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Re: Ride out 'oop' North

Post by stuart on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 17:05

Just returned from a week on Loch Katrine. There was loads of bikes out today despite the weather being a bit cool.
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Re: Ride out 'oop' North

Post by Mikkel on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 23:05

Too wet and foggy for me. Fair weather rider only at the weekend as I ride another bike all week in all weathers. Gutted as really wanted to get out today...
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Re: Ride out 'oop' North

Post by JT on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 23:11

Now then



Had a good day. Mikkel didn't make it but I met a lad who we've just taken on at work, Jim, he's got an 08 Gixxer 1000 with sit up and beg, bar conversion on, giving him a more comfortable riding position and his Mate Jed on a FZ1.

I left home at 08:00 and the roads were quiet so I took advantage and made really good time arriving at our meeting point, The Smelters Arms car park in Castleside, in an hour.

























We set off about 10:10 and headed North in cool damp conditions.

Traffic was pretty heavy in places on the A68 but the weather got colder yet drier as we left Keilder. The traffic thinned a little and we could press on. We were all glad to pull into a little coffee shop as we entered Jedburgh and get a warming drink and homemade soup and sarnie.





























On leaving Jedburgh we took the A689 to Hawick. I've never rode this road and I must recommend it if you go near it, it's a gem with plenty of this way and that corners and a very good surface.

We rode through Hawick and were taken aback by one garage selling petrol at 130.9 p a litre, awesome. South on the Mega smooth and fast A7 we travelled. It was very quiet and we took advantage pushing on. As we arrived at Langholm there was a Jubilee parade starting and they had the road blocked, so, we turned around and went back to the Newcastleton turn off and headed for there. We had a quick stop on the East side of Newcastleton for a piss and a fag then ploughed on to Keilder where we stopped for a coffee next to the reservoir.



























We left Keilder and picked up the A68 again after some interesting quiet and dry b roads then prted company back at The Smelters Arms.

As soon as I climbed out of Castleside the mist returned which then turned into light rain at Tow Law. It didn't last thank goodness and it was dry when I left Darlington so had a good fast ride home from there.



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Re: Ride out 'oop' North

Post by Mikkel on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 23:17

Glad you had a good ride out mate. Was wet and misty all day here, so sounds like you avoided the worst of it. Will try and make the next one.
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Re: Ride out 'oop' North

Post by JT on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 08:34

Now then Mikkel



Yeap, best move was to ride away from Consett area it was bloody cold hands until after 11:00 but it turned out a good days ride, 318 miles for me



See you next time
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Re: Ride out 'oop' North

Post by Mikkel on Mon 04 Jun 2012, 08:11

Don't know how you do those sort of miles on a sports bike. 150 miles tops and my right wrist is shot. Impressive thumbup
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Re: Ride out 'oop' North

Post by JT on Mon 04 Jun 2012, 09:34

Yeah, I ache after a day like that but it's worth it Smile
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