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I decided to take a day off work & do some bike stuff today, so I cleaned up the bike and chain, did some other bits and took a trip to Stonehenge.







There was some terrible weather, including a biblical thunderstorm so I didn't stay long, but it made the ride more fun. I stretched it to 280 miles when it should have been half that :razz:

But Mrs was not happy when I got home 3 hours late :brk:


Who else has some trip pics to post ??





[ This message was edited by: spiki-spikester on 2007-02-23 17:56 ]
 

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See the ole British weather hasn't changed, grey skies and thunderstorms.

It reminds me why I emigrated and now call Australia HOME.

 

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Northern NSW 6 day trp last year.



Gingers Creek Cafe' half way between Port Maquarie and Walcha.

Awesome road I had to do it twice in two days and stayed and extra day at the Port to make the most of the twisties.



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Hey Spiki-spikester,

Did you go down the A303? Where did you go after that? There are some nice roads around that area.

When I was at Kingston Uni I used to go to see my Mum who lives in Melksham (inbetween Bath and Chippenham). Sometimes I would go M3 -> A303 and turn off at Stonehenge just after Amesbury (A344?) and then up to Devizes and that road was a great road - although the better road (in my opinion) was the road from Andover thru Upavon and then to Devizes and then onto Melksham... Oh the memories, the speed... hehe! Now I have to play with the North Californian Coastal region - v different - more alpine style, roads are in much worse condition and have some really tight corners so the speed is slower PLUS everyone rides/drives on the wrong side of the road! :razz:
 

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Oh great DaveM now we have to scroll sideways as well as down! :wink:

spiki-spikester - I just noticed in your photos that you must have come down from the north - probably thru devizes, so I'm guessing you went M4 and then down... or maybe along the old A4 route (another great route) through Hungerford, then down at Devizes... am I right? :cool:
 

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I took the A4 route and cut out the motorway - think I also was on the A 303. But i was also trying out my new GPS for the first time, so I just followed the little voice and focused on the road ! :-D

Those pics of sunny climes are making me a bit jealous. On the other hand, there's nothing like a couple of hours on unknown pitch black unlit back roads in the rain for a different type of fun. Or maybe I just like suffering ! :razz:
 

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Aaah I was right... :)

At least those roads are fairly forgiving when riding in the rain and pitch black, now some of the coastal roads around North California are not so forgiving... some are of the type that can give you vertigo if you happen to look over...
 

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A ride in the rain is better than no ride at all. I did a half hour the other day when it finally got above freezing.

PS Did the Druids do chain link fencing also? :cool: :cool:
 

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Spiki

Not trying to rub it in BUT

:hihi:

Blue skies and current bun day after day after bloody day



See how brown the hill side is, that's because it hasn't rain in such a looooooooong time



You know it is hot when you are overdressed because you ride a HOT motorbike



And the sunset tells it is more of they same tomorrow



Eat your heart out Spiki!!!!!!!!
 

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Me and Gavb hired 2 BMW GS1200 in San Fran for 3 days two years ago and rode north up highway 1 through Fort Ross and Fort Bragg to Leggett.

Great twisty road and know what you mean about the drops





At Leggett the plan was to return to San Fran via the 101, no way just did a U-turn and did the twisties in the opposite direction.

A top run :bow:

[ This message was edited by: smegin on 2007-02-23 23:14 ]
 

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OK - I give in, Smegin has succeeded in making me properly jealous. :(

I can see we're going to have to rise to the challenge of seeing if we can do better than Smegin's fab pics. Now, where did that brochure for foreign tours get to ... :-D
 

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Hey Pohmie Spiki

Look for a brochure closer to home, try Rochdale in Lancashire, some good riding in the Pennines.

Oops!!! that has let the cat out of the bag now you know the real reason I emigrated, the saying in my home town was "if you can see the hills it's going to rain, if you can't see the hills it's raining" :moon:
 

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Hey Spiki, don't worry about all the BS about sunny skies,
Australia is enjoying summer. Lots of us would love to be able to say we ride year round, not just in the summer. I lived in the UK before moving to Canada and I can say that apart from a few summer months here when the weather can be either wet, not bad or too bloody hot, I would gladly take my chances with UK weather. Right now we have lots of snow so even if it warms, there is no chance of getting out on the bike. When spring comes, it takes forever for crews to clean all the sand and grit from the roads so enjoy what you have.

Cheers
 

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Hey Spiki, we should leave the other forum to the Septics :2guns: and keep posting here.

This seems to be the main forum Sprint owners use. :horns:
 

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Hey Spiki...I'm with you man. It rained and snowed all day here and I still rode to work. Riding in the sun and warm temps is certainly nothing to brag about!! Though I do wonder what it might feel like... :???:
 

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With all the rubbish weather, I thought I'd cheer myself up by posting a few pics of our 14 bike (various marques) Eurotour in Summer 2004. Fantastic company, weather and roads. Must do it again.

Kev



 
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