Featured Touring Long Weekend To Wales

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  1. Moe

    Moe Senior Member

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    Thanks mate, bit of a challenge today, my mates on a ducati 959 panagale and starting to feel the aches and pains of a sports bike..iron butt we are not! Slightly less miles planned down to Swansea via A4069. Roads are lovely and wet.
     
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  2. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    Thanks for that, as I was just wondering how much of a challenge the bikes themselves are. You've answered my unspoken question.
     
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  3. PatW

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    #43 PatW, Sep 19, 2021
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    You must go over mynydd Du, The black mountain, not to be confused with the black mountains which are further east, can't recommend swansea other than it's one of the routes to the Gower peninsular.

    The police "thing" was mainly due to a police superintendent looking to make a name for himself (other than prick) a few years back in North Wales. He wanted a blanket maximum speed of 50mph and was especially antagonistic of bikers....until he got busted himself doing 90+ on the A55 and from memory lost his job:joy:. Gyrrwch ofalus.
     
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  5. Moe

    Moe Senior Member

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    Thanks for the recommendations. Didn't manage to get down to Swansea today. Got to Llandovery and it started chucking it down...I was fine riding though it but matey on road slicks (super corsa) not so much so turned back and went north. Plan for tomorrow is to head down the A4069, then onto cotswolds and back home avoiding motorways again

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  6. Bikerman

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    There's been some cracking rides, and reports on this forum of late.
    Great reads all of them. y115.gif y115.gif
     
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  7. Moe

    Moe Senior Member

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    My aprilia is pretty comfortable, can do about 120 miles before I need to stretch for a bit, but it's thirsty! 3.5 litres difference between my tuono and his 959.
    The 959 is pretty uncomfortable and he's had it after the ride to get here.
     
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  8. PatW

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    Yeah you weren't far off, only a few miles from Llandovrey, turn off for llangadog, over the black mountain pass, to Brynamman (my village) turn left at mini roundabout at the bottom of mountain road in Brynamman, head for Ystalyfera/ystradgynlais over the crai and back on to the A40 at Sennybridge and joking aside, look out for sheep! Enjoy.
     
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  9. Moe

    Moe Senior Member

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    That's the exact route I've got planned.
     
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  10. PatW

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    Spot on, enjoy! There is no run off at all over the mountain pass, one mistake and you're off into the landscape, weather is tidy tomorrow, you should find the pirellis come into there own. Happy trails.
     
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  11. Moe

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    Black Mountain, lots of sheep. Hell of a journey back with 40 average speed. All in a good first trip to Wales, next time will try out some of the green lanes.

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  12. Cyborgbot

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    Green lanes…

    On those bikes?

    ;):)
     
  13. PatW

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    I can see my house from there :joy::laughing:
     
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  14. Moe

    Moe Senior Member

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    Black Mountain, lots of sheep. Hell of a journey back with 40 average speed. All in a good first trip to Wales, next time will try out some of the green lanes.
    Ha, no not that brave. Mate is changing to a tenere and I'm not sure what to get yet, but will be some sort of lightweight adv
     
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