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1Back to top Go down    Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:54 am

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I decided to put a separate post as the messages may get lost in the other posts.

Meet at Stradbally Fayre [Co Laois] tomorrow Saturday 9.30am.

Confirmed sgmayhew and 92KK.

I know Trapper, Comberjohn and 88KE cant make it.

A few more hopefuls.

Route: possibly go south towards Lismore etc, I will have a look later and post some suggestions.

I was just speaking to Bjorn and he is recovering well, planning to collect bike on 20th.

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2Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:57 am

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This run was eventually down to just two of us, sgmayhew and 92KK, but what a day.

As is now usual for these meets we enjoyed glorious sunshine all the way.

The now traditional breakfast started the day. I parked up and had just removed my helmet when Stephen came along.

A nicely chosen route, led by Stephen, took in the route from Stradbally to Carlow, then across country on some spectacular routes that took in the Mount Leinster Drive. Navigating in the traditional manner, ie position of the sun rather than GPS we found some wonderful views. The fantastic gardens and lake at Altamont House http://www.altamontgarden.com made an excellent stop for tea. Unmissable. No entry fee, plenty of picnic tables too, only downside is a gravelled car park but we got over that. Oh, it has toilets too. Cant forget those.

Progressing on we eventually passed by Mount Leinster where paragliders were also enjoying the sunshine and its thermals. A stop for lunch at Graigue by the waters edge, boats all lined up both sides completed the food part of the run! After lunch on to New Ross where we parted company for home.

Stephen has some good photos for posting later.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:47 am

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Thanks for the post Olaf. I would love to have joined you and ridden that route. I often pass near Fenagh and Myshall on work but I'm always trying to make time. glad you got a good day.

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4Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:50 pm

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Looking forward to some pics! Glad you got the weather

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5Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:57 pm

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Sounded good. Was sorry to have missed it as the days are now growing shorter. (and cooler)

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6Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:53 pm

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Cooler was an understatement for the early part of the day. I had put back all my thermal linings and had to use my fleece and also overmitts to avoid cold fingers. Was snug underneath.

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7Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:15 am

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OK inertia overcome and I am trying to learn how to post images. With only two of us on the run and one photographer, one person features in most of the pictures. We enjoyed brilliant sunshine. In fact we were so blinded by it sometimes that we lost the way - at least that's my excuse. But we chanced on interesting places and views, and from my standpoint the route around the Blackstairs turned into a real magical mystery tour. Happy days!

Tea break in the carpark/picnic area of Altamont House


In the rose garden Altamont House


King Olaf


Lakeside Altamont House


Lunch stop Graiguenamanagh

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:19 am

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Clean cut looking young fellers.
Great looking day too!
What's the bike scene like in Ireland? Do a lot of people ride?

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:00 am

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some great pics guys ...thanks from way down under


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:29 am

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Great pics SG, well done on mastering the process. I had a couple of fireball in the eye moments with that low sun myself on Saturday morning! Altamount house is gone on the "to do" list.


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What's the bike scene like in Ireland? Do a lot of people ride?

Saxon - they scene here is fairly lively, despite the weather and especially since the recession people are using their bikes more for commuting etc. Many riders have more than one bike and are slighty more er, mature than you might expect. There is always a charity run on somewhere in the counrty. When you get a rear fine day like that you'll see a lot more of them our roads. And then there's the whole biker scene with the black leather and heavy metal music. So it's pretty much the same as anywhere else....until the EU have legislated us out of existance.

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11Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:35 pm

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Stephen

Thank you for photos, nice ones and the mystery tour as you so nicely put it. The photos tell it was a great day.

Altamont House is a definite tea stop...we brought our own tea too. The gardens are really well worth it on a nice day.

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12Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:39 pm

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A picture of bike and boat.......rush over to 'Lets play tag'.....and join the game. cheers


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:53 pm

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Bike and boat indeed.......

You might match that in Birmingham all right......

Hover K100, you could help here.....

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14Back to top Go down    Cork Charity run Sunday 14th October. on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:24 am

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I copied this from www.biker.ie

It is a seriously nice route......tempted. But need to check weather, so far Sunday looks a small bit dodgy.

Scenic Charity Quiz run in Aid of Cork ARC Cancer Support House.
Their support service for people with Cancer and their families is free.
This is a voluntary organisation & registered charity CHY14905.

Date: Sunday October 14th 2012

See poster
http://s1244.beta.photobucket.com/us...94476941769985

Gates of Ballinhassig, Marian Hall will open at 10:30am and run will leave 12noon sharp

There will be tea/Coffee Homemade Scones (courtesy of my wife) and cakes after you sign in.

Quiz is based on the route with a few general questions and a bit of history thrown in.

Route: Leaving Ballinhassig Marian Hall at 12noon, the route will take bikers through a very scenic West Cork route:

Halfway roundabout, Rising sun, Dunderrow, Kinsale Bridge, Old Head of Kinsale, Garrettstown, Harbour view, Timoleague, Courtmacsherry, Barryroe Creamery, Butlerstown, Dunworley, Bog Road, Ring, Clonakilty, Inchydoney Road, Causeway, Ardfield, Red Strand, Rathbarry, Owenahincha, Roscarbary, Glandore, Union Hall, Rineen, Shepperton Lakes and will finish in Leap.

There will be two regrouping stops, one at the Old Head and the second at Clonakilty.

Quiz & Hot Food: The quiz results and prize giving will take place and hot food will be served free at the Motorcycle Grill in Leap - Donations of Ä10 - Ä20 or more would be welcome but any reasonable donation will be accepted.

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15Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:25 pm

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:Bike and boat indeed.......

You might match that in Birmingham all right......

Hover K100, you could help here.....

92KK

Birmingham? Would Leitrim do?

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16Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:54 pm

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Hover K100 wrote:

Birmingham? Would Leitrim do?

You see, we are really open people and just want to meet friendly other ones for a good time. Boats and motorcycles..... This is unusual. We just won't have to cross bridges anymore. We will ride with our own ferry.

I wish all of you a great trip, and would be interested to know if any of you will try the craft and get sea sick sick

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17Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:19 pm

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Its almost a bike its got handlebars. I do hope they are BMW bars I would hate to think they came from some horrible Ducati or something.


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18Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:20 am

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It is nice to see how this takes a new direction.....wonder now will we see Crazy Frog and Rick G take a trip over here next summer? We can promise some serious entertainment. Instead of the more usual wheelies and doughnuts perhaps some water events with Vassermusik might be in order!

On a more serious note I cannot be the only one to say that this site has been a great way of meeting some really nice people, both on line and off line. The opportunity of meeting up and enjoying some nice runs definitely improves ones outlook and quality of life.

I would love to see a lunch stop on next years runs that would take in Hover K100 and maybe a chance to see his K go through her paces. Somewhere with a nice beach and somewhere nearby to eat comes to mind. Inch perhaps on Dingle peninsula and possibly Waterville on Ring of Kerry but there are more places too. Over to you Hover K100 because you know your K bike best, maybe a few suggestions for us to work with.

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19Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:06 pm

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I'll put together some route options and post on the Kerry thread and if I can help with local knowledge just let me know.

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20Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:18 pm

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Rick G wrote:Its almost a bike its got handlebars. I do hope they are BMW bars I would hate to think they came from some horrible Ducati or something.

Hi Rick, the bars are not BMW , BUT the right twist grip is R1100R with the brake reservoir cut off, the switch gear packed up from salt water so now has two push button for engines start, Also has GENUINE BMW heated grips, the first for a hovercraft that I know of. Very Happy .

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21Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:27 pm

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Rick G wrote:Its almost a bike its got handlebars. I do hope they are BMW bars I would hate to think they came from some horrible Ducati or something.
Ducati.. I think they have more race wins than BMW......but not sure if that is true

"Ducati Panigale S, £19,750
So gorgeous itís borderline erotic and the engineering is so extreme itís just as sexy as the styling. The Panigale S is a thundering missile draped in Armani"

Quote from the press...not me. They don't melt in the rain anymore and never did.

    

22Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:54 pm

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Tom, don't forget 'one or two' BMW sidecar race victories!!!


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23Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:38 pm

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tom foley wrote: Ducati.. I think they have more race wins than BMW......but not sure if that is true

"Ducati Panigale S, £19,750
So gorgeous itís borderline erotic and the engineering is so extreme itís just as sexy as the styling. The Panigale S is a thundering missile draped in Armani"

Quote from the press...not me. They don't melt in the rain anymore and never did.

Though I do recall on more than one occasion having to use my flashlight to see if the headlight was on.


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24Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:55 pm

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sidecar paul wrote:Tom, don't forget 'one or two' BMW sidecar race victories!!!

cheers cheers

    

25Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:10 pm

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Rick G wrote:
tom foley wrote: Ducati.. I think they have more race wins than BMW......but not sure if that is true

"Ducati Panigale S, £19,750
So gorgeous itís borderline erotic and the engineering is so extreme itís just as sexy as the styling. The Panigale S is a thundering missile draped in Armani"

Quote from the press...not me. They don't melt in the rain anymore and never did.

Though I do recall on more than one occasion having to use my flashlight to see if the headlight was on.
I notice the BMW switchgear failed on Hover K100. I also notice you have both K1100 and K75 models. Which one in your opinion is the better of the two?

    

26Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:21 pm

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sidecar paul wrote:Tom, don't forget 'one or two' BMW sidecar race victories!!!

cheers cheers
I did a tour of the Ducati factory and museum in Bologna and asked our guide why Ducati never raced in the sidecar class. We were immediately ejected as the guide was so insulted at the idea of hitching a sidecar to one of their beautiful machines. We were told to "feck off and buy a BMW" which we did.

    

27Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:31 pm

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, love Ducati's response..........and your reaction!

Actually I saw a Ducati outfit earlier this year.



Good to see a rider never giving up



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28Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:03 pm

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Great outfit and love the steering damper.................

    

29Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:01 pm

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tom foley wrote:
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sidecar paul wrote:Tom, don't forget 'one or two' BMW sidecar race victories!!!

cheers cheers
I did a tour of the Ducati factory and museum in Bologna and asked our guide why Ducati never raced in the sidecar class. We were immediately ejected as the guide was so insulted at the idea of hitching a sidecar to one of their beautiful machines. We were told to "feck off and buy a BMW" which we did.

    

30Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:06 pm

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tom foley wrote:
Rick G wrote:
tom foley wrote: Ducati.. I think they have more race wins than BMW......but not sure if that is true

"Ducati Panigale S, £19,750
So gorgeous itís borderline erotic and the engineering is so extreme itís just as sexy as the styling. The Panigale S is a thundering missile draped in Armani"

Quote from the press...not me. They don't melt in the rain anymore and never did.

Though I do recall on more than one occasion having to use my flashlight to see if the headlight was on.
I notice the BMW switchgear failed on Hover K100. I also notice you have both K1100 and K75 models. Which one in your opinion is the better of the two?

I have a small camper trailer that I tow with the K11and Margaret my wife rides the K75 but if it came too only being able to have one bike for the both of us the K75 would win.
It's just a little bit lighter and so smooth, nearly as smooth as my Z1300 Kawasaki which I don't ride anymore coz it's worn out at 275,000km. Strange how a K100 of roughly the same era would still be going and with a ready supply of parts.


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31Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:25 pm

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Thanks for reply Rick G. There will be a nice K75 coming up for sale soon so if I can sell my K100LT then I will go for that,on your advice of course. One should always have a scapegoat I always say............

    

32Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:25 pm

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Tom let me know a little about your K.

I might be interested in change.

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33Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:43 am

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:Tom let me know a little about your K.

I might be interested in change.

Olaf.
That was quick Olaf. It was the "Champagne Bronze" one that was on the run from Stradbally. It is not immaculate but in general good condition. Doesn't really need anything unless you are a fusspot. It has 56k km (approx 34k miles). I bought it from a doctor in Co. Cork and had completed a full service on the bike (all fluids and filters etc.)before I bought it and I had new tyres fitted at Platinum BMW in Bray. He had a quick check on the bike and confirmed work had been carried out. Still not sure if I really want to sell it but if you wish we can arrange a meet. If I remember correctly you are from Cork and I am not too far away in Kilkenny.
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34Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:36 pm

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Hi Tom and thnaks for that....

I am looking at economics of doing a few jobs to mine or changing it and keeping mine as a donor bike. A feww jobs over winter include the tyres and a few others that might add up to a few euro. I just replaced the head bearings for the run up north and it seems fine. I am up in Kilkenny quite a lot and will get in touch. I remember the bike and like the K bikes enoguh to go another!!


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35Back to top Go down    Re: Stradbally Saturday 6th October. on Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:05 pm

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No Prob. KK, I will let you have first look, if you wish, before I advertise it for sale. I am going to give it a good clean and have it presentable first. I too am staying with the K bikes. Great machines. Hoping to do a deal for a friends K75 Ultima with all the Bs&Ws.
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