Monday, May 26, 2008

Kirkstone & Hartside Early Blast

Went on a run today really early in the morning to miss the traffic, it was a cracking ride with naff all traffic but I was solo. Finally came across some friendly faces at Hawes and went on another rideout with NUKB on CJ's ride.

The route I took up to Hawes was as follows: Newby Bridge, A592 by Windermere, Bowness, Kirkstone, Ullswater, Penrith (refuel), Hartside (stopped for brew), Alston, Middleton-in-teesdale, Brough, Kirkby Stephen, Twaite, Buttertubs pass, Hawes (stopped for brew).


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Backroads of the Dales

Met up with loads of bikers today from NUKB in Skipton for Sven's Backroads of the Dales rideout. It was pretty slow going due to the sheer volume of bikes out today. We took in some roads that the majority of bikers have never seen before i'm sure. We stopped in Reeth for lunch which is a great place to stop, it's also home to the best ice cream in England according to CJ.

We employed the drop-off system today to keep the ride flowing and it seemed to work as no one got lost and we went were we intended.


Thursday, May 08, 2008

New Tyres

Well after approx 3800 miles my rear tyre (Metzler) is shot, completely past the wear marker across the middle 1/3.

After speaking to a few people I opted for a set of Michelin Road Pilot 2's with their dual compound, hopefully they will last a bit longer. I got the tyres fitted at my home by bike tyre services for £220 all in, can't recommend the bloke enough.

Well the tyres are great the bike turns in so much quicker, lets just see how long they last.


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Tan Hill the long way round.

Repairs on Helen's SV650 Led a rideout today to Tan Hill via the following places: Clitheroe, Trough of Bowland, Caton, Devils Bridge (brew), Sedbergh, Kirkby Stephen (fuel), Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Tan Hill (lunch), Hawes, Aysgarth, Hawes, Settle, Gisburn, Nelson and home. Approx 222 miles.

We had a good turnout and the weather was glorious all day long. Helen's gear lever nearly fell off but Matt and the Viffers tool kit came to the rescue, we even had a TVR doing TEC today, gotta be an NUKB first.

TVR doing TEC