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cookysbmw
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Post Group Ride 23/12/12
on: December 24, 2012, 00:29
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Well a few of us turned out, a group of 4 observy types went off on their own on a secret mission, which left four of us to fly the flag, the route is excellent, ending at the tea rooms at Thornham Walks. Two BMW GS and two Pans. All performed excellently until we came to the flooded section of road by the tea rooms when the Pans whimped out, leaving Charley Borman and I to negotiate the 4 feet of water, (I might be exagerating here a bit), but deep enough for a pretty impressive bow wave. But to set the record straight the only two GS's of the mornings ride did make the tea room! I thought iIhad better post something just so Blade VFR is not the only subscriber!

mattjack
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Post Re: Group Ride 23/12/12
on: December 28, 2012, 11:21
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.....sorry about the secret mission...but need to know and all that.... (it was just some Observer training). It did mean long debriefs and we didn't get to Thornham until well after 1.00pm. By then the flood must have been five foot deep (had my knees on the tank) but we all went for it and negotiated safely (V-strom,KLE500,CBR600,BMW R1100RS). after all didn't want to miss out on scrambled egg/beans on toast etc.

BladeVFR
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Post Re: Group Ride 23/12/12
on: January 1, 2013, 15:12
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Cooky, thanks for keeping the Forum ticking over.

Don't Pans do water? 😉

JW's KLE500 made a bow wave the Titanic would have been proud of - fortunately he didn't hit any icebergs (or hiiden stones).

We were having Senior moments, just to keep each other on our toes - leading by example etc etc. 🙂

Hopefully a few more will turn up on the 6th to see in the New Year in the best possible way - on two wheels!

cookysbmw
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Post Re: Group Ride 23/12/12
on: January 2, 2013, 10:52
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I didn't want to say too much in case it was thought I was exaggerating but actually we were standing on the pillion seats as the standing water was over the petrol tank and we had to rev the bikes right out to keep them running, then we drained the water out of the gearbox engine and combustion chamber using the BMW Universal Pocket Tool before having a tea and scone. All in a days work old boy, reminds me of the time I did the Dakar in a 1953 Bedford ice cream van.....

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