Op Storm Wales 2020 September 11th 12th 13th

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tony.mon wrote:Southern softy ride arrangements - Bazza, Mac, meeting at Clacketts Lane M25 services on Friday morning?
Jonesy, does that work for you?

Who else can we collect on the way?
I’ll be at the Old Severn Bridge if you would all like an escort for the rest of the way up


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as per welsh trips of old, I will be last to arrive.... it looks like I will not be able to set off till after 5pm, as I have a few meetings that I cant get out of.

so save me a burger and a beer, I will get there about 7pm I guess
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reminder of the proposed route.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33643419

and due warning that we will be planning to set off at 9.30 latest, so be ready!

we will go to a petrol station 1st, so don't worry if your tank isn't full.
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MacV2 wrote:
tony.mon wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:08 pm Southern softy ride arrangements - Bazza, Mac, meeting at Clacketts Lane M25 services on Friday morning?
Jonesy, does that work for you?

Who else can we collect on the way?
Plan A is for Jonsey to overnight at mine.

You not taking the van Tony ?

Hopeing Jamoi whos now signed up will get in touch...

I will try to get in touch with Bazza on the morrow by telephonic communication.
Hey guys, I'm definitely keen to join the Southern Softy ranks.

Will meet you guys at Clacketts lane if that's the proposed spot?

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Ok guys, just a quick update, as you can see from the posts, a few more have joined in.
So because of Coved rules, cross contamination of households etc, to avoid bringing attention to ourselves has a large group, we will split into 2 groups, pretty much like the old days.
AMCQ has kindly offered to take a group out, this will be known as group A, it will be quite a long ride at a spirited pace, with very few stops.
Flatline Phil has kindly offered to take another group out, this will be known as group B, this will be a much more relaxed, take the scenery in type of ride, with plenty of short stops for picture taking etc.
Both groups will be using the second man drop off system, and will require back markers, which I'm sure we'll have no problem finding on the day.
If anyone is not familiar with the second man drop off system, please speak to one of the group, it is important to stick to it.
It saves wasting time looking for lost people, and makes the ride safer for everyone.
I will be posting directions to the Bunkhouse shortly.
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Jamoi wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:26 pm
MacV2 wrote:
tony.mon wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:08 pm Southern softy ride arrangements - Bazza, Mac, meeting at Clacketts Lane M25 services on Friday morning?
Jonesy, does that work for you?

Who else can we collect on the way?
Plan A is for Jonsey to overnight at mine.

You not taking the van Tony ?

Hopeing Jamoi whos now signed up will get in touch...

I will try to get in touch with Bazza on the morrow by telephonic communication.
Hey guys, I'm definitely keen to join the Southern Softy ranks.

Will meet you guys at Clacketts lane if that's the proposed spot?

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cheekykev wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:46 pm Ok guys, just a quick update, as you can see from the posts, a few more have joined in.
So because of Coved rules, cross contamination of households etc, to avoid bringing attention to ourselves has a large group, we will split into 2 groups, pretty much like the old days.
AMCQ has kindly offered to take a group out, this will be known as group A, it will be quite a long ride at a spirited pace, with very few stops.
Flatline Phil has kindly offered to take another group out, this will be known as group B, this will be a much more relaxed, take the scenery in type of ride, with plenty of short stops for picture taking etc.
Both groups will be using the second man drop off system, and will require back markers, which I'm sure we'll have no problem finding on the day.
If anyone is not familiar with the second man drop off system, please speak to one of the group, it is important to stick to it.
It saves wasting time looking for lost people, and makes the ride safer for everyone.

I will be posting directions to the Bunkhouse shortly.
Ehh now then I seem to remember being abbandoned along with Budd a few year back...Who was the back marker that day...??? :lol: :lol:
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So if we are not careful, we will have the return of Jamie, Ziggy and Now AdyF direct from his hospital bed.

Result, this post lockdown freedom is bringing out all the class of 2013! Just need Geo & player one to make an appearance :lol:
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is there an opportunity to he in group A in the morning and Group B in the afternoon once the concentration has been used up :shifty:
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Southen Softies Meet up plan A...

https://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopi ... 10#p485810

We are planning on getting to sevices at Severn bridge ETA 13.00 to 13.30 spot of lunch maybe, then head to Rayader ETA bunk house 2hrs later...

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grumpyfrog wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:36 pm is there an opportunity to he in group A in the morning and Group B in the afternoon once the concentration has been used up :shifty:
Should be possible, but it relies on Phil not getting lost and failing to collect you :lol:
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AMCQ46 wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:46 pm
grumpyfrog wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:36 pm is there an opportunity to he in group A in the morning and Group B in the afternoon once the concentration has been used up :shifty:
Should be possible, but it relies on Phil not getting lost and failing to collect you :lol:
Won't there be a planned miday lunch meet up of both groups ?
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MacV2 wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:01 am
AMCQ46 wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:46 pm
grumpyfrog wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:36 pm is there an opportunity to he in group A in the morning and Group B in the afternoon once the concentration has been used up :shifty:
Should be possible, but it relies on Phil not getting lost and failing to collect you :lol:
Won't there be a planned miday lunch meet up of both groups ?
but it relies on Phil not getting lost :lol:
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OK, all you. Storm troopers.
Here are the directions to the new bunkhouse, for those that have been to the previous bunkhouse it's almost the same roads.
As you enter Rhayader on the A470 turn onto the B4518 sign posted for St Harmon, continue along this road for 1.5 miles until you come to a telephone mast on your right hand side, when the mast is directly on your right, turn right onto a single track road, this is the the road to the bunkhouse, just continue straight along this road for 0.7 miles, the bunkhouse entrance will be on your left.
The address and post code is :-
Beili Neuadd
Rhayader
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It's probably best to use the Sat Nav as a guide only, I believe it will take you to a farm further down the road, so best to use the directions I've given.
I will be putting some signs up with a green arrow indicating the direction to follow, these will match the latter part of the journey described above from the Telephone mast.
These signs will be about 14" square with a green arrow on a white background, placed about 2ft high off the ground on the left hand side of the road, this is mainly for Tony, to save him riding around Wales for half the night :lol:
To familiarise yourself with the signs, I will post a picture of one of them on the WhatSapp group message
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a shortened version of the route at 170 miles for phil
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1243029?units=miles

phil,
is that about the length you want otherwise I can shorten a bit more by taking off the bottom loop first.

not sure where the meet up point might be for the 2 groups but it would have to be the Machynlleth (Texaco petrol station) to make any sense, but would mean the B group waiting for a bit of a long time as we would have an extra 40 miles to do
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