: We have The first Takoda Fest, held at Takoda Campsite. A mainly acoustic event starting around lunch time and ending in the early hours, camping is optional. The...
  6. Pennine Way 2nd 3rd 4th August 2013

    Austin's Adventures
    While I am at it posting up events I will post a placeholder for this event. Unless it falls completely flat this will go ahead broadly as outlined here. Dates 3rd and 4th August 2013 Start: Edale, Derbyshire, at approx 10am on 3rd August. (exact location tbc) End: Kirk Yetholm, Scotland...
  7. National meet 2013 official

    National Meets
    Re: National 2013 possible sites - please only post possible or tried sites Reminder, the location of the 2013 national meet is Takoda, Kirby Stephen, Cumbria Home - TAKODA CAMPING It wil be the weekend of 5-8 September 2013. The site responded: "There is no problem at all booking your rally...
  8. For Sale: Everyone kept telling me I should do it...

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, I've news! Though I dunno if I'm in the right place to post this... Over the last year I’ve been taking careful note of all the requests and posts on forums about the lack of adventure motorcycle travel audio books. So I’ve gone and done it. Into Africa just been released as an Audio...
  9. Honda DCT bikes

    Other Honda
    Has anyone here had a go on one of the Honda's fitted with the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) that Honda are using on a range of bikes now? How do they feel changing gear with a switch? I ask as I am very interested in the new Integra as a possible option for me that will give a proper bike...
  10. The human camera

    Thought we could do with a bit of lightening up and humbling on here. Just been sent this. Apologies if it's already been on here. Beautiful Minds: Stephen Wiltshire - StumbleUpon We've a lot to learn about us humans eh?
  11. 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...
  12. Admin email

    The Longest Day (Planning)
    Can someone organising deal please
  13. First big(ish) trip

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just come back from my first big trip on a bike, my TA700. Went with my dad to the Pre65 Scottish trial in Kinlochleven near Fort William. I loved it and can't wait till my next trip. Set off on the Thursday from Lincoln up the A1, over the windy A66 and then met up with my dad on his trusty...
  14. The Witches Promise

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I planned this journey because I fancied a twisty, high climbing route away from main roads, that won't take up too much of a Sunday (2 to 3 hours depending on brew stops ). I know it's not everyone’s cup of tea but it does it for me and is particularly suited to the Dominator. The...
  15. Trip to the Somme Battlefields

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The plan for this year’s bike trip was to first revisit the Somme battlefield and then move down to the D-Day beaches in Normandy. It's turned out to be a very long trip report to write so I'll post the Somme and Normandy visits in seperate threads. Here I am with my trusty Varadero packed and...
  16. Dales Ride Out - Saturday

    Past National Meets
    Dales Ride Out Led by Austin Dent....Hawes...Buttertubs pass.....Kirkby Stephen.....Langwathby.....Hartside Pass(2nd twistiest road in UK and biker friendly cafe at the top)......Alston.....Barnard Castle.....Richmond (call in at Altberg boots if I can find them again))....Reeth.....Thwaite...
  17. National Meet - Basic Information

    Past National Meets
    This thread will hold the basic information for the National Meet - discussions can take place in other threads :D When: Thursday 6th September to Sunday 9th September 2007 Where: Conder Farm Campsite, Deepdale Road, Dent, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5QT - England, UK Phone: +44 (0)15396 25277...
  18. using a mobile phone on 2 wheels!

    From the Oxford Mail full story here :confused:
  19. "green" groups attack motorcycles

    Seems the "greens" are now gunning for bikes. They've managed to get themselves an invite to the House of Commons Transport Committee, and have been saying bikes are far worse than cars, and should be banned from towns and cities. Full story...

    yeh yeh i know :shock: but somtime i do stop dragging my knuckles along the floor and imerse myself in the odd book or two its a nice way to step away from the everyday shit life can throw at you :roll: my fave authors are 1, of course tolkien 2, stephen donaldson 3, the stand and the dark...