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 Post subject: Adventure bike ride manchester group report
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 9:34 pm 
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Location: great er manchester seeing the light through the pouring rain
Five of us met up Sunday morning for some scenic Tarmac and a few iconic lanes
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The route (starting at a macdonalds would you believe)
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Peter and his tenere venture hornby road
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Miles of this
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Complete off road beginner chris doing great! On a super ten!!
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Help is at hand on the difficult bits
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Ben
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Chris
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Pete
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Jon minus his head
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Lancashires longest lane?
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On to old coach road
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Cumbrias longest lane ?
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Looking across the vale of Eden on the way up to Alston summit
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Across into Yorkshire
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Quick break Barnard castle County Durham
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Back into Yorkshire and pjt springs a leak
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Heading south again past the ribblehead viaduct

Big thank you to everybody that took part excellent day out and a big well done to chris on his first day out and on a gargantuan bike, it fell over a couple of times but chris kept smiling and getting on with it top man just shows what can be done with a big bike and the right attitude 8-) 8-) :D

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 Post subject: Adventure bike ride manchester group report
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 9:43 pm 
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Cracking day guys, thanks for the advice, the muscle when I dropped it (frequently) and a generally bloody good laugh - with a hint of butt clenching fear! No worries though, next time I'll have a Touratech sticker and a spare fuel can strapped on - bound to help ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Adventure bike ride manchester group report
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:00 pm 
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And... No rain... Hurrah !


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 Post subject: Re: Adventure bike ride manchester group report
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:02 pm 
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Location: great er manchester seeing the light through the pouring rain
It rained just not in those pics :(

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 Post subject: Re: Adventure bike ride manchester group report
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:37 pm 
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Awsome day out, thanks too everyone, 353 miles door to door, greatv lanes and great guys having a real "adventure" ;)

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pete on salter fell
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Phil cleans the climb
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Chris sets off out on his first Adventure
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Ben having an adventure
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Pete follows
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Old Coach Road
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keep going Chris
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Oopsie
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back on the horse
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its all about the Adventure
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2 x 10s
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Ben on the Ten
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Phil
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An True Adventure, and not a trailer or van in sight ;) Good fun had by all me thinks.

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 Post subject: Re: Adventure bike ride manchester group report
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 1:44 am 
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That looks like a cracking day, I would love to do that route at some point.


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 Post subject: Re: Adventure bike ride manchester group report
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:26 am 
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A fantastic day out using the Tenere for what it was made for. Sorry no pictures from me this time.
The land of the rising sun provided 80% of the bikes on today's ride which was actually a very patriotic ride with the red white and blue (reminded me of the Italian Job, but no wier to ride across this time). The house of orange did however provide the scout to find the trail coped well with the terrain but struggled with map reading on a couple of occasions.
With the exception of one incident on Salterfell due to operator error, when I stalled and couldn't get going again due to a sandy base below the stones, the Metezeller Tourances got me everywhere the knobbles got the others, Chris only had Bridgestones on his super ten and his bike did the same. It only needed the confidence to keep the speed up.
Phil had been asked in the morning when we stopped for a very early lunch and petrol stop why we were not going to one of his chippies the reply to which was not sure when we will get to one and he didn't want the queues being a bank holiday, the real answer came at about 4pm when we pulled up outside the chippie at Barnard Castle, to late for most of us but Phil and Jon managed to surcome to the enticing fare.
Home to home was 318 miles according to the Satmap and the wheel bearings stood up well Craig. More of the true sense of these short adventures this section of the forum was set up to encourage, and finally for those interested we saw several pristine bikes all laidended with their Touratec gear, and not a spec of mud in sight.
Thanks to Phil for organising the ride and Jon, Chris and Ben for their good company during the day.

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 Post subject: Re: Adventure bike ride manchester group report
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:01 am 
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Forgot to mention earlier we did a reccy for part of Le Tour, plenty of signs up already and looks like it will be chaos on the weekend anywhere near the route.

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 Post subject: Re: Adventure bike ride manchester group report
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Oh and a special thanks to Chris for letting me have a do on the beasty, I was pleasantly suprised how well it goes when the going got rough. I know you had a few tumbles. But who doesnt when they are learning. Dont feel like your holding anyone up, were all having a good time. Just remember when your a seasoned pro to extend the same courtesy and helping hand to new learners. I think you did great.
Keep at it and you will soon be an "expert" ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Adventure bike ride manchester group report
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:50 am 
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Andy A wrote:
That looks like a cracking day, I would love to do that route at some point.


Pop down to the meeting when you return and say hi, and im sure we can get a a ride together.
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