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sunny North Wales
« on: April 07, 2015, 07:20:55 am »
Hi everyone. Haven't been on here for a long time. Anyway, my afternoon out. Left a very cloudy Wrexham and headed towards Llangollen then from there up the A5 to bala. All brand new tarmac but loads of traffic to ruin an otherwise perfect day. Once the other side of Bala, running along side the lake the road drops very fast into Dolgellau from there head for Barmouth ( probably the best fish and chips in the world). Leaving Barmouth I retraced my steps along the estuary then head north following signed for Porthmadoc. Fantastically fast road. Take the first turning towards Blaenae Festiniog and climb up and up! Once through the village head towards betas-y-coed if you can park. Then back down the A5 for a cuppa at the rhug estate. One last stop, the ponderousa. A must on a holiday weekend. So many bikes. Leaving at about 5pm. I ride the last ten miles home. All in all a 150 mile loop. Brilliant fun and 18 degrees. Perfect
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Re: sunny North Wales
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 12:46:07 pm »
Hi Welshanproud.... sounds like a perfect day out.... me I took the scenic route to Weston Super Mare to join the rest of the South West Of England on the beach there! LOL A very enjoyable day out despite having to filter through around 10 miles of traffic on the final run into town!!!!  :005: :005: :005:

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Re: sunny North Wales
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 04:26:57 pm »
You guys in the UK get the scenery, we get the weather
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Re: sunny North Wales
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 04:51:30 pm »
You definitely get the weather.  I have just got back from Buffalo and there was some weather there  :114:

Just a flying visit so did not think about a bike? 

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Re: sunny North Wales
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 05:11:55 pm »
Ah well when I said we, I meant we in Texas.  I grew up in Upstate New York about 100 miles from Buffalo.  Believe me I know the weather up there.  But then again Upstate New York has some beautiful scenery. 
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Re: sunny North Wales
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 08:36:51 pm »
Hi guys. I'll ride in most weather as long as there is,something to look at  :017: Rediscovering my love affair with the bike after what can only be described as a disappointing first year. Five attempts at fixing a problem and one attempt at rejection. Any way the spring is here so I've changed dealer so I'll see how it goes. Enjoy the good weather and try to find new places to see and ride. Take care. Keith
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Re: sunny North Wales
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 03:57:26 pm »
Welshmanproud

Sounds like a good route. I am back offshore now so looking at possible routes on Google maps :008: I managed a couple of more good runs before coming back to work.
Briefly: Harrogate up to Hartside cafe via alston. Down to Penrith over shap (great road) kendal back through the dales home.

Harrogate-Whitby via Scarborough then through Egton Bridge over the moors (single track road) to Rosedale abbey. Up the Chimney pots Kirby motorised then head back to harrogate. Just great roads and great weather.

I was making Cheese on toast the other night and had a "lightbulb" thought. Cheddar cheese. I will do Cheddar Gorge  :745:on one of my trips. Stay over a night or make it a 2 night trip.
I was looking at the Ponderosa for maybe my next trip home. Maybe have a lay over somewhere.

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Re: sunny North Wales
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 07:05:29 pm »
Try to avoid those kind of thoughts next time you have Peking duck Ralph.... mind you.... it could be a hell of a trip!
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