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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #105 on: 28.09. 2020 13:30 »
Wow, I enjoyed those pictures.  *smile*

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #106 on: 28.09. 2020 13:45 »
Wow, I enjoyed those pictures.  *smile*

Yeah - that looked like a good trip. Ashamed to say the weather here yesterday was awful and I spent the day in the garage.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #107 on: 28.09. 2020 13:48 »
we were lucky.. the rain came down heavily in Nairobi after we left and stopped before we returned... perfect day all in all...
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #108 on: 28.09. 2020 13:54 »
As Cyclobutch say is was cold, windy and dizzily here yesterday, so no dressing up, except in warm dry gear and I did a short 30 mile loop on the Norton  *smile*
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #109 on: 28.09. 2020 15:34 »
Fabulous, inspiring pictures. No DGR for me this year though. Spent the day fencing instead.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #110 on: 28.09. 2020 17:36 »
Great pics and description, thinking i need to get the A10 to Kenya!. Well done Guy, that's an impressive ride out for sure. You look to have had great fun with a good mix of people and bikes. Need to up my game for next year. Gonna be difficult to compete with that stunning scenery. In the second part of my DGR ride we did manage to pass the sewage treatment works tho which could be of some interest if a little smelly.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #111 on: 28.09. 2020 17:50 »
Fabulous, inspiring pictures. No DGR for me this year though. Spent the day fencing instead.

Oh, touché!
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #112 on: 28.09. 2020 20:38 »
Fabulous, inspiring pictures. No DGR for me this year though. Spent the day fencing instead.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #113 on: 10.11. 2020 12:03 »
DGR moved to May starting in 2021. In 2021, the date is May 23rd. Apparently, weather at the end of September has been a problem. Hope their choice is not a year early due to continuing pandemic.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #114 on: 10.11. 2020 14:58 »
DGR moved to May starting in 2021. In 2021, the date is May 23rd. Apparently, weather at the end of September has been a problem. Hope their choice is not a year early due to continuing pandemic.

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I saw that announcement. I also thought it might be a bit too soon for the Covid Lurghy

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #115 on: 10.11. 2020 16:45 »
[quoteSpent the day fencing instead.][/quote]

And a nice straight level job your making of it BS, once the tractor work was finished fencing was what my mate and I did in the winter months (think that was what did for my knee and my hips beginning to make its presence felt).
What are you actually fencing off?
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #116 on: 10.11. 2020 19:19 »
We have a minor road dividing our smallholding. Years ago we fenced off a stretch on one side of the road and planted it up with native trees. The latest is doing the same on the opposite side. I've just finished moving the fence on the original side to give more room for more trees and wild flowers. We don't have so many sheep these days and can afford to sacrifice pasture for amenity and wildlife. Not to mention carbon capture. I found I was eligible for a grant - came to £9 12p. Didn't bother...
If you count the hedging, that's 8,000 trees over the years. Some of the first are now 60 feet tall.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #117 on: 10.11. 2020 19:37 »
G'day Fellas.
I just got an email from DGR saying there moving the date of the DGR to 23rd of May 2021. More favorable weather for the both hemispheres.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #118 on: 11.11. 2020 05:43 »
[quote
Back to topic. If, and it's still a big if, the Covid pandemic is under control, I'm contemplating taking the 1913 Douglas on the DGR.
Clutchless, minimal brakes. Could be fun!
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I have a 1922 Triumph SD which could be a my 2021 DGR... similar stopping capabilities to your Douglas. we could discuss the 'fun' aspects afterwards if we survive...
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #119 on: 11.11. 2020 06:15 »
Could be some interesting comparison pictures!
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