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Olaf and I hatched a plan whilst in France to get my now 13 year old son, Alex, out for a camping trip. Something short and interesting to get him used to the bike with plenty of amusement.


I had been buying up gear for Alex and the more we got the more excited he was. The last piece of the puzzle his body armour and he couldn't wait to get on a bike (no matter whose!)




Olaf hit the Nore Valley on Friday Night and met us on Saturday morning in the village of Kiltealty in the foothills of Mount Leinster.

We Rode a circuitous Route to Waterford. Stopping to chat to an old R rider just returning from Barcelona on his near 40 year old machine which had the patina of age but ran sooo sweetly.

We went on down to passage east and took the Ferry across the Estuary





and On to the Hook for a picnic in the wonderful sunshine...



After lunch we visited Loftus Hall, Ireland's most haunted house. Where the tour provided plenty of laughs and a few scares. Best of which was one punter who emerged White after Olaf's Ghost and weird creature noises!

We rode up to the campsite, stopping for some steaks to Bar-B-Que and after pitching up we had a lovely relaxing
evening until the mid summer sun set.




All in about 250ks for the day but well broken up.

Next morning we relaxed in the sun after breakfast and went to the local Artisan Cafe for Lunch of local produce

before return to the camp site reluctantly to pack up and head home. Olaf was enjoying himself so much he opted to stay another night. Lucky devil !

The trip was a great success and young Alex can't wait for the next one and has a new ambition.... to ride a K bike!


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K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

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good to see will

thanks for sharing that special ride with us

the pictures are great and looks like you had the best weather for it

cheers !!!


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Looks like ye had a great time, and the weather was on ye'r side as well

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Start them as young as you can Will, that way he will clean your bike any time it gets dirty. Jude cleaned her bike the other day and left mine filthy!

    

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bikerboy wrote:Start them as young as you can Will, that way he will clean your bike any time it gets dirty. Jude cleaned her bike the other day and left mine filthy!
That's disgraceful! She's loosin' the plot. (Or getting sense in her age, depending on perspective!)Shocked


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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.
    

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Nice tale Will, inspires me to tell my stories, thanks.

PS don't hold your breath, gotta scan photos etc,


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Good report Will, but careful in case Alex has designs on your bike in just a few short years!

Maybe you should buy him a fixer-upper now and by the time he is old enough to get his license, it'll be ready and he will know the bike inside out too!

By the way - looks like you have an ideal candidate pic for the "Let's play tag" post - a K on a ferry seems to fit the bill very precisely.



Last edited by PaulLipscomb on Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:40 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : still can't control the spell checker.)


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Will

A lovely thread and it was a great weekend! So glad Alex enjoyed it. I think you should find him a Baja Red project bike!!!

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:Will

A lovely thread and it was a great weekend! So glad Alex enjoyed it. I think you should find him a Baja Red project bike!!!

Olaf
He's been eyeballing a monkey bike like bikerboys!Rolling Eyes


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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.
    

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sounds like a great weekend getaway , good to see your young fellow enjoying the K experience . I know mine do.
btw, will you be tagging your ferry.


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Or you could buy Alex a K75 and invitevisitors from overseasto ride it until he is old enough t do so.sunny


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TacKler wrote:Or you could buy Alex a K75 and invitevisitors from overseasto ride it until he is old enough t do so.sunny

Will....Would this be a good time to mention the K75 you bought last year...??? The final drive proved itself well in France....Rumour has it there might be some more visitors from down under.....


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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:
TacKler wrote:Or you could buy Alex a K75 and invitevisitors from overseasto ride it until he is old enough t do so.sunny

Will....Would this be a good time to mention the K75 you bought last year...??? The final drive proved itself well in France....Rumour has it there might be some more visitors from down under.....
Be happy to make it available !

I have to go look at the tag thread now!!


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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.
    

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