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Any Hampshire Bantams?
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February 5, 2016 - 2:33 pm
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Three of us are planning a trip to Loomis ( motorcycle cafe) on the A32 close to the A272 somewhen in March. We'll pick a weekend when the weather forecast is reasonable and give a weeks notice in the hopes that others may want to join us. The advance notice is to give those whose Bantams need fettling/rebuilding etc incentive to be ready. We live in Bitterne and anyone who wants to pit stop here enroute would be welcome. Any takers?

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Might be able to slip away for a Sunday morning...

I'm in Fair Oak btw.

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We'll keep you informed and hope to see you there.

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Hopefully one of mine will be running! Loomies has been refurbished and tea is still only a quid! Could meet you all up there, or somewhere on the way.

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You've to get one going soon Dookie, I'd come and have look but electrics are not my strong point.

The biggest problem might be finding a fair weather slot!

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One of them is going! Or at least, it was last time it went out. I guess that might have been Boxing Day. It's looking a little sad with its tank and carb temporarily on the project that won't go. But perhaps by March I will have two temperamental steeds to choose from.

weather has been really bad at weekends lately hasn't it? And I have been mostly working on the house all winter. Every time I go down the shed to get tools for the DIY, I see the bikes and get annoyed that I haven't done anything lately!

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I could be up for this its a bit further for me (Surrey) but in bantam range if i can sort out my cutting out issue!

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It would be good to see you, my title to this thread will have to be widened! What Bantam do you have?

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A D10 1967

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Hope you can solve the cutting out problem.

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When I was in Hant's the guys I rode with would do two runs a week of around 50-60 miles one on a Wednesday and one on a Sunday morning. We would often go up to the railway station at New Alresford or if the Guilford group were meeting us we would meet up at Tesco's in Petersfield and do a run out towards Midhurst through South Harting dropping down towards Chichester and back to Waterlooville.

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Let us know when you are all going.

If non-Bantams are allowed I might just make the run from London by Honda - depending on date etc.

I know that is not really the point of the exercise.

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We've already discussed honorary Bantam status for other bikes for the ride! My vote says come along it would be great to meet you. And should my Bantam's fail me on the day it will be a Honda for me as well!

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For us locals the aim was a potter out to blow away cobwebs and check the bikes were functioning. Coming from London, Velton,  you are definitely excused for riding a Honda, on the other hand Grumblejay...!

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Well this local really really wants to take her 'new' D3 out on this run. Home this weekend so should get the last jobs finished on it. And I can always rely on the other locals to pitch in as they have been doing for the last year!

Or I can just resign myself to a lot of kicking of Red Bantam.

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Hope I can sort out my ignition / electrics then!

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Be good to meet up Dookie!

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Likewise! Tea and cakes on me at Loomies, to thank my local bantamites for all their support lately. If we get there...! rofl

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thumbs-up

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I think I'd better suggest a date for this run, I'm hoping Sunday 13th March will suit most, if the weather is forecast to be dreadful then possibly the Sunday after.

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