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Offline JMc

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Ride for Saturday
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:15:15 PM »
I guess i'd better start thinking about where we are going on Saturday now that its getting real!

I'm open to suggestions, but reserve the right to completely ignore you !  :084:

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Re: Ride for Saturday
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 01:15:56 PM »
Go West young man  :008:

Forest of Dean and into the Brecons (beware, here be dragons)  :017:

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Re: Ride for Saturday
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 08:08:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Go West young man  :008:

Forest of Dean and into the Brecons (beware, here be dragons)  :017:

Leave the dragons to me... gotta be less scary than my first wife :007:
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Re: Ride for Saturday
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 11:34:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by SteveB [+]
Leave the dragons to me... gotta be less scary than my first wife :007:

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Re: Ride for Saturday
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 01:23:10 PM »
These are a couple of brilliant route books. 7-8 on Amazon.

Or happy to assist using my copies.



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Re: Ride for Saturday
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 01:25:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rocket [+]
These are a couple of brilliant route books. 7-8 on Amazon.



bought one of those to prepare my trip to the megameet, not very helpful for me as it lacks overview maps, road description is difficult to follow...
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Re: Ride for Saturday
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 01:35:52 PM »
At the moment I see it that there are 3 options available to me.

1. using roads reasonably local pick out the best and form a "loop" around the Gloucester area, would include FOD but probably not as far as Breacon
2. head to the south coast and have fish & chips on the sea front come back via the New forest or similar
3. head west on a A and B road run to Welsh west coast for fish & chips on the sea front and back.

Looking at options for all 3 and will being trying each when the weather gets a bit warmer and I stop going out playing in the mud on my enduro!

Any locals that wish to input ideas or come along for the ride let me know.

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Re: Ride for Saturday
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 01:49:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
bought one of those to prepare my trip to the megameet, not very helpful for me as it lacks overview maps, road description is difficult to follow...


Agree, they do not provide a UK-wide atlas, but they are not intended for that. The map pages simply detail each of the 67 recommended rides within 4 regions of the UK.

However, for route planning to get to the Mega Meet, you will indeed need an overview map, if unfamiliar with UK roads.

As a suggestion, using the overview map as a guide, you could then cross-refer with your Bikers Britain book to help you pick out the best roads for your journey.  :152:
 

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Re: Ride for Saturday
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 04:35:16 PM »
I'm sure JMc knows his stuff... If all else fails.. Don't give anyone the route and make it up...  :038:

Someones bound to mark a junction wrongly, or stop to do a helmet up and everyone will mistake it for a left turn...  :016:

Just get out and find some roads..

You can't beat local knowledge and google maps.. With that little man with wobbly legs you drop on the road.. :001:

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Re: Ride for Saturday
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 06:15:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Greg [+]
With that little man with wobbly legs you drop on the road.. :001:

Ming's not helping is he?   :492:
  
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