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Old 05-28-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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A trip to Wales part two ..........

Here we are at the meet point ............
Andy's wife Sheila by his bike .......





George and Kathy next to his steed ..........





and a weather report ............






This lady [ Celia Fiennes ] rode a horse all over the country , and wrote her account of it ............. sometime around 1698 ................. near to this point she had an encounter with Highwaymen .......... AND NO ...... ANDY WASN'T THERE AT THE TIME [ private joke ........... ]












A cunning plan invloving the use of GPS to find the next place of interest backfired , when we got lost round some back streets , so naturally we asked ............ a 10 year old boy who was play fighting with a plastic sword with his friends ............ true enough , he pointed us in the right direction ...........

This was a 13th Century castle ............















and this lot bravely stood by whilst I risked life and limb [ ok ..I scrambled up a bank ] .to get those photos .......







Onward once more ................ to Wayne Rooney land .....








the boys bikes ..........









Then off for a drink .......... and get ready for a Steve Edwards classic [ otherwise known as ......... stupid question , with answer right in bloody front of me ] .........
Pub on Welsh hill , so I enquire ............ " so what's so special about this place then ??"
[ please bear in mind we'd been there 5 mins and I had taken the prerequisite 40 ,000 photos ] .......

Looking upon the wall .RIGHT IN FRONT OF WHERE WE PARKED THE BIKES ...............





At this point , I was desperatley looking for that huge hole in the ground , ready to jump right in .HEAD FIRST !!

Some photos ...........















The Panzer ..........





After some food and drink , we left to make our way home , with Andy taking us down some great roads along the way , and George having to test his brakes , when a suicidal sheep [ large size ] ....jumped out onto the road right in front of him , before legging it across the road ..... and then there was Andy , who also had to look sharp when a car driver pulled out of a junction right in front of him , on a hill !!

We made one more stop for a cuppa , before heading on homewards , with me laving the other two at Shrewsbury to make my way South .

Got home at 7.00 pm , with the trip metre showing 385 miles for the day .
Great fun , with great friends , on great roads !!

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Old 05-28-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: A trip to Wales part two ..........

Hi Steve, indeed hi everyone!

This is my first post & I'm only replying here because I live close to & ride in North Wales. I too am a road rider as I ride an ST1100 Pan European.

Just saying hello & I plan to post some of my past rides here later.
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:28 PM   #3
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Hi Steve, indeed hi everyone!

This is my first post & I'm only replying here because I live close to & ride in North Wales. I too am a road rider as I ride an ST1100 Pan European.

Just saying hello & I plan to post some of my past rides here later.

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Hi ........... were you out yesterday ,we saw a few Pan 's on the road .

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Hi ........... were you out yesterday ,we saw a few Pan 's on the road .

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I wasn't out yesterday Steve, I was getting my bike ready for a 3 nighter in Scotland. I leave tomorrow morning and have been scanning the weather forecasts feverishly for the last couple of days.

Staying here up in the West, just opposite Skye.
They've got a live web cam on their site pointing out to the hills, looks OK atm.

Anyway, there's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:32 PM   #5
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An interesting fact I just discovered , there is a tenuous link between Celia Fiennes and my family .............

Celia Fiennes was the Granddaughter of Richard Feinnes , who , in the reign of King Edward VI , reconstructed Broughton Castle which is close to Banbury .............. and is the place where my grandmother used to work as a chamber maid as a young girl in the early 1900's ........

http://www.broughtoncastle.com/archi...torichouse.htm

Oh no ............. another ride out destination beckons ........

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Old 05-30-2006, 06:29 AM   #6
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Re: A trip to Wales part two ..........


Steve ... once again... nice pics ... cant wait to see some more... cant decide if they help with my PMS or if they just make it worse...

should be over soon tho... there is a light at the end of the tunnel... (just hop it isnt a train!)
hopefully get last of paperwork tonight then get all submitted tomorrow & if i get it into the bank early enuf they say I could have a check by end of tomorrow as well... (holding my breath) (still vibrating) weather here was high of 91(farenheit ) yesterday... 90's again today & should be in upper 80's rest of the week ... (possible t-storms on thursday... but who cares... )
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Steve ... once again... nice pics ... cant wait to see some more... cant decide if they help with my PMS or if they just make it worse...

should be over soon tho... there is a light at the end of the tunnel... (just hop it isnt a train!)
hopefully get last of paperwork tonight then get all submitted tomorrow & if i get it into the bank early enuf they say I could have a check by end of tomorrow as well... (holding my breath) (still vibrating) weather here was high of 91(farenheit ) yesterday... 90's again today & should be in upper 80's rest of the week ... (possible t-storms on thursday... but who cares... )

Hang in there Marc ........................ I'm sure it will be worth the torturous wait ... before you know it , you will be posting a great ride report of your own

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