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Dent . . . for a change ;-)

Discussion in 'Meet Ups & Ride Outs' started by Steve T, May 3, 2021.

  1. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Seeing as large groups are still not allowed I've decided to take me, myself & down to Dent for the weekend 23-24th May (the UKGSer meet has been cancelled cos of the sustained attack on individuals libertey).

    Planning to ride my bike, stop and sup caffeine drinks and nibble cakes when ever the urge/view takes me. On some of the rides I might even get the tyres dirty :D

    Maybe see you around if yer local.

    Steve T

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  2. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    Oh you one of those? o_O
     
  3. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    Have a great trip Steve. I would have nipped over, possibly camped even, but we already have plans for the weekend and will be waaaay down south visiting other friends.
     
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  4. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    We have a cottage there the weekend before, aiming to swing a trip on the bike .
    Hopefully, I'll manage a run over one day the following weekend too

    Sent from my SM-A320FL using Tapatalk
     
  5. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Glad your getting out & about Austin & Phil.

    If you do manage to get an escape chit Phil it'd be great to meet up :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Seeing as I’m flogging the little CB some 300+ miles down to Dent in the Yorkshire Dales in little over a week I thought it best to pile on a few miles with the bike to make sure I’m fit for the trip (I know the bike will make it).

    So today I put in a 291 mile day by taking the long way across to the road to Skye.

    Cluanie dam in the background
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    Loch Cluanie
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    Took a left at Sheil Bridge and rode up the bealach to catch the views . . .
    The view towards Skye and the Cuillin hills
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    And in the other direction Loch Duich from the view point
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    And the 5 sisters . . .
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    Then the “Must do” photo when passing this place . . .
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    Viewed from the other side of the inlet
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    291 miles and according to the bikes ‘puter it only supped 14.9lt of fuel :eek:.

    Steve T

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  7. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    I was on the same road on the same day as you.
    Looking at a job at Nostie Dam
    Was really surprised how quiet the roads were.
    Not for long I guess. :(
     
  8. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Was rather good to have virtually tourist free roads. Only saw a handfull of bikes over the whole ride. Most noteable of those was a chap on a CRF1000/1100 who could use the throttle on the straights but bends were a whole different ball game. I think he got a bit peeved when a little CB500 wipped past hit on the bends heading to Achnasheen from Strathcarron, as he hurtled up behind me a good few miles after Achnasheen and stayed there until I lost sight of him on the bends near Grudie power station :D
     
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  9. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    I'll hold my hand up to being a WUSSS!

    300+ miles, mostly through heavy rain thats being blown along by very strong winds, would have had me sitting in my tent, shivering in a puddle left by my sodden gear. And thats IF I managed to get the tent up in the forecast gales!

    So instead I'm sitting in front of the 'puter, sipping hot tea in between dunking a chocolate digestive biscuit into said tea, whilst the rains starts to lash the windows and the trees are trying to leave their roots behind.

    The Dales trails wouldn't have been "do-able" on the little CB after rain like that, so no need to travel.

    The trails aren't going anywhere so there will always be a next time. Till then, TTFN

    Steve T

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  10. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

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    Cracking photos Steve.
     
  11. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    sensible.... for a change ;)
     
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