Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Sevenoaks, Kent, UK- near Brands Hatch
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Just had a busy weekend away on the 2, from Kent on Thursday up to near Birmingham for an overnight, left at 5am to ride through Wales to the Holyhead ferry to Dublin, Ireland, third country in less than 24 hours. It chucked it down all the way through Wales.
Met up with the VTR Firestorm guys and a few others, about 20 bikes in total.
Stayed at a place called Newcastle near Belfast, Northern Ireland--the fourth country.
Saturday aong ride out, started at 10 and we were back by 20.30 and abusing Guinness, like you do... Stayed dry, which was good.
Sunday we went out for a few hours but the rain started again so we were back in Quinns in Newcastle by 14.00.
Me and Alastair on his Firestorm left on Monday morning, caught the 13.50 ferry from Dublin, got to Holyhead just before 16.00 and rode back home in one hit, except fuel stops.
Didn't log mileage, but it was between 1300 and 1500 in five days, bike behaved well, apart from the seat catch bolt making a box for freedom, luckily I felt the cowl tap me on the back as it flew off and I could walk back for it.
The bolt and catch parts stayed in the seat so it was an easy fix.
Had my 62nd birthday on the Saturday so there were a few free drinks and necking a bottle of Merlot while on the dodgems being juvenile.
Got the cleaning to do later in the week, I don't want to look at it for now!
Three weeks until I'm off to north Scotland for another one.... Mileage us going up now, up to 31k miles.
I do like a little trip out.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity