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1Back to top Go down    First Irish meetup is happening! on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:32 pm

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Ok guys, behind the scenes 92KK and myself have been planning a meet and ride for a couple of days now.

Meeting point is Stradbally Fayre Cafe, Stradbally, Co. Laoise. (N80 Portlaoise to Carlow about 10k from the M7 at Portloaise). 9.45 am 11/8/12.

From there we will take a route, to be decided on the day to suit all parties, maybe through Carlow of Wicklow for a couple of hours.

All are welcome, camping available at my place for anyone who fancies it.

Looking forward to it immensly bounce

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2Back to top Go down    Stradbally Brick Breakfast on Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:42 pm

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Ok. Hope to see you there.

    

3Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:53 pm

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Looking forward to this......might be tempted to take the tent too......! Any more takers?


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4Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:23 pm

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Just found this posting.
Any room for a little one?
The forecast for Saturday is good and I had thought of a day trip to Donegal but might head down to the meetup instead.
It's only about 145 miles from home and if I get out of my pit early enough I can make it down in time.
Are you expecting many to turn up?

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5Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:12 pm

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John I am sure you are more than welcome, it is indeed easy to get to for you, we would love to see you!! Bring your tent!!! My grandad came from your neck of the woods.......


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6Back to top Go down    First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:02 am

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My Great Great Grandad stole your Great Great Grandmothers kerchief, and bless the English, ended up on a free trip to here.
I cannot thank them enough.
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7Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:14 am

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RT, just DON'T mention the , you know, olympics.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:34 am

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hoping that it all comes together for you guys .....congrats on getting up and going ....

dont forget the pics .....all of you ....would be so cool to see the trip from the various start points to the meet point as well .


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9Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:04 am

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Good organising 88KE! I plan to be there if there is room for someone from Dublin. S.

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:27 am

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88KE wrote:....maybe through Carlow of Wicklow for a couple of hours.

All are welcome, camping available at my place for anyone who fancies it.

Looking forward to it immensly bounce

88KE

couple of hours... Ireland??!! aren't u going to fall off the edge by then? SmileSmile


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11Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:36 am

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Ned wrote:
88KE wrote:....maybe through Carlow of Wicklow for a couple of hours.

All are welcome, camping available at my place for anyone who fancies it.

Looking forward to it immensly bounce

88KE

couple of hours... Ireland??!! aren't u going to fall off the edge by then? SmileSmile

But its 180 miles from the east to the west coast Cool thats a long way for us


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12Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:36 am

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Ned Ned they got curves in ireland its not all straight roads over there, i checked with most of them that are here 🤡 Enjoy Gents its always fun to get out with mates,


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13Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:47 am

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K75cster wrote:Ned Ned they got curves in ireland its not all straight roads over there, i checked with most of them that are here 🤡 Enjoy Gents its always fun to get out with mates,

aye mate ...any meeting with fellow "k bike " riders is awesome ...lets hope you get the chance to "group ride" through a town and turn some heads...its a great feeling


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14Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:14 am

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We have some really nice roads and curves...perfect for K bikes.....or anyone else for that matter.


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15Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:51 am

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:We have some really nice roads and curves...perfect for K bikes.....or anyone else for that matter.

But the country is obsessed with boxers at the moment, especially a local K boxer :|

    

16Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:58 am

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after a few pints of Guinness 180 miles is about 2 hrs even if u have to dodge a few leprechauns along the way Smile 🤡

have good one Smile


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17Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:15 pm

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charlie99 wrote:hoping that it all comes together for you guys .....congrats on getting up and going ....

dont forget the pics .....all of you ....would be so cool to see the trip from the various start points to the meet point as well .


Yes ...Lots of pics.. Please Always lotsa laughs when a group of ks get together..

    

18Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:15 pm

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Ned wrote:after a few pints of Guinness 180 miles is about 2 hrs even if u have to dodge a few leprechauns along the way Smile 🤡

have good one Smile

Actually 2nd and 9 minutes Ned. At least that's what it took me to do the 308kms from Galway (west coast) to my home on the east coast today....all on my trusty bullion brick. Don't tell the traffic corps, I managed it without getting my picture taken ( yes I was in a hurry) .......and mine is fitted with a restrictor
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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

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19Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:28 pm

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ComberJohn & SG Mayhew definitely room for you - it will be great to see you there. I've got a lumpy paddock or a flat lawn for camping - Even got two spare two mans if you dont feel like lugging a tent.

For anyone planning making a night of it we can pick up a few Burgers and brewskis on the way then crank up the Aussie style outback grill when we get here ( in deference to our Aussie supporters!).

We may have another K1 rider from the south east Scotty. TBC tomorrow.

I'll PM my mobile number to all of you for direct contact if you need it.

Our motto for the day....."Carp BM!" roundel
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88....May contain nuts!

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

20Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:46 pm

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tom foley wrote:Ok. Hope to see you there.

Welcome Tom. It would be great to have you along. I've sent you a Personal Mail with my number, meanwhile pop in to the New Members section and introduce yourself and your bike as is the custom on this forum. That's necessary for a couple of reasons.

Delighted to see your first post is a positive response and just in time for our first meet up.
88KE


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

21Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:10 pm

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Meeting point....

Stradbally Fayre



These are all roads and runs, discussed between 92kk and myself, cobbled into one route, Which maybe altogether too long given the journey to the start point, we can chop, change & fine tune it at the meeting point depending on peoples wants and needs on the day. That's up to you guys.


Routes Map on Google


In the words of Baldrick "I have a cunning plan" for other routes and some sightseeing if those don't suit!



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Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

22Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:35 pm

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I hope the 'cunning plan' does not involve some nasty turnip action and a sleeping bag?

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23Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:57 pm

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Good luck with it guys (not the turnip)!
Cheers,


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24Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:13 am

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88KE

That is really a fantastic route. You have put a lot of work into it.

I have at various times travelled all of it and it reminds me of the scenic train route from Dublin to Rosslare. Three hours by train to do what you drive in an hour and a half but what a route. It is also a favourite steam train run as well.

I printed the map and 174km is just perfect. From Cork it is about 100 miles/162km to Stradbally, takes me well under 2 hours.......but watch for speed. M8 is notorious for cameras and it is easy to let the right hand run away on long rolling curves. The trouble with a motorway is that you have to go fast to feel the curves.

Are we looking at a lunch stop at Glendalough Hotel????? Weather map [www.met.ie/forecasts 5 day] looks good for a dry day there.

Looking forward to this a lot!!!

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25Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:39 am

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looks fantastic 88

thanks for the maps and stuff , gives us mob ..."down under" a bit of an insight to your end of the world

cheers you guys ...looks like a fun time to be had ....crikey i'm already excited ...


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26Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:13 am

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Charley

Good to see you too. In fairness 88KE did all the work and the organising and it would not have happened without the background work. All we need now is some good Irish sunshine and we are made.

http://www.stradballyfayre.ie/

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27Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:07 am

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Brakes sorted and the Minister for Finance and Home Affairs has signed permission forms in triplicate.

See you all in the morning, barring any emergencies.Very Happy



PS. Thanks for the text Will, computer has been out of action for a while and I would have missed the post otherwise.

    

28Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:52 am

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Electric Monk this is great!

Weather looks great and the route is fantastic. I am really looking forward to it. I plan on being there a little early.

Good to see you are all sorted.

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29Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:59 am

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How many have we for tomorrow:

1: 88KE

2: Electric Monk

3: Tom Foley

4: 92KK

5: Sigmayhew

6: Comberjohn


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30Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:53 pm

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:How many have we for tomorrow:

1: 88KE

2: Electric Monk

3: Tom Foley

4: 92KK

5: Sigmayhew

6: Comberjohn

7: Alyn form Ardcavan on a K1! I'm Going to hook up with him on the way over. (Hasn't got the forum registration sorted yet but that'll follow)

Scottie.ie unable to make it on His K1 due to ill health - he was going to trailer it and do a short spin but after a chat on email he decided discretion is the better part of Valour. (Hope you're better for the next time, Scottie )

Vis lunch, Glendalough is a good point to aim at 92KK - there are a few options within a stone's throw of the Round tower. The Glendalough hotel, The heather restaurant (all day full irish and the like), Lynham's pub in Larragh and a coffe shop beside. So something to suit all pockets.

The suns out, the temperature is up & the roads are dry (problem now is all my gear is too bloody warm Embarassed )

I've got my handycam charged and will try the small helmet cam too for the fun.

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31Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:33 pm

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I went on a 270 mile run the same Friday as 88KE. I took out all the thermal linings and only had a shirt and jeans under. I was snug right up to 11pm when I got home. I have left it all out but will bring it just in case. Was worth mentioning that as it looks like it will be warm.

I havent got around to cam or bluetooth yet so no voice communication......blissful solitude.

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32Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:44 pm

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A question, since we have an opportunity to breakfast inside or outside.......any preferences?

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33Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:48 pm

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:A question, since we have an opportunity to breakfast inside or outside.......any preferences?

92KK

I definitely prefer mine inside me ! Razz (ya walked inta dah, Woh?)
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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

34Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:07 pm

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We will see what the beans do. You best be riding solo......


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35Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:53 pm

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charlie99 wrote:looks fantastic 88

thanks for the maps and stuff , gives us mob ..."down under" a bit of an insight to your end of the world

cheers you guys ...looks like a fun time to be had ....crikey i'm already excited ...

Thanks for the encouragement Charlie. I was delighted to get back from the west last night and log in to see such a great response form everyone.

Re the map if you drop down the box in the top r/h corner where it says traffic and choose "Terrain" you'll get a better idea of why I chose these routes.

Well I've "polished me rocket" so to speak and I'm off to lay out a few things for the morning to aid a quick getaway.

88

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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

36Back to top Go down    Re: First Irish meetup is happening! on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:50 pm

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Ned wrote:
88KE wrote:....maybe through Carlow of Wicklow for a couple of hours.

All are welcome, camping available at my place for anyone who fancies it.

Looking forward to it immensly bounce

88KE

couple of hours... Ireland??!! aren't u going to fall off the edge by then? SmileSmile

I could not resist picking this one up again since it was started by 88KE....how could we fall off the edge...we have a natural barrier around the perimeter to stop us falling off. Has no one ever noticed these beautiful sunrise and sunset shots taken at the waters edge......sitting outside a pub enjoying a nice cool beer? These are designed to create a natural barrier to us falling off. I believe 90% of the population live within 30 miles of the coast so they definitely work.


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