JimRides... from Northern Cumbria in the UK

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by JimRidesThis, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. JimRidesThis

    JimRidesThis Local celebrity

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    Oh yes, it went all the way across to Annan and was dismantled in the 1920's I think.
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    Sorry to hijack Jim but a quick story,,,The railway from Annan across the Solway to Cumberland was closed in about 1924,but was left standing until the 30s ,but trouble was caused by Scotsmen(and possibly Scotswomen) sneeking across by foot on a sunday.The reason was no drinking in Scotland and drinks all round in England...Well, all went well until ,some Scots guys could not take there drink and fell off into the Solway on the way back home ..So ,Health and Safety(and all that) they closed it and pull it down... So there you go!!!! Not many people know that!!!
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  3. lipsee

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    Jim I thought it was the 30s,,,but don,t quote me !!!!
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  4. JimRidesThis

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    Too late lipsee, you're quoted!

    I just had a quick look on Wikipedia and you're right, "The dismantling of the viaduct was completed by November 1935", it closed in the '20's, "The Yorkshire Post reported in May 1921 that the Caledonian had closed the branch for both goods and passenger traffic"
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    Not a ride out post today, but a prelude to other ride outs hopefully...

    I really miss having hard panniers. I've had the same set on my last two bikes (Africa Twin and 1100GS) and, as I still had 'em in garage, I thought I'd try and make 'em fit.

    Here are the component parts of the project:

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    1 x TDM900 - check
    2 x Touratech racks 1100GS fitment - check
    Assorted tubing and flat bar - check
    2 x Zega panniers - check

    After an afternoon and evening of cutting, grinding, measuring and welding I now have these...

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    so I can now do this...

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    or even this...

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    I just need to put paint on them - and I have half a rattle can of satin black Smoothrite in the garage - and they're done! Zero outlay :)


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    JimRidesThis Local celebrity

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    Just a few photos from a run over Honister Pass the other Sunday.

    Down there, in the direction of Keswick, is where we're going...

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    There was a lovely Kawasaki H2 parked outside The Filling Station :smooch

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    ... and plenty of other bikes on Honister Pass today.
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    There was still plenty of solitude too.
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    Tea and cake to finish the ride :D

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