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Hampshire camp
« on: 07.08. 2018 00:11 »
I got back from the BSAOC Hampshire camp this afternoon. I won a Best Bike trophy! The criterion was 'the bike a visitor to the site would most like to take home'. As it's six years since I restored the machine I was quite surprised to receive the award.

Saturdays ride out was marred by a chap coming off his lovely '53 Plunger A10. He went into a very tight bend a bit too fast and slid across gravel and grass, coming to a stop in a hedge. I almost followed suite! He has cracked a couple of bones in his left hand. The bike needs handlebars, a new timing side exhaust header, a repair to the front mudguard, footpeg and foot brake pedal bending straight. He was lucky that the petrol tank and engine cases were not damaged.

Here is the Best Bike award. It is made of top kwality, (with a capital K!) resin. Looks great on the window sill behind my computer!

I forgot to carry a device that takes pictures. Sorry.

This is the pub/campsite: http://themilburyspub.synthasite.com

We visited this place on Saturday: https://royalarmouries.org/venue/fort-nelson

Sunday we visited Lee-on-Solent for ice-creams: https://goo.gl/cjfcFA

I stayed for Sunday night and had the campsite to myself. Peacefull!

My bike has a slight running issue that I'll ask about elsewhere.

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Re: Hampshire camp
« Reply #1 on: 07.08. 2018 11:10 »
Well done GB nice pics of Lee-on-Solent , never been there but may be going there next year for a trip as my sister and family live there, cheers
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Re: Hampshire camp
« Reply #2 on: 07.08. 2018 11:28 »
Nice report GB, Hampshire always hosted a good Camping weekend. Let's hope the guy who had the unfortunate mishap, recovers well. What happened is easily done... only last week while Mrs LJ and self were along the North Norfolk coast with campervan and plunger B33... the gravel washed onto roads was horrid after some heavy rain.
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Re: Hampshire camp
« Reply #3 on: 07.08. 2018 11:51 »
Well done GB nice pics of Lee-on-Solent , never been there but may be going there next year for a trip as my sister and family live there, cheers


Nah, give it a miss, the pics are better than real life!
Royal Armouries are good though, especially with free admission!

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Re: Hampshire camp
« Reply #4 on: 07.08. 2018 12:14 »
Shows what a weird bunch we are. Broken hand but lucky the petrol tank and engine cases weren't damaged...!   *eek* *smile*

Well done GB! Nice reward after all those worries. *wink2*
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Re: Hampshire camp
« Reply #5 on: 07.08. 2018 14:16 »
I won a Best Bike trophy!

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