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by Gimlet
Mar 23rd, '19, 20:54
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: COBWEB RIDE - Sunday March 24th
Replies: 127
Views: 3102

Re: COBWEB RIDE - Sunday March 24th

It's a horrible ford. Trust me, unless it's bone dry, it's a Youtube hit waiting to happen. Take the road.. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.8009401,-2.5193015,3a,75y,254.88h,63.26t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sV2CjOtfxE0A6g2eoODtVRA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DV2CjOtfxE0A6g2eoODtVRA%26outp...
by Gimlet
Mar 23rd, '19, 16:24
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: COBWEB RIDE - Sunday March 24th
Replies: 127
Views: 3102

Re: COBWEB RIDE - Sunday March 24th

It's a horrible ford. Trust me, unless it's bone dry, it's a Youtube hit waiting to happen. Take the road.. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.8009401,-2.5193015,3a,75y,254.88h,63.26t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sV2CjOtfxE0A6g2eoODtVRA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DV2CjOtfxE0A6g2eoODtVRA%26outpu...
by Gimlet
Mar 23rd, '19, 15:18
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: COBWEB RIDE - Sunday March 24th
Replies: 127
Views: 3102

Re: COBWEB RIDE - Sunday March 24th

You guys do know this route takes you through a ford at Sydling St Nicolas? (Between Cerne Abbas and Maiden Newton) It could be a foot deep after the rain we've had and the bottom is green and slimy flagstone. There is a foot bridge but its narrow and a bit dicey on a bike. To bypass it, when you re...
by Gimlet
Jan 18th, '19, 19:53
Forum: Bike Banter
Topic: North Coast 500 trip
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: North Coast 500 trip

Plenty on the Applecross pass. It's like Zigzag Hill but over several miles and at about 40 degrees. Much better to go up it than down which means heading up from the south and going round the Applecross peninsular clockwise. Ideally get there early in the morning before the camper vans stir. If you...
by Gimlet
Jan 18th, '19, 08:48
Forum: Bike Banter
Topic: North Coast 500 trip
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: North Coast 500 trip

The real scourge are caravans and camper vans. The Highlands are a no-go zone in August. Hopefully it shouldn't be too bad in May.
Avoid doing the NC500 curcuit at the weekend if possible.
Shouldn't be many midges at that time of year anyway and being near the coast keeps them off.
by Gimlet
Jan 18th, '19, 00:45
Forum: Bike Banter
Topic: North Coast 500 trip
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: North Coast 500 trip

I did it back in June. I was up there anyway in a holiday cottage in Glemoriston and from there I did the NC500 in two parts over two separate days. Once on the circuit you can do it easily in two days unless you plan to ride slowly and stop frequently or have long lunch breaks. If you wanted a sing...
by Gimlet
Sep 1st, '18, 00:05
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: S.W.B rideout to The Skylark
Replies: 60
Views: 3647

Re: S.W.B rideout to The Skylark

Last time I waste my petrol and rubber. Unsubscribe.
by Gimlet
Aug 30th, '18, 09:54
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: S.W.B rideout to The Skylark
Replies: 60
Views: 3647

Re: S.W.B rideout to The Skylark

If anyone wants to join me for the run up to meet R1 Raven and his mob at 'Tivvy services' on Friday, I'll be leaving Sainsburys car park in Hind Street, Ottery St May (EX11 1BW) at 1715 hrs. I'll then be taking a bimble through the Blackdowns - no farm tracks this time I promise - and am aiming to...
by Gimlet
Aug 23rd, '18, 14:24
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: Autumn Dirty Dozen Ride - part 2
Replies: 17
Views: 1323

Re: Autumn Dirty Dozen Ride - part 2

Dirty baker's dozen.?
by Gimlet
Aug 20th, '18, 10:15
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: Summer friendly ride - Sunday 19th August, route posted
Replies: 73
Views: 4428

Re: Summer friendly ride - Sunday 19th August, route posted

Enjoyed yesterday. Thanks Simon for doing the honours and R1raven and Mrs Raven for TEC duties. Great day with a few interesting moments. x_x
Part two of the route is definitely one I will have to revisit in a spirited(ish) stylee at a later date....
by Gimlet
Aug 20th, '18, 10:08
Forum: How to's
Topic: To sat nav or not to sat nav....that is the question..poll
Replies: 20
Views: 3380

Re: To sat nav or not to sat nav....that is the question..poll

You can tall that Jim's yet another "curmudgeonly old fart" :wink: Watch out Brian, it seems there's plenty of us here, and we're gaining in numbers all the time. I can feel a COF ride out coming on soon. . . . . . .. Oh sorry, I forgot; we've got one on the 23rd September! The youngsters would nev...
by Gimlet
Aug 20th, '18, 09:38
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: Autumn Dirty Dozen Ride - part 2
Replies: 17
Views: 1323

Re: Autumn Dirty Dozen Ride - part 2

Reserve list:

1. Gimlet
by Gimlet
Aug 18th, '18, 12:25
Forum: How to's
Topic: To sat nav or not to sat nav....that is the question..poll
Replies: 20
Views: 3380

Re: To sat nav or not to sat nav....that is the question..poll

I use a fourth option: a car sat-nav bought for a quarter the price in a waterproof case and detailed large-scale OS touring maps for off-bike route planning and hand written reprogramming notes in the map window of the tank bag for use when required. The sat-nav is a quarter the price of a dedicate...
by Gimlet
Aug 16th, '18, 09:36
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: Summer friendly ride - Sunday 19th August, route posted
Replies: 73
Views: 4428

Re: Summer friendly ride - Sunday 19th August, route posted

I'll be there, weather permitting..
by Gimlet
Aug 16th, '18, 09:16
Forum: Other Biking Events & Biker Friendly Places
Topic: Langport bike night.
Replies: 20
Views: 1183

Re: Langport bike night.

Hooray, tinternet is working again. Good night last night. Thanks for the company Smiler and Moose, nice to see you again. That's an enjoyable meet out there. Quirky pub and a properly interesting selection of bikes. I'll go again for sure. Hope you got home in the dry. I did but only just. Don't th...