Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

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Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by bazza696 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:28 pm

Wales trip is getting close guys so I thought I would fire up a thread to sort out meeting arrangements for us guys from the South East.

This year it is slightly different, it looks like I have Wicky from my end of the world, so i'm going anticlockwise round the M25 this year and cut 50 miles off my trip.

So Wicky if we meet at Brentwood services(CM14 5NA) at 9.30 leave at 10am.

Meet Tony and/or Mac at Reading services(RG30 3UQ) around 11.30am for more fuel, leave at 12

Tony and Mac can meet at Clacket lanes services(TN16 2ER) at around 10-10.30am*. Refuel and chat and leave around 10.45. They will arrive at Reading around the same time.

With the Reading stop, we should be on for a ride straight to Aust.

Get to Aust services(BS35 4BH) around 1 - 1.30pm to meet up with anyone that wants to come and ride in with us.

it will be nearly 2hrs to the bunkhouse around 80 miles.

Wicky if you want we can divert and meet Tony at Clacket Lane, if so let me know and I will revise the meeting times for us at Brentwood.
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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by MacV2 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:59 am

bazza696 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Wales trip is getting close guys so I thought I would fire up a thread to sort out meeting arrangements for us guys from the South East.

This year it is slightly different, it looks like I have Wicky from my end of the world, so i'm going anticlockwise round the M25 this year and cut 50 miles off my trip.

So Wicky if we meet at Brentwood services(CM14 5NA) at 9.30 leave at 10am.

Meet Tony and/or Mac at Reading services(RG30 3UQ) around 11.30am for more fuel, leave at 12

Tony and Mac can meet at Clacket lanes services(TN16 2ER) at around 10-10.30am*. Refuel and chat and leave around 10.45. They will arrive at Reading around the same time.

With the Reading stop, we should be on for a ride straight to Aust.

Get to Aust services(BS35 4BH) around 1 - 1.30pm to meet up with anyone that wants to come and ride in with us.

it will be nearly 2hrs to the bunkhouse around 80 miles.

Wicky if you want we can divert and meet Tony at Clacket Lane, if so let me know and I will revise the meeting times for us at Brentwood.
At time of typing it's just under 4 weeks to go time...It's really 50/50 if i will be able physically to make this ...again FFS...I'm really hoping to but it all depends on if my arm can take it...

I sat on Red633 yesterday & started it up just to keep the fluids going, I know it's not the same as riding but after just a few mins the stretching to the bars was not nice... It's not like i can rest it whilst moving either being as it's me right arm...the go & stop side of things...

I am really hoping to be bike fit to make it but TBH at the mo, realistically it's not looking good...

It's a shame as you'll have no one to take the piss out of for riding slow... :lol: :lol:

Yes I am doing physio but basicaly the muscles in me upper arm were cut through to plate the bone, so it's a case of getting them working as they should...At the moment any movement out of the range results in an intense cramp like pain in the bicep...it fecking hurts... 8O

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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by AMCQ46 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:41 am

Sounds like the recovery is tough going there Mac.

Only solution is for you to go pillion on Bazza CBF :lol:
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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by MacV2 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 am

AMCQ46 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:41 am
Sounds like the recovery is tough going there Mac.

Only solution is for you to go pillion on Bazza CBF :lol:
Don't think his suspension would like that too much... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by Pete.L » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:47 pm

Get the physio working Mac.
I’m planning at meeting up at Aust services along with Little Bro and maybe big Bro too.
It’d be good to see you if you can make it


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Post by tony.mon » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:59 pm

Or I could take the 2 in the bus with you along and you could scrounge a pillion.
The 2 has no pillion option....no pegs or seat....
Let's see nearer the time how much hanging on potential you have.
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Post by sirch345 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:50 pm

tony.mon wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Or I could take the 2 in the bus with you along and you could scrounge a pillion.
The 2 has no pillion option....no pegs or seat....
Let's see nearer the time how much hanging on potential you have.
Or you could put a sidecar on the 2 :lol:

Good luck Mac with being well enough to go on your own bike,

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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by Wicky » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:20 am

Cheers Bazza for crunching out a route & timetable - I was looking at routes to Wales via Brum or via Oxford

Presumably the timing is to avoid as much as possible the worse of the rush hour around the M25.

May be can all carry Mac if we disassemble him so we can fit bits into our tank bags...

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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by MacV2 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:37 am

Wicky wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:20 am
Cheers Bazza for crunching out a route & timetable - I was looking at routes to Wales via Brum or via Oxford

Presumably the timing is to avoid as much as possible the worse of the rush hour around the M25.

May be can all carry Mac if we disassemble him so we can fit bits into our tank bags...

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Your gonna need a big fecking tank bag !

I'm not sharing it with your used grundies on the way back either !
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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by bazza696 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:44 pm

Wicky wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:20 am
Cheers Bazza for crunching out a route & timetable - I was looking at routes to Wales via Brum or via Oxford

Presumably the timing is to avoid as much as possible the worse of the rush hour around the M25.

May be can all carry Mac if we disassemble him so we can fit bits into our tank bags...

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It's more to meet up with Tony and Mac.
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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by bazza696 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:57 am

It looks like John is taking a different, so I will meet you Tony at Reading services(RG30 3UQ) around 11.30am for fuel, leave at 12 so we can get to Aust for lunch and meet the others, let me know your thoughts
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Post by tony.mon » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:18 pm

Thats fine by me, see you there.
I spoke to Mac, he's not going to be able to make it.
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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by MacV2 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:57 pm

tony.mon wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:18 pm
Thats fine by me, see you there.
I spoke to Mac, he's not going to be able to make it.
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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by Pete.L » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:38 pm

All set :D
See you guys at Aust. We'll be there for 1:00pm, just incase you make good time :wink:

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Re: Wales Meet Friday 14th Sept - for Southern Softies

Post by bazza696 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:49 pm

Pete.L wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:38 pm
All set :D
See you guys at Aust. We'll be there for 1:00pm, just incase you make good time :wink:

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