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Lancashire and Manchester Summer Ride Out
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July 6, 2016 - 6:17 pm
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I am !  😀

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July 11, 2016 - 5:30 pm
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Plenty to chat about then...just getting used to mine...owned it for 40 years.

Is the 24th July settled then.

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24th is still good for me. I'm happy to be flexible if it was awful weather or meant we could get more people ... But let's aim for that first.

how is everyone else getting on ? What sort of time is good for people ? Towards lunch ? 

I'm looking forward to it.

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 july 24th good for me to,only bad weather will put me off,i'll aim to get to the lower barn for 11 am....

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11am sounds very civilised.

I'm waiting for a new inline filter to arrive in the post, I'd hoped to get it fitted before the day, but checking this morning - I hadn't noticed the seller is in Malaysia 😱

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11 am is good for me...only rain will stop me.

Also looking forward to it...been looking at routes that keep me off fast roads...think I have it sorted now.

Nick.

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I sometimes use google maps with the mode of transport set to push bike - it comes up with some great routes that way. 

Let's keep an eye on the forecast then and this thread - and we'll take a weather call on the day before. I don't mind a shower or two - but if it's going to be pouring all day we'd be better just pushing the date back.

Do we need to wear a carnation or anything? 😀

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Good idea re google maps...I will take look at that.

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Be careful with Google Maps cycle route suggestions, the cycle routes are not always accessible to motorised traffic,

For example one route I looked at, Google Maps cycle route sends me down a 'dead end' to motorised traffic and the cycle path continues over a pedestrian bridge.

I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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That's all part of the adventure Piquet !! 😀

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How's everyone's plans coming together for our Sunday rendezvous?  I've been under the weather, but I'm on track to be fine for Sunday. The bike's full of fuel and ready to go 🙂

Forecast is light cloud but dry and warm, with the same forecast for Saturday and Monday - so it's looking encouraging.

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All set...looking forward to meeting some other owners for the first time.

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I'm just waiting for the wife to nod off so i can raid her purse for petrol money,then i'm good to go..

C U sunday...............

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Great !! What will you be coming on Jess?

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Anderzander said
Great !! What will you be coming on Jess?  

Well it wasn't an easy decision but after a round of eenie meenie miny mo,thinking_gifits going to be d7 silver.....smile

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Great stuff !!!  (That you are coming that is).

I went for a ride on the weekend to get a photo of an old garage, only to find that it has had its pump removed like the one as my profile picture has. They're disappearing !

Later on I will pm everyone who's coming my mobile number - in case we need to be in touch on the day. 

I've not forgotten I promised a brew to whoever comes over too 🙂

i was also thinking that I might bring my little video camera and film part of the ride over, maybe if we go for a ride out? We could end up with some footage ?  Happy to leave it though if anyone is camera shy.

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Mick not sure of your route from Flint....but if you want to meet up we can ride there together...I'm in Runcorn...not going on any fast roads.

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July 20, 2016 - 7:14 pm
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Sent you a FB PM Mick.

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Just so I can plan my fuel...are you guys thinking of a ride around the local lanes or is it just a meet up at the barn.

I wonder if anybody knows Rod with the diesel powered D1..I mentioned to him about the planned ride out...he was going to come but would not be able to get there till 1pm...pity love to see his D1.

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With some of you guys coming such a long way - I thought if we did a ride together we could just go around the reservoir, 30 mins or so? I'm also sure we'll have lots to talk about too 🙂

We have some light showers forecast for the afternoon now. Hopefully they blow over though.

I asked Pete, the club rep for Lancs - he came last time, but he has something arranged at a show. He'll come along for another one though. Similarly Chris and his and his Dad pm'd me to say the have a commitment that clashes - I'm sure they'll join us next time too. Perhaps Rod could do that too?

imlike the idea of trying to do something semi regular - like quarterly, a spring ride and so on .... At least more than 4 yearly!

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