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non stop wales.

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non stop wales.

Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:39 am

Winters just around the corner and the days are getting shorter but I noticed some favourable weather this weekend so I decided to take a chance and go on a one day whistle stop tour of Wales . The GSXR is already on SORN so it was out with the ER5 . I set off at 8.00 to avoid the car boot and Sunday shopping traffic. From Coventry I took the A46 to Warwick then to Henley in Arden . Then Redditch, Kidderminster, Bewdley, up over Clee Hill which has a stunning viewpoint. Down into Ludlow, up to Craven Arms , left towards Bishops Castle and stopped for a coffee in Newtown. Sat at MacDonald's and must have seen almost a hundred bikes go by in half an hour. Set off again to Machynlleth , down the estuary to Aberdovey then Tywyn , up the coastal road catching great views of waves breaking all around Cardigan Bay. Next , inland again to cross the wooden toll bridge, bikes 50p , then down another estuary to Barmouth . Quick fish and chips from the Mermaid chippy then off again to Harlech , get a second tank of petrol, then north to Blaenau Festiniog . This is a grim looking place , I've always wondered how all those slate spoil heaps stay put. Brilliant scenery to Betws-y-Coed where it seemed to have just had torrential rain judging by the amount of water on the roads. From there it was just a case of getting back home before dark so I went A5 , M54, M6 ( no roadworks ! ) A45 . I got back home for 7.00 pm . Lovely day out, I think the bike enjoyed it too.

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Post by rennie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:10 pm

Sounds good to me! The Mermaid is one of my favourite chippys! 8-)
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Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:13 pm

rennie wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:10 pm
Sounds good to me! The Mermaid is one of my favourite chippys! 8-)
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Post by Tango » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:34 pm

Nice one, mate.......spectacular weather for mid October. ......shame that we were away for a walking weekend in the cotswolds........ :wink:
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Post by Six30 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:24 pm

fastbob wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:39 am
Winters just around the corner and the days are getting shorter but I noticed some favourable weather this weekend so I decided to take a chance and go on a one day whistle stop tour of Wales . The GSXR is already on SORN so it was out with the ER5 . I set off at 8.00 to avoid the car boot and Sunday shopping traffic. From Coventry I took the A46 to Warwick then to Henley in Arden . Then Redditch, Kidderminster, Bewdley, up over Clee Hill which has a stunning viewpoint. Down into Ludlow, up to Craven Arms , left towards Bishops Castle and stopped for a coffee in Newtown. Sat at MacDonald's and must have seen almost a hundred bikes go by in half an hour. Set off again to Machynlleth , down the estuary to Aberdovey then Tywyn , up the coastal road catching great views of waves breaking all around Cardigan Bay. Next , inland again to cross the wooden toll bridge, bikes 50p , then down another estuary to Barmouth . Quick fish and chips from the Mermaid chippy then off again to Harlech , get a second tank of petrol, then north to Blaenau Festiniog . This is a grim looking place , I've always wondered how all those slate spoil heaps stay put. Brilliant scenery to Betws-y-Coed where it seemed to have just had torrential rain judging by the amount of water on the roads. From there it was just a case of getting back home before dark so I went A5 , M54, M6 ( no roadworks ! ) A45 . I got back home for 7.00 pm . Lovely day out, I think the bike enjoyed it too.

been across that wooden bridge Bob, stayed in Barmouth, nice place :thumb:
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Post by fastbob » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:11 pm

I'm confused , this is from 2017 . I put the link in another post . πŸ€”

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Post by skyrider » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:29 pm

strange indeed :scratch:
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Post by Six30 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:53 pm

fastbob wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:11 pm
I'm confused , this is from 2017 . I put the link in another post . πŸ€”

hmm , a link you say Bob …. I clicked on it and it brought me here, would you believe it :roll:
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Post by fastbob » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:07 pm

Six30 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:53 pm
fastbob wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:11 pm
I'm confused , this is from 2017 . I put the link in another post . πŸ€”

hmm , a link you say Bob …. I clicked on it and it brought me here, would you believe it :roll:
Anyway , the actual journey took place in 2017 .

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Post by XTreme » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:12 pm

Let me help you out with some pics Bob!

Newtown 2004......
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Machynlleth 2005.....
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Post by Bender » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:23 pm

XTreme wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Let me help you out with some pics Bob!

Newtown 2004......

FILE506.JPG

Machynlleth 2005.....

FILE463.JPG
I prefer your newer pics.
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Post by Richzx6r » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:28 pm

XTreme wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Let me help you out with some pics Bob!

Newtown 2004......

FILE506.JPG

Machynlleth 2005.....

FILE463.JPG
You never told us you rode a scooter
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Post by Bender » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:37 pm

Richzx6r wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:28 pm
XTreme wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Let me help you out with some pics Bob!

Newtown 2004......

FILE506.JPG

Machynlleth 2005.....

FILE463.JPG
You never told us you rode a scooter

Bit further to the right, it's easier to carry the sheep.
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Post by XTreme » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:40 pm

Richzx6r wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:28 pm
XTreme wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Let me help you out with some pics Bob!

Newtown 2004......

FILE506.JPG

Machynlleth 2005.....

FILE463.JPG
You never told us you rode a scooter
I've posted here in the past that I passed my test in 71 on a Vespa SS180.

But in 2004 I was on a Transalp.....pic taken same day!
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Re: non stop wales.

Post by Bender » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:45 pm

XTreme wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:40 pm
Richzx6r wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:28 pm
XTreme wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Let me help you out with some pics Bob!

Newtown 2004......

FILE506.JPG

Machynlleth 2005.....

FILE463.JPG
You never told us you rode a scooter
I've posted here in the past that I passed my test in 71 on a Vespa SS180.

But in 2004 I was on a Transalp.....pic taken same day!

Ahhhh I see it now.
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