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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:27 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks AEC
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Location: By the sea
Ravenscar Railway Ride

At last I'm going to ride a bike (I've not ridden for three weeks) My thoughts on the way to the start then.. SNOW some how I managed to miss the Icy roads/crashed cars and general mayhem that everyone had tails about.

So after the snow shower had blown through 12 riders set off for the fish shop at Robin hood bay, The route is simple, follow the disused rail track to the top of the hill at Ravenscar and then enjoy the stunning views on the downhill to the fish shop.

Then with belly's full of fish & chips head back the way we came, in reality it was cold/wet and the cinders from the trail got every where in the form of a black grinding paste, but being out on the bike with good company and lots of fresh air makes the numb fingers and toes bearable.

Heres some pics and a link to the rest of the album:- http://s746.photobucket.com/albums/xx10 ... 02%202013/

Big thanks to everyone for such a good turnout in not so perfect conditions...

The white stuff
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The start
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Its grim up north
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Blue sky's drop bars and white wall tyres
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Looking out to sea
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Fish & chips
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Nearly at the top
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Marc shows how to do the hokey cokey
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Like a steam train
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Racing home
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Thanks to all who braved the interesting weather, hope you've thawed out :lol:

See you on the next one ??


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Just back now!

Thanks for having me and my pal Marty, took a couple of pics, mainly scenery....after shower and coffee.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:21 pm 
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i've done a pre-wash in the bathroom sink of my muddy, wet clothes!

i'm knackered now. glad we finally got the ride done and a good 12 dudes to make it good fun. fish 'n' chips better than last year :)

thanks guys, see you all again, will type more when i regain feeling in my fingers. :wink:


WIMPS!

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more like it! :D

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Awesome scenery on the east coast. cold but a nice view.

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The trail was quite washed out in places with all the rain, snow etc..still very ridable.

i'm totally knackered now with all of 22 miles in the cold and sleet showers. the bike can be washed...later... :)

cheers.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:24 pm 
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just got sorted myself;thawed out and drive back wasn't too bad.
great ride loved the sea side scenery; thanks for everyone that made the ride see you all soon


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Good day!

Always good to see the lads and have a run out.

Wasn't looking good with the snow on the A171.....black ice, at least 6 cars smashed to bits and police all over.

Anyways, glad it had stopped and was thawing as we started the ride......the track has eroded quite a bit since last years run out.

22 miles in the slop meant the car wash was on order before I got home, best invention ever!.....blasted the muck off saving me an hour at least.

Few snaps.....non of my bloody puncture.....seem to be attracting punctures this year!

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And Marty looking happy with his facial

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Home safe , washing machine on (I even had to load it as Kathryn refused to touch anything) thawed out in hot bath now drinking a nice goblet of red about to have tea, wimped out and just dumped bike in garage to be washed along with boots n car tomorrow.
Great if cold n soggy day out with you all, glad to see such a good attendance, catch you all next time
Matthew


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Good day, thanks a lot everybody, washer took some stick last night mind, and just finished washing a good chunk of railway off the camelbak!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:13 pm 
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Anymore pics?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:40 am 
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Pics now up with a link to the rest of the album in the first post.

cheers kaya


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:12 pm 
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Looks like you all had a good day out and god those fish & chips look good Ritchie


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