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Forum: Ride reports Today, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
All the on bike pics are taken with a Canon...

All the on bike pics are taken with a Canon Powershot A495, several reason for this, it's relatively cheap so if I lose it off the bike (it's on a lanyard round my neck) it's not the end of the...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
Surprisingly quickly we made it into Italy, sadly...

Surprisingly quickly we made it into Italy, sadly again the first time I’d been to that country too,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/A495/2014/20140622-1/i-73rNLvs/0/XL/IMG_2208-XL.jpg

where the...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
Sunday 22nd June After a nice early...

Sunday 22nd June

After a nice early breakfast we sorted ourselves out and got on the road pronto as we needed to get to our destination by 3,00pm to meet Andy’s friends before they headed into...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
:wave It's fine just so long as you...

:wave




It's fine just so long as you don't spill any :muutt

And be careful the morning after the night before :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
Having sorted ourselves out at the hotel we...

Having sorted ourselves out at the hotel we wandered in the direction of the town in search of sustenance, it was a nice evening and it looked a nice place

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Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
After the extremes of yesterday the plan was for...

After the extremes of yesterday the plan was for a nice gentle start to the day since we didn’t have a huge trip ahead of us as we were only heading off to the German/Austrian border

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Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
Saturday 21st June A good nights sleep, a...

Saturday 21st June

A good nights sleep, a sunny day and suddenly all was right with the world, so it was off for my pre-breakfast constitutional to see how the bikes were

...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
Fortunately we arrived just before the kitchen...

Fortunately we arrived just before the kitchen shut and a quick order, bikes to bed, change and suddenly all was right with the world.

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Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
My pleasure, hope you enjoy the trip! ...

My pleasure, hope you enjoy the trip!



Hmm, I wouldn't necessarily go as far as to say challenging but it does have its moments. Hope you continue to enjoy it anyway!
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
Except of course this wasn’t our destination, it...

Except of course this wasn’t our destination, it was a obscure crossroads somewhere in north eastern France but my GPS had finally had a nervous breakdown and refused to do any further navigation...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By KevinC
Three go mad in Italia

It was long(ish) in the planning in that myself and Andy had been talking about it for a couple of years, but was short(ish) in the planning in that we worked it all out at The Golden Lion beer...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
Monday 10th June Time to go home sadly, at...

Monday 10th June

Time to go home sadly, at least it was dry, so it’s load up the bikes, bid farewell to Nigel,

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,373
Posted By KevinC
Very nice, I don't get up to Northumberland...

Very nice, I don't get up to Northumberland nearly as often as I should.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
To help you feel truly at home it would have...

To help you feel truly at home it would have needed more rain which I certainly had last year! (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883228)
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-05-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
After a little post ride refreshment, ...

After a little post ride refreshment,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/IXUS100/2013/20130609/i-jLnSBWk/0/X2/IMG_1730-X2.jpg

we headed off down to Keswick,

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
Sunday 9th June After the success of last...

Sunday 9th June

After the success of last years extra day, despite this year not having the convenient extra bank holidays, Nigel and I were staying up but Graham had to head off with some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-03-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
It's usually the first weekend in June, tickets...

It's usually the first weekend in June, tickets go on sale the end of November and the Saturday ones sell out pretty quickly so get them early :beer
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
Back at the hotel, ...

Back at the hotel,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/IXUS100/2013/20130608/i-V3H9WVT/0/XL/IMG_1719-XL.jpg

we collected Graham,

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-01-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
Nigel had by now returned to the land of the...

Nigel had by now returned to the land of the living but, as he had the long ride home tomorrow and his back still didn’t love him very much, Graham sadly decided to forgo any riding so it was just...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-01-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
Now Scotland has some great riding! And fish...

Now Scotland has some great riding! And fish suppers!!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-30-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
Saturday 8th June Another good looking start...

Saturday 8th June

Another good looking start to the day,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/IXUS100/2013/20130608/i-3mSV4kV/0/X3/IMG_1693_1695-X3.jpg

and today it was a Manx kipper for breakfast :dg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
After some freshening up and some refreshment at...

After some freshening up and some refreshment at the hotel,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/IXUS70/2013/20130607/i-9XKPLHP/0/XL/IMG_4492-XL.jpg

where Nigel showed the iPad makes the worlds most...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-28-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
Oh my word, I'd not been paying attention and...

Oh my word, I'd not been paying attention and almost missed that was my 2000th post in a 'mere' 9 years, where has the time gone?
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-28-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
By now Nigel had ‘recovered’ so we set off down...

By now Nigel had ‘recovered’ so we set off down to Thirlmere,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/A495/2013/20130607/i-8Nt7gJp/0/XL/IMG_1041-XL.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-27-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
Friday 7th June Dawn, err, dawned and the...

Friday 7th June

Dawn, err, dawned and the day looked pretty good,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/IXUS100/2013/20130607/i-2n3BkBf/0/X2/IMG_1678-X2.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
Arriving at our hotel in plenty of time Graham...

Arriving at our hotel in plenty of time Graham had his little accident, putting the bike onto the main stand he managed to throw his back out, still after a little anaesthetic,

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
Yeah I know, it's just like the buses, nothing...

Yeah I know, it's just like the buses, nothing for ages then they all come along together :ricky
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-25-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
After hitting the high spot crossing the...

After hitting the high spot crossing the Pennines,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/A495/2013/20130606/i-8Rtqv6H/0/XL/IMG_1022-XL.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
To finish a few thank you's: To Bernd, Lucy,...

To finish a few thank you's:

To Bernd, Lucy, who promised that the next time I visit and with a little warning she'll show me how to make an authentic Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (and which she...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
It was a pretty damn good trip and yes, yes we...

It was a pretty damn good trip and yes, yes we are :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-24-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By KevinC
The Keswick Beer Festival 2013, this year with added Graham

It was that time of the year again, the 17th Keswick Beer festival, my 17th Keswick Beer Festival, Nigel’s, to our surprise, 11th, we thought he’d only done 10 and Graham’s 1st after years of putting...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
Anyway, on into Luxembourg, ...

Anyway, on into Luxembourg,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/A495/2013/20130907/i-KjmVVWC/0/XL/IMG_1757-XL.jpg

http://ringill.smugmug.com/A495/2013/20130907/i-vmsX4CH/0/XL/IMG_1758-XL.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
Saturday 7th September The day started loud...

Saturday 7th September

The day started loud and early with a colossal thunderstorm, one especially loud peal of thunder setting off the bike alarms! And the rain, oh dear the rain, good heavens...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
I did rather enjoy the posters, if enjoy is...

I did rather enjoy the posters, if enjoy is necessarily the right word, my favourite which I only saw once and didn't have a chance to get a pic of was a bike trying to roar away while being held...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
As you may have noticed it had started to cloud...

As you may have noticed it had started to cloud over a bit, some of them looking pretty impressive,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/IXUS100/2013/20130906/i-WDvRKjK/0/X2/IMG_1945-X2.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
I then set off on a bit of a detour I’d added to...

I then set off on a bit of a detour I’d added to the route which started well,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/A495/2013/20130906/i-NhhsgJh/0/XL/IMG_1703-XL.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
Friday 6th September I decided that, since...

Friday 6th September

I decided that, since this was my last full day here and I had the long ride back home tomorrow, plus my right wrist had been giving me a lot of gyp the day before, I’d take...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
After having given my bike it’s traditional bath...

After having given my bike it’s traditional bath (the hotel has a little bike service rack with cleaners, lubricants, WD-40 etc) and put it to bed for the evening I got a shot of Bernd’s GPZ,

...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
Morning Jack (well it's morning where I'm sitting...

Morning Jack (well it's morning where I'm sitting :D)

The weather was a little atypical in that it was unusually warm for the time of year but, without giving anything away :augie, it can all...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,152
Posted By KevinC
Out of the gorge it was back to the typical open...

Out of the gorge it was back to the typical open roads,

http://ringill.smugmug.com/A495/2013/20130905/i-4hcbTbD/0/XL/IMG_1617-XL.jpg

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