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LAKES INVASION MARCH 9-12

Discussion in 'Meet Ups & Ride Outs' started by Barftone, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Respect Chris:respect:

    Glad I made the shout on Monday.
    Still feeling like sh1t.:(
    Gonna have a couple of wee drams tonight, see if that will make or break.

    All the best guys, looking at the forecast, it doesn't look too good, but all the best none the less.
    Pleeeze, plenty of photos

    The pub half way to a phone signal ??

    Perfect :thumbsup:
     
  2. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    The Yurt is cool as, sorry but you are missing out guys - it's great!
    Having a few beers with Chris in the local, Tony, Dean & Steve popped down earlier.
    A (wet) ride out planned for tomorrow then beer/rugby/food/beer in whatever order!

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  3. -XP-

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    Ellie been throwing up and has a bad cough and I feel like someone has battered me with a baseball bat full of the cold virus! I went to bed last night thinking I'll see how I am this morning but I've awoke to pounding head, snots from hell and can't stop coughing so I'm out I'm afraid. Even coming over in the car I can't face a 2.5 hour drive let alone camping the way I feel and also can't leave Ellie whilst she's unwell.
     
  4. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Well Craig,

    Against all odds, I polished off the remnants of a bottle of Old Putney last night and you know what ?
    Don't feel too bad :)
    Hope Ellie feels better later on, there is a lot of bugs about the now.
    BTW Phil, you won't get much of a run out today, kick off is at 2 15 for the MAIN game in Ireland ;) :respect13:
    Have a great time guys , don't forget the pics:thumbsup:
     
  5. boboneleg

    boboneleg Active Member

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    That's a great effort Chris, I don't think I'd use mine for motorways apart from going across the bridge to get to Wales. There's a great site for CRF250 Rally info here, good info from other guys that own them ........... HONDA CRF250 RALLY OWNERS | Page 231 | Adventure Rider

    I've been chatting to Steve on the phone, I hope he gets his bike started so he can join you on the ride out, if not head for the pub and watch the rugby
     
  6. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    There are some well 'ard (or spectacularly daft) beggers on here. Respect all round.

    Sorry to hear that you've christened the Deauville, Phil. It's properly yours now.

    Hope all the afflicted get well soon.
     
  7. Barftone

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    Great to see Chris, Stuart, and Phil. The yurt looked very romantic and cosy for 2 A wet but fun day followed by rugby at Deano,s and the pub for grub. We made it over Hardknott and up to Wastwater. Deano had a go of Stuarts Polaris buggy and wants one. Steve had a go on Deano,s Africa Dct and wants one and now wants a match to burn his none starting DR!! We managed to tow jump it all day with suprisingly few issues once we got in the groove of the routine.
     
  9. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Yay, great to catch up with everyone after a "is it, isn't it" start and a big thanks to Tony for putting a plan together.

    Yurting is the way forward!

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  10. Steve T

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    Looks like everyone had a fun time . . . . . if tow starting a DR can be classed as "fun" :rolleyes:

    Well done to all those that covered some miles to get there :thumbsup:

    Did a 75 mile loop this morning on the new to me F8GS Trophy (was my sons). Was absoloutly cream crackered and frozen by the time I got home . . . even though the temp never dropped below 4 degrees. Still not 100%, so defo the right move for me to stay north. 2 weeks in the grip of some lurgy and 1 stone lighter is certainly telling on my old frame.

    Well done again all

    Steve T

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  11. Barftone

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    Well I had to try a lane or 2!
     

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  12. Whealie

    Whealie Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Had a blast. Just shy of 800 miles, more than 600 of which were just getting there an back and about 500 of those on a motorway on a 250:thumbsdown:

    Still, the CRF was much better than expected on the long drive. At first I stuck to 70. It was a bit vibey as I had experienced before. But, as I neared the lakes and my desire to get there and get of the motorway grew stronger, I found myself speeding up (hitting 79mph on the Sat Nav at one time). Sitting at 73mph - which is about 80mph on the useless speedo) the vibration was gone. So that became my return speed and I was vibration-free.

    The CRF does lack oomph on the long hills and the speed drops until you reach the top, but it was nowhere near as bad as expected. I'd definitely travel a long way on that bike again. The one issue is the tank. It's just not big enough for that kind of travelling. I had to stop to refuel earlier than either my bladder or my backside was telling me I need to stop. And the crap Honda digital unit means the fuel gauge is flashing at you for 20 miles and you can still only get 8 litres in the 10l tank.

    But I had a ride out on Friday - albeit frozen and icy - over the Kirkstone Pass and along Ullswater and back down through Keswich and Rasmere. And then The ride on Sunday was great - the heavy rain overnight had lightened so we were not drowned. The Wyrnose and Hardknott passes are always fin at any time of year and arguably better with no other vehicles on the road.

    Always a pleasure to spend time with Phil. His plans for a BrokeBack Mountain evening were scuppered by the drink (that's wine not tea in that cup).
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    Always good when Barftone is around. It was great to see Dean but particularly good to see Steve in such fine form. Absent friend Bob one leg was even on a video conference call while on the cider at home. Stuart's buggy was bit of a laugh to drive too - much more manoeuvrable than I thought.

    But it was a bit weird being thrown out of the pub on a Saturday night at 9.45 because were the last people there - the whole village had gone to the birthday party of an 18-year-old Aga cooker (I kid you not).

    We should go back in the summer
     
  13. Philwhiskeydrinker

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    It runs in the family Chris!

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  14. Whealie

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