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The Euro K Club Lounge / A turn up for the books
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:59:52 pm »
I hope this is a sign of things to come, I have just had my subscription to PocketGPSWorld extended until September 2020
Weh hey. An early Christmas present.  ;D

Euro K Club Events / Wrinklies Chasing The Sun 5. 3rd-5th June 2019
« on: November 23, 2018, 05:44:50 pm »
Hello peeps, with about six months to go, it’s time to start planning next years Wrinklies trip.
All the information you will need will be updated here in post #1

This time we start in Southport stop over in Melton Mowbray and carry on to Clacton.
Route 1

Route 1 Click Here

Route 2

Route 2 Click Here

On route 1 we take in some of the UKs best biking roads, namely, Snake Pass and the Cat and Fiddle.

Monday 3rd June 2019
Travel Lodge Southport 1 night no breakfast (Wetherspoons a few yards down the road)
Click Here for Travel Lodge

Tuesday 4th June 2019
Premier Inn Melton Mowbray 1 night book breakfast, the meal deal is also good value
Click Here for Premier Inn Melton Mowbray

Wednesday 5th June 2019
Premier Inn Clacton Seafront 1 night book breakfast
Click Here for Premier Inn Clacton Seafront

So to kick off, who is interested?

Interested so far                             Bike
Rae             raesewell       (booked)    Yamaha FJR 1300
Tom            TomK1300s                       
Bob            (Toms mate)
Richard        Richtea         (booked)     BMW K1300S
Matt            Matt              (booked)     BMW K1300S
Brian           Phmode                           BMW K1300S

Route Download links
Click Here for Tomtom Routes

Click Here for Garmin Routes

I have aligned the routes so that Tomtom and Garmin should follow the same route. Set your device to avoid motorways.

I think the routes are pretty much finalised so feel free to download and take a look. To be on the safe side in case I make any last minute changes download again closer to the event.

Tuesday 4th
9.00am      Set off from Southport with a full tank please. (Morrisons supermarket right behind the Travel Lodge with petrol station)
11.30am   Holmfirth coffee stop 30 mins stop. Where you can find Sids Café of Last of the Summer Wine fame
12.00pm   Set off from Holmfirth
1.45pm   Bollington pub lunch 1 hour stop.
2.45pm   Set off from Bollington.
4.30pm   Ilkeston, McDonalds coffee stop 30 mins stop.
5.00pm   Set off from McDonalds.
5.40pm   Arrive Premier Inn Meltom Mowbray.

This route is a bit longer than our normal but I think it's worth it  ;)
Merriment and frivolity to follow.   ;D

Wednesday 5th
9.00am    Set off from Melton Mowbray
11.10am  March Wetherspoons coffee stop 30 mins stop.
11.40am  Set off from March.
1.25pm    Long Melford Lunch 1 hour stop.
2.25pm    Set off from Long Melford.
3.45pm    Arrive Premier Inn Clacton Seafront

More merriment and frivolity.  ;D
Timings are approximate, obviously  ;)

The Plan
Monday 3rd turn up at Southport any time after 3.00pm when we can meet and greet and eat and drink. Wetherspoons is just a few yards along the road from the Travel Lodge and would make a good place to gather. There is an archway next to the Travel Lodge entrance and through the archway is a paved area where bikes can be snuck in.

Ride Out Reports / Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« on: October 11, 2018, 02:55:47 pm »
After some trying times recently Melanie and I are off for a well deserved holiday in France and Belgium, we had this originally planned for September but we had to cancel and re-book. We leave home on Saturday staying over in Market Harborough before a leisurely dash for the tunnel on Sunday morning. Our first French destination is Le Touquet (one of my favourite places). Monday morning sees us off to Reims for a couple of days. Dinant is our next destination for another couple of days before heading to Ypres where we will be meeting up with Sudolea and his wife for some eats and drinks.  :D Heading back to the UK on Saturday morning.
I'll try to remember to take some photos, but as you already know, sometimes I forget  :-[

For the Sena users amongst us, Sena have just released a significant firmware update.

The Euro K Club Lounge / For those with TPM
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:37:09 am »
A question for those of you with the tyre pressure monitoring systems, does the pressure on the monitors rise with temperature or do they compensate?

Other (K) Bikes or anything else! / Horn Button
« on: September 27, 2018, 07:29:01 pm »
I was out for a ride today and a nice man in a Luton Transit decided to wander out in front of me, I thought he deserved a quick toot to remind him to make an appointment at Specsavers, silence was the answer from the horn. Having had my MOT only two weeks ago, when it obviously worked confused me somewhat.

Once back home an investigation ensued, tested the horn = OK, tested the wiring = OK, turns out that after stripping the fairing off I could have got away with opening the switch cluster and giving it a squirt or two of contact cleaner. Horn now working again. I'll try the switch first if it occurs again.  ::)

Ride Out Reports / Off to Moffat
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:45:33 am »
I am off to Scotland on Saturday with a mate and meeting up with a couple of other mates on Sunday morning who have been touring Scotland this week for a group ride home. So if anyone is in or around Moffat on Saturday give me a nudge and maybe we can meet up and have a chat.

Kit Reviews / Grip Puppies alternatives
« on: July 23, 2018, 04:15:07 pm »
I bought these

They are a good alternative to Grip Puppies and almost half the price. They feel and look the same, the foam might be just a bit firmer and I haven't fitted them yet but at first glance a good buy.

The Euro K Club Lounge / Atgatt ?
« on: July 06, 2018, 03:56:55 pm »

Kit Reviews / Rev It Challenger cooling vest
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:14:00 pm »
With our French trip only a couple of days away now and the temperatures in the high twenties and low thirties in some of our intended destinations, I thought I would try a cooling vest. My Rev It jacket is already equipped to accept the cooling vest, so why not, I thought.

I have been out for a quick blast up the local By Pass and here are my initial thoughts.
It certainly cools, it cools by making you damp, it's like sweating without sweating. So it does its intended job but I'm not sure I like the sensation. I will however take it with me to France and see how I get on. I might get used to that clammy feeling.

It might get better as the day goes on and the water evaporates a bit.

I will report back.

Ride Out Reports / Sewell's In France 2018
« on: July 01, 2018, 02:55:22 pm »
It seems to have been a long wait since the Wrinklies trip until our Holiday in France this year.
It's a week today before we set off on our jolls.
We are heading south next Sunday 8th July hopefully meeting up with Rich on the way down to Ferndown, where we are staying before heading to Poole for the ferry to Jersey. I have contacted KLC to see if he's available for a meet up. The Nigel Mansell collection looks interesting and we'll take a look while we are there.
After a couple of days in Jersey we are off to Vannes, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Chatellerault, Alencon and finally Le Treport before heading for the tunnel and home. As usual I'll try to remember to take pictures. I will also try to get as many bins in shot just to satisfy Toms bin fetish, no promises Tom.
This year, because of the weather the main concern is staying cool, with temperatures in France in the high twenties and low thirties.
I have ordered the cooling jacket that fits my Rev It jacket, I'll let you know how good it is.

Places to Eat / Rachels Cafe
« on: June 30, 2018, 05:18:41 pm »
I have just added Rachels Cafe, A158 Lincolnshire to the Places to Eat map,0.0238955,17z

Ride Out Reports / Sometimes I forget
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:15:12 pm »
what lovely countryside I have right on my doorstep

I went out for an hour this morning, it was 22 degrees I had on my mesh jacket which was recently purchased from Sportsbikeshop while we were on the Wrinklies trip.

The conditions were perfect and as you can see I even stopped to take a photograph.

The picture was taken just on the outskirts of Wentbridge which is about 5 miles from home and I also have equally picturesque countryside even closer to home.

Just lucky I guess  ;) 8)

The Euro K Club Lounge / Sat Nav Handlebars
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:59:02 am »
I know this is for bicycles but could this be the next innovation for motorcycles.

The Euro K Club Lounge / Power Bank Jump Starters
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:53:03 pm »
On the Wrinklies trip this year Brian had occasion to use his jump starter on Sudlolea's bike when it wouldn't start.
It performed perfectly and hardly used any charge. Has anyone tried the cheap Chinese ones like This
If so what are your opinions?

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