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Old 09-21-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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a weekend in North Wales

I wasn't going to go out today but a mate of mine talked me into it as the weather was gorgeous. He on a 955i Tiger me on my F8GS.
We decided to use as little A road use as possible and to go from Wrexham to Aberdaron (which is a tiny cute village on the furthest point west on the Lleyn Peninsular (the arm of north Wales which points to Ireland).
All in all it worked out great, first stop after coming over the mountain road from Pentrefoelas to Llanrwst was
Tu Hwnt Ir Bont Tearooms- Home page
which at this time of year was resplendent in it's red "ivy" coat

Lovely coffee and lemon drizzle cake :) and a great chat with a couple on the next table.
Then over the mountain tops again to drop down to the "Ugly House" and a quick foray onto A road to Beddgelert, turning off towards Caernarfon and then onto another small mountain road to Nantlle. Before dropping down to Llanystumdwy before dropping towards Pwllhelli and on to Llanbedrog and the lovely lanes to Aberdaron for lunch.
Aberdaron was stunningly sunny

We sat in the Hen Blas café next to the bikes as they tick tick ticked while they cooled down and ordered lunch.
I went for the Aberdaron crab salad (which at £6.95 was a bargain) with a scone with jam and cream for pud washed down with a great cup of tea :)




After lunch we made our way along the coast road which is stunning over to Abersoch and back towards Criccieth

Through Porthmadog with the little steam trains chuffing away along the "cob"


Then over from Trawsfynydd along the excellent A4212 to Bala
For a cuppa at the lake at Bala

Before trundling home along the A5104 through Bryneglwys.
The F800GS is loosening up nicely and recorded 67.5 mpg for todays 200 miles which is fantastic!
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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Beautiful countryside.
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:06 PM   #3
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I can almost smell the sea air and chips. Thanks.

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Old 09-22-2014, 04:36 AM   #4
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wales

I live in Texas but my bride is all Welsh. She is from south Wales. Ive been over with her a couple of times and fell in love with the countryside. I dream of getting to ride over there someday. Looks like you had unusually sunny and dry weather for a great day out. Keep theride reports coming!
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:00 AM   #5
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How I miss the old country, but not the rain, thanks for the ride report and pics, keep em coming,
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:51 PM   #6
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:24 PM   #7
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Time well wasted!!! Nice scenery and great pics. Wishing I could have joined you.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:13 AM   #8
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I live in Texas but my bride is all Welsh. She is from south Wales. Ive been over with her a couple of times and fell in love with the countryside. I dream of getting to ride over there someday. Looks like you had unusually sunny and dry weather for a great day out. Keep theride reports coming!
I used to date a woman from Houston, and it surprised me that at the end of her street was a road called Bryn Mawr Lane (which is Welsh for big hill lane) ... really curious how Houston got Welsh street names :)
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Most scenic, thank you. More please!
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