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Old 01-10-2013, 11:32 AM   #16
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Halflive - if you are coming further North in Britain let us know. Tarka lives about 10 miles away from me - we could arrange to show you around our area. I live near Chester, Cheshire in England.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:01 PM   #17
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Thanks Miggins, i'll keep it in mind. We've been to Chester a thousand years ago. I have worked with contractors from over there in our aircraft maintenance. Lovely town.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:30 AM   #18
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Thanks Miggins, i'll keep it in mind. We've been to Chester a thousand years ago. I have worked with contractors from over there in our aircraft maintenance. Lovely town.
British Aerospace at Broughton?
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:09 AM   #19
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British Aerospace at Broughton?
Thats where they originally where trained and gained their skills. When i worked with them they where working as contracters all over Europe. We hired them somewhere in the nineties. When i visited Chester they where working in Brise Norton on a military project.
I presume BA closed or leaned their plant at Broughton and forced these man to search abroad.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:39 AM   #20
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Thats where they originally where trained and gained their skills. When i worked with them they where working as contracters all over Europe. We hired them somewhere in the nineties. When i visited Chester they where working in Brise Norton on a military project.
I presume BA closed or leaned their plant at Broughton and forced these man to search abroad.
They are working flat out producing wings for the Airbus range. They get flown out on the Beluga carrier and also shipped out down the river Dee and down the coast and over to France. There is also a Raytheon factory around the back of the main building.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:53 AM   #21
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If this is helpful, you can leave your sidecar with me at Motopodd in Weston Turville, it will be looked after, safe and happy!

We are outside the M25, but not by far, NW of London, the postcode is HP225RQ if you want to check.

There is a quick train into London from here, it takes about 45 minutes to Marylebone Station.

We are halfway between London and Oxford, it's a 25 minute ride to Oxford from here.

I can give you a good route to Stonehenge and Sammy Millers, both places I have been to a lot over the years. :)

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #22
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Thanks Rod, nice offer.
For now the idea is to camp at Brixton, as Hensmen suggested. That way further inside the M25 as i originally wanted, but i can leave the bike at the campsite for the whole day. Saving me to drive wearing all the gear to a parking spot and then take public transport.
I'll take your address with me. Oxford is on the visit list, we might come by your shop and have a taste of your coffee. Or i drop the girls somewhere and come to talk sidecar with you.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:50 AM   #23
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Halflive.....I live and work in the Tower of London. I also ride a right hand continental 2wd Gear Up and keep it here in the Tower with me.

I ride through London alot and its not that bad......car drivers do give you some respect on a sidecar. If you decide to come into London then I can offer you secure parking for your rig........it doesn't come more secure than the Tower of London! Of course you will able to visit the Tower as my guests too.

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:02 AM   #24
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Well,
I reckon that trumps the other offers.

Anyways, Rocket Rob, which entrance to the Tower should we head for ?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:31 AM   #25
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John........the Westgate entrance if travelling on foot or Eastgate if on 3 wheels!

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #26
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Now you have got me in doubt
The reason i didn't wanted to enter London on three wheels is because i don trust myself. After a life long looking left, than right, then crossing, i know it is very hard to do it the other way round. I've encountered busy cities before, surrounded by idiots. But always coming from the side i expected them to.

But this offer is to great to ignore. I think i will accept the challenge, ignoring all my fears. I still think we will camp at Brixton, but parking inside the tower is a once in a lifetime experience.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:22 AM   #27
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That`s so cool, thumb up halflive and hand clapping for the inmates, they are one off the last communities.
I am proud to be part off it.
Driving in London is a pleasure, iff the people are only half friendly as i found in the rest off the UK.
And pictures!!!!!!!
Have a realy nice trip, what about the snow?! still going on?
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:10 AM   #28
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Have a realy nice trip, what about the snow?! still going on?
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Yes, i'm still going in the snow. Monday the gas cable of my solo R1100GS played up, it froze during the drive to work. Tuesday morning it was frozen solid. So i took the R100/Dnepr to work. It was the first real snow this year so i promised myself a fun drive. Unfortunately the snow caused a bit of a mess on the road. it took me almost 2 hours to complete the first 10 kilometers to my work. More standing idle than driving. with another 25 kilometers to go i called my colleague and returned home at the first junction.
Snow is great, but not in an overcrowded area where i live and thousands of people with cars congesting the roads. I hope there will be some more snow, but i won't make the mistake of driving a sidecar to work.

And of course, i will post pictures of England, an maybe some Wales.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:56 AM   #29
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We only have a Kangoo 4X4, driving my wife and for me, only the hack.
Today returned the winter in south germany
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:02 AM   #30
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Look forward to meeting you. I will pm you with my mobile number and directions as required.


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