Bonio oop north

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Bonio oop north

#1 Post by bonio » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:27 pm

Just back from a quick blast up north:
Thursday after work: Cambridge to the Peaks.
Friday: The Peaks, the Dales, the Pennines, Alston.
Saturday: Pretty much everywhere between Alston, Dumfries and Melrose.
Sunday: South then east to the Lincolshire Wolds and back to Cambridge
Just over 1000 miles.

This was a first bike trip north for me. Completely magical.

So many to choose from, but these patches stand out

The B6357 south from Bonchester Bridge
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(see how I wrote the road name on there for you all)

The A708 from Moffat to Selkirk
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Upper Wharfedale
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The YHA in Alston. Top place, very friendly. Amazing roads in all directions.

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Getting lost and ending up on the M6
Finding out that Grassington on a warm Sunday is so full of people and cars it looks like Clapham Common
Leaving Swaledale, stopping for a photo and dropping the bike.
Here it is at the very spot, rubber side down again after some kindly bloke helped me pick it up.
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Getting the flies off
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Re: Bonio oop north

#2 Post by Gerontious » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:32 pm

About time you actually went somewhere on that bike. :lol:
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#3 Post by tuktuk » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:34 pm

We have some of the best roads up here :D

Im always suprised by the amount of foreign motorcyclists but it makes sense as its worth traveling for.

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#4 Post by fullscreenaging » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:52 pm

Nice one bonio. Great photos!
Hope your bike is not damaged by the topple?
You picked the best days for your trip too!



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#5 Post by Arwen » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:03 am

Nice, looks like an ace few days. Next time, come further north than Glasgow and Edinburgh. there you will find the truly spectacular roads :D
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#6 Post by JRH » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:09 am

Nice ride out Bonio. Hope the bikes OK.
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#7 Post by Hoggs » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:55 am

Looks a nice trip there Bonio! Apart from the flies and the dropping it.
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#8 Post by bonio » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:59 am

@Deso, @JRH The bike's fine. Crash bars took a few scratches, but that's their job.

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#9 Post by fullscreenaging » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:10 am

Engine bars are definitely worth their weight in gold.
Glad to hear the bike survived


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#10 Post by bonio » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:59 pm

Hoggs wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:55 am
Looks a nice trip there Bonio! Apart from the flies and the dropping it.
The first time I dropped it I was heartbroken. But now, and especially after the incident at the roundabout last month where the young lady binned it for me, I'm a little less squeamish about it. It was designed to be dropped (ok, it was designed to be dropped on proper rough ground, not on a flat grassy surface :oops: ). But my attitude is just get it back back up and get on.

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Re: Bonio oop north

#11 Post by bonio » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:04 pm

bonio wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:59 pm
Hoggs wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:55 am
Looks a nice trip there Bonio! Apart from the flies and the dropping it.
The first time I dropped it I was heartbroken. But now, and especially after the incident at the roundabout last month where the young lady binned it for me, I'm a little less squeamish about it. It was designed to be dropped (ok, it was designed to be dropped on proper rough ground, not on a flat grassy surface :oops: ). But my way of thinking is just get it back back up and get on.

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#12 Post by rob m » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:18 pm

Looks like a great trip Geoff :D

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#13 Post by Hoggs » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:16 pm

I still don't like that fact you have a real name bonio
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#14 Post by bonio » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:09 pm

Hoggs wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:16 pm
I still don't like that fact you have a real name bonio
Yeah, it's creepy I know.

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#15 Post by Westbeef » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:41 pm

You managed to get round to going then :D top stuff. *


*Not the bit where you dropped it though
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