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Offline Johnwebley

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Re: Out and about in Wales 2019
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2018, 02:50:09 PM »
Be honest John, how did you do at your first one, did you find it easy enough or hard or just challenging and good fun.

Really fancy doing this, I like a good mental challenge and I can take the wife and get us both involved.

  I planned like crazy,used gogle earth to check turnings ,I had to leave main roads to find villages .used notes and pre planned route .

 I went for Gold ,3 manned checks at Aberdare,Camarthan airport and Fairbourne chipshop cafe after the final un manned check near Newtown,we had torrencial thunderstorm and got drenched ,but got to Welshpool ,and finished ,

I was lucky,as I had been holidaying in N Wales ,all around Snowdonia and Porthmadog area so I knew some of it .

 and I got the Gold ,
my second attenpt for a Platignum,I failed as I got lost on Anglesea and ran out of time ,
only did 2 manned checks ,they close at 6pm,so only got a silver
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Re: Out and about in Wales 2019
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2018, 06:13:07 PM »
Aberdare, Carmarthan and Fairbourne, damn that's a good run out, Aberdare is South Wales, Carmartan coming around to the coast and Fairbourne is just below Barmouth. At least Newtown was on the way back
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Re: Out and about in Wales 2019
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2018, 06:18:20 PM »
Aberdare, Carmarthan and Fairbourne, damn that's a good run out, Aberdare is South Wales, Carmartan coming around to the coast and Fairbourne is just below Barmouth. At least Newtown was on the way back


  ooops,  should have written ABERGELE ,and Caernarfon ,
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Re: Out and about in Wales 2019
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2018, 06:20:33 PM »
That's better as I know all those towns, wife lived in Abergele for a while.

Gather you didn't do last years Rally as I can't find your name on the results.
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Re: Out and about in Wales 2019
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2018, 07:10:21 PM »
That's better as I know all those towns, wife lived in Abergele for a while.

Gather you didn't do last years Rally as I can't find your name on the results.

  did 2017,got a silver ,but not this years
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Re: Out and about in Wales 2019
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2018, 02:00:52 PM »

  Who fancies a ride around Wales ,350 approx miles of wonderful scenery ,
lovely smooth roads,not much traffic,and 50 yrs after the CB750 was available for sale ,

  we could make asohc team ,arrange B&B before and after ,

 its on "Stars Wars Day" check out the link,who wants to join me ???
 check the link !!!

http://www.clivemcc.co.uk/wnrforms.php



  Booked,2 nights B&B and entry !!

  hope to see some of you there !!
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Re: Out and about in Wales 2019
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2018, 05:05:24 PM »


   any one doing this ??

  I am booked in and also B&B
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Re: Out and about in Wales 2019
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2018, 12:38:40 AM »
I'm 30 miles off Welshpool if anyone needs a local ish place to park up with cctv to keep the bikes safe, dry leathers in front of a fire etc, house is a bit small, but room for plenty of tents and a bbq if the weather allows. Kettle and tea redily available. Word of warning if visiting and not used to the area, lovely roads for bikes but keep the tank filled up when you get the chance, especially after 7pm, easy to find yourself lots of miles from an open petrol station. Like way outside of the range of a reserve taps dregs of the tank situation. I used to reacon on 30 miles in reserve, give or take from my 500/4 on local trips, some of the back roads use range up with the hills. If I hit reserve on my way back from work it was turn around and head back to town to refill or fill up with a Jerry can at home territory. Between my place and Hereford after 7 pm was pretty well dry for filling stations. Even daytime there's only 1 or 2 or you end up diverting using a sat nav.
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Re: Out and about in Wales 2019
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2019, 04:20:41 PM »


  first ride out this year,had to take it easy,as I am bedding in new tyres ,

 the sunshine was lovely,but no heat !!!!!



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Re: Out and about in Wales 2019
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2019, 05:26:27 PM »
Were is all that sunshine John, bloody only 2 degrees here with cloud all day  :(