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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:48 am 
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Hi all.
The ride will be to Hillcrest Nurseries (past Bury St. Edmunds) post code: IP31 2DU.
Open to members who want a steady pace.

Meet; Sainsbury's Springfield.
When: Sunday 5th March, 2017.
Time: 09:15 for 09:30 sharp departure.
Destination: Hillcrest Nurseries.
Distance: 100 miles round trip.
Full tank of fuel.

Note: Sainsbury's toilets not open until 09:30 , so if you need to go visit the BP garage Boreham R'bout.

Please note mine and Alan's mobile numbers.
See you there.
Mick and Alan
07762 889408
07760 452993

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Sorry can't make it as visiting family. Enjoy !


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:22 pm 
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If you enjoy riding in pouring rain with the bike flashing an ice warning at you periodically then this was a great day. If your enthusiasm is more moderate then it was still an enjoyable ride. There were only four of us, but one was an Associate! The destination was switched to a cafe in Newmarket, and we rode using the buddy system. The cafe, whose name I have forgotten, was pleasant and good value. Mick and I rapidly acquired bikes which were absolutely filthy, Alan's looked a bit grubby, but the Harley remained entirely presentable; all of which shows you that there is no justice in the world, but you knew that anyway, didn't you? I left the ride at Dunmow on the return leg after 85 miles. Many thanks to Mick & Alan. A few pictures have been posted.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:59 pm 
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Thanks Chris. Great ride in the rain - return was without the rain till I got near home. For those that avoid the rain your missing on acquiring an important skill developing smooth riding skills and confidence.
Chris, Bob is a recent new member who joined from RoSPa. Great ride. Thanks to Alan, Chris and Bob.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Mick Hewitt wrote:

Chris, Bob is a recent new member who joined from RoSPa.


Ah! That figures, since he seemed an assured rider. No offence intended, Bob; I am just used to people on group rides who I do not recognise as one of the usual suspects being associates.

And, for my own future reference, the cafe was the Street Cafe on the High St.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:38 pm 
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I can only echo your sentiments Mick - you can beat a good ride in the rain. I was out with 2 very good riders we too were going to the Street Cafe in Newmarket but decided we would make the floor too wet so went to Red Lodge - where it doesn't really matter! Returned deliberately on some very wriggly back roads - great morning. How many other group members braved the forecast?....................Richard P.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:34 am 
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Enjoying riding in the rain!

I just don't get it and, I know after 60 years of riding, I never will but, for those who do there's no shortage of opportunities.

Gimme the dry anytime. LOL


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:22 pm 
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I'm with you there Geoff!

I've only been riding for 50 years but in my opinion, riding in the rain is like hitting yourself over the head with a hammer - it's nice when you stop!!


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