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1Back to top Go down    Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:43 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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The question of a Norn Iron weekend was raised at Stradbally Fayre amidst Christmas pudding and banter.

I know not much happened last year because a few of us decided we were heading off to France in September. Rumour had it Comberjohn was seen down in France too.....

That and our beloved Fawlty Towers Kilmorey Arms Hotel being not available the previous year didn't help.

So this year it looks like it might be back by popular demand.

So, if we do, when? where?

I am ok for camping but the hotel really proved to be a great attraction so another idea has come about to take some self catering accommodation for the weekend.

Open to comments and I will edit this post to show hats happening.

We might get Dai along.


€169 for a 4 single bed pod for 2 nights......!!

https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/east-coast-adventure.en-gb.html?aid=348622;label=metatrivago-hotel-1300285_xqdz-9ecf241812f4516da4f6c07d46fa274b_los-2_nrm-1_gstadt-2_gstkid-0_curr-eur_lang-en;sid=2579f531825299d7328a956b9a1619d1;all_sr_blocks=130028501_97603070_4_0_0;bshb=2;checkin=2018-09-14;checkout=2018-09-16;dest_id=-2606538;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;hapos=1;highlighted_blocks=130028501_97603070_4_0_0;hpos=1;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;show_room=130028501_97603070_4_0_0;srepoch=1516233137;srfid=76cc77b19f2cdfeef962b2cb1b3e4c7464fdae10X1;srpvid=528fa7d8347a0070;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl



21st September
Comberjohn
Olaf
William Carruthers
Andy Coulter




28 September Looks like we are down for this date
Will
Comberjohn
Trapper
Corkboy
AR Biker [Richard Ahern]
Olaf
William Carruthers
Andy Coulter
Bjorn
Colin johnson



Last edited by 92KK 84WW Olaf on Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:58 pm; edited 5 times in total


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:46 pm

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If you're looking around the Rostrevor area, there's Kilbroney Campsite too. In all seriousness, I can be down in Rostrevor around 10.30am.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Tue May 01, 2018 1:48 pm

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Just bumping this up while we are in travel mode. I have contact with more K owners in the area too...!

I am also looking at a little France trip in September but Norn Iron ones are not to be missed.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Wed May 02, 2018 3:06 pm

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Let's all go and visit Dai (unless he is working, in India, on call,  in Florida  Very Happy )


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Wed May 02, 2018 5:57 pm

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Don't laugh. It's been posited this week to send me out to India and South Africa. Jo'burg is scheduled for late July. Honestly, I'll believe it only when I'm about to board the plane - I've worked for this company for far too long.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:12 am

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After a very nice meet up at Stradbally on Saturday I have set up a Facebook page for the Norn Iron weekend.

Its set up as a closed group but invites are issued out to anyone whose FB address I have and anyone invited have access to it and add in other names too so if you now any K owners add them in too. Seems we have to use both means of communication so I will keep that updated too.

The topic of conversation was about accommodation and Comberjohn is looking into a very good self catering option for Friday and Saturday night which so far seems to be a good consensus. It keeps us together and we have lots of options for dinner on Friday and Saturday evening.

I would be keen to be there for early Friday evening in time to settle in and sort dinner.


https://www.facebook.com/events/989909174545023/


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 74,700 miles
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:24 am

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I'll follow on here as Saturday night is a possibility, but Farcebook is a data-sucking poison-pond AFAIC and I won't go anywhere near it. Same applies to any so-called 'social media' setups.


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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:20 am

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@Dai wrote:I'll follow on here as Saturday night is a possibility, but Farcebook is a data-sucking poison-pond AFAIC and I won't go anywhere near it. Same applies to any so-called 'social media' setups.

I agree with you on that which is why I am keeping it here but using the other to get anyone not on here. It would be good to see you along on the Saturday and we will keep you in the loop on this thread. Interest is good and quite a few confirmations already but just subject to date.

One of the options for the Saturday night is that we might cook up for us at our accommodation......now what would we have for dessert.....?


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 74,700 miles
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:20 pm

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It was great to catch up in Stradbally.  And find that ComberJohn has fallen off the BMW wagon, with a VFR1200 no less. Nice bike.

I am probably game for a September weekend, although the last weekend suits me best, the 29/30th.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:30 am

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Don't hold back, Dai. Say what you mean. Very Happy
That link doesn't seem to be working, Olaf.


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:43 am

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@Comberjohn wrote:Don't hold back, Dai. Say what you mean. Very Happy
That link doesn't seem to be working, Olaf.

Its working off mine but that may be because its a closed group rather than public.

Anyone like to try it before I go investigating? Anyone who got the fb invite? Comberjohn do you use facebook, I did try to find you on it without success and I know Dai doesn't use it. Other than that I think I got everyone and more on it who are not on this forum


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 74,700 miles
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30 am

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@Comberjohn wrote:Don't hold back, Dai. Say what you mean. Very Happy
You don't want the verbal version of that, trust me! 


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'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:01 pm

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This isn't going be as easy as it used to be. We now have a tourist industry here and thanks to something called game of thrones, prices seem to have gone through the roof.
The apartments in Ballygally may not be a runner. Haven't heard anything back yet but I'll keep you all posted.
There won't be any deals like Kilkeel I'm afraid. That's why they went bust!
I'm thinking something like this https://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/broughshane/6929898
For ten of us, it works out about £85 a head for the two nights. Looks comfy and Broughshane is central to the area. Nice and quiet.
Downside is having to share rooms and it's self catering.
Yer pays yer money...
To take this much further we need to get some commitment about who is going and what dates are going to work for as many as possible.
So let's here it from those interested in going.


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2010 VFR 1200F DCT 
2010 R1200GS(gone)
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
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14Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:04 pm

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Further to my last.
Just had a reply from the girl that I know that owns the apartments in Ballygally.
We could have them but it would be the weekend 5th to the 7th October. September is booked out.
What does the team think?
I've asked for an idea of costs and will post when I find out. Here's the link to their website.
http://www.ballygallyapartments.com


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Life is not a rehearsal.
2010 VFR 1200F DCT 
2010 R1200GS(gone)
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
http://www.johnsdrivingschool.co
    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:33 am

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Hellooo, is there anyone there?
Have some prices for the apartments at Ballygally.
I've just copied what she has sent to me. Doesn't sound too bad considering they're nice apartments and their position. Only downside is the dates, but we're ruffy, tuffy motorcyclists anyway.
Some numbers and commitment needed soon?

'Hi John the largest apartment sleeps 6/7 and one of the 2 beds sleep 4-5 depends on who is ok sharing with who. The 3 bed is £315 for 2 nights and the 2 bed is £275. So that would be £590. I could do you a wee discount and do it for £550. So £55 per person or £27.50 per person per night. Thanks.
*As in 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms.'


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Life is not a rehearsal.
2010 VFR 1200F DCT 
2010 R1200GS(gone)
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
http://www.johnsdrivingschool.co
    

16Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:37 am

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Hi John

I am here but not sure if the new date suits me as I have a previous engagemet organised for 6th Oct (Leapordstown).

Olaf will be along soon I am sure


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17Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:50 pm

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Just looking in to see how we are doing on this.

October may be getting a bit trickey, wondering can we look further afield? Its late in season but worth a look for the longer days.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 74,700 miles
    

18Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:58 pm

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Thanks John, but unfortunately I am sunning myself in Lanzarote from 6th to 13th October, so both those weekends are out.  

Life is tough I know.

Looking further afield may be an option, as in location.


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             '87 K100RS 0140995 (Gone)
             '97 K1100LT 0188024 (Gone)
             '08 K1200GT Wedge - but still a K
             '08 Transalp 700
    

19Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:11 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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6 October doesn't work for Will either.

It's kind of looking like 28 September and maybe we look along the coastline for some similar type of accommodation. Sea view and coastline I think is an excellent must have

A thought in my mind is to be able to accommodate up to 10 of us. I don't see that we will fall short of that number.

Bjorn is due back in Ireland soon and has not been getting messages as he is travelling overland so hopefully they will both come again.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 74,700 miles
    

20Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:03 am

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29th, Olaf? That's me out. I have to pick Elizabeth up from BHD mid-afternoon. She gets a week in Portugal and I get a week in the rain... Sad Sad


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21Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:27 am

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@Dai wrote:29th, Olaf? That's me out. I have to pick Elizabeth up from BHD mid-afternoon. She gets a week in Portugal and I get a week in the rain... Sad Sad

Well a few weeks ago people were praying for the rain......sounds like your prayers were answered...


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 74,700 miles
    

22Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:02 pm

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Hi guys end sept is good for me

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23Back to top Go down    Re: Eccentrics Norn Iron 2018 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:57 pm

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I have just sent a message across to Comberjohn re the weekend and given him names. Looks like we might divide the accommodation cost by maybe 8/10 to get a cost per person and see how we work from there. I will post more when we have further info.

Olaf


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 74,700 miles
    

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