Thursday, 16 May 2013

Thursday 16th.May.2013

Sat here in my Truck parked up for the night and listening to the sound of the BLUMIN Rain hitting the Unit. I am keeping a close Eye on the weather for Scotland for our Touring week up there comm Sun 19.5.2013. Here is the route we are taking A being where we live in Doncaster UK. We hope to leave Sunday morning approx 8.30am heading for Edinburgh for our 1st nights stop over and too also meet up my mate Phil and his wife Marion, we will separate Monday morning and we will head North West to Fort William until on Thursday we will meet up with them again in Pitlochry. Here is a google map of our whole route.
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Saturday, 4 May 2013

A quick Blast over to Europe April 2013

Sun 28.4.13 I left home @ 5.45am to meet up with my pal Phil down at Cambridge. From the Mcdonalds we got fuel & headed South to Dover, b4 getting to the ferry we re-fuelled & grabbed a Sandwich then off to the ferry port. Once we docked in Calais & no time to waste it was off to my aunts to meet up with my parents and spend the night have a meal then bed. Monday, up showered,breakfast & a bit of messing about we left Erre approx 12pm. headeing out to Lille then straight in to the city centre of Brugges to park up. We had a good few hours walking round Brugges, bought some bits & not forgetting some Belgium Chocolates for the wifes. From Brugges we headed back to Calais, booked in to the hotel B&B for the night, showered then out for a meal b4 getting our heads down. Tuesday we were down at breakfast 7am local time then off to catch the ferry home. I covered about 741 miles on the 3 day trip, the whole purpose of the trip was to go to Europe again but also to meet up with my parents who did not know I was going to be at my aunts, so Yes they were Surprized to see me. The bike has gone in to the garage Sat 4.5.13 for a service b4 Jill & I go on our trip touring Scotland in 2 weeks.(19th May) My Route From home to Dover Sunday 28.4.13.
View Larger Map Calais to Erre France Sunday 28.4.13 then Erre to Brugge & then to Calais Monday 29.4.13.
View Larger Map Dover back Home, Tuesday 30.4.13
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Saturday, 27 April 2013

She is ready for the off early Sunday morning 28-4-13 for a little trip to France and Belgium with my mate Phil who I went to Luxembourg with 2 years ago. When I get back I'll up-date and add a few photo's of the trip....TT

Sunday, 31 March 2013

She Is Out, The GT I Mean !!!!!

After what can only be described as a Bloody few crap months of weather here in the UK. This Easter Saturday we managed to get out on the GT, it's the first time since Oct the wife (Jill) has been on the back of her. Any way it was still a bit cool approx 5/6 Deg's, so we made our way over too Clay Cross to the CMC motorcycle dealer coffee and a sandwich was very welcome, it also gave us chance to try out the NEw Comm's Blue Tooth Kit's I bought for the Helmets. 1st impressions of these are fairly good but at 60mph + it gets a bit hard to hear one another so I put them in Sleep mode saving the Battery power while on the Motorways then simply press a button to re-connect them again. We set off from CMC for home and yes it started to Snow only Lightley though, and By Gosh did it start to get cold on the way. A good 1st real ride out for a few hours of the year, hope we get more of them to follow, roll on Scotland May 2013....

Saturday, 19 January 2013

It's Back.

This morning I had my return trip to Huddersfield West Yorkshire to collect the GT's seat. I'll pop a snap of the finished seat soon. It looks slighty different to the old one, It's not got 4 Smal Cut's in it now. The bloke who recovered it has done the cover in a Non Slip Material and a Blue Piping to seperate the Front from the back. All I can say is Roll on the Better weather....and April & May 2013.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Sponsered Cycle Ride march 2013...

Hello there, Some of you who know me from Facebook know I'm quite keen on cycling on my Mountain Bike. Me and a mate are cycling the Liverpool to Leeds Towpath (Canal) over 2 days, it's 127 miles approx. If you would like to sponser us see the link thank you TT.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sat 5.1.13

Hello all, Had bit of a run around last Saturday, I had to take my GT'S seat over to a bloke in Huddersfield West Yorkshire called Tony Archer, he doe's a lot of recovering work on bikes and cars. Anyway going back to our Not So Glorious Summer months I was in the Petrol station, got off the bike and the Zipper of my right Boot caught the seat and put 4 small rips in to the covering on the seat. Some one from Squires Cafe told me about this bloke so as I said last Sat I took the seat over to him in the car, I hope to get it back this weekend all being well. After we had been to Huddersfield we had a drive up to RoseDale in North Yorkshire ( a Nice part of Yorkshire) we go up here once a year usually New Year week to my Grand Parents Memorial to pay our Respects etc. Then after we had done that we found a little Cafe in a small village further North called Castleton, 2 Milky Coffee's 1x Toasted Teacake for the wife and me, well a Fried Breakfast, it would have been Sooooo Rude not to Indulge one's self you know. After this little Pit-Stop we headed out to the coast down past Whitby the back through the North York Moors to Pickering then home, it's a nice drive and next time we are gonna come on the bike to Whitby as the roads are very good. When we got home I looked at the Trip Ometer on the car, we had covered approx 253 miles, well we had a full day out and did what we had set out to do... TTFN TT

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

It's here & now it's gone...

Christmas week came like a flash & now the New Year 2013 & has started, what a night we had in Doncaster..... Fancy Dress etc. I evan managed to get out on the GT Sunday before Christmas Day, just had a little mosy down to Clay Cross CMC Bikes, a Bacon n Egg Roll a Coffee then back to J&S in Doncaster for a look at there Comms Kit's for the Wife n Me. I've seen a neat little pair of Blue Tooth kits for £150 the pair. On Saturday 5.1.13 we are off up to North Yorkshire for the day via a trip to Huddersfield to take my GT seat to an Upholster who is gonna re-cover the seat seen as quite a few months ago I Damaged it getting off the bike at the petrol station putting 4 Slits in the Gel Seat Cover, hence we are going in the car. And also to bring you up-to speed on our Scottish Bike Tour, all the B&B's have been booked & a Special suprise for the wife at the stop in Pitlochry . We are having 6 nights stay, stopping off at Edingburgh, Fort William, Beauly, Golspie & Pitlochry in Scotland then a last night near the Lake District Carlisle then head home via the Lakes.. As the weather here starts to improve you see a little bit more action on the blog and also on Facebook.