got some pics through from people of the run - apparently me/julian bolting a gearbox back in was a highlight judging by the pics... i normally take riding pics but missed out on a lot of the run, so there seems to be a lack of riding shots - anyone has some and ill get them uploaded
its on - dont know where when or anything else but there will be something going on around the same ort of time next year.
thanks again everyone - send your pics and ill get onto that album
big thanks to all that came out to play this year
if you took any pics please send them over to me and i'll get a photo dump of everyones pics put together like i have in the past - vintagechop @ gmail . com
thanks to julian for sorting everything out with the route and sites this year - top class job. sorry i missed a good chunk of the run but thems the breaks
and yes - there is something in the pipeline for next year, little bit different but same general deal - ride bikes and enjoy life
the weather doesnt stop us, but be prepared for yet another wet tipple run
this is why we camp at pub sites - makes for at least a dry evening to get your spirits back up and warm your bones for the next day of rain riding, that and the odd pint of local booze of an evening is always a joy to behold
this is england [well wales a lot of the run] riding in the rain is part of the game - if you dont want tog et wet you have about a 2 week riding "season" and thats just nonsense
get out and ride - dont let the rain gods stop you having fun, riding some beautiful roads with some like minded people on old [and some not so old] iron
see you there hopefully
they are ordered up - bit last minute but they should be back with me in time hopefully
as ever gheyed it up a little with a glittery stock to print on - fingers crossed they get here in time
day 1 is the big ride - looking at about 7 or 8 hours hence the early kick off. but everyone will still be fresh and full of gusto at that point so should be lovely
Wednesday night - camp at Daneway, Sapperton, GL7 6LN. for a pre tipple tipple.
Thursday - breakfast at Dobbies, GL7 6EU. meet stragglers and late comers depart 9.30am sharp
camp at Brynarian caravan park, Cross Inn, Llanon, SY23 5NA
Friday - camp at Bryn Tyrch Campsite, Capel Curig, LL24 0EL
Saturday - camp at The Baron at Bucknell, SY7 0AH
Sunday - get yourself home
as ever, the night before the run we are meeting up for a little beverage and camp
lovely little proper boozer, out in the sticks some but really easy to find, no fires. not the cheapest camping ever at £10 a tent but he keeps good beer. the complete site is booked for us whoever turns up. no need to book in advance we got that covered, you just need to pay the landlord.
thats on the 7th sept. and we are making our way out from there for breakfast in the morning at a local garden centre - posh it is too - we need to be rolling out of the garden centre at 9.30am so if you are meeting us there be on time or have your map - we wont be waiting, you'll catch us at a petrol stop.
dobbies garden world
ive got a couple of emails off people asking if they are welcome on modern bikes
well - yes.... theres no style police on the run. but old bikes are absolutely PREFERRED...
if you come on a modern bike you wont catch any crap off me [well only light heartedly] - i had to do it on my modern sporty last year after i broke down on the way to the pre-night shindig.
be aware you are on a run with old bikes & we roll SLOW and stop for fuel OFTEN, if you want to go fast, well thats fine, print off and read your map and go as fast as you like, we'll see you at the bar and you can have a pint waiting for us. we have ridden mainly as a single group in previous years which is a pretty nice way to travel, but its no worries if you want to break off - there are no rules / regulations
from the mouth of this yours route planner extraordinaire...
"Here's a flavour of what some of this year's run will look like. We had to use modern bikes for the pre-run because of lack of time this weekend, but all the roads will be cool on crappy old rigids too."
as far as im concerned it looks a damn fine route with some lovely roads to explore - im looking forwards to it whoever turns up
things are moving along quietly in the background
routes been partially run and 2 sites found so far
its looking like it will be the same start as last year in Devises - nice campsite, good beer, decent facilities - all adds up to a win
got this onto the computer from julian and it works out at about 400 miles so that sounds about right. looks to be some cracking roads in there - i look forwards to the pre-run and getting things nailed down a bit more
Mate julian is helping out on the route - hes done all 3 of the previous tipple runs so far so knows what its about. will be catching up soon to get things planned out a little - watch this space for a map of sorts in the not too distant future - get those dates booked off work while theres still time
if you have a blog or whatever do me a favor and get this out there, copy and paste the image off and link to here would be magical