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Re: Loomies

Post by Muppet » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:02 pm

Right, here's the thing. Won't be home until 11.00am after taking other half to work. Take me 20 minutes or so of fannying about before I actually leave, so I won't actually get to Loomies until about 1.00pm. Is that too late for your guys? If so, no bother, I have plenty of stuff I need to do (probabLy should be to be honest, but WTF).

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Post by ogden » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:23 pm

I'll be long gone from Loomies by then, but should be getting to Wantage around 1.30pm, which is probably a bit more convenient if you're coming from Bath. Head for Marlborough, take the A346 south to Burbage, then at the roundabout outside town take the A338 towards Hungerford and follow it to the middle of Wantage.

Or, if you're really keen, hang about at the roundabout near Burbage until you get bored, and flag down the first orange SMT you see coming off at the right exit.
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Re: Loomies

Post by Deepsix » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:33 pm

Would be good to meet Muppet let us know what you plan on doing. I'll PM my number so you can text/ring but meeting near Burbage sounds do-able. I have loads to do as am off to Aberdeen on Monday but ...the weather looks good :-)

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Re: Loomies

Post by Muppet » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:55 pm

ogden wrote:I'll be long gone from Loomies by then, but should be getting to Wantage around 1.30pm, which is probably a bit more convenient if you're coming from Bath. Head for Marlborough, take the A346 south to Burbage, then at the roundabout outside town take the A338 towards Hungerford and follow it to the middle of Wantage.

Or, if you're really keen, hang about at the roundabout near Burbage until you get bored, and flag down the first orange SMT you see coming off at the right exit.
Ok, this is a better plan, meeting at Burbage I can do easily, it means I can come along the B3098 from Westbury past the White Horse - always a laugh.

SO, I can make Burbage around 12.00 ish, does that work for you Mate, and Deepsix? I can always delay that, whatever time suits you guys. Then I'll ride up to Wantage with you, the 338 is a great road too, then maybe head back for home via Avebury from there.

There's a garage or something on that roundabout I think, isn't there?

(Edit - just Googled it and yes, there's an Esso garage showing, so good place to meet.)

Sounds like a plan - Scutty, this any good to you?

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Re: Loomies

Post by ogden » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:09 pm

As per earlier post...

"Passing Box Hill about 9.30am, stopping at Loomies about 11am, Wantage about 1.30pm, and back to Alton around 3pm. Or a bit later if anyone needs to eat more than a twix while refuelling."

I've just checked my route and could nominate that Esso garage at Burbage for an early fuel-and-a-piss stop. Probably a bit after 1pm, depends how hard it is to get people moving at each stop and what kind of pace we're setting.
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Re: Loomies

Post by bllx » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:27 pm

Box by 9:30 is a bit optimistic isn't it? What with faffing about a bit

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Post by ogden » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:32 pm

bllx wrote:Box by 9:30 is a bit optimistic isn't it? What with faffing about a bit
Lets not faff then. I'm not planning to stop at BH, just pass it. 2 hours should be plenty for Wimbledon to Loomies.
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Re: Loomies

Post by ogden » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:15 pm

7 hours, 231 miles, 7 counties, two coffees, one chip butty and two tanks of unleaded.

Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.
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Post by Scutty » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:02 pm

Og. 75 miles of lanes for me. Weather was ok surprisingly.
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Re: Loomies

Post by Deepsix » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:01 pm

Good to meet some KTM folks today and enjoyed the run up to Wantage. Thanks for screen Og I'll give it a try and see how I get on with it.

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Re: Loomies

Post by Muppet » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:47 pm

Deepsix wrote:Good to meet some KTM folks today and enjoyed the run up to Wantage. Thanks for screen Og I'll give it a try and see how I get on with it.
Yup, good to meet up with you guys, even though it was only for a short bit.

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Re: Loomies

Post by ogden » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:34 pm

Muppet wrote:Hooligans! :mrgreen:
I don't know what you mean.

Incidentally, deepsix, you need to aim those aux lights down a bit. Not sure if you've ever looked at them, but they're like main beam. Bad enough in daylight in my mirrors, but at night they're going to be downright dangerous.
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Re: Loomies

Post by bllx » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:29 pm

Yeh I think he's got a point, at night they'd be pretty insane.

Good to meet you all and yeh ogden, good mileage today :)

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Re: Loomies

Post by Deepsix » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:01 am

They are adjustable for brightness; three settings. They were on the highest setting. You can have them only come on with main beam or all the time. At night I set them to come on only with high beam, they seem pretty aligned at night with beam spread etc. Maybe I should keep them one level dimmer during the day but they avoid some of the SMIDNSY incidents.

Maybe that was why you were trying to get away from us Ogden :D

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Re: Loomies

Post by bllx » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:50 pm

Yeh that's what made him speed up!
If they only come on with hi beam at night that's ideal

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Re: Loomies

Post by ogden » Fri May 16, 2014 7:58 pm

Weather for the weekend looks OK, so I might go out for a trundle.

NW200 is on all day tomorrow, so I'll most likely be on the sofa. Anyone around on Sunday? Not decided which direction to go in yet.
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Re: Loomies

Post by Deepsix » Fri May 16, 2014 10:05 pm

Red Max open day tomorrow, there's a ride out of cafe racer and flat trackers to Alresford early doors.
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Re: Loomies

Post by ogden » Sat May 17, 2014 4:44 pm

Too much racing to watch today.

Might do something like this tomorrow... http://goo.gl/maps/Jtt9m
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Re: Loomies

Post by Deepsix » Sat May 17, 2014 8:07 pm

ogden wrote:Too much racing to watch today.

Might do something like this tomorrow... http://goo.gl/maps/Jtt9m
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Re: Loomies

Post by ogden » Sat May 17, 2014 9:35 pm

Most likely candidate now is a dash down to Wiscombe in Devon to see a mate try not to fall off in a hill climb. That's assuming I get up early enough. If not, I'll look for something closer to home.

Choices, choices...
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