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Old 15-11-05, 02:58 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I've got my first long journey coming up, I'm travelling from Ashford to Leeds on the 2nd December to visit a friend, and I was wondering what precautions you suggested for the journeys.

I've bought a strong magnetic tank bag off ebay for 9.49 off eb*y, hopefully it won't come off at high speeds. I also invested in another bottle of Ultraseal in case of tyre poppage. I have a new lid, neck warmer, thermal 'under-gloves' and a set of kevlar jacket and trousers, but they dont zip in cos they're a different make.

Anything else I should be thinking of getting?

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Old 15-11-05, 03:01 PM   #2
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I'd be inclined to get a large all in one waterproof suit. You should be able to pick one up for 30 - 40 and if you get caught in a total downpour then you'll be well protected from the rain.

On the same theme a spare pair of gloves in case your first pair get soaked.
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Old 15-11-05, 03:03 PM   #3
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For me the most important thing is time. If your worried about the the time you'll stress and won't enjoy it. So give yourself extra!
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Heated grips might be an idea. Maybe take a thermos of hot soup too.
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On the same theme a spare pair of gloves for when your first pair get soaked.
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Old 15-11-05, 03:27 PM   #6
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gloves I have covered I think, somewhere.

flask will be full of tea, service station tea is far too expensive!

It may not rain, who knows!

And time wise, I have an entire day. No rushing! I will be motorwaying it, the M1.... all the way up, a good hundred and fifty miles straightness

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Old 15-11-05, 04:26 PM   #7
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Old 15-11-05, 05:10 PM   #8
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Hi guys,

I've got my first long journey coming up, I'm travelling from Ashford to Leeds on the 2nd December to visit a friend, and I was wondering what precautions you suggested for the journeys.

I've bought a strong magnetic tank bag off ebay for 9.49 off eb*y, hopefully it won't come off at high speeds. I also invested in another bottle of Ultraseal in case of tyre poppage. I have a new lid, neck warmer, thermal 'under-gloves' and a set of kevlar jacket and trousers, but they dont zip in cos they're a different make.

Anything else I should be thinking of getting?

Jake
The train. Its cheaper, easier, quicker and warmer! I do when i go up north
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You wont have a problem, hopefully. Its a minimal distance.

I did a 3500 mile journey to portugal and back without any problems apart from a top up of oil.
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Seeing as you have all day, why are you taking the motorway? Pick out some twisty A roads and see a bit of the country. Plus, as your speed will be lower you won't be so cold when you finish.
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