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Old 01-07-2011, 06:48 PM   #46
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"Double overhead cam" Wow...well that is what is special about it

1970....amazing. I must find out more as I thought the first Grass/Speedway bikes with DOHC motors did not evolve until 1974 and then not the JAP motor.

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TH
not 1970.. it was 1979....
still pretty cool
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:43 AM   #47
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Next time

Cool trip. You pretty much passed my house.

If you're going to come over to these isles again I'd advise you to hire your bikes from someone in Dublin and ride north west up to Donegal, head east around the north coast of Ireland and south down the east coast to a port called Larne. If you went around mid-May you could go to this - http://www.northwest200.org/ - which is a top, top way to spend a week.

From there it's a short hop across to Cairnryan. Stick to the west coast of Scotland, up to the isle of Skye. Head as far north as you've time to do, just make sure to come back down to Cairnryan through the Cairngorms towards the east of Scotland. Back on the boat and the (relatively) boring part of the trip back south to Dublin.

The west coast of Ireland is absolutely gorgeous too. The ring of Kerry outside of Killarney is as good as anywhere I've ridden. You've just got to allow for the roads in the south of Ireland which are at best inconsistent. If you like to walk into a bar, drink the nicest pint of Guiness, have the craic with some of the coolest people and listen to quality strumming and fiddling in pretty much every bar you enter go to Galway.

If you go to Spain you've got to do this road, the GI-682 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6ynyjYxgy8 It's just a ribbon, no other word for it. This vid's not mine. I did it about 5 years back on an 03 Aprilia RSV. Had forearms like Popeye hooked on masturbation. Riding your bike through Barcelona is pretty cool too.

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Old 01-08-2011, 05:31 AM   #48
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Good one - excellent plan to keep Yorkshire's roads empty! WOOHOO
. . .or could that be seen as a tad cynical I wonder?

Echo the Hardnott/Wrynose comment.
Then up to Penrith and down the A6 and into heaven!

Not that I'm biased y'know

Then there's Northumberland...............
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:45 AM   #49
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Nice report! I really enjoyed all the pictures, gives a wonderful feeling of the area and all the simple things which are so different from where I live.

Thanks for the ride!
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:51 PM   #50
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Loved it

Hi loved the RR
Was out around the Hartside and the Lakes last Sunday, Heres a couple of pics
first the Hartside just after dinner time




this is the sign on the way to the Hardnott Pass, yes it really is 30%



and the view back up the Hardnott from the east

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Old 07-05-2011, 04:29 PM   #51
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Fantastic RR

Was rather disappointed you missed Thomas Hardy when you were in Dorest.

Here is the link to Hardy's Cottage:

http://www.touruk.co.uk/houses/housedor_hardy.htm#text

There he wrote 'Under The Greenwood Tree'

And his later home of Max Gate:

http://www.thomas-hardy.connectfree.co.uk/

Just some references for you for your next visit to the U.K.

Some wonderful photographs in your RR. Good to see the empty B-Roads that are comparatively traffic free.
Really looks like you got 'Far From The Madding Crowd'.

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Old 07-05-2011, 04:46 PM   #52
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did England Wales and Scotland a couple years ago...have some great routes and places to stay
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:06 AM   #53
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Fantastic RR

Was rather disappointed you missed Thomas Hardy when you were in Dorest.

Here is the link to Hardy's Cottage:

http://www.touruk.co.uk/houses/housedor_hardy.htm#text

There he wrote 'Under The Greenwood Tree'

And his later home of Max Gate:

http://www.thomas-hardy.connectfree.co.uk/

Just some references for you for your next visit to the U.K.

Some wonderful photographs in your RR. Good to see the empty B-Roads that are comparatively traffic free.
Really looks like you got 'Far From The Madding Crowd'.
ah very cool
I think we had jumped on the A35 to get to a bank in Dorchester and missed that.

Next time!
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:10 PM   #54
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Glad you enjoyed the ride around our country fellas, just take it easy on the beer, we want to keep it for ourselves
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:53 PM   #55
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Glad you mentioned about covering distance here in the UK. I think its a ratio of 1:5 when compared to the USA.

Great report and I am glad you enjoyed our crowded little country (especially the bit around London )
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:45 AM   #56
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sorry. Just wanted to test something here....

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ms...fcc3a705&msa=0

How would i post this map with my planned route? Not that i want to right here but thought i'd ask. Sorry for the highjack.

BUMPed the great RR. Thanks for sharing. Does that make it better?

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:22 AM   #57
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sorry. Just wanted to test something here....

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ms...fcc3a705&msa=0

How would i post this map with my planned route? Not that i want to right here but thought i'd ask. Sorry for the highjack.

BUMPed the great RR. Thanks for sharing. Does that make it better?


you could do it as a picture I think



or there may be a way to share the data via Google maps (but I am not 100% sure how).

thanks for the bump... I wish I was headed to the UK right now! I could go for a real ale!
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