Xmas morning ride....

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Xmas morning ride....

Postby slparry » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:10 pm

… with nothing else to occupy my time I decided to go to an old dive spot (they recently dismantled the pier so I wanted to see the result). It's Trefor Pier just south of Caernarfon.

Went from Wrexham>Bala>Trawsfynydd>Pwllheli>Trefor>Caernarfon>A55 and back to Wrexham, just shy of 200 miles. Left at 8am

Absolutely stunned …… ZERO traffic until Caernarfon. A couple of cars on the other side of the road but nothing at all on my side, I'll definitely be doing that again, I've never experienced such traffic free conditions.

route (from the RT's tracker)
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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby ianc53 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:08 pm

Merry Christmas Steve, that sounds like a great way to spend the day. We've got both daughters staying, so getting out for a ride was out of the question :)

Cheers

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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby slparry » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:09 pm

ianc53 wrote:Merry Christmas Steve, that sounds like a great way to spend the day. We've got both daughters staying, so getting out for a ride was out of the question :)

Cheers

Ian


I can highly recommend it if you can get out Ian as being zero traffic was awesome!

Merry Christmas back …. now sat here with a ginger tomcat (Simba) on my lap and a lovely Remy Martin VSOP cognac at the side of me :D


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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby dave the german » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:03 am

I done a similar thing many years ago on my old R65 - forgot about that until I saw your post. Unfortunately this Crimbo couldn't do it if I wanted as I'm recovering from a dislocated shoulder. On the plus side I've had Christmas off but I don't get paid :cry: :cry:
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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby slparry » Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:46 pm

dave the german wrote:I done a similar thing many years ago on my old R65 - forgot about that until I saw your post. Unfortunately this Crimbo couldn't do it if I wanted as I'm recovering from a dislocated shoulder. On the plus side I've had Christmas off but I don't get paid :cry: :cry:


Ouch, so who've you been fighting with Dave :D
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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby ianc53 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:13 pm

I done a similar thing many years ago on my old R65 - forgot about that until I saw your post. Unfortunately this Crimbo couldn't do it if I wanted as I'm recovering from a dislocated shoulder. On the plus side I've had Christmas off but I don't get paid :cry: :cry:


Sorry to hear that Dave, what have you been doing?

Get well soon

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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby dave the german » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:00 pm

walking back from my sisters pub (no I wasn't!!!!) who was terminally ill and there's a short stretch of road with no street lights and a footpath not exactly race track smooth. I think I slipped off the path and ended up doing a superman. Thought nothing of it until eveytime I turned over in bed someone appeared to be shoving a red hot poker through my shoulder. Thought I'd better get myself to A & E. 9 hours later after paracetamol, liquid morphine, gas & air (which didn't work) then a mild sedative and ketamine I went home with a strapped up arm. I believe I learnt how to fly a space ship but the doctor assured me it was just the ketamine :lol: :lol:
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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby ianc53 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:25 pm

That's quite a tale, sorry to hear about your sister.

Get well soon

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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby dave the german » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:15 pm

Thanks Ian. Got loads to do but can't do it!! Look up a site _ Franzis.de - they had a stall at this years Motorrad days, and do a half scale model of an R90S engine - a deluxe working Airfix kit if you like, well that is whats going to keep me busy for a few hours next week
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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby ianc53 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:19 am

Excellent Dave, the model looks great, and at 2:1 it's going to be a decent size when it's all finished.
I've got a Lego model of a Saturn V with Apollo capsule still to build. 100 cm tall, 1969 parts - the year it was launched! Had it from my 65th birthday - just looking for a clear couple of days to do it.

Enjoy your build and get well soon.

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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby dave the german » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:01 am

Cheers Ian
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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby Paul » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:54 am

Nice model engine Dave. I updated your post with a link to the site showing the kit you have.

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Re: Xmas morning ride....

Postby dave the german » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:30 pm

I got a 50 Euro discount for being at Motorrad days. The Mustang V8 engine looks interesting
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