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BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« on: 22.06. 2019 16:34 »
Next Friday  I'm off to to the south West Wales weekend, near Carmarthen and the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Google maps show routes of 170 to 180 miles from home. I've booked two nights in a local hostelry. This means I don't need to load the bike up with all my camping gear and that I'll have a comfortable night.

Can I encourage anyone who can make it to come along, at least for the Saturday ride-out. BSAOC branches are not stuffy about non-members attending, as long as they are riding a BSA.

Ask me if you need more details of the location etc.

I'll be staying at the Abadan Arms in Porthyrhyd: http://bit.ly/2Y4GIfF

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #1 on: 23.06. 2019 00:17 »
If possible i'll go. Work and family permitting. Lots on and have to be somewhere on the Sunday but need to get loose and have some fun!
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #2 on: 23.06. 2019 11:10 »
If possible i'll go. Work and family permitting. Lots on and have to be somewhere on the Sunday but need to get loose and have some fun!

It would be great if you can make it. Picture of bike to aid recognition.

Set off for the ride-out on Sunday will be 10:30ish.

Where will you be coming from? UPDATE, just noticed your location is Bristol.

The location of the start is here http://bit.ly/2ZJVnO2

Sunday, the organiser has agreed to enter some machines to a local vehicle show; giving us free entry. I am coming home on Sunday, so I may not stay all day for that.

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #3 on: 27.06. 2019 22:58 »
Hi GB. Have booked a room at Abadam for Sat night. Is the ride out Sat or Sun, It will be quite an achievement for me just to get there on the Sat, am currently having issues with hot running at the mo. Have just got carb off and will be fettling/swearing tom eve. All being well look forward to letting you buy me a pint Sat eve.
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #4 on: 28.06. 2019 08:15 »
GB Bessie Beeza aka Emily looking very good today. All the best to you and Jimbo, looks as if you will all have good weather for once.

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #5 on: 28.06. 2019 08:56 »
BigJim, Saturday, (10:30) ride-out. Sunday, bikes can go to be shown at a local vehicle show.

I hope to be able to buy you a pint.

Last year, after the ride, the gang went to the other pub, opposite the Abadan Arms, for a booze-up, so look in there if you arrive late.

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #6 on: 28.06. 2019 09:27 »
Have a good one folks.
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #7 on: 28.06. 2019 13:10 »
I have stopped for human fuel near Monmouth. Great ride so far; the weather is glorious.

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #8 on: 28.06. 2019 19:40 »
The second half of my journey became more like a bad dream. My satnav stopped working. Seems like everybody stops work mid day Friday. I found myself trying to keep the bike moving through stationary traffic in Cardiff and Swansea. The air temperature was hot. The clutch was slipping. The carb was farting about vaporising fuel; nightmare!
Anyway, I'm at my friendly pub B&B. I've showered and changed and I'm tucking in to a chicken curry and slurping beer.
The bike ran fabulously when on the open road. She is still running nice and quiet, even when red hot!

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #9 on: 28.06. 2019 20:25 »
It amazes me that in our tiny island there is a region that is truly bi-lingual. The pub is full of people chattering in Welsh. I can only understand the words that don't have a Welsh version, eg., 'WiFi'

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #10 on: 28.06. 2019 20:49 »
GB Bessie Beeza aka Emily looking very good today.
This was taken yesterday after cleaning and polishing with Mir.

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #11 on: 28.06. 2019 21:14 »
 *yeah* Blinded by the bling!
That seat looks comfy.
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #12 on: 28.06. 2019 22:31 »
Neil,

Your bike is gorgeous.

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #13 on: 28.06. 2019 22:33 »
Am soaked in sweat and very cross! Bike is currently a non starter! Have stripped and cleaned carb twice and still not a cough! Will try again in the morning when it and i am cooler! The swear words have been removed!
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #14 on: 28.06. 2019 22:48 »
 
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....... The pub is full of people chattering in Welsh. I can only understand the words that don't have a Welsh version, eg., 'WiFi'

 I've worked a lot with a guy from Wales, and I had to ask 15 times what he said...every time, and that was face to face- over a two-way was extra fun *conf2*
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