Last minute Northern Run Sunday 16/08/2015

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  1. Garyb

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    As the title really.
    A few of the old uns are getting our arses out around the northwest tomorrow.
    Firebloke And7rp2 Marion Kevin1 Alblade? & myself
    Meeting at the Marriott Hotel A6/M55 Junction 1 for 09.30hrs.
    Destination I believe is Hartside
    Via, haven't a bloody clue.

    More than welcome to come along and introduce yourselves & have a squirt across some of Lancashire's finest.

    Ta.
     
  2. Alblade

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    Well done for posting this up.

    Be good to catch up with everyone. I will be on the extremely subtle and quiet Tech3 motogp replica R1.

    I am meeting 2 others at Lymm services 8:30 where m56 and m6 meet if that is better for anyone to join there
     
  3. Garyb

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    Agreed Al.
    It's been too long.
    Good to get some of the old crew together again.
     
  4. Mike S

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    I'll tag along one day if that's ok but I can't make tomorrow. This weekends pass out was used this morning !
     
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    No worries Mike :)
     
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    Here's a few pics from yesterday.
    The SP waiting patiently in the sun for the fun.
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    First to arrive king of the dales AKA thefirebloke.
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    Alblade Marion & And7rps arriving.

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    Kevin1 arriving a couple of minutes later "after the camera was put away"
    We head off down the A6 getting off the main drag ASAP & hit some of the country lanes heading over Quernmoor to Caton then Over Kellet into Devils Bridge for a brew.




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    Leaving Devils Bridge behind we head out towards Settle "again taking in the back roads, cutting out the vast majority of the A65 "for obvious reasons"

    Taking in the twisties & what is the holy grail to the firebloke the Hawes road giving and7rp2 a master class along the way....or did he?

    arriving in Hawes for the obligatory chips.


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    Leaving Hawes we took the back road into Kirby Stephen for fuel, i'm quiet chuffed as i managed 93 miles & still had a couple of litres left in the tank "smoothly does it"

    the newly weds Mr & Mrs Gordon.
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    Leaving Kirby Stephen we headed back towards Devils Bridge via the Fat Lamb reserve, awesome stretch of road Just mind the sheep *cough*

    Andy & the firebloke having a whale of a time in front leaving Marrion & myself having a play at our own pace, Alblade & Kevin1 a little further behind than that.

    arriving back at the bridge for an ice cream & we have quick game of i spy my little eye something beginning with..........

    Wannabee
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    Leaving that one there.....Moving on we returned the same way & ended as we's met. outside the Marriott Minus Alblade as he headed off towards Burnley, our fond farewells & gratitude to those that travel up for this ride out are given & it was time to head for home.
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    What i will call my first proper ride out on the SP i loved it, I'll admit it was a bit of a handful when stretching her legs & the riding style is totally different to the blade, gone are the days of sticking a bike in 4th & just being able to roll on & off the throtle, if you don't use the gears You'll end up chugging up a hill like a kangaroo, she felt a bit wild on the odd occasion getting her out of corners with the power on, a suspension service & some new rubber & i reckon ill be fine. "plus a bit more saddle time"

    & i guess i'll just have to get used to the front end lifting ;)

    Ta.
     
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  7. Manfred

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    Looks good. I was away in Scotland, but I'll try and join you all next time.
     
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