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    A little ride out for dinner in the Pennines
    on: May 19, 2013, 06.00 pm
    May 19, 2013, 06.00 pm
    Just got back from the Packhorse inn in Widdop, great ride but a few scary hairpins.  :191:
    Might as well as wish we had.

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    Re: A little ride out for dinner in the Pennines
    Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 08.15 pm
    May 20, 2013, 08.15 pm
    hi David ,
    Going to Switzerland in Sept so need to pratice some hairpins is it worth comming up and riding them ?


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    Re: A little ride out for dinner in the Pennines
    Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 08.43 pm
    May 20, 2013, 08.43 pm
    From my experience of european hairpins they tend to be quite long and sweeping, the ones in the pennines are short and very steep, I was in 1st gear most of the time and as the roads were only single track I was terrified of meeting a car coming the opposite way as I think if I had stopped I wouldn't have been able to hold it due to camber and pillion. Luckily that didn't happen. The other problem was visibility, as the bends were short I couldn't see very far ahead, I don't think this is the same in Switzerland.  :033: :033:
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    Re: A little ride out for dinner in the Pennines
    Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 09.12 pm
    May 20, 2013, 09.12 pm
    ta David I hope so as you have listed my concerns ie very tight bends and oncomming traffice and worst the fear of being fully aladen two up and dropiing the beast .
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    Re: A little ride out for dinner in the Pennines
    Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 01.16 am
    May 21, 2013, 01.16 am
    Here is a photo from Google Earth
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    Re: A little ride out for dinner in the Pennines
    Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 08.02 pm
    May 26, 2013, 08.02 pm
    No Trophys at Squires yesterday, only mine.
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    Re: A little ride out for dinner in the Pennines
    Reply #6 on: Jun 01, 2013, 11.35 am
    Jun 01, 2013, 11.35 am
    Loads of ... Not trying to be a smartass  or tell anyone how to suck eggs , or ride bikes ,, but  we do a lot of riding  in tight bend situations like that , and  the main thing is , pick your line ,  don't slow down too much , and USE YOUR BACK BRAKE , this will help you stay up .. This advice was told to me and then shown too me by a far better rider than myself , when he noticed me struggling on my rocket tourer , when fully loaded with the wife on the back , doing these types of turns ,,
    it was bike 395 kilo
     myself  103 kilo
     wife 80 kilo
      luggage  approx 40 kilo ,,,,  a lot of weight to balance on two wheels but  ,  throttle and back break worked perfect ,, go to carparks and try it,  figure eights and u turns .

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    Re: A little ride out for dinner in the Pennines
    Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2013, 07.35 pm
    Jun 09, 2013, 07.35 pm
    Just been to a classic bike meeting and seen my first other blue trophy. Had to laugh when the owner of the other one tried to open my bikes pannier. I don't think he noticed the lack of top box!  :745:
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