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Arneside ride out

Post by JT on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 08:59

Now then

Saturday 17th March and I went for petrol at 07:00 so I had a full tank for the day and it was bone dry . Came back home to wait until my mate Phil arrived.











Then it started to rain tongueout not too much actually but it made the roads very damp so we were tip toeing a bit through Masham and Leyburn onto Hawes. The combination of rain and farm shite on the roads made the bikes look like we'd been through a plowed field when we got to the Pennygarth cafe at Hawes hammer























Aid (carioca656) arrived just as I'd ordered the coffees and bacon sarnies I think he'd been waiting round the corner A few scooter boy's went through Hawes so we thought we might see some along our route because they must've been going to meet at the coast somewhere. A quick bite and then we decided to ride via Sedburgh to Devil's Bridge because we had plenty of time. The roads were pretty much the same as we'd had already, maybe a little drier so we made decent progess and at that time of day on a saturday, virtually no traffic dance

About two miles before we got to Devil's Bridge the heavens opened. There was no sprinkle on the visor building into a heavy downpour, oh no, it came without notice like a biblical storm badmood badmood and when we got into the thick of it, hailstones wintercold it didn't last long though thank god, over and done in about a minute, long enough mind. Got to the bridge and it was bone dry Cool

There was a couple of Scooter's at the Bridge and one was a Lambretta from 1956, immaculate it was and the guy had been all round Italy on it to Scooter meets affraid Must've been a slow 'carry on' that like and a pain in the arse, literally arse

Off again after a chat and onto Arneside. The roads were now dry and the sun was out as we road along the side of the estuary to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in Arneside Cool


We arrived at 11:30 and Matt was already there in his 'Off roader' (ahem ) and walked into the pub to wait for the rest. Ste and Ryan turned up and that was everyone who'd bothered to make the effort I turned my phone off at this point because there was a certain fA Cup match I didn't want to know the result of so I could watch it when I got home. We chatted and took the piss, as you do and had a very nice lunch.

From the pub we rode round to Carnforth and onto Devil's Bridge for a brew in glorious sunshine and good country roads punk

After our cuppa we all parted company and made our way home. Aid off 'on his todd' heading North, Ste and Ryan South and Phil and myself East. thumbup


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Re: Arneside ride out

Post by chilli on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 09:35

Cracking write up there JT, funny tho, cos this is the 2nd time this weekend ive heard or read about Devils Bridge...may be its an Omen..

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Re: Arneside ride out

Post by stuart on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 19:43

Nice roads, when the weather is good. The seat on the XJR looks comfy for both rider & passenger.

I'm hoping to get out with a pal who has a Fazer 1000 tomorrow - weather permitting, & this is 1 of our runs out.
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Re: Arneside ride out

Post by JT on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 20:07

stuart wrote:The seat on the XJR looks comfy for both rider & passenger.

Now then Stuart

It is Mate, almost all day comfort, two up and great for touring thumbup
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Re: Arneside ride out

Post by Fahren on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 16:44

Was at Devils meself with a couple of mates on Sunday , bit sad to hear that a 63 year old rider crashed and died just up the road a few mins after we landed no other vehicle involved so it was either speed or road debris.

Was gonna go to Devils on Saturday but my youngest son has just passed his CBT and got a Honda CBF125, he wanted me to chaparone him acroos Blackpool to Clevelys where he works, he was worried about roundabouts etc....we had one drunk walk out in front of us and a car driver blatantly run a red light at high speed . Then went on to Fleetwood Yamaha dealer where i managed to pick up a new airfilter...seeing as none of the dealers here had any in stock :(

I ran into wet roads near the M6 Roundabout leading off to Devils so i figure that must be the downpour u mentioned JT lol glad i missed it.

All in all a good weekend over 300 miles covered and 40 in fuel lol might get better MPG now with new filter.
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Re: Arneside ride out

Post by CBR Monkey on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 19:12

I like the look of the XJR, looks like a proper muscle bike. Good write up, sounds like a fantstic day!
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