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Re: Wales

Post by Asgard » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:23 pm

garyboy wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:43 pm

have you got any pics ?? .. :)
Most are pre digital and somewhere in the loft Gary , flying took me away from biking for many years and only recently returned,

Found this when looking...bit of a fixer uppa eh? :D


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Re: Wales

Post by garyboy » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:13 pm

Asgard wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:23 pm
garyboy wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:43 pm

have you got any pics ?? .. :)
Most are pre digital and somewhere in the loft Gary , flying took me away from biking for many years and only recently returned,

Found this when looking...bit of a fixer uppa eh? :D



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thanks for that Asgard 8-) 8-)
the flying contraption looks a bit Heath Robinson .. but incredible in conception. 8-) 8-)

the other pic looks very interesting … where would that be ?

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Re: Wales

Post by garyboy » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:18 pm

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I thought that (Lynwood Garage) Peugeot and trailer looked familiar .... they, or their successors, recovered me to a tyres place in Aberystwyth when I had a (big) puncture near Aberaeron a couple of years ago. Efficient and friendly.
And I suspect your "pickup point" is at/near the Dol Idris carpark... spent a while there last October when "transport manager" for some friends doing a longish walk in the area. Lovely part of the world.
IMG_9940.JPG Llyn Mwyngil is just down the road.
yes .. a really nice guy from Lynwood Garage … took me all the way home to near Aberdare in south wales .. chatted all the way …………….. the only thing he wouldn't do was ride the bike onto the trailer … I did it, but with heart in mouth, and grateful for my trail riding experience.

just checked google maps .. yes, I was on the a470 heading nervously north just before cross foxes … I eventually had to admit defeat through `overheating` and pulled in at a small layby before crossing the road and waiting in a slightly larger layby across the road.


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Re: Wales

Post by garyboy » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:42 pm

coming down the a470, in that area, heading south, got to be one of the best views I have ever seen .. ever. !!
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Re: Wales

Post by garyboy » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:24 pm

the ride had been going really well .. fab scenery, lovely sunshine …

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had not been to north wales for a long time .. pulled into the café at Llanbrynmair ..

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when I came out of the café .. I saw this ..

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out of the blue .. with the blue ..

that's when my troubles started.

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Re: Wales

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:36 pm

I miss many aspects of living in Wales. When I moved to the Cardigan area from the Vale of Glamorgan there were too many other things going on for me to do much biking.
Cornwall not so good from the biking aspect, sadly, but mustn't grumble. Having spent 2 nights in a ward full of men who were unlikely to be going anywhere except in a box, every day is a bonus now.

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Re: Wales

Post by garyboy » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:52 pm

I know the feeling, Richard … I was digging the garden a few years ago, when I had a terrible muscular strain ache in the chest … so thought I best go get it checked out at the hospital, as never felt pain like that before.

They eventually put me on a bed and attached some wires … I was fine, of course.

While waiting I chatted with a few blokes in the ward, who laughed at me when I said it was only a check-up and I would be out in a short while ….. they were obviously going no-where, but they kept giving me that knowing nod.

I couldn't get out of there fast enough when they said I could go …

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Re: Wales

Post by garyboy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:01 pm

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I forgot about this pic until I came across it recently.

Cader Idris on the A470 .. the exact spot I broke down on the Blade, the few years before …….. just to prove I could do it .. on a new bike, that is. .. in 2016.

The 954cc 'blade performed wonderfully .. lovely crisp, torquey, easy revving engine .. fantastic brakes and handling …………. but the plodding NC750 was/is easy to ride, and steady and reliable .. and comfortable !!

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