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1Back to top Go down    K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:24 am

David Nimrod

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SIX HILLS CAFE

Anyone want to meet up on Sat. 8th Oct..?

At 10-00am (It's open 'till 2pm)

Gets great TripAdvisor etc. reviews, which is nice.

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669 Fosse Way, Thrussington, Leicester, LE7 4TF

Website: http://www.sixhillscafe.co.uk/index.php

I'll be there... Hope to see some K bikes! cheers



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2Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:35 am

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I'm in! 

Six Hills cafe loaded into GPS...about a 2 ˝ hour ride from home - bike will be nicely warmed up and I'll be ready for a coffee.

Fingers crossed for dry autumnal roads...but rain has never deterred me yet!

Look forward to meeting on 8th.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:38 am

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:

Look forward to meeting on 8th.

Yay! cheers

    

4Back to top Go down    Fosse way meet up on Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:46 pm

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Hi Guys, 
is this riders only or pillions too.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:12 pm

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Everyone's Welcome...

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:28 pm

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Can't make the 8th as I am helping out at a race car experience day in Bicester.

Mike

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:25 pm

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@mike d wrote:Can't make the 8th as I am helping out at a race car experience day in Bicester.

Sorry to hear that Mike... But if it's agreed, we'll have another meet this Autumn!

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8Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:47 pm

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Great to observe another set of Knuts getting together.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:59 pm

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@ainsjac wrote:Knuts...

Knuts... I like that (o)

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:33 pm

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Be rude not to, wouldn't it? I just hope that by then I have fitted a shock that doesn't sag like a saggy underinflated thing that sags.

(It's saggy)


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11Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:33 am

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Count me in.......


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12Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:49 am

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And me...

Well done David. See you on the 8th.
Regards
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13Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:27 am

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Was out this morning, in the rain, riding the K1100LT... what a great bike!

Anyway, I stopped off at the Six Hills Cafe for a small breakfast, as you do.

Glad to report, it was all good, and the owner, a cheerful Sicilian, is sound.

Roll on, the 8th

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:06 pm

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A point of information:

This Cafe doesn't take Card payments, so bring Cash   

See you then...

David ~

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:26 pm

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@David Nimrod wrote:This Cafe doesn't take Card payments, so bring Cash
David, thanks for the update - a vital bit of info that avoids certain disappointment!


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

16Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:44 pm

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Just the situation I found myself in, this afternoon...

Still, it meant a few more miles, but that's no chore!

    

17Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:28 pm

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I anyone else bringing their other halves/partners /wives etc ?


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18Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:41 pm

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@audibob wrote:I anyone else bringing their other halves/partners /wives etc ?
Not me, but any partners are always more than welcome. The meet is not restricted just to K's either - even other bikes and tin cans are allowed (in moderation)!


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

19Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:23 pm

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@audibob wrote:I anyone else bringing their other halves/partners /wives etc ?
I may bring Mrs Nimrod, if she's enthused...


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20Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:46 am

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I've also posted this on UKGSER, where I'm the East Mids. Mod  

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/72-East-Midlands

See you in a week...cheers


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21Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:02 am

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@ainsjac wrote:Great to observe another set of Knuts getting together.

Want to make sure your blooming sober writing these posts!! Best wishes for the meet up too, nice to see the meet ups Kontinuing.


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22Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:01 pm

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I kan speell sum times. It should be a good meet up, especially when we gave BAE a two day course on it earlier this year. You  may have thought that he came this way with work..... no it was a secret mission to find out how the southerners have their gatherings.... sorry Paul, the truth has to come out.


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23Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:05 pm

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@ainsjac wrote:I kan speell sum times. It should be a good meet up, especially when we gave BAE a two day course on it earlier this year. You  may have thought that he came this way with work..... no it was a secret mission to find out how the southerners have their gatherings.... sorry Paul, the truth has to come out.
The lengths some of us have to go in the name of Kamaraderie. It's a tough job, but some one's got to do it.


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"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

24Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:22 pm

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Well, no 'last minute' camping events have turned up for the coming weekend, so it looks as though I'll be able to attend.  cheers

I'll most probably use the outfit since I'm sidecar paul!

See you on Saturday,
Paul.


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25Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:11 pm

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@sidecar paul wrote:Well, no 'last minute' camping events have turned up for the coming weekend, so it looks as though I'll be able to attend.  cheers

I'll most probably use the outfit since I'm sidecar paul!

See you on Saturday,
Paul.
Yay! Good news Paul.Very Happy

Any campsites up that way? At the moment, I'm planning on there & back in a day, but as the forecast is for cloudy, dry and about 14 deg C, it wouldn't be much of a hardship to pack a little camping gear...and perhaps a couple of tinnies!

Looks like we may have the following meeting up:

  • Sidecar Paul
  • David Nimrod (+Mrs N?)
  • Audi bob (+pillion?)
  • Nigel T
  • Snod Blatter
  • Born Again Eccentric


...and maybe a few more that David has rustled up. Perfect!


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

26Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:13 pm

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:
...and maybe a few more that David has rustled up. Perfect!

There should be a few from the UKGSER forum... good lads, all!

Sadly Mrs Nimrod has to go to 'that thar Lunnun', so she won't be there, this time.

But I'm hoping that a Mids. Meet Up will become a regular thing, if the collective enthusiasm is there.


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27Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:11 pm

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Hi

I am hoping to be there before heading to the Lake District (4 hrs away) to give moral support to nutty daughter on her 54 mile run (Lakes in a day) later on Saturday.

    

28Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:21 pm

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Give your nutty daughter real rather than moral support by putting her on the pillion!  Smile

I have a son who is almost as nutty.  Wink

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29Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:28 pm

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Looks like it should be cloudy, but dry, tomorrow...

Bring it on cheers


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30Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:35 pm

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A very used Hagon has been nailed on, so my K is back to full strength. Looking forward to this #2 breakfast I've heard so much about.. Cool


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31Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:10 am

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Nice to meet you all, look forward to the next one.

    

32Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:23 am

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Yup, an enjoyable event! Rear tyre picked up a lovely screw on the way home though, guess that explains why it seemed I was riding a bucking bronco through the bends..!


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33Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:53 am

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K Klan (MIdlands) Meet At Six Hills Cafe A46 by David Sillitoe, on Flickr


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34Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:55 am

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Seven K's, plus a load of other bikes too.

Good breakfasts, and excellent company.

Brilliant to meet you all... Thank you! 


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35Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:26 am

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Great meet today. Was nice to put faces to names from the forum.
Thanks to Sidecar Paul for the rear brake master cylinder washer , will let you know how it feels once I have fitted it.
Snod, hope it wont be too expensive to fix the tyre.
Hope everyone had a good journey back, especially for some of you. 
Saw you at the last moment Born again eccentric, so unable to wave in time...
Thanks to Dave for organising, would have got there sooner, but for crappy smart fone sat nav....
Heres to the next one..
Bob


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36Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:27 pm

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Great to meet everyone! And sorry to have missed Martin.

As usual Aiden (on SV650) and myself on K100RS had a shambolic departure from home, needing fuel and cash, before going for the quick direct route on the M1 only to find long long 50mph speed restrictions north bound and contrary to David's confident forecast, drizzle and light rain!   
Got to the cafe to find a collection of Bricks and GS's.  David and Paul (BAE) risked life and limb to cross the dual carriageway to get the right angle to photograph the line up of Bricks (a wall of Bricks?) The rest of us let them get on with it and debated the merits of another coffee and bacon sandwich. 
After much chat about motorcycling, BMW's, LED lights, relays and all sorts of other fascinating topics that can only really thrive when wandering around parked motorcycles or sitting in a warm cafe with like minded individuals, we agree to meet again and start to disperse.
Snod Blatter whose K100RS is admirably even more travel stained than mine (we both prescribe to the ride 'em and let the rain clean them philosophy) offered to lead Aiden and I towards Melton Mowbray and back south on some of the area's best biking roads. Aiden loves that set of roads and is always keen to scrape his Alpinestars knee pads in the pursuit of deep lean angles.  Well he had a K100RS with a grungy Hagon shock to chase as Snod gave the beast plenty of beans and the two of them charged off into the distance. Once I had recovered from my surprise at the suddenly open and empty road in front of me I comforted myself that really the well worn Pilot 3 on the rear, original BMW suspension and damps patches of tarmac were not ideal for a calm controlled pursuit mission if indeed I was evenly remotely capable of chasing down the two of them!  Sorry to hear about the rear tyre Snod, at least the old one went out heroically...

See you again in November.
Best regards!
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37Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:03 pm

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@Snod Blatter wrote:Yup, an enjoyable event! Rear tyre picked up a lovely screw on the way home though, guess that explains why it seemed I was riding a bucking bronco through the bends..!
Sure it wasn't the nail you put the shock on with?


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38Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:53 pm

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Is the nail not supposed to go in the round black bit..?

It was but half beans, Aiden was no doubt amused by the way the bike wobbled and shimmied around when leant over. I didn't find it so amusing.. But no idea if it was down to the tyre being half flat or my lovely "new" shock being empty inside. Guess I'll have to get the tyre plugged and try that bit of road again Cool 

The cafe was good too, though apparently they only do pizzas on Friday nights. Perhaps an idea for next year when the days are longer again?


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39Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:10 pm

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Saturday 8 Oct 16: Shepton Mallet to Six Hills Cafe and return (Total: 324miles)


Thanks to one of newest K100 forum members, David Nimrod, a meet was set for the Six Hills Cafe near Leicester at 1000 on Saturday 8 Oct 16. The weather forecast was OK for Autumn too: 14 deg C, cloudy and dry. The actual weather was similar, but with a minor light showers and some blinding low sun at times.

I set off from home at 06:30 on dry roads, but encountered a sprinkle of rain on the way up towards Bristol. Fortunately, the rain didn't amount to anything and the road stayed mostly dry. My chosen route outbound was to follow the motorways - not the most exciting of roads to ride, but fast and fairly direct. Gretel purred effortless up the M32, M4, M5, M42, M6, M69 and a short spell on the M1. Traffic was light and I had loads of time, so mostly stuck at a steady 70mph and ate up the miles. A couple of sections of the M5 were blighted by several miles of road works, with the attendant "average speed" cameras standing guardian at the roadside to enforce the 50mph speed limit. No great drama - sitting bang on 50mph using the GPS to give me an accurate digital speed indication, it's amazing how many tin boxes you still get to pass. Unlike fixed individual speed cameras (where people speed up to them, brake heavily, then accelerate away from them again), those damn average speed ones are a pretty effective deterrent - you just can't escape them as they track your progress and determine how fast you are continuously travelling.

I made good time and by 09:00 I was already passing Leicester and was going to get to the meet far too early, so I added the nearest Tesco fuel station to my GPS route and diverted off the A46 to refill the tank and have a bit of a leg stretch. Fuel tank full, bladder empty, I hit the road again and it didn't take long to get to the Six Hills Cafe. Situated next to a Shell service station on the northbound carriageway, and well signposted, the cafe was pretty easy to find. The only mistake I made (and watched most other riders make too), was pulling off into the service station rather than the cafe turn immediately after it. Not a great problem and better than assuming the cafe had its own turn and then finding that I should have turned into the servo and then having to ride several miles past the cafe to the next turning, then heading several miles back south again and then, finally trying to get it right on the second pass.

When I arrived, David Nimrod and his shiny looking K1100LT was already there with several members of his GS forum - several more GS members arrived along with K100 forum member Martin@swad on his claret coloured K75RT. As we stood talking, Sidecar Paul soon rolled up on his white K100RS and Martello Sidecar. Our adopted parking area at the front of the cafe soon started to get quite busy...at one point there were 15 assorted bikes squeezed onto the rough bit of tarmac.




...soon afterwards, K100LT Notts turned up on his dark blue LT - he had detoured from his route with his family up to the Lake District to join us. Great effort - especially as the meet was in the wrong direction!

After some good healthy bike talk outside, it was time for to try one of the fabled "No.2 breakfast"s and a cup of coffee. It was only a small cafe, but clearly a popular place and reasonably priced too. I ordered my breakfast (actually No.2 breakfast was by No.2 breakfast, as I had my bowl of krispies before I left home...I can't ride on an empty stomach)! I sat talking with SCP and David - I drank my coffee and waited for my breakfast to arrive. It didn't. I waited and Snod Blatter arrived on his K100RS, complete with "nailed on" Hagon shock. Snodders ordered and was served his breakfast. I still waited for mine! I asked the waitress if she had forgotten me but was assured that my breakfast was still cooking. Eventually, driven by hunger, I enquired again...the penny then dropped with the waitress - she had given my breakfast to Snodders! He kindly offered me the last morsel of fried bread.... thanks mate! Finally, I did actually get my breakfast and it was good! 

Suitably sustained, it was time to get back outside again and talk to the late arrivals - Audibob and partner arrived on their midnight blue K100LT and NigelT, on his blue & white K100RS, along with his buddy Aiden pitched up and found a space to park. By this time, all the GS forum guys had thinned out (I don't think we had offended them!), so the K bikes became dominant. Unfortunately, Martin@swad had also already departed, so we we missing one K bike from the line up. David set about re-arranging the K bikes into some semblance of a line up and, as NigelT already mentioned, we braved life and limb standing in the middle of a busy dual carriageway to take a few photos of the occasion. OK, so it wasn't that brave - there was a double layer of armco crash barrier and lane-width section of central reservation (median) separating the both and southbound traffic lanes. 


Bikes Left to Right: 
Born Again Eccentric, David Nimrod, AudiBob, Sidecar Paul, Snod Blatter, K100LT Notts & NigelT...Martin@swad(missing!)
People Left to Right:
Sidecar Paul, Audibob, Snod Blatter, NigelT & K100LT Notts. (BAE and David Nimrod too busy taking pics to feature in person)!


Audibob, SidecarPaul, Snod Blatter, K100LT Notts & David Nimrod.

Photos done, breakfasts troughed, coffee swilled, bikes prodded, poked and compared, it was time to go back whence we came. The assembled gathering vowed to meet again - some even threatening to come down my way and see what the South West has to offer. This could become a regular event....might even be able to combine with some camping (probably wait for next spring/summer for that though). Maybe we could encourage some of the Irish Eccentrics to venture over...?

As most bikes pulled away, Sidecar Paul and I tried the cafe for a last cuppa... but found that they had already closed the kitchen (an hour early!). I guess that they had made their money for the day and were off to enjoy the spoils! Oh well.

So, back on the bike and "home" punched into the GPS. It was just after 13:00 and I didn't want to plug straight back down the motorways, so I selected "curvy route" navigation mode. This actually took me on a more direct route home - 18 miles shorter than the "fastest route" using the motorways, but of course it was a much slower route as it led me through towns and cities and through countless traffic lights and round countless roundabouts. I had to go northbound to the first junction to be able to get myself onto the southbound carriageway and, having done so, through the vegetation on the central reservation I caught a glimpse of Audibob heading home in the opposite direction - I gave a cheery wave. He clearly saw me, but too late to wave back!

Traffic in the towns and cities was heavy - as expected for a Saturday afternoon (after all - only 77 shopping days until Christmas!!), but out of town, it was mostly flowing well and I encountered few delays, Gretel smoothly picking off the odd crocodile of cars, buses and trucks easily whenever the overtaking opportunity presented itself.

After a very pleasant run, Gretel cruised back into her garage at 17:30. A grand day out. 
Eight K100 forum members and their various K variants had made it to the meet - possibly a UK mainland record!! 

All in all a good ride out and, as others have said, really great to put some faces and personalities to some familiar names.
Bring it on.


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"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

40Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:21 pm

David Nimrod

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:

All in all a good ride out and, as others have said, really great to put some faces and personalities to some familiar names.
Bring it on.

What a brilliant write up! cheers


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41Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:23 pm

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@Snod Blatter wrote:
The cafe was good too, though apparently they only do pizzas on Friday nights.
Perhaps an idea for next year when the days are longer again?

Definitely...

Perhaps we could make a (camping) weekend of it.

There are certainly some local sites we could use...


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42Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:13 pm

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Well done to all who ventured to the meet.

Now that you have had a taste of the forum kamaraderie I'm sure you will do it more often and appreciate how much we enjoy our get togethers here in Oz as do the Eccentrics in the Emerald Isle.

BTW, a great choice of day to do it yesterday - I was thinking of you all as I tucked into my birthday cake.

Cheers


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43Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:30 pm

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Congratulations to everybody for a great meet up.

Well done David for putting it out there.

Snod, you don't look anything like your avatar. 

I've been trying to recall who that actor is for months... please put me out of my misery.

Cheers,


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44Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:47 pm

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@Gaz wrote:
BTW, a great choice of day to do it yesterday - I was thinking of you all as I tucked into my birthday cake.

Cheers
Belated Birthday wishes Garry - hope you had a good one. 

A little way to go to be able to match the repute of the Irish Eccentric and the Oz Krew gatherings, but an excellent start.

BTW - loaded the google map image of my route from an export of the GPS data from my ride (gpx file via Base Camp) using the instructions you sent me and simply took a screen shot. A very easy process and a clearer map than the one that Base Camp throws up. Cheers.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

45Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:10 am

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Thank you people for sharing your meeting with us. All you need now is sunshine and a pub to meet in and it will be really enjoyable. This is another example of how the forum has enriched our lives.


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46Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:24 am

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@dee why wrote:Snod, you don't look anything like your avatar. 

I've been trying to recall who that actor is for months... please put me out of my misery.
Laughing

It's..

...

..Hang on..

Click me:
Bill Owen


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47Back to top Go down    Re: K Klan ~ Midlands Meet Up No. 1 on Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:29 am

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@ainsjac wrote:

This is another example of how the forum has enriched our lives.


True, that cheers


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