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My take on the rally and a few pics

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:33 pm
by africajim
Fiona and myself set off on the Friday morning from the NE of Scotland down to Cumbria for our fourth Boil rally.
We had one shower passing over the Lecht from Tomintoul to Strathdon then a dry run all the way down to Kirkby Stephen. Once the tent was up we had a nice meal and spoke to a few of the participants for this year, Andy outrunner, a couple of guys from Stirling (one who had just bought my old Africa Twin), Bonniebird and Homer, Jimbo650, Paul S and more.
The rain came through the night, and damn, did it rain! Come morning we had breakfast and met up to see who was going where. It was agreed Andy Outrunner and myself would join Paul S on his planned route to the Lakes and take in a few of the passes.
A great day was had, 180 miles, some wet, some dry, but a fantastic rideout was had!
Saturday night and we had supper with Hudders, Bonniebird, Homer and Paul S. This was followed up by a visit to the pub then back to the campsite for a few drinks in front of the campfire! A damned fine night was had by all!
Sunday, time to pack up. After a good cooked breakfast we packed up our tent and Fiona and myself made the long trek back home, 318 miles witha lot of rain thrown in!
So, to sum it up? A good time was had by all who were there. More folk were expected and it was noticed by a few, nobody from ABR magazine made an appearance?
Special thanks to Andy Outrunner for the dry wit, Paul S for the spectacular rideout on Saturday (my muscles are aching after controlling the Thug trying to keep up with you!) And of course, to Paul and Maria for being perfect hosts as ever!
Here's a few pics from the weekend, enjoy!

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My take on the rally and a few pics

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 10:57 am
by Elle
Sorry to have missed to you both, looks like you had a great weekend despite the rain :)


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Re: My take on the rally and a few pics

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 12:16 pm
by Sand Rover
yeh i quite enjoyed the weekend as well, not as many people as i expected but not a bad bunch, starting to think the adventure rallys have ran there course.. but we will see (thumbs)

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Re: My take on the rally and a few pics

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 4:27 pm
by Paul-S
Cheers Jim

I knew them tyres were hard on that train but I was determined to get my knee down!

Re: My take on the rally and a few pics

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 5:32 pm
by Heff
Looks like you all had a good time.

Some excellent roads by the looks of it (thumbs)

Thanks for posting

Re: My take on the rally and a few pics

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:03 pm
by Daymo
Nice pics Jim, we had a rock night to attend on the Saturday night so we went home early.

Hope to bump into Fiona and yourself again sometime.

The boys from Stirling.

Re: My take on the rally and a few pics

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:22 pm
by africajim
Daymo wrote:Nice pics Jim, we had a rock night to attend on the Saturday night so we went home early.

Hope to bump into Fiona and yourself again sometime.

The boys from Stirling.
No probs mate, Saturday night was a hoot as well! I'm sure we'll see you on the go!