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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #120 on: 25.03. 2018 23:31 »
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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #121 on: 26.03. 2018 09:55 »
I headed out West for the weekend on the Loop – destination Upton upon Severn. Roads out there are still thick with salt and grit – piled up down the middle on the narrower lanes. Still some snow in the verges too. 

Thinking they've taken to laying enough salt at the slightest inclination that I need a bike I really don't care about for winter miles. A Honda perhaps.
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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #122 on: 26.03. 2018 11:14 »
I headed out West for the weekend on the Loop – destination Upton upon Severn. Roads out there are still thick with salt and grit – piled up down the middle on the narrower lanes. Still some snow in the verges too. 

Thinking they've taken to laying enough salt at the slightest inclination that I need a bike I really don't care about for winter miles. A Honda perhaps.
I used to live in Great Malvern, which is near Upton upon Severn, until we moved four years ago. I think you are in Essex; that's quite a run out!

Maybe what you saw was not actually snow, but salt!

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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #123 on: 11.04. 2018 23:02 »
OK, OK enough with the rain already! I know I wanted the salt washed off the roads here in the UK but you can leave the tarmac. It may be time for me to join an ark builders forum. :(

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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #124 on: 11.04. 2018 23:53 »
You not been out yet, I have had three great rides approaching 200 miles already
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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #125 on: 12.04. 2018 01:53 »
My first ride out will be to Stafford motorbike show next week end. *smile*
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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #126 on: 12.04. 2018 08:51 »
I am going to stafford, not chosen a day yet and not on a bike. I will wear the teashirt but at this time of year it will be under jacket  *smile*
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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #127 on: 12.04. 2018 09:45 »
You not been out yet, I have had three great rides approaching 200 miles already
I have not had the opportunity this year: family commitments plus crap weather :(

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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #128 on: 12.04. 2018 10:06 »
31C here today. Winters not far away  *smile*
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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #129 on: 12.04. 2018 10:09 »
I am going to stafford, not chosen a day yet and not on a bike. I will wear the teashirt but at this time of year it will be under jacket  *smile*
I may see you there Angus. My bike will be on the BSAOC stand.
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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #130 on: 19.04. 2018 23:31 »
Over the last week here in the UK we have gone from winter to summer. Really warm and sunny today. I used the A10 to visit relies; 120 miles round trip. Fab riding weather! *smile*

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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #131 on: 20.04. 2018 23:10 »
Looks like we finally have good riding weather in BC. The rain has stopped and 12 of the next 14 are forecast to be Sunny, high in the low 20s c   (70-75 f)

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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #132 on: 21.04. 2018 00:56 »

 
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.... I used the A10 to visit relies; 120 miles round trip..

 Kinda like a 'reliability trial ' ?    *smile*
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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #133 on: 23.04. 2018 03:43 »
Spring is here on the island of vancouver

Took the A for a 200k bimble up and down the coast road

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Re: Spring has been postponed in the UK
« Reply #134 on: 05.05. 2018 16:38 »
I Know I know I should be riding it. VMCC Relay Rally tomorrow, loads of check points all over the UK. I am collecting some people who can not ride or drive at present, to man one of them. Then I should be able to go of for a days riding on a beautiful spring day. First time in the van.
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