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Old 13-06-18, 08:23 PM   #1
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All excited now at the prospect of a decent length ride. Heading up to N. Yorks to sort out some computer problems for my mate, Mick. He's riding down to Doncaster to meet me, where we're going to have a look at a cheap second hand Vauxhall Zafira that I may buy. Then off up to his place via a few twisty roads.

Heading back south on Friday afternoon via a few more twisty roads around the North Yorks moors.

Bike is sat in the garage with the tail pack on, ready to go at 6.30am. I'm just about to pack some IT kit in the tank bag along with a few other essential, then it's off for an early night.

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Old 13-06-18, 08:43 PM   #2
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Enjoy, take it easy.
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Old 13-06-18, 08:48 PM   #3
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have a good one Garry
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Cheers fellers. I'll try and remember to take a few pictures!
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Prepare for some serious wind.
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Old 14-06-18, 08:31 AM   #6
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Yorkshire food isn't THAT bad!
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Sat at Mick's house in Boroughbridge in computer lending mode.

Eventful day so far. Good ride up despite the traffic, farm vehicles, and miles of loose chippings.

Bought a cheap Vauxhall Zafira to replace my scabby old Peugot which will be going to the scrappie's next week.

More computer mending tomorrow and then hopefully a bit of a ride out and the trip home.

Back up on the train next week to collect the "new" car from Mick's, where it is staying for a few days.

And I forgot to take pictures.......

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Said bye bye to my Zafi after 13 years of sterling service.
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You did well. I celebrated getting rid of mine after 9 years of pain, expense and largely waiting for the RAC.


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Old 15-06-18, 10:49 PM   #10
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Home again after a "mission accomplished" kind of two days and a belting, largely cross country ride back down from N. Yorkshire. The bit from Derby through Uttoxeter, Stafford, Gnosall, and on to Telford was particularly spectacular with the most amazing sunset setting the sky alight!

I need to go back there again on Tuesday to collect the Vauxhall from Mick's place but I've decided not to use the train. I didn't fancy a one way fare of just under 70.00. If anyone on here is heading up that way on Tuesday and passing near mid Wales, I'd be happy to share a ride and fuel costs with them!

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Said bye bye to my Zafi after 13 years of sterling service.
Was yours one of the pre 2005 models Mav? Hope mine proves as reliable. It's a 2008 1900 diesel. It needs a little bit of tidying up but it drove very nicely from Doncaster to Boroughbridge.

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