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1Back to top Go down    Brief Tour of UK and Ireland on Fri May 16, 2014 1:55 pm

Ringfad

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Living in Dublin, Irelandand being asked to attend a work meeting in Glasgow, ScotlandI decided this was a perfect opportunity to take my K100RS 16v for its first major run.

Also having two UK based sisters (York and Newcastle) I thought I could get in some family time.

So I set of on Friday from Dublin on the 13:30 fast ferry to Holyhead.

Unfortunately I had to use main roads to get to my first destinationYork but did manage to get a detour to Conwy Castle in Wales.



Overnighted in York then on Saturday I headed towards Newcastle on much better motorcycling roads.

Some nice stops on the way.





Whitby Abbey



The rain started in Whitby so I headed northwards through the Tyne Tunnel (which is free for motorcyles Very Happy) and overnighted in Bedlington.

Sunday morning I managed to visit The Lady of the North http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northumberlandiabut was not able to bring bike past the car park.


Then headed towards Edinburgh via the Coastal route Smile





Got to my accommodation in Edinburgh but left the bike to explore.

Spotted this in the middle of Edinburgh



Monday morning I headed to Glasgow for my 2 day work meeting.

Tuesday I set off for Cairnryan and the boat to Belfast

This picture was taken on the west coast of Scotland but also shows Northern Ireland in the distance.



Then Belfast back to Dublin - tired but satisfied. The K had no problems and performed faultlessly.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Brief Tour of UK and Ireland on Fri May 16, 2014 2:08 pm

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woohoo !

nice pics mate

loved that one of the Scottish border and so many good looking places

good ride !


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Brief Tour of UK and Ireland on Fri May 16, 2014 2:30 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Great pics Ringfad, bike looking good too.

Glad to hear that your trip worked out well for you - you seem to have done reasonably well for weather too.

You are more efficient at getting your account onto the forum than me....I keep meaning to find the time to upload pics from my Easter Ireland tour but never quite get round to it.


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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 Insurancewrite-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)
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Brief Tour of UK and Ireland on Fri May 16, 2014 4:52 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf


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PaulLipscomb wrote:Great pics Ringfad, bike looking good too.

Glad to hear that your trip worked out well for you - you seem to have done reasonably well for weather too.

You are more efficient at getting your account onto the forum than me....I keep meaning to find the time to upload pics from my Easter Ireland tour but never quite get round to it.

Some nice photos Ringfad........I must check my post for my invite as I seem to have missed it!!

Paul, we keep hearing some nice stories about your trip over here, how you got 4 days of sunshine to explore Kerry!! We may have to come over and visit you to check out these mysterious photos but we do realise you may still be in a daze from it all.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Brief Tour of UK and Ireland on Fri May 16, 2014 5:07 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:
Paul, we keep hearing some nice stories about your trip over here, how you got 4 days of sunshine to explore Kerry!! We may have to come over and visit you to check out these mysterious photos but we do realise you may still be in a daze from it all.

Olaf,

You know that you'd all be very welcome - but can't guarantee to lay on such perfect weather. I still can't believe how lucky I was.


My problem with my photos is working out how to get stills from the hours of video footage and then deciding which ones to upload.


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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 Insurancewrite-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)
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Brief Tour of UK and Ireland on Fri May 16, 2014 6:42 pm

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Great photos and weather...and relatively short distances as well.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Brief Tour of UK and Ireland on Sat May 17, 2014 7:27 am

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Great pictures, good to hear about your short trip.
I would like to do the same.

Cheers

Peter


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Brief Tour of UK and Ireland on Sat May 17, 2014 6:47 pm

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You got nice weather for the Spin Ringfad. Good to see you got the RS out for a lash!


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