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#1 RobinHood

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:13 pm

Just rode from Brighton to Ruthin. Lovely bimble at a steady pace with a friend who takes it easier than I normally do. Just got 65.54mpg and feeling smug about it. Not bad for an 02 9er with 52k on the clock. And the roads to the Ponderosa are stunning

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:27 pm

Me rellies live in Ruthin!! Ewe was lucky to get oot alive. That's some good pootlin.
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:31 pm

And the roads to the Ponderosa are stunning[/quote]

They are indeed. Unfortunately the whole area is now blanketed with average speed cameras at 50 mph. At least the French authorities had the balls to publicise the upcoming 80 kph national limit unlike here where we are seeing a stealth based introduction of the same thing. My favourite evening run is 70 miles A49 down to Whitchurch and back. Over the last 3 years I'd estimate 50 - 60 % of the run is now 30 - 40 or 50 mph. I generally respect the 30 and 40 and run the gauntlet elsewhere. Either that or pack up riding.......or decamp to Spain..

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:41 pm

I hope you went on to Cerrigiddion (spelling) and down the Denbigh moors, even better than the Ponderosa roads....

 

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:43 pm

Robin, if you are just bimbling aimlessly crack off through Bala - Dolgellau - Machynlleth and down to Aberystwyth. Kite feeding station (3 p.m.) on A44 is worth calling in to. Dolphins regularly viewed from harbour wall at New Quay too.....Just suggesting in case you're mooching about unplanned as I tend to...

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:53 pm

 
Daps tell em to expect me for tea and cake as i'm always passing through :D


They do good cakey and the best tea. Thems all lives next to each other in a tribe! Used to be an excellent base for exploring and trips to oireland. Not beed up dare for a long while now.
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:00 pm

Your right, it's a crackin starting point, normally i pass through down from the Ponderosa and tank up in Ruthin, make a visit and let us know when your up..


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:09 pm

Mother used to live there.  One trip up through Chepstow way on ZZR, thought the missus was quiet on the back, turned around to talk and she was fast asleep!


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 08:50 pm

Went round the Peak District Saturday 235miles on a tank 3.5litres still left in it when I got home.. works out 65.5 mpg, 05 9er with 67.5k on the clock and yes I felt smug as well lol...




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