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PostSubject: where to go in wales   Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:57 pm

got a couple of weeks off in Easter so im off for a few days on my wing
as long as it takes Smile

was thinking of taking it easy and dipping into wales on my way to the south coast
has any members got any B&B they can reccomend or any sites i should take in
on the way

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:12 pm

Speaking of Wales, is there any news of The Dragon Rally, or is that affair more for the young lads rather than for Silverwing folks?

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:19 pm

The Dragon Rally is a complete and utter waste of time, it's basically riding to a rubbish rally site somewhere in North Wales, getting a cheap badge and then freezing your bollocks off overnight in your tent. Sleep is hard to come by with the noise of drunken bikers lurching over guy ropes and pissing inches away from your tent flap.

I went to a couple of Dragons many years ago, I've still got the badges pinned to a 25th Anniversary Dragon Rally bobble hat.
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:23 pm

[quote="Meldrew"]The Dragon Rally is a complete and utter waste of time, it's basically riding to a rubbish rally site somewhere in North Wales, getting a cheap badge and then freezing your bollocks off overnight in your tent. Sleep is hard to come by with the noise of drunken bikers lurching over guy ropes and pissing inches away from your tent flap.<> [quote]

Thank you for confirming my suspicions Meldrew.

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:18 pm

That sounds a lot like camping at Daytona during bike week. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:24 am

I would recommend NOT "doing" Strata Florida on a scooter Wink .... .... it is much better done in a Frontera :D

Seriously though, any idea of intended route & what are you interested in ?
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:55 am

Laughing Where the riding equipment includes a periscope! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:12 am

ha ha nothing for wales then
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:27 am

If you perhaps plan to go to North Wales - I would  recommend KARDEN HOUSE B&B located at Llandudno, a really good coastal location for North Wales, and  just around the corner from the railway station.

I stayed there for 5 days last September, first class accommodation and outstanding breakfasts !
Really nice people, clean and very good value !

Hope you have a good holiday break !
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:35 pm

hopefully wont need the railway station Smile tx Stuart am gonna have to plan ma route me thinks
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:15 pm

If your route back into England is via the Severn Bridge, the you should visit Tintern Abbey ....... http://www.castlewales.com/tintern.html .... if you do go that way I can tell you of the pub with the very best steak & ale pie in Wales Smile if you are going via Satffordshire, that is where you will find the best steak & ale pie in England (to date, but I have tried a lot of pies in a lot of counties Wink)

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:25 pm

hee hee inm a pie man too , but i like the ale alongside it not in it
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:19 pm

Then my good fellow if you're after good pies you should venture into Yorkshire, not Staffordshire. Down in the Potteries they're better known for faggots n' peas and Staffordshire oatcakes not pies. With respect to my good bud The Bern, the steak and kidney pie trumps the steak and ale pie every time, and a good minced beef and onion takes some beating too, it's all in the gravy. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Hi Yo wrote:
  Laughing     Where the riding equipment includes a periscope!    Laughing

Laughing I have done that "road" several times in my old Vauxhall Frontera (USA called it Isuzu Rodeo) with the river running from normal to near flood
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:35 pm

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hee hee inm a pie man too , but i like the ale alongside it not in it

The pub in Tintern, if you sit in the seat by the window at the east end of the pub, you can look out the window & see the hop fields that the local ale is harvested from Smile I got a card in the car, will look it out & post here Smile
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:44 pm

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With respect to my good bud The Bern, the steak and kidney pie trumps the steak and ale pie every time

Can't argue with you there bud, steak & kidney is my all time favourite Smile These days steak & ale seems more prevalent on pub menu's Rolling Eyes , tell yer what though bud I've found a pub in Shropshire that does excellent pies all with suet topping rather than puff pastry Cool If you're ever in Essex there is a pub that makes Steak & merlot pies which are really tasty.

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:49 pm

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<>... if you're after good pies you should venture into Yorkshire, not Staffordshire. Down in the Potteries they're better known for faggots n' peas <>...it's all in the gravy.

Notwithstanding the pejorative meaning of the word in these parts, I always thought that a faggot was a bundle of small sticks. Who knew ya had them with gravy & peas?

I'll just have to pay closer attention to just what Mrs Patmore is doing in the kitchen.

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:54 pm

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<>... if you're after good pies you should venture into Yorkshire, not Staffordshire. Down in the Potteries they're better known for faggots n' peas <>...it's all in the gravy.

Notwithstanding the pejorative meaning of the word in these parts,
Tim

Also can have the same meaning this side of the big water Tim Wink One day I hope to travel oop norf & meet my buddy Meldrew for a drink & shoot the breeze for a while Smile
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:44 pm

last time we were in wales we had a cottage so no B & B, would recommend the snowdonia mountain railway and the the great orme railway, Angelsey motor museum was ok but the local air museum was a waste of time. also watch out for the ole bill, in Wales they dont just hate bikers, they hate everyone. Take good waterproof gear with you, you'll need it.
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:48 pm

You're really selling Wales to gooffy there mate.
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:56 pm

lol might just go to scarbrough ha
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:28 pm

I think Scarborough has gone down the nick a bit as traditional seaside resort since I was a kid and was at Butlin's in nearby Filey. Whitby a few miles away is a more interesting place, it's kind of quirky and very popular with the Trad scooter mob. At other time of the year it's full of Goths and Steampunks, and it's a very nice ride over the North Yorkshire Moors. You can buy freshly smoked Whitby kippers there, but you already have a very good source of kippers down the coast in Craister.
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:10 am

aye we used to go there alot , seems to have lost its was a bit, went over the moors last year to Morcambe that is one place that has went down hill in a bad way.

Wales it is Smile


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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:04 pm

Meldrew have you got these Dr Pulley sliders everyone is on about ?
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:21 pm

Hi gooffy, I've never had the slightest interest fitting Dr Pulley stuff on any of the five maxi scooters I've owned. I can overtake traffic and cruise at high speeds all day at home and abroad on my bog stock Silver Wing so to me it's totally unnecessary.
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:03 pm

When I replaced my rollers with Dr Pulley sliders my rollers had a lot of flat spots on them at less than 20,000 miles. When I checked my Dr Pulley sliders at 54,300+miles they had literally no wear at all. Even if I stayed with the stock weight of 28 grams I'd still use Dr Pulley sliders instead of rollers. Sliders are designed to slide without disfiguring whereas it's common for rollers to get flat spots.
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:51 pm

That's fine if you're into that stuff, and if you're not you could always visit the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales where there's a village called Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. That's the short version, it's full name is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwryndrobwillantysiliogogogoch.
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:39 am

watch it piss down for two weeks sigh
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:21 pm

Meldrew, Can ANYBODY pronounce that full name?
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:43 pm

At first I thought of my mother-in-law, she's Welsh and was born and raised on Anglesey. So I asked Mrs M if her mum could say it and she replied of course she can, and so can I.

She then proceeded to say it word perfect without any hesitation, and then more slowly so I could check it phonetically off my previous post and it was 100% correct!  

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:18 pm

ready for the off, long run to dorset for a cpl nights, then over to penzance then down to bangor

be good weather ha
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:13 pm

Have fun bud Smile
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:44 pm

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then down to bangor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMNrrLBdhuM

Sorry, couldn't resist!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:29 am

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then down to bangor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMNrrLBdhuM

Sorry, couldn't resist!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:03 am

That's Cathy Lesurf on vocals, I saw her in concert as part of the Albion Band a few years year later and had no idea at the time she was the vocalist from ’Day Trip to Bangor' by Fiddler's Dram.

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:11 pm

I didn't know anyone except Jonah went anywhere in wales. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:06 am

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I didn't know anyone except Jonah went anywhere in wales. scratch

You've lost me there mate, who exactly is Jonah that went to Wales? To those of us of a certain age Jonah was a comic strip character in The Beano back in the Fifties and Sixties, he was a sailor and a floating disaster. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:34 am

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I didn't know anyone except Jonah went anywhere in wales. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:40 am

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You've lost me there mate, who exactly is Jonah that went to Wales?
Sorry to hear you're lost. Don't worry, someone will come along and tell you where to go. Probably been doing that for years. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:20 am

Say it, don't read it. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:39 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonah
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:20 pm

Yes I finally got it. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:30 pm

It's a bit like the joke about 'what's grey and comes in gallons?' - it has to be said, not read. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:51 am

MikeO,
Probably too late to mention this ... but while in Wales, Chester is worth a visit. Walk the wall ... just to say you did it ! Nice pubs in town too.

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:44 am

Chester isn't in Wales, it's in the county of Cheshire, England.
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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:21 am

Thank for the info Meldrew!

All these years since visiting Chester I thought it was in Wales. Oh well, live and learn !

Thanks .... still, it was a neat place ... and worth a visit if nearby.

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PostSubject: Re: where to go in wales   Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:02 pm

I shall be heading in the general direction of Wales in May for the X9OC Annual Bash.

We're staying in a village in the Forest Of Dene, not in Wales but close and will probably venture in for our Saturday Rideout.

Interesting place, the Forest Of Dene; think a much gentler version of 'Deliverance' and you'll have an idea of the way many people view it. Wink
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