Sun shining!

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Sun shining!

Post by Snail » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:26 pm

Had a nice ride out to Forest of Dean today, few more miles, took instant bbq had a nice sizzle, boiled up the kettle on the Trangia, just perfik!

Parked up at Beechenhurst picnic site, checked with Forestry commission who said no charge for parking motorbikes at any of their sites

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Re: Sun shining!

Post by road runner » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:01 pm

Nice part of the country is the Forest of Dean. If the weather was anything like we had here on the Essex coast today, it was fantastic! Tomorrow is supposed to be even better at 24 degrees Celcius so I will make the most of my National Trust subscription and pop over to the Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.
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Re: Sun shining!

Post by Has been maxi tours » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:15 pm

That's my plan for future rides got me Coleman petrol stove out yesterday let the 5 year old fuel burn off .It ran quite well bit too fierce for the ridge monkey okay to boil water .I'd have been out today but was having meters changed and didn't fancy it after he had gone .Ride to B&Q tomorrow tho who would have thought they would be cheapest for a 32 mm socket to get rear wheel off . :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sun shining!

Post by Scootypuff snr » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:53 pm

Has been maxi tours wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:15 pm
.Ride to B&Q tomorrow tho who would have thought they would be cheapest for a 32 mm socket to get rear wheel off . :lol: :lol:
depends how many you have to buy if they don't round off trying to undo nuts
I'm going there,but I like it here,wherever it is

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Re: Sun shining!

Post by Symcity » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:20 pm

road runner wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Nice part of the country is the Forest of Dean. If the weather was anything like we had here on the Essex coast today, it was fantastic! Tomorrow is supposed to be even better at 24 degrees Celcius so I will make the most of my National Trust subscription and pop over to the Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.
How quintessentially English - we had torrential rain and gale force winds in jockland and yet again the a83 rest and be thankful road was closed due to a landslide - o yes that’s one good thing about engerland you do get decent weather for motorcycles

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Re: Sun shining!

Post by Sylar » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:09 am

On Sunday I had my heated vest on and handlebar heaters on. On Tuesday over the country lanes in lightweight jacket and kevlar jeans. Today Wednesday sun is shining now what do I wear?

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Re: Sun shining!

Post by mottza » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:15 am

Did the Forest of Dean a few years back with the X9'ers. Stayed at the Fountain Inn. Great area.

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Re: Sun shining!

Post by Meldrew » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:29 am

I went to a MZ rally in the Forest of Dean back in my biking days. My abiding memory of the weekend was the village pub where all the the locals were knocking back pints of this evil looking cloudy scrumpy. They all had bulbous red veined noses and red faces, big bellies, and hardly a tooth between the lot of them. The pub food was very good though.

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Re: Sun shining!

Post by Has been maxi tours » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:33 am

Scootypuff snr wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:53 pm
Has been maxi tours wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:15 pm
.Ride to B&Q tomorrow tho who would have thought they would be cheapest for a 32 mm socket to get rear wheel off . :lol: :lol:
depends how many you have to buy if they don't round off trying to undo nuts

Magnussan socket worth a punt at £2.35 for a 32mm socket won't get a lot of use once a year maybe .
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Re: Sun shining!

Post by Snail » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:40 am

The forest is very nice area and only 15 miles from us, will be out again soon chestnut gathering, the only real setback is the roaming of sheep on to the roads,

Some nice rides around here shame there isn't any members!

Went to the ship's graveyard at Purton other day not far from Sharpness docks on river and canal, where the tankers collided with the old Severn rail bridge in 1960, tide was very low so able to see the wreck of the tankers in middle of the Severn, if you haven't heard of it Google ship's graveyard at Purton or the Severn rail bridge disaster

Then of course we have the Cotswolds virtually on our doorstep

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