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Riding To Gmu 2018

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by MrOrange, Jun 7, 2018.

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  1. Havit

    Havit Very strange Member

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    Theres a bag of em:D
     
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  2. andyc1

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    Got the boat booked :grinning:
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    Feckin cabin and all eh! talk about luxury
     
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  3. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Are you able to make amendments to the booking free of charge Andy?
    It's just that the booking has been made for 1 "Adult"? :eek: :p
     
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  4. Sprinter

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  5. Smilinjack

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    I've done two hopelessly overrated roads. Route Napoleon, and Horseshoe Pass. Poor road surface in parts and good views but not mindblowing. And the café serves up some proper shite. But make your own mind up dude, we're all different. :)
     
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  6. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Ever thought of a career in writing travel guides Jack? :joy:
     
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  7. Smilinjack

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    Funnily enough something l did consider when l finished charm school....
     
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  8. Sprinter

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    Thanks, it seems to have a quarry in the middle, which may be new since the guys been there he was speaking about his youth, nailing and old mini around it.
     
  9. Smilinjack

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    I mean, l don't want to piss on anybody's strawberries but l like to give an honest opinion. :)
     
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  10. Wessa

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    Hi Sprinter the Horseshoe Pass has the Ponderosa Cafe at the top of the pass, the food is about as good as most road cafe's. It is a very popular biker meeting place and on a good weather day you get hundreds of bikes there.
    The road up/down the pass is an interesting ride, but as Jack has said the road surface is not brilliant; it is rideable though. Unfortunately the road leading to the pass from Chester across the moors (which is a lovely ride) has been restricted recently with 50mph averaage speed cameras installed. If you really wanted to do the pass you could ride down the A483 (the Wrexham bypass) to the A5 and come up and back down the pass via Llangollen and then rejoin A483 to head south for GMU. Should only take 20 to 30mins to complete.
    I'm looking at my options to travel to the GMU on the Thursday rather than the Friday, if I do I will meet up with you guy's coming south...
    Wessa
     
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  11. Sprinter

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    Be great to meet up with you Wessa. That realy would make a horseshoe out off Horseshoe Pass then, Its up to @andypandy and @dilligaf
     
  12. dilligaf

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    I’ll be up for it :)
    But if @Wessa is on his new Speedmaster :mad: he’ll have to ride behind me as I’m not looking at that bloody thing for the rest of the journey :mad:

    :mad:Grrrrrr :mad:
     
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  13. andypandy

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    I don't mind either way. I've been before but I'll go again I tell yer.
     
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  14. Sprinter

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    Where were you thinking of meeting @Wessa or where are you coming from?
    Dilligaf and me are meeting Andy at J14 services M56
     
  15. Tiglet

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    Agree with Wessa the Ponderosa cafe is a very popular haunt but riding up and down the pass is nothing special IMO.

    The road across the Llandegla moors (A5104) is far better, as said earlier this year 50 mph average speed cameras were installed. I know of someone who about 15 years ago was caught at 136mph going over the moors, knob, as it was his second ban in a few years he was luck not to end up in jail. He now plods around on classic bikes.
     
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  16. Sprinter

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    Might be good for a cuppa at least.
     
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  17. Wessa

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    I only live a few miles from the M56 so could easily meet you guys there and we can decide what route we take into mid Wales....
    Wessa
     
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  18. Sprinter

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    Be good to have a local guide. ke mo sabi
     
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  19. MrOrange

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    I'm only an hour from there Thursday. What time are you meeting?
     
  20. Wessa

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    I guess it depends on the guy's coming south. I can be there at any time...
    Wessa
     
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