Dungeness Invasion 30/03/19 - 10am Start

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Dungeness Invasion 30/03/19 - 10am Start

Post by halfabusa » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:08 pm

After a couple muppets suggesting I should organise a ride in Kent, I came up with a route which I'm hoping to get some interest from you all :kiss:

We start from Oasis Cafe near Brands Hatch all the way down to Dungerness. The route will be split in two 30 mile sections with a quick stop over for fuel/piss break mid way before continuing to the Pilot Inn pub for a healthy portion of fish&chips.

Finally a 5 min jaunt will see us arriving to our final destination, Old lighthouse at Dungerness where we can burn some of those calories from lunch by climbing up the lighthouse stairs in full bike kit :lol:

Another suggestion was to let one of us go a bit further ahead of us, stop and take some photos as we pass through. Open to volunteers for that one. We could arrange that between lunch and the lighthouse.

Special thanks to Mottza for helping me out on finalising details ;)

Without further ado, here's some nitty-gritty on the route planned:

First leg: Oasis Cafe (10am start) to Texaco Petrol Station - 28 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/r4cbkD4Pmen

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Second leg: Texaco Petrol Station to Pilot Inn for lunch, then Old Lighthouse - 32 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/c2r1mF4a8f22

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Attendees:
halfabusa
mottza
sad vampire (maybe)
dave weller (Texaco)
scootypuff snr
XMax400Paul + daughter (maybe)
Alice (Huskyteer) + Howard
Bern
philboulter (maybe)
BigKev (x9OC) & Tracy
Binje
Pete07bikes
fullcirclemax (Texaco)

+ 8 from nc700 forum, 3 of which will only join us at Dungeness.
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Re: Dungerness Invasion 30/03/19

Post by mottza » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:10 pm

I'm in (the wife gave permission)... Suggest a 10am start however. Will bring the DSLR as well.

Send me the gpx files from Google maps.

Most welcome re the assistance. Will be nice to not lead... Gopro will be out as per usual.

I'll post this up on the x9ownersclub.co.uk forum.

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Re: Dungeness Invasion 30/03/19

Post by halfabusa » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:25 pm

Awesome! First customer in already :) How do I send the gpx file though? :) Looked online but it looks like i need an api key from google as they limited functionality in that.

Edit: I found a way but it meant recreating the route in my maps and then exporting from gps visualiser. I hope it worked... I'll PM you.

Shall I also post it on nc700.co.uk forum? We got a few cross over members like me in there.
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Re: Dungeness Invasion 30/03/19

Post by mottza » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:58 pm

It's your ride. Post it where you like.

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Re: Dungeness Invasion 30/03/19

Post by sad vampire » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:46 pm

Possibly, depending on work (who usually give me about 4 days notice if I'm lucky).

I'd turn up on an NC750X DCT though as my scooter is a bit sick.

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Re: Dungeness Invasion 30/03/19

Post by Dave Weller » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:03 pm

I'm in, thanks for posting it up.
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Re: Dungeness Invasion 30/03/19

Post by Scootypuff snr » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:16 am

I'm in, Nice one & thanks for taking the time to organise.

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Re: Dungeness Invasion 30/03/19

Post by Alanzzg » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:45 am

That sounds like it will be a good day out .
But a bit too far for me , i will have to stick with the Peak District and North Wales.
Have fun and looking forward to the icon_cool_pics.gif icon_maxi_scoot.gif icon_moped.gif icon_maxi_scoot.gif icon_moped.gif
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Re: Dungeness Invasion 30/03/19

Post by Bern » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:54 am

Looks very similar to Alice's run on X9 a few years back, did that on the SilverWing, iirc it was about 550 mile round trip ( scenic detours on route home ;) ) hmmmm could be an 'endurance run' for "the po-pop' :D icon_moped.gif
Any idea of when ?

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Re: Dungeness Invasion 30/03/19

Post by mottza » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:58 am

Date is in the title - Sat 30th March.


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