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Old 10-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #16
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Looks like a good do.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:00 PM   #17
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If there is beer involved, I'm in:
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:44 PM   #18
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If there is beer involved, I'm in:
It's usually the first weekend in June, tickets go on sale the end of November and the Saturday ones sell out pretty quickly so get them early
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:49 PM   #19
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Sunday 9th June

After the success of last years extra day, despite this year not having the convenient extra bank holidays, Nigel and I were staying up but Graham had to head off with some assistance in getting the luggage loaded,





and after a worrying moment when his bike wouldn’t start, turned out the clutch interlock wire had come adrift, he finally made his exit,



while we headed off for a gentle run past Derwent Water,



and down to Borrowdale,







before climbing up over Honister Pass,











and dropping down to Buttermere.





Then we went back up to Cockermouth and over to a nice piece of road we know,





were I got some video of Nigel riding his bike …… enthusiastically ,



before heading back to Keswick where enthusiasm was slightly curtailed,



but at least the Filling Station Café looked after us.



A nice simple 47 miles.

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Old 10-05-2013, 12:50 PM   #20
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After a little post ride refreshment,



we headed off down to Keswick,



so I could get my Goulash fix at the Dog and Gun,



then we wandered through the town,







ending up at the Pheasant Inn for one last beer, or two,



before calling it an early night and heading back to the hotel.





Okay, almost an early night.

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Old 10-05-2013, 06:42 PM   #21
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What a superb trip. As if there wasn't already a great reason to go to the Lake District !!

Great report and, as I am currently in a desert, it made me homesick.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:44 AM   #22
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What a superb trip. As if there wasn't already a great reason to go to the Lake District !!

Great report and, as I am currently in a desert, it made me homesick.
To help you feel truly at home it would have needed more rain which I certainly had last year!
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #23
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Monday 10th June

Time to go home sadly, at least it was dry, so it’s load up the bikes, bid farewell to Nigel,



and head off across country



down towards Ulleswater,



then off through Yorkshire,











before hitting civilisation and taking the fast route home, covering 350 miles for the day.



The hotel’s already booked for next year
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