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PostSubject: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeTue 03 Oct 2017, 07:50

Hi all just a question I was wondering if anybody in the north west area would be interested in rides out now and again when the weather is good
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeTue 03 Oct 2017, 08:36

Yes!
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeTue 03 Oct 2017, 11:42

I have been down that route. Joined Honda Owners club. After one hour ride they stopped for lunch after leaving nearly one hour late from (their) breakfast. Went with a group called Ugly Bunch. Upset some of them because I overtook riders that were braking half way around bends and I nearly rear ended them. I ride all the time and some of the group riders only rode at weekends. Although iam near you iam not a people person, I prefer to ride alone. Just come back from my weekly ride to Southport,go every week all year round. Weekends usually Knott End or Glass on Dock via Settle and Lancaster.
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeTue 03 Oct 2017, 14:38

Yes I know what you mean its hard to find riders that ride as such they turn up with half a tank of fuel then need to stop part way round for fuel then somebody needs to stop for a ciggy or a brew and so on etc and all ride at different speed and you wind up waiting for one that cant keep up yes been there and got the T shirt and ridden with Honda owners it was alright if you was with the first three or four for a short while and then you have to stop for the rest so I know where you are coming from anyway it was just a thought !
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeTue 03 Oct 2017, 14:46

Count me in Jeff if the rides going anywhere near me... Manchester is the deep south to me lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeTue 03 Oct 2017, 15:19

yes I see what you mean Steve way down south from you but next time I have a ride out to the
Buddist temple just up from Gretna green I will give you a call Im not religious or anything
its just a nice place to see and nice roads we found this place some thirty years ago and every
now and then we call up for a ride its an on going project and each time Ive been there is something new been built
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeTue 03 Oct 2017, 15:52

Yay, shout me if there's a ride to that temple bud, I'll need at least 90 min's lead time to get to outer Manc', those temples are great places to visit, my most recent to one was in Hawaii many moons ago
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeTue 03 Oct 2017, 16:51

Triclops wrote:
yes I see what you mean Steve way down south from you but next time I have a ride out to the
Buddist temple just up from Gretna green I will give you a call Im not religious or anything
its just a nice place to see and nice roads we found this place some thirty years ago and every
now and then we call up for a ride its an on going project and each time Ive been there is something new been built

You'll mean the Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery at Eskdalemuir in Dumfries and Galloway. I rode up to there a couple of times when I lived in Cumbria.
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 04:52

Yes thats the one its off the beaten track and once you come off the motorway at Gretna its a nice ride
up to it and once you are there its so peacefull and quiet and no phone signal its funny watching those
people than cant live without there mobile with no signal with a look of panic on there faces lol
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 07:44

Well the Bern I will have to give you plenty of notice and meet at the services on the M6
I will keep an eye open for some dry days and try and let all know the day before at least
Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 09:24

Old Limey wrote:
I have been down that route. Joined Honda Owners club. After one hour ride they stopped for lunch after leaving nearly one hour late from (their) breakfast.  Went with a group called Ugly Bunch. Upset some of them because I overtook riders that were braking half way around bends and I nearly rear ended them. I ride all the time and some of the group riders only rode at weekends. Although iam near you iam not a people person, I prefer to ride alone. Just come back from my weekly ride to Southport,go every week all year round. Weekends usually Knott End or Glass on Dock via Settle and Lancaster.

You forgot to mention that time some Yorkshire based Muppets rode off without you in Hawes or somewhere, while you were otherwise occupied splashing your boots!   Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 09:46

I never forget anyone, or thing, that upsets me Meldrew. What has happened to the Ugly Bunch? Never see any posts from them anymore, weren't they supposed to be "world famous" though I never heard of them till the muppets.
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 09:57

They're about and doing their own thing on the 'other' forum. The Bern (hi bud!) will know, he goes out on their Sunday rides for a lightly boiled egg and some Marmite soldiers. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 10:18

Here's a suggestion:
Instead of a ride out with the various potential problems that may or may not cause. How about a meeting place and time, anyone interested can make their own way there at their own pace.

JB
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 12:09

Not a bad idea Bodger, on reflection it might be nice to see some more Silver wings instead of me being the only one, and, as we appear to be in the same age group (and experience) we might get along.
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 13:18

Jolly Bodger wrote:
Here's a suggestion:
Instead of a ride out with the various potential problems that may or may not cause. How about a meeting place and time, anyone interested can make their own way there at their own pace.

JB

Nice idea, plenty of notice so the relevant gate pass can be obtained.
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 13:28

OK just checked the weather Friday is clear 13c So anybody fancy a run to the Temple I will be at Lancaster services northbound M6 at 11am leaving 11.15 from the services it is 113 miles It might be a bit far for some of us or a stroll in the park for others there is a small cafe on site where you can get snacks and a brew there is a shop on site but I think it is closed between 12 - 1pm The temple is usually open all the time but you do have to remove your footwear so bring your good socks if you fancy a look inside lol if anyone wishes to contact me they can on 07596257572
Cheers Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 13:48

Friday is my Fish and chips day with the missus. In any case I thought you meant a meet up, not a hundred mile ride out. I do not go on motorways I find them boring and avoid whenever possible. Hope you have a good day and good turnout.
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 14:32

Samye Lings is a good place, we called in a couple of months ago on the ride back from a long weekend at Moffat.
As a mere pimply faced youth I still have to slave away during the week... so enjoy your Friday ride out.
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 16:06

Sorry bud, can't make this weekend as on pills for lung infection Crying or Very sad deffo not something I want to 'pass around'
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 17:33

Shocked well that crashed & burned

Don't be detered
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeWed 04 Oct 2017, 18:36

If you're over in Lancashire or the North West, there's no need to flog up the M6 into Scotland. If you're interested in visiting a Buddhist Temple, there's one a lot nearer at Conishead Priory just outside of Ulverston in Cumbria. Leave the M6 at J36 and follow the A590 to Ulverston, then the A5087 Coast Road.

Apart from Conishead Priory, the town of Ulverston is worth having a wander round. As it was the birthplace of Stan Laurel, there's a Laurel & Hardy Museum and a large life size bronze statue of Stan and Ollie in familiar poses in their bowler hats.  Then there's the Lakeland Motor Museum not too far away at Backbarrow.

I recall there was a lot of posts on another forum a few years ago about having a ride up that way and that crashed and burned too. if you're interested just go there, you don't need others to ride with you.


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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeThu 05 Oct 2017, 04:24

I often thought of going to Ulverston. Thanks for the directions Meldrew I will give it a run , next year maybe.
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeThu 05 Oct 2017, 04:40

Just head North from Lancaster towards that permanent black rain cloud, the road surface will suddenly change from asphalt to cobblestones, there's no motorway lighting and nothing but barren fells around you. Well apart from the odd scattering of Herdwick sheep, and the occasional wind turbine. Welcome to Cumbria.
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeThu 05 Oct 2017, 05:01

So that seems to have died a death ! So will shelve that one for warmer weather then lol
OK will try again with something easier for next time Ride Safe
Jeff


" CANCELLED "
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PostSubject: Re: Rides out !   Rides out ! I_icon_minitimeThu 05 Oct 2017, 13:09

Sounds a bit like Yorkshire Meldrew, suits me, I like "B" roads.
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