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Ride out.?

Started by: peebee (584) 

Do any of the bikers on this forum fancy a get together and an afternoon ride out in the country somewhere. Just a few hours at a legal pace and a stop for a cuppa and a chat.?..................Just a thought with the weather sort of improving slightly.

Started: 6th Jul 2021 at 16:11

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Sounds good to me.

Replied: 6th Jul 2021 at 16:40

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

Push irons

Replied: 6th Jul 2021 at 16:48

Posted by: tonker (23930) 

I'm up for it!

(PB - are you Peter "bullseye", by any chance?")

Replied: 6th Jul 2021 at 17:21

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

I'm in..

Replied: 6th Jul 2021 at 17:32

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Sorry Tonker, that's not me.

Replied: 7th Jul 2021 at 00:30

Posted by: basil brush (16819)

Replied: 7th Jul 2021 at 08:54

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

Let's sort a day out and get this done...

Replied: 10th Jul 2021 at 10:47

Posted by: momac (11748) 

Can I come lol.

Replied: 10th Jul 2021 at 11:25

Posted by: Anne (4002) 

momac..... I asked that question once before, even stating I had all the appropriate gear. Maybe it's thought we would wet our pants

Replied: 10th Jul 2021 at 12:36

Posted by: momac (11748) 

Anne,I haven't got the gear but I've rode on the back of one a few times,I've still got my ordinary bike but I live around ups and downs and haven't got the puff anymore...which is a pity because the freedom of biking is second to none.

Replied: 10th Jul 2021 at 13:30

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3997) 

Me too ,oh i have not got a bike though sorry GB

Replied: 10th Jul 2021 at 14:11

Posted by: momac (11748) 

I hope you do all meet up and have a good day.

Replied: 10th Jul 2021 at 21:54
Last edited by momac: 10th Jul 2021 at 21:56:57

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Well if you all like this I suggest we meet up at the 'Tickled Trout' car park off the M6 at Preston. That's about 30 minutes from for my home , and it must be similar for you fellas. If that's Ok I will plan a route and a coffee stop that lasts about four or five hours, if that's too long lets have some more suggestions .
If we meet up around eleven o clock that should get us back to the starting point at three or fourish .
That's just my ideas but if any of you have any other ones feel free to chirp up.

Replied: 10th Jul 2021 at 22:11
Last edited by peebee: 10th Jul 2021 at 22:11:31

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Sounds OK to me peebee... Any Tuesday would be great for me.... Weekends taken up with static van and her indoors etc

Replied: 11th Jul 2021 at 11:40

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Tuesdays are OK with me too, just have to hope for a good one sometime. No comment from LG or Tonks, looks like it could be just me and thee BB.

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 18:37

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

They said they were in peebee.

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 19:29

Posted by: tonker (23930) 

I'd have to have notice for a Tuesday (it isn't out of the question!), but I'm in Spain from this Sunday until the 26th.

Although, I can't understand why, seeing as we all live relatively close, we need to meet up 25 miles away, at the Tickled Trout?

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 20:29

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

Any days fine for me...

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 20:39

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 

Its nowt do with me I know but, If i was organizing a run, i'd meet,
Westwood, its a car park with not many on it just off the new A49 extension road, So its hand for the motorway network, then after a quick meeting set some cones out and do, doughnutting, wheelies, bunny hops , flip flops and burnouts, there is no one there to object, If you like I will come and do a video,
Hells aunties meet 2021,

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 20:58

Posted by: tonker (23930) 

Tom, I notice you were kicked out of the Worley Hall estate 'pretend' shops for asking for an ice cream!

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 22:08

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

If Peebee organises it's no probs to meet at the T. Trout for me.... Mach 2 from j26... 10 mins.

Replied: 13th Jul 2021 at 13:51

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Because it's half way between all of us. If you want me to come to Wigan it would be a good idea if you organise everything as it's in your back garden and you know the area. Blackpool is forty miles from Wigan so not relatively close for me.

Replied: 13th Jul 2021 at 14:31

Posted by: lectriclegs (4265)

" it's half way between all of us"

Has the Tickled trout been moved?

Replied: 13th Jul 2021 at 17:01

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

It's a good starting point if Peebee is taking in the A59

Replied: 13th Jul 2021 at 17:19

Posted by: basil brush (16819)

Won't you be going that way, anyway?

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 08:37

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Don't care where we go... Out is Out.... Via any route

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 16:43

Posted by: peebee (584) 

My route was A59, Ribchester, Whitewell, Dunsop Bridge, Slaidburn, Bentham, Ribblehead, Horton in Ribblesdale ( brew), Settle, Rathmell, Slaidburn, Clitheroe, A59-M6

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 08:21

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Nice run that

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 09:36

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

Just need a day sorting now..

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 10:43

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Wor about next Tues 20th...forecast a'reet for a trial run....?

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 12:49

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

Ok with me bb

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 13:02

Posted by: jarvo (30145) 

Do be careful. That is the route T.E. Lawrence took.

He never returned.

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 13:06

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Never trust an Arab... As bent as their daggers

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 13:19

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Got thi stabilisers ready LG?
Me and thee meet at the Mount?

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 13:21

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

El Tonko in Spain... Will av to sort a further ride out on his return..... Lyth Valley to bowness.!!!!

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 13:25

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

Yeah BB mounts ok thall aft tek Tha time tho I'm only on a cruiser...

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 13:42

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Nae botha

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 14:46

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Next toosday,s Ok for me, what time and where are we meeting.?

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 16:41

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

Anytime how about 10:30 - 11 at Tickle

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 17:14

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Sounds good to me.

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 18:24

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

10.00 at Mount LG... SORTED... I will wear a red rose ans a copy of the mirror under my arm....

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 21:56

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

Oki doki BB I'll find you lol

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 10:30

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 

how did your ride go bikers ? All to plan I hope, I did a ride today as well, a carbon footprint free jaunt, noiseless , environmentally friendly and most enjoyable,

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 21:23

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Tom.. We're nor off til next wik... D'ost want a baccy off me? Thad luv it.

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 23:19

Posted by: First Mate (312)

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 23:52

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 

BB, thanks for your kind offer but, No Thanks,, My motor bike days ended in 1982 when i traded in my 1971 Triumph Bonnie for a pram, Since then I never yearned to reinvent my youth because bikes have come a long way but the driving skills of others have diminished, I see motor bikes today as a loose canon with the human canon ball holding on for dear life, if the bike hits something, the canon ball takes off and is in gods hands and if someone hits the bike, The canon ball takes off there as well, Its a lose lose situation, In a 'Baccy' situation the canon becomes a double barrel canon, Not for me I'm afraid, Here's a pic of my bonnie in 1973, I'm the one with my back to the camera

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 09:12

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

You don't stop biking when you get old.... You get old when you stop biking.

Wise words Tom... If my balance gets dodgy... Its a Trike next for me and her indoors.

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 10:19

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 


You don't stop biking when you get old.... You get old when you stop biking.
Wise words indeed BB,
here some more i spotted on a biker's grave called Ron.

here lies the body of Biker Ron.
his bike stopped,
But Ron carried on,
RIP Ron,

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 11:11

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

The laws of biking as I was Teached!!
1. Only travel at a speed so you can Safely stop in the distance you can see to be clear.
2. Never exceed your own limitations.
3. Concentration assists observation.
4. Treat everything on a road as a Threat.
5. Always expect the unexpected.
6. There is Always something lurking around that bend.

Follow the above for safe riding today and tomorrow.

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 11:24

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 

I fully understand those rules BB and I do know the thrill of motor bike riding, So much so that I was not so disciplined and broke most of those rules from time to time and I know I'm not the only guilty person of doing so, Its the nature of the beast, I wish you and your buddies a long and happy motor biking life,
Stay safe BB,

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 11:53

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Tom.. I have been known to bend the Holy rules from time to time... But only when it was safe to do so.... You av to watch out for the Bobbies.

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 15:33

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (267)

Good set of rules there BB, won't go far wrong following them. I always rode with the mindset, treat every other road user as an idiot until they've proved otherwise.

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 15:39

Posted by: tonker (23930) 

I don't go so deep into it as to quote a list of road rules.
I'm not that kind of motorcyclist. I wouldn't entertain a "police advanced motorcyclist course" or anything.

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 16:03

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Good Old Tonks.... Each to their own my friend. Was taught it well and I apply it as necessary.

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 16:35

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (267)

I did the IAM course and test. Learned some really valuable things in particular bike positioning on the road and observation. They were a great set of lads to ride with.

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 17:17

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Can't beat the principles of corners and bends in relation to positioning.

THAT'S be'in in't reet spot on't road Tonks.

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 17:34

Posted by: lectriclegs (4265)

You'll not teach Tonks owt, BB.

He drives better than most people even when he's drunk, don't you know.

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 20:10

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 


Can't beat the principles of corners and bends in relation to positioning.

THAT'S be'in in't reet spot on't road Tonks.

put simply, ex- big monkey,

appex

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 22:05

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Ok fellow bikers, it may be that the TT car park is a pay and display, not sure so it might be a wise move to meet on the petrol station forecourt next door.

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 22:51

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Oki koki peebee. C u there Tues about 10.30am.

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 09:39

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 

while there is only 3 of you, 4 if tonker is allowed under the rules of border crossing, why not meet under the sign post


Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 10:38
Last edited by tomplum: 18th Jul 2021 at 10:40:23

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Is that your bike Tom.

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 12:57

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 13:44

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

Been in agony these last 2 days with a strained muscle in mi shoulder will get some deep heat and painkillers tomorrow and leave it as late as possible but if I can't make it I'll put a message on about 9am Tuesday morning to confirm or not if I can make it or not

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 17:24

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

Coward

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 18:40

Posted by: broady (17185) 

TTS,
Bit harsh that comment. In a bad mood?

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 19:48

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

No Broady I am in a good mood, I have been watching the F1 British Grand Prix all afternoon, and a splendid result

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 20:35

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Nice one TP.... ... Marvellous talent.... LG hope things work out... Peebee I'm still coming pal.

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 20:48

Posted by: broady (17185) 

TTS,
Grand Prix. I would sooner poke hot needles into my eyeballs.

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 21:02

Posted by: Don GB (293)

Have a great day out chaps, it's a nice run that I have done myself, if I had two fewer wheels I would join you.

On another note, I went to Capesthorne Hall today near Macclesfield for the Classic Car and Bike meet, dozens of vintage bikes and around 400 cars, a great day out. However, around an hour queueing to get in sat in an open topped car has left me looking like a tomato.

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 21:44
Last edited by Don GB : 18th Jul 2021 at 22:02:21

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

Sorry lads I won't be there I've never been in pain as much as I am now I honestly feel like crying...

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 15:45

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Sorry to hear that LG... get well soon... PEEBEE would you prefer another date when LG and El Tonko are available.?

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 15:53

Posted by: peebee (584) 

I am easy either way, it looks like it would be next month before everyone is available.

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 17:20

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

The only Tuesday I am not available is next Tuesday I am in Ilfracombe.... Available any other Tuesdays. Does that help?

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 17:28

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Tonker said he was in Spain till the 26th so I think we will just pull the plug on this.

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 17:40

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

You did your best PB... we need more bikers on the site.... There may be one or two more lurking in the shadows.... I can make it tomorrow still for a few hours... How you fixed?

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 17:58

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Will check my phone 8am in't morn...... If nowt heard PB. A'st not be thee'r.

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 20:22

Posted by: peebee (584) 

How many hours BB, what time are you looking to be home.? If we meet at 10 -30 what time do you want to be back at the M6.?

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 21:00

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 

I'm thinking, this is exactly how my cycling group is ( pedal power), there are a regular 4 members and we like to do 2 rides per week but, its a very rare event when all 4 can meet on the same day,
So its par the course gents, don't be disheartened,
Keep the faith,

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 21:07
Last edited by tomplum: 19th Jul 2021 at 21:09:10

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Like some one once said ,'It's like herding cats'. BB I think we will leave it here and call it a day. Best to try again next month when everybody is available. Keep the faith, I like that I duz.

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 21:49
Last edited by peebee: 19th Jul 2021 at 21:49:52

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Oki koki PB... nearly made it... Better luck next time...

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 22:33

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Eee-by-gum it's a warm un... Not to be outdone had a minor blip out on't bike... 10-20 miles out in't stix.... Not nice 30 degs with all the biking tackle on.

Replied: 20th Jul 2021 at 14:50

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 

Don't despair BB, Myself and the Plum Princess hada train ride to southport to catch the sea air. plenty of folks in Southport but not many bikers at the carousel, I counted 4 bikes, thats the least I've ever seen there,

Replied: 20th Jul 2021 at 19:10

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

It's the heat TP... All the gear on and the heat rising from the engine is not good. 15-20 degrees is beltin

Replied: 20th Jul 2021 at 20:46

Posted by: PeterP (8782)

Bad accident on Marine Drive Motorbike/Car

Replied: 20th Jul 2021 at 21:02

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Hope all are OK.

Replied: 20th Jul 2021 at 21:28

Posted by: tomplum (7642) 

Replied: 20th Jul 2021 at 22:11

Posted by: peebee (584) 


Well me and Mick had a good ride out , this is 'Blind Beck' tea rooms where one of our stops was.

Replied: 21st Jul 2021 at 10:36
Last edited by peebee: 21st Jul 2021 at 10:37:38

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Glad u got out PEEBEE. which is your bike?... Was you like a gallon of dripping when u got home.

Replied: 21st Jul 2021 at 11:24

Posted by: peebee (584) 

The Norton is mine, I have a vented jacket and mesh gloves so they kept me cool, it's only when you stop that a need to disrobe. The right riding gear can make all the difference in riding pleasure.

Replied: 21st Jul 2021 at 13:41

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Correct.... Wor a luvly bike that is. . Still looking forward to our little soiree when all available.... Off to Ilfracombe Friday for a week... So dependant on weather... Early August looks favourable.... LG... How's your ailment? Healing I hope... El Tonko are you available subject to weather etc.... Tuesday best for me as her indoors looks after her dad those days from 7 am - 3 pm.

Replied: 21st Jul 2021 at 15:20

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Bump.

Replied: 22nd Jul 2021 at 21:27

Posted by: chatty (8473) 

LG... How's your ailment?

Astonishing, It's baffled the medical profession for decades.




Sorry couldn't resist.

Replied: 23rd Jul 2021 at 07:03

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

I used to be an Hells Angel

Replied: 23rd Jul 2021 at 08:12

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Replied: 23rd Jul 2021 at 12:42

Posted by: tonker (23930) 

I got back last night, a bit worse for wear, I might add, with a broken left (clutch) hand, but I'll be reet for the next "ride out"!

PS - it wouldn't be 'Singapore' Mick, from Shevvy, on that other bike. His feet wouldn't touch the floor!

Replied: 26th Jul 2021 at 10:15
Last edited by tonker: 26th Jul 2021 at 10:22:13

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

Yep I'm deffo in next one shoulders reet now lol

Replied: 26th Jul 2021 at 13:03

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Peebee... WN1 Standisher... El Tonko... LG if still alive... Sept 7th or 14th (Tuesdays)... Are we going for it again. The ride Peebee suggested last time round??

Replied: 30th Aug 2021 at 15:29

Posted by: peebee (584) 

Suits me weather permitting, but sounds like everyone else has gone quiet.

Replied: 31st Aug 2021 at 18:53
Last edited by peebee: 31st Aug 2021 at 18:54:33

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Monitoring peebee

Replied: 31st Aug 2021 at 19:07

Posted by: tonker (23930) 

I could do Wednesday?

Replied: 31st Aug 2021 at 19:15

 

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