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#848409 05/08/2021 2:29 PM
by Kent Shaun
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My bad dudes, should've posted this last weekend, but things got in the way as they tend to do lately. And before we start this here is a yarn about 'Modern' stuff with a sprinkling of Olde stuff, I make no apology for this, it's the first proper camp I've done since the plague, and I'm sure all y'all will be hankering to see something different, if y'all have had the same sort of shyte we've all had, being locked away and not able to do bugger all....

Right here we go then....

Dragged out the Enfield (Gotta find a name for that one of these Daze) hit the kickstart button and off we went, the meet up place was a service station off the massive car park known as the M25, the traffic filled circular road around the capital, although THIS time the traffic wasn't too bad, and I'd made good progress. Meeting up with some of the lads....

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Just the Hairy Mong, Taffy, Accent and Rusty to wait for then....And wait...and wait some more...? Seems one of them had trouble, then Rusty and Taffy showed up, seems they were waiting the other side of the services. And the Accent had trouble with his Harley which he'd sorted and phoned that he was on his way, as we were more than the advisory 6 we left Kracken behind to wait for the lads to catch up....

We were off, heading out towards the Malvern Hills just the other side of the Cotswolds, and our leader Mother Duck, was doing a wonderful job on her Guzzi California, just a few motorway miles to get us out of the smoke, then nothing but wiggly lanes. Even found a lovely farm shop to have a nice cream tea, although we did have to sit outside to eat it due to the....Well YOU know...

About 20 miles from our destination, Paul's Guzzi Bellagio stopped, just like that..! I turned back to find out what happened...? It's seized says our hero, WHAT..! BLIMEY it's a new bike too, well 2010 but that's *New* in our World. Now young Paul has been a Guzzi mechanic most of his life, and went straight to the problem, seems the gap in the alternator had closed up, and the magnets had grabbed hold of the Alley enough to stop the engine...

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Once the thing was off the bike, I suggested that he un-plugged the headlight as its always ON when the engine is running, and he fired the bike up to run as far as possible on battery power. He made it 8 miles from the destination, so I took half of his camping gear, and Rocket John took the rest, we carried on to the Pub, where Mat Geoff & Sara's son in law had a trailer and van and rescued the lad.... thumbsup

While all that fun was going on, I tried putting up my brand new tent, it's a Teepee type jobbie, and being proper Gormless I put it up inside out. Causing much merriment amongst my so called friends...But then I'd expect nothing less from that lot, soon sorted and it was beer and food time, once again sat outside, by now it was getting cold. So a small BBQ came out and we filled it with logs and sat around that spinning yarns...

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As the night rolled on we found out Geoff & Sara's daughter Sam, had a birthday the next day. And the Accent had his this very day, so a quick session of thinking was called for....

Next morning after the coldest night I've EVER had, even camping in January on a beach in North Holland while it was snowing, was warmer than that night. I was convinced me feet had frost bite, and I consider meself an experienced camper too..! Once I was up and out, it was time to put last night's thinking into gear, and we filled Sam's tent with balloons and decorated the outside....


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So now for a mooch around the site to see what bikes we've got....


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#848410 May 8th a 02:29 PM
by Kent Shaun
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Then the Birthday girl wanted to sit on my bike, she has a Bullet and says it's not powerful enough, strangely she didn't want to take the bike out for a spin when I offered it too her...

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This is the pub we were at, a wonderful place and fantastic food....

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It's just across from this sign...

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With enough room for about 15 tents....

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So after all the fun of the morning, a Guzzi lad showed up to take us all for a ride out and about, now remember here dudes this weekend we were SUPPOSED to be in Belgium for the John Bull Rally. But the Plague put paid to that, so imagine my glee when we went into a different country where they talk funny.....Wales. And then we ended up at Tintern Abbey, a lovely place once it's finished....

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A great ride out with lovely people, and so fantastic doing what we do best, hope this keeps getting better and better as time rolls on, Paul had the recovery service from his insurance take the bike home, and he and Mother Duck went on her California. The last breakfast that the pub did us went down very well too...

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The Enfield is running fantastically, doing our speeds I can get 82mpg out of it, on the way home as I was up for work the next day I took the motorway, filled the tank then did 80mph for 100 miles, it still returned 70mpg, which I think is brilliant, and just what I want from a touring bike. Oh and while we're talking touring bikes, Kracken has one of the massive BMW GS that seem to be a duel fuel bike, he put a gallon of diesel in it. Smoked for a good few miles after that, so that'll take a while before we let him forget that, won't it children.... facepalm
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#848462 May 8th a 09:39 PM
by BeezaBryan
BeezaBryan
[quote=ricochetrider

Ah OK a name for the "new" bike, eh... ?

Sleek Sikh
Sixth Dimension
Road Dog Royale
Vindaloo Velocipede
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I COULD go on.... but I won't. beerchug

Ciao 4 now.[/quote]

Sorry Tom but, Vindaloo Velocipede is the name given many years ago to our Bullet.by the late Richard Pawson erstwhile BSAOC President.

I perhaps might add to your suggestions - Chippatti Dan or Singh Singh

Saluti a tutti
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#848503 May 9th a 12:12 PM
by TR6Ray
TR6Ray
"Numbum" sounds like a good name!
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