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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Your old K1300GT, Rae?
« Last Post by revd on Today at 06:41:48 am »
A blend of LOTR and Warhammer/Norse mythology in those images.  Not sure I could bring myself to ride that...
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Euro K Club Events / Re: Wrinklies Welsh Wramble
« Last Post by Phmode on Yesterday at 11:20:55 pm »
The Herefordshire contingent of Martin, Matt, Richard and Brian finally arrived at Llanwrtyd Wells at twenty past one having stopped for a convivial chat and a quick sticky string repair of Martin's rear tyre. We'd gone about 20 miles when Martin called to say he had a TPMS warning and I thought it would be fun to pull into the entrance to the Credenhall barracks of the SAS! You have never seen so many men in black standing in the road fully armed...

Having met up with Philip and partaken of Lil's excellent packed lunches, we decided to ride the gravel-strewn roads to the seaside at Aberaeron today and save the local 1/2 day sight-seeing jaunt around the dams until Thurs due to the impending precipitation. Tom and Bob were already getting some beer down their necks outside the pub as we passed by but ours would have to wait.

The roads were challenging, the traffic splendidly light, the police notable by their absence and the ice-cream at the harbour-side really quite wonderful.

The narrow lanes to the west of Llanwrtyd eventually spat us out onto the infamous Abergwesyn to Tregaron coach road, named after the old mail coaches that braved the bandits and the potholes to get the post and passengers over the otherwise impassable wastes. In most places, this thin strip of tarmac looks as though it were drizzled like syrup from the hand of God's kitchen maid rather than being 'laid' like a normal road. I'm sure there was a straight or two somewhere and perhaps even the odd flat bit but most of it was a snaking, twisting, bucking roller-coaster of a ride and as wonderful as ever. Perhaps not the K's natural home and maybe Matt on the GS found it easier going in places, but it was roundly enjoyed by all.

Tomorrow sees the whole group set off to tackle the roads to the south, through the Brecon Beacons and across the Heads of the Valleys.

And so to bed...

Aberaeron has instigated a traffic-calmed one-way system which was a great idea if only someone had told the guys at Garmin.

The return journey was a mix of frustrating but even more challenging 3-ply (tarmac/gravel/tarmac) together with some wonderful sweeping A and B roads which delivered us nicely back to Lil's in time for a pint or three and supper in the local pub and an opportunity to catch up with Rae, Ady, Tom and Bob.
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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Your old K1300GT, Rae?
« Last Post by howlindawg on Yesterday at 07:59:20 pm »
Uhmmm....
I like the right pannier.
Well, some of it anyway.  ;)
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Euro K Club Events / Re: Wrinklies Welsh Wramble
« Last Post by raesewell on Yesterday at 01:32:02 pm »
Just pulled in to the Station Cafe, Craven Arms. See you all soon
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Euro K Club Events / Re: Wrinklies Welsh Wramble
« Last Post by richtea on Yesterday at 08:27:05 am »
Ditto. See you later.
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Euro K Club Events / Re: Wrinklies Welsh Wramble
« Last Post by Matt on Yesterday at 06:56:34 am »
Covid negative here. Fricking nose tickle test complete.  :thumbsup:
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Euro K Club Events / Re: Wrinklies Welsh Wramble
« Last Post by richtea on June 13, 2021, 05:11:25 pm »
Although, we are probably all going to get a wetting on Thursday... ::)

Just Thursday is great! Wales averages 1 day in 3 being wet in summer, and we'll be in the 1-in-4 bracket.
It makes up for the water coursing down the valleys & into Llanelli 4(?) years ago.  ;D
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Euro K Club Events / Re: Wrinklies Welsh Wramble
« Last Post by Matt on June 13, 2021, 03:35:12 pm »
Because I have lashings of space I'll bring my mesh and normal textile jacket  8)

Arg don't temp me!
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Euro K Club Events / Re: Wrinklies Welsh Wramble
« Last Post by raesewell on June 13, 2021, 03:29:42 pm »
Because I have lashings of space I'll bring my mesh and normal textile jacket  8)
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Euro K Club Events / Re: Wrinklies Welsh Wramble
« Last Post by Matt on June 13, 2021, 03:21:26 pm »
Ack just saw that myself. Still, I'm going to risk it, mesh plus emergency waterproof thing.
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