Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby ianc53 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:50 am

Hi Steve

I was wondering if you have any recommendations for the best :) (not necessarily shortest or fastest) route to Criccieth?
I'm coming from the North (a long way North) and looking on the map I was thinking of coming in on A5 through Ruthin and Druid and then A494 to Llanfor before heading on A4212 to Transfynydd, then A470/ A487/ A497 to Criccieth.

361 miles, 6 and half hours from home according to Mr Garmin.

Sound sensible or is there a better route awaiting me in Wales?

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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby slparry » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:17 pm

ianc53 wrote:Hi Steve

I was wondering if you have any recommendations for the best :) (not necessarily shortest or fastest) route to Criccieth?
I'm coming from the North (a long way North) and looking on the map I was thinking of coming in on A5 through Ruthin and Druid and then A494 to Llanfor before heading on A4212 to Transfynydd, then A470/ A487/ A497 to Criccieth.

361 miles, 6 and half hours from home according to Mr Garmin.

Sound sensible or is there a better route awaiting me in Wales?

Cheers

Ian


That's a decent enough route in Ian .... it's going to be a long weekend for you! Our Saturday rideout is about 180 miles
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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby ianc53 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:47 pm

Thanks Steve, I'll go with that then, it will be good to get a few miles in on the bike :) .
Half thinking of having a bimble around Wales on the Sunday and staying over on the Sunday night as I don't need to back at work until Tuesday. Will depend on the weather and if anyone else is around.

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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby popsky » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:41 pm

ianc53 wrote:Thanks Steve, I'll go with that then, it will be good to get a few miles in on the bike :) .
Half thinking of having a bimble around Wales on the Sunday and staying over on the Sunday night as I don't need to back at work until Tuesday. Will depend on the weather and if anyone else is around.

Cheeers

Ian


There's a fair few heading south on the Sunday Ian, and a good bike meet at Abergavenny bus station, a cracking round route could easily be had and maybe an inclusion of cross gates just before the cracking Llandrindod Newtown road, just a thought. You'd nearly have run the RS in by the time you got home :wink:
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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby Al » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:54 pm

Talking of time Phil, what time is the Somerset posse thinking of hitting the road on Friday morning?

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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby popsky » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:03 pm

Al wrote:Talking of time Phil, what time is the Somerset posse thinking of hitting the road on Friday morning?

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Well we have a little dilemma here, we're not sure what time the dog sitter will arrive and we can't leave the dogs on there own as they go mental, Diesel took a bite out of Tuco's back the last time the bikes came out. So we're thinking sometime between 8-9.30 in the morning and heading up to Abergavenny for breakky, if it's nice shall probably go to the bus stop otherwise Luigi's if it's wet, I think the general consensus is to meet somewhere in the town
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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby Al » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:28 pm

Animals, don't you just love 'em, dogs decide the leaving time for us as well, drop them off Thursday evening or at 9:30 Friday in cullompton which is on the way and Sue leaves the car in town for the weekend and jumps on the back. Might see you in Abergavenny.

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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby boxerscott » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:55 pm

popsky wrote:
Al wrote:Talking of time Phil, what time is the Somerset posse thinking of hitting the road on Friday morning?

Al.


Well we have a little dilemma here, we're not sure what time the dog sitter will arrive and we can't leave the dogs on there own as they go mental, Diesel took a bite out of Tuco's back the last time the bikes came out. /quote] Our staffie participates in self loving or humps his bed ( we call his bed Roger) when he feels left out. :shock:
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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby slparry » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:45 am

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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby exoticices » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:32 pm

Looking good. Wish I was going. Hope everyone has a great time. Last time I went to Criccieth someone set fire to my underpants.

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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby Boxered » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:52 pm

exoticices wrote:Looking good. Wish I was going. Hope everyone has a great time. Last time I went to Criccieth someone set fire to my underpants.


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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby exoticices » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:57 pm

Boxered wrote:
exoticices wrote:Looking good. Wish I was going. Hope everyone has a great time. Last time I went to Criccieth someone set fire to my underpants.


Sons of Glyndwr? :lol: :lol:


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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby dark_knight87 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:52 pm

exoticices wrote:Looking good. Wish I was going. Hope everyone has a great time. Last time I went to Criccieth someone set fire to my underpants.


Those were the days!- we all had a bit to drink (I recall lots of whiskey chasers) and when a load of drunk Black Country lads get together, mayhem will ensue! - lucky that the whole place didn't go up!

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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby dave the german » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:45 pm

Have a good weekend everyone and safe riding. Hope the weather gods are on your side
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Re: Welsh Weekend 2017 version 2

Postby SP250 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:01 pm

Wot Dave said.
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