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BSAOC South Wales weekend?
« on: 24.06. 2018 14:45 »
I'm planning to ride down to (Old) South Wales next weekend to attend their BSAOC weekend. My route is 180 miles each way. There will be a ride-out on Saturday, so I'll likely be adding 400 miles to the running in regime over the weekend. I'm staying at a B&B, not camping, for a change, so I'll be able to travel light.

I'm looking forward to that part of the route known as The Heads of the Valley's Road. I drove it many years ago and remember fabulous scenery and sweeping mountain roads.

Is there anyone here that will be attending this meeting?

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Re: BSAOC South Wales weekend?
« Reply #1 on: 24.06. 2018 18:24 »
Don't over do it GB after all the work you've put in. I hope you have a good and safe weekend and don't forget to pack your sun cream.  *wink2*

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Re: BSAOC South Wales weekend?
« Reply #2 on: 24.06. 2018 20:42 »
Don't over do it GB after all the work you've put in.
Do you mean the bike or me? As far as the bike goes; nice long runs are good for running-in an engine.
As for me; the 180 mile rides will need to be broken up with frequent rests for my backside to recover and toilet breaks!

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Re: BSAOC South Wales weekend?
« Reply #3 on: 24.06. 2018 21:11 »
Good one GB. Take all the backroads you can, avoid freeways and constant speeds. She'll be well and truly run in after that ride.
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Re: BSAOC South Wales weekend?
« Reply #4 on: 29.06. 2018 18:08 »
I had a great ride down here. Just going down for dinner.

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Re: BSAOC South Wales weekend?
« Reply #5 on: 29.06. 2018 19:16 »
Excellent news after all the trials and tribulations!

hope you enjoy the weekend.

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Re: BSAOC South Wales weekend?
« Reply #6 on: 02.07. 2018 16:37 »
I am back! The bike did a total of 375 miles. I didn't pamper her too much but did not push past 70mph.

Saturday we rode down to Pendine Sands, where American style Hot Rods were doing this: http://www.vhra.co.uk/VHRA/Pendine_Sands.html

Sunday we rode to Swansea where there was a flying display just off the beach. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/best-pictures-day-one-swansea-14850176
Unfortunately, South Wales was the only area of Britain to have rain since early June!! https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/swansea-airshow-crowds-run-cover-14851983
One outstanding aircraft that was flying was a P51 Mustang, that, I was told, had the later Rolls Royce Merlin engine, with dual superchargers. Among my photos, there is a poor quality video file but the sound is good.

My lodgings were good. I had dinner with a friend, (and her two children), for the first time, that I met on a chat group on the Internet 17 years ago!


I've dumped all my photos here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xn5jh7z87iarmdf/AAD3O9VoloNfmYDmQfb6ddMya?dl=0
Apologies for the very poor video quality. It's an old camera.