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NEC Show - 17th to 25th November

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:10 pm
by Data
Well chaps, I'm going on Tuesday 20th of November. I normally get there for about 10am or just after depending on traffic. This year, I am going by car, yes you heard right, car!

Many reasons for that, but it's got to be that way this year as I'll have a passenger who would be uncomfortable riding that distance to and from the NEC (about 360 miles round trip for me). For me and my GTS300 it's a doddle to do that, and very enjoyable but have to consider the passenger this year.

Anyone else going that day? Possible meet at the show? ;) Very nice to put names to faces.

Scootypuff, you still want to go? What about Road Runner? Only thing is, I'm stuck with that Tuesday at the moment. Can't do any other day that week.

Re: NEC Show - 17th to 25th November

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:09 am
by mottza
Can't say the A12, A14 and M6 is enjoyable on any form of transport.

Re: NEC Show - 17th to 25th November

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:08 am
by road runner
Hi Data, 20th not good for me I am affraid. However, I am still undecided if I want to go, as there is nothing specific that I need. I will make my mind up a bit nearer the time.

Re: NEC Show - 17th to 25th November

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:37 am
by Scootypuff snr
Data
I'm up for 20th.

Guy from CMA wants to go (he never been before) so I'm likely to drive & TBH having driven to the Motor home and Caravan show this week the thought of riding scares me (I commuted M25 for years)

I witnessed so much bad driving including supposed professional drivers (national express) flashing his headlights for me to move over then undertaking multiple vehicles (email of complaint sent)

I'll message you

Re: NEC Show - 17th to 25th November

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:01 pm
by Bern
I can be there any day @ any time :D

Re: NEC Show - 17th to 25th November

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:57 am
by Data
Ok guys. Scootypuff, I'll see you there, we can arrange a meet nearer the time, maybe lunch too. mottza, I'm guessing it's a work day for you so it's difficult attending during the week but let us know if you can/want to do it. Scootypuff, if your situation changes and you end up on your own, let me know as I could still have that spare seat! I know what you mean about the traffic in the week on these occasions. Absolutely incredible and the standard of driving is just so bad.

Bern, keep in touch so we can have a meet.

Just weeks ago I did a 220mile run to Aylesbury and back which of course took in the M25 from my location. The M25 traffic has changed an incredible amount over the last 10-12 year alone. I hit it at peak times in both directions and have to say (as someone who is used to driving and riding up to 40,000 miles a year just a few years ago, IT WAS SCARY!! Sat Nav kept me away from two major incidents luckily but it was a nasty experience.

Anyone else going? Post here to let us all know so we can try and have a quick meet up.

Re: NEC Show - 17th to 25th November

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:26 am
by Bern
Bern wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:01 pm
I can be there any day @ any time :D
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Re: NEC Show - 17th to 25th November

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:52 am
by Data
road runner wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:08 am
Hi Data, 20th not good for me I am affraid. However, I am still undecided if I want to go, as there is nothing specific that I need. I will make my mind up a bit nearer the time.
Roger, keep in touch on this. If you do decide to go it'll be fun. I don't actually want to buy anything either but will enjoy seeing all the bike and trying a few for size.

Re: NEC Show - 17th to 25th November

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:21 pm
by mottza
I'll let you know nearer the time. I am tempted, especially as I won't have to drive or ride.

Re: NEC Show - 17th to 25th November

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:01 pm
by defscoot
I'll be there but not sure which days. I have two tickets, planning on going on the bike one day and then the car for another day (in case I want to buy stuff and need to get it home).