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Old 07-11-2010, 04:16 PM   #16
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Nice - lots and lots of flashbacks in those pics (especially Matlock Bath)
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:15 PM   #17
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so.......... how were the bikes?
More great shots BTW.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:30 AM   #18
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onwards and upwards.....







Joe decides to check the map



more climbing







made it to Kirkstone Pass





the rock walls (that were everywhere) are amazing!



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Old 07-12-2010, 08:42 AM   #19
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we pointed ourselves north-east to go see Hadrian's Wall.

made it to Hartside Top and saw this



Joe getting some sun



the only Guzzi I saw





the view







we made it to the "wall", but me (being cheap) decided I didn't want to pay to go see the museum (surprise surprise) so we headed out
it was also around this time that we decided that maybe Scotland would have to wait for a future trip. we pointed ourselves eastward, and went in search of seafood and new places.

stopped here since it seemed appropriate, but no rooms



and finally ended up near Tow Law in Durham?

loads of these popping up



I think they are cool... so a snapped a pic.

it was "all you can eat curry night too" score
so I went after the food with a vengeance

214 miles this day... a long day in the saddle.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:47 AM   #20
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day 5?
starting to lose track, but in a good way....

we decide to head east to the seaside by way of the Yorkshire Moors

saw these bizarre evergreens... any idea what they are?







great views













North Sea in the distance



rolled into Whitby



people watching time



now, this is interesting (to me anyway). this couple rolled in, fully kitted up, and pulled off their helmets



wow... old folks... just like me!

best part is though... are they on a Harley or some other cruiser?

nope....

their ride:



cool
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:55 AM   #21
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out of Whitby, and heading south along the shore



seaside at Filey, low tide!





pulled into Flamborough and snapped a couple pics of this lovely ride!





and one for Michelle



the boys doin' crimes in the UK (not paying for parking)



the shore





not sure what this meant...



and then the poo-patrol rolled up



a mobile "worm checking" oufit for pets... talk about a shitty job

snapped these for Merc on the Humber Bridge





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Old 07-12-2010, 10:32 AM   #22
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The bizarre evergreen, in the picture?
Araucaria araucana aka the monkey tree.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:58 AM   #23
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you know... we're on the coast road. do you think you see the North Sea?
nope... a lot of hedge!





time to play with creative shooting angles









bit hotter than it was in the hills, and a bit more traffic as today is Saturday. We're whipped, we find a hotel near the highway & crash for the night. Tomorrow is the 4th of July, so we're interested to see what sort of celebrations the locals have planned....
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:22 AM   #24
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July 4th, 2010
big day for my American friends!

so, I figure where's the best place to be on the 4th? Boston of course!!

Joe "what do you want to do?"
me " lets' go to Boston & get a pic of something iconic!"



there we go





cool city
they have rivers.... just like here



and bridges



looks like the north end



all kinds of partying going on.....



yup, we were here....



ok, so maybe the 4th isn't a big deal in Boston....

off to see a castle instead
from the department of redundancy department





pay? to go in?

ha!



on the road south again







and on into Great Yarmouth

offshore wind farm, just like they want to build off the Cape here



I'm sorry, but I think windmills are cool!

not in Kansas anymore..... seems like a cross between Vegas & Niagara Falls



pretty sure we had one of these when I was a kid...



we head out of Great Yarmouth and work our way a little inland towards Beccles where we stop for the night









we ordered up some beer & food, and the barmaid was having a hard time getting the bluetooth card reader to work..

I told her she missed her calling, she could be a spokes-model



anyway, signal went through and beers were procured



we were drinking "Matida's Revenge" named for the ghost that hangs out at the hotel I guess. Didn't see her, but the beer was good
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:02 PM   #25
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g容g & co

Glad you are enjoying England.

That strange evergreen tree in one of your posts was what we call a Monkey puzzle tree - Aucaria aucaria (from memory) native species to Chile - endangered species.

Keep it coming.
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Yup..great stuff.

Though kinda weird to see a foreign Ride Report about many roads I`ve ridden and places I`ve visited.

As before...the 'weird evergreen' is the Monkey Tree.

The 'stone walls' are 'Drystone Walls' and quite works of art...something I enjoy seeing too.


Please continue.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:30 PM   #27
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Hi,great ride report and fine pics,did you pass through my town Bridlington seeing as you were 4 miles up the road in flamborough ? Hope you enjoyed our part of the world guys.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:49 PM   #28
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Hi,great ride report and fine pics,did you pass through my town Bridlington seeing as you were 4 miles up the road in flamborough ? Hope you enjoyed our part of the world guys.
straight past!
loved riding around England
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so where am I?

from Beccles we go south-west along B roads towards Ipswich. No plan in mind, just the way we are headed.





I love B roads....



after Ipswich we turn sort of west towards Sudbury & Haverhill (mostly because they are names from home for us).







I thought this was cool





and then... we were back home!
how do they know????



stopped for some lunch



and saw this cool door



we saw a sign for the Imperial War Museum at Duxford & decided to go have a look... very impressive!

bombers



Concorde



Spitfire (lots of em actually)



ME 109



I have a customer who used to sit in the back seat of one of these



and chase these...



Hurricane



flying example being tended to

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Old 07-12-2010, 05:10 PM   #30
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even more war museum

B52



F 111



see if Merc can figure out what this is



what's it called? the gynaeolator? sounds like some kind of woman - doctor???

speaking of Merc....



and then it's out of there for points a bit north & west.
we head towards Cambridge, but it's around 5 o'clock, so traffic sucks.
we decide B roads west would be better





and we roll into Gamlingay...



I walk into the Wheatsheaf Pub and ask if they have any ideas on accomodation. They are super friendly and point us towards the Talyard House just around the corner. We hop on the bikes & roll in. Room for the night? sure... no problem, and before you know it we're back at the pub soaking up the local beers! Short day for mileage, but the museum and the local pub are making up for that
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