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Old 08-06-05, 09:49 PM   #51
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yep- if u really look closely- been off topic for 24 hours and six minutes.-

I think most things have been covered now!
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Old 10-06-05, 05:14 PM   #52
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The meeting venue must have the capacity to hold the large number of bikes that are likely to turn up. Food must also be available as some may well be travelling some time/distance to get there. Make sure fuel is available locally; a basic rideout rule is that al bikes should refuel together so they all have similar range.

A Bank Holiday weekend is always good but then many people have domestic responsibilities at that time too. Making a weekend of it certainly seems like a good idea though, but some, like me, would prefer not to “camp”, so a B&B nearby would be useful.

So, a weekend with a get together on Saturday night and a ride on Sunday? Problem here would be that some wouldn’t recover in time and others may still be over the “blood alcohol limit” the following morning…. A Saturday ride with a do on the same evening may be a better idea, then a ride to somewhere for lunch on the Sunday maybe?

Who will:
Find a venue
Organise a route with stop offs
Organise food/bar for the evening

We then may have to get into the “Well it’s going to cost “X” for this and “Y” for that, and before you know it we are into having tickets….. It then all starts getting rather formal.

Maybe each of the local groups could take it in turns in organising a do each year, or maybe we find a central location for the meet which we use every year and just find a new route every year ?

Lots of ifs, buts and questions……..

But, it's your rideout people, so you decide.....

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Old 10-06-05, 05:30 PM   #53
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Good points Steve, as for the cost one, AR06 is a year away, even those that have little disposable income (me) could budget to have the funds for it.

The over the limit part, those that camped on AR05, I would say that there was more than likely a few who were over the limit on the rideout. That is entirely individuals choice.

Having a social evening does not necessarily mean getting plastered. I had a great evening (even with the headache) and drank moderately because I knew I would be riding the next morning.

I think we should firstly and quickly sort out the venue as without this sorted, nothing else is going to get organised. I would be more than willing to volunteer to help out again in any way that I can.
 
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The list of potential places to ride is huge, but my favourites would be:
  • Peak District National Park
    Snowdonia
    Dorset/Somerset (some ace roads down there)
    Yorkshire Dales
    North Yorkshire Moores (Could do the seaside as well!)
    Scotland - But it's a long way for many of us....
I've never ridden any of these places (well I've done a little in Dorset) that's why I fancy trying them...
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I think another thing to think about is the date. If we were to do a rideout in Wales around the same time we did AR05, I think the likelyhood of having a wet one is much greater. Also if we were to do Scotland the weather is going to be quite a bit colder up there than it is down here, and it might be too cold for some of us southern pooftas
 
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Seaside would be good- coastal run??

but where? and then u have a sidewind issue usually...

sometimes with these things it might be best that whoevwer is prepared to take it on and organise it gets the whip hand in location !!??
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Old 10-06-05, 07:53 PM   #57
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I've never made it to the AR04 or AR05, so can't make any comments on past events. For me knowing the date at this stage is more important than location as i only get every fith saturday off, holidays at my workplace have to booked in formats of weeks i.e mondays to saturdays. Any odd days have to be taken off together during mid week.
 
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The idea of one annual rideout (and I think Steve's idea of a ride sat and leisurely sunday is good, i.e. socialising after the ride, possibly a second 'optional' sunday am ride...pos. one sat pm ride after folks ahve arribed and pitched and a sunday am/lunch one???) and local groups taking it in turns to 'host' a ride or a weekend has been mooted before. Its a good one, and has scope for most folks to get to the rideout, and a selection depending on distance anyone year or how far people will ride for the other one. I for one would really enjoy going to another area and be shown around a few rides by the locals.

In both cases more than one ride (i.e. shorter rides with possibly different flavours) seems a nice idea. Perhaps the local groups could cycle in alphabetical order, except with SVEcosse and the Irish chaps starting this year. After all theres already an invite out to join them for there venture this year...I think
 
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The list of potential places to ride is huge, but my favourites would be:
  • Peak District National Park
    Snowdonia
    Dorset/Somerset (some ace roads down there)
    Yorkshire Dales
    North Yorkshire Moores (Could do the seaside as well!)
    Scotland - But it's a long way for many of us....
I've never ridden any of these places (well I've done a little in Dorset) that's why I fancy trying them...
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I'm planning a Dorset / Somerset ride, theres a post in the South West Surfers section keep your eyes peeled

Oh and I've been taking notes, points noted about start point having plenty of space, food and fuel, and having plenty of stops

Sorry to hi-jack this thread
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All,
I haven't been ignoring this thread. I'm just up to my armpits in other stuff, so apologies for my lack of input.

I'll put together my thoughts over then next few days once I've got all the football related stuff out of the way (I'm helping my sons club organise a tournament).

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