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  1. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Had a free day yesterday (the other half was at a Spa day) so I thought I would make the most of it. Weather didn't look too brilliant at first but by 11.30 am the sun was starting to show - didn't expect 24 degrees later though! :cool:

    Breakfast stop as at Moto Corsa in Gillingham, Dorset. Food here is excellent and the cafe is attached to a large motorcycle dealership specialising in Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, KTM and Royal Enfield.

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    The old brewery building next door has been converted into luxury flats.

    Next stop Shaftesbury - joined by a nice Bonneville.

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    The top of Gold Hill.

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    Gold Hill where the old Hovis advert was filmed in the 1970's.
    (@andyc1 will be along shortly to tell you that one of the houses was infamously used as a brothel in 2003)

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    Down to Poole next but sadly the S Bomb cafe was closed - remember "Titch" the former SBS guy who had a one off TV programme where he converted a bike for a disabled veteran? - this is his place.

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    Poole Quay

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    Rainbow Warrior III - Greenpeace sailing vessel. I seem to remember that the French sank the previous one in 1985 ( well I suppose they sank f*ck all in WWII) :joy::joy:
     
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  2. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    Hey did you know one of those houses was a brothel? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. beerkat

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    I've dropped by S-Bomb a couple of times but have never found them open. I wonder if they're still operating.
     
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  4. Biff

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    According to their website (www.sbomb.uk) they are still open:

    Tuesday night 5-10pm
    Friday 12—6pm
    Saturday 10—6pm
    Sunday 10—6pm

    Posts on their facebook page are quite recent.
     
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  5. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Nice pictures, glad you had a nice ride out.
     
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  6. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Nice report and great photos, Steve! Not sure how I managed to miss it back when you posted it. I guess I need to do a Watch Forum for the Rideouts, Track Days, Touring, and Spotted Forum as I do love seeing reports like this one of your and those of others, too.
     
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  7. Markus

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    Thanks for sharing your impressions and great pictures with us!
     
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  8. DCS900

    DCS900 Careful, man! There’s a beverage here!
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    I saw that tv one off, I thought it would be great to have made a load more.
     
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  9. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Missed this Steve. I’m guessing this was one of your last rides in the south before you move north. Good pictures mate….
     
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  10. joe mc donald

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    Brother what great photo's i love them especially the cobbled streets. Thanks for sharing them and the great story and info.
    Joe
     
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  11. steve lovatt

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    Yes mate, a final ride around as many old haunts as I could manage! :cool:
     
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  12. steve lovatt

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    Thanks Joe, I'll have to get out and about soon around the new area. Expect a few castles and ruined abbeys :cool:
     
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    When is the new arrival date for oop north then?
     
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