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Noiseboy
06-05-07, 15:43
.. was my first gser event and had a fantastic time, everyone was more than welcoming, got wet, laughed lots and learnt heaps too. Nice one mate.

tsbnoise aka (the drowning dakar:blast :blast :blast :blast )


:beerjug: :beerjug: :bounce1 :bounce1 :bounce1 :bounce1 :beerjug: :beerjug:

Greg Masters
06-05-07, 16:18
:postpics

Flipfly
06-05-07, 18:23
Thank you to Fanum et all for a brilliant day. The offer of a pie for Mrs Flip was much appreciated!!!!

Stupidity in abundance along with laughs, mechanical skills and a Tosser tough man competition all in one day. Stunning views, more laughs and a bit of dodgy country music thrown in for good measure.

For those who missed it, it's a must for next year. Quite depressed that I'll have to wait so long :(

You peeps all rock :thumb2 :thumb2 :thumb2

Colt
06-05-07, 18:25
thanks fanum:thumb2

sycomoto
06-05-07, 18:26
what a giggle. even following in the 4x4 twas an awsome day out. thanks to everyone, little Rossi and I had a fantastic time.:thumb

ROLLINSDAN
06-05-07, 18:32
thanks fanum:thumb2
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what a giggle. even following in the 4x4 twas an awsome day out. thanks to everyone, little Rossi and I had a fantastic time.:thumb
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Colt
06-05-07, 18:45
sycomoto you made it look too easy:clap

ROLLINSDAN
06-05-07, 18:48
sycomoto you made it look too easy:clap

I think Syco made it look easy when he rolled his trousers up and rode across on Flipfly's bike on the last ford, it made me wonder why everyone else struggled so much :thumb2

sparkplug
06-05-07, 18:49
sycomoto you made it look too easy:clap

Not according to Fanum and the other guy who are in the water just in case the warrior fell on it's side :D

It was good to meet you colt - we kinda forgot to talk panniers, but I hope you saw what you needed to.

sycomoto
06-05-07, 18:51
ME GOT NO BRAIN AND METAL BOLLOCKS:aidan more luck than judgement, though the mitzy found it easy:D

Flipfly
06-05-07, 18:53
ME GOT NO BRAIN AND METAL BOLLOCKS:aidan more luck than judgement, though the mitzy found it easy:D

Or a Rusty metal brain and no bollox!!!!!!

Colt
06-05-07, 18:56
by the way i have some ford engine oil for sale:bounce1

Colt
06-05-07, 18:57
from the ford run that is.:jes

sycomoto
06-05-07, 18:58
Or a Rusty metal brain and no bollox!!!!!!

but then naaar, i'm the bright good looking one you've just got the musical tallent:augie
thanks by the way for being daft enough to lend me yer 1150:eek:

TopCat
06-05-07, 21:43
More thanks to Fanum and also to Clive for backmarking and patience with the slower members of the pack! A really great day out, wonderful scenery and top lunch spot! :thumb2

A couple more pics - from my mobi so not great quality. I think that there are a few cracking action pics to come?? ;)

And not to forget a big well done to kleine blumen (jill) for having a go at the fords just a few months after passing her test!! :bow

Mutley
06-05-07, 22:35
Syco :bow

There is a long list of people I wouldn't lend my bike to and you are top of the list :eek: :D

All the same, top banana :thumb2

Les Wassall
06-05-07, 23:31
First ford and first man in :blast (so to speak)

Les Wassall
06-05-07, 23:33
Second ford and quote of the day "in for a penny, in for 11 and a half grand"

Les Wassall
06-05-07, 23:36
But nothing distracted Bill from his Pie :D

Tractorpilot
07-05-07, 05:11
Will get the video edited ASAP - fantastic day, fantastic bunch of tossers. I managed to cross two of the fords successfully - I just didn't have a bike with me at the time, one in the Mitzy, one on foot.

Fanum - thanks for organising it all.

Syco - thanks for the lift and the music

Flipfly, Syco - good thing all the members of your family were being looked after by a competent person - Ross!

All - thanks for the pleasure of your company. Roll on next year/The Gathering of the Clans/ Oonyakistan Ceilidh by which time I will be back on two wheels! :beerjug:

sycomoto
07-05-07, 09:13
Syco :bow

There is a long list of people I wouldn't lend my bike to and you are top of the list :eek: :D

All the same, top banana :thumb2

thanks mutts, love you too:thumb2

abrasion
07-05-07, 11:50
Thanks to Bill for the organisation.:thumb2
Would have loved to have done the whole route but my back might not have forgiven me.

Great to see so many people happy to throw 10k + of bike in a river just to amuse people.:D

Shane
07-05-07, 12:58
Just the wheels sir?
Or the full monty.:clap

Wizard
07-05-07, 13:04
First ford and first man in :blast (so to speak)

Not actually true..............

TUNED IN
07-05-07, 13:11
Sorry i didn't know who this is:o
but i'm sure someone will tell me:D

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Another one bites the dust:D

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Shane
07-05-07, 13:26
Where is this second ford anyone got the GR, will be going back for some more soon.:thumb

Aidan1150
07-05-07, 13:37
Who is this wobbly forder who couldn't find the exit ramp at Corwen?

Perhaps he is an environmentalist who likes to hug trees. :nenau

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:augie :augie

rocks
07-05-07, 13:54
Again, Thankyou Bill and all the rest of the lovely folk who made the Fords Ride a crackingly good fun. Hope you all made it home safe and sound.

A top day :thumb Bring on the carnage photos! :eek:

TopCat
07-05-07, 14:07
Sorry i didn't know who this is:o
but i'm sure someone will tell me:D

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Another one bites the dust:D

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Hiya Tuned.
This is the feisty Kleine Blumen :thumb2 followed by valiant ValH :eek:

TC

Jockser
07-05-07, 14:48
Thanks to Fanum & Clive for an interesting day out :D :clap :clap

And to all the other tossers who provided the days 'entertainment' :augie
I'll post a few pics tomorrow ;)

Les Wassall
07-05-07, 15:46
A few more pic's

Les Wassall
07-05-07, 15:49
Try again:blast

Les Wassall
07-05-07, 15:50
And more

Les Wassall
07-05-07, 15:53
A big splash from Rocks

Les Wassall
07-05-07, 15:56
More victims

Les Wassall
07-05-07, 15:58
And Tuned taking a look at a big bush :D

Lord Snooty
07-05-07, 18:27
Right that's my mind made up - I scared myself shitless with my little offroad jaunt this year (see http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105751) and I've decided that next year I wanna get me feet wet! :aidan Bring it on:thumb

That'll be a set of TKCs and a snorkel sir!

Piggers
07-05-07, 18:50
Cheers Fanum for a great ride, even if it did end with me bike on a recovery trailer :rolleyes:

I'll post some pics when I get a chance.

Thanks to the guys that helped me try and get me bike running again, giving up valuable drinking time :beer: I'll buy you a beer next time we meet.:beerjug:

Cheers, Piggers

sycomoto
07-05-07, 18:59
Right that's my mind made up - I scared myself shitless with my little offroad jaunt this year (see http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105751) and I've decided that next year I wanna get me feet wet! :aidan Bring it on:thumb

That'll be a set of TKCs and a snorkel sir!

i'll have to bring the truck again to drag yer sorry ass out of the water:augie

Kleine Blumen
07-05-07, 20:06
Hi.
I would just like to express my gratitude & appreciation to everyone who helped sort my 'sick bike' after being drowned in the second ford, and to say "WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY I HAD", :thumb sorry, had to shout it out loud so you got the message loud and clear.
Thanks Fanum and Wizard for your efforts, and to all the other guys that helped tip the bike upside down to drain the oil, :beerjug: I owe you all one!!!
Will see you at the Hog Roast.:clap :clap :clap
Jill XXX:rose

Ming
07-05-07, 20:10
i'll have to bring the truck again to drag yer sorry ass out of the water:augie
Might have to bring my truck along next time :augie

sycomoto
08-05-07, 09:30
but by god did i miss not having my GS there. sort of a mixture of frustration and envy. :o

if i had to do it again i'd put my prilla on the back and ride that up and down the fords.:thumb

7cuero
08-05-07, 21:21
Bill thanks for a great ride. And thanks all guys for the fun. It was simply fantastic. I really enjoy getting my boots and red sock soak in wet.

7cuero

Fanum
09-05-07, 14:28
Only really just had a chance to sit down today.....but thanks to everyone for making the best of a somewhat overcrowded ride out.....it's a shame we didn't manage to get a lot more fords done, but it still turned out to be an enjoyable day regardless :)

There have been so many pics already that I won't bore you with more of the same, but a few choice ones are required.......


An unusual picture of Wizard in a ford.......yup, he's upright!!! :augie
http://fanum.smugmug.com/photos/151078652-L.jpg


A nice one of Tooooned doing the business......
http://fanum.smugmug.com/photos/151079497-L.jpg


And much respect to Jill, who has only passed her test recently but got stuck into the fording on her street-tyre clad 650 with more gusto than a lot of the guys present.....top lady!! :bow :clap
http://fanum.smugmug.com/photos/151083230-L.jpg


The view over my bike onto the second ford......we've never seen the water so low at Corwen or this one...the bank of grey stones you can see here is usually submerged, but the low water actually made things a bit trickier 'cos of the really slippery algae build up :)
http://fanum.smugmug.com/photos/151083811-L.jpg


The pretty location of the third ford....and too many people!!
ah well.....spectacular weather and great humour made it all tolerable..
http://fanum.smugmug.com/photos/151085920-L.jpg

And I managed to get a pic of the King of Oonyackistan's bike farting water after it'd been drowned
http://fanum.smugmug.com/photos/151087856-M.jpg



Thank you to all the usual suspects for the in-river assistance, and to Mark (Wizard) for his rather practised 1200 dissection assistance, but in particular to Clive for so ably doing the backmarker thing and not losing anyone, whilst keeping a freindly smile on his face as well!!!:bow :bow :bow :bow .
http://fanum.smugmug.com/photos/151085223-L.jpg


Hopefully next year I won't be poorly and will be able to enjoy the whole event properly but we all came back alive and smiling, so it worked :)

Cheers
:beerjug:

Piggers
09-05-07, 16:32
Pm me if you see one of you and you would like a better copy

Piggers
09-05-07, 16:35
Shane I believe

Piggers
09-05-07, 16:38
another

Piggers
09-05-07, 16:39
Another

Piggers
09-05-07, 16:41
Another

Piggers
09-05-07, 16:42
another

Piggers
09-05-07, 16:43
Another

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:06
more pics

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:08
Shane checks his map to find the way out !

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:09
Not sure who this was

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:12
Must sort out this Smug mug link thingy !

rocks
10-05-07, 16:14
Me and my bike were only taking a rest.. honest gov .. and steem cleaning the engine heads at the same time :augie

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=65039&stc=1&d=1178728857

Blooming bent me side stand and gear lever that little rest did :eek:.

Top photos btw.. :thumb

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:14
Reliable bike for sale

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:15
if not a bit unsteady :D

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:17
Bike for sale

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:18
Getting bored with posting now

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:20
Things then got out of shape

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:22
Before the big dunking

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:23
Gary started well:D

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:24
Shane speeds to the rescue

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:26
Not sure if this many people were needed to lift the bike or the rider :aidan

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:28
I think this was the big fill :eek:

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:30
Clive having a moment

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:33
Syco showing how it should be done.

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:35
this crossing started well !! See the vid eo for the end:D

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:36
Push harder:rob

Piggers
10-05-07, 16:39
Bugger !!!

Tractorpilot
10-05-07, 17:46
Can definitely use some of those!!! PM'd you details.
:clap :clap :clap :clap
What is the status of the bike now?

Flipfly
10-05-07, 18:51
Bugger !!!

Showing the wrong plate on the trailer..............trying to get home quickly were you :augie :augie

Jockser
11-05-07, 16:29
A few of our fearless leader ;)
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http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/Jockser_2007/Llangollen%2007/UKGSer002.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/Jockser_2007/Llangollen%2007/UKGSer003.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/Jockser_2007/Llangollen%2007/UKGSer004.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/Jockser_2007/Llangollen%2007/UKGSer038.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/Jockser_2007/Llangollen%2007/UKGSer039.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/Jockser_2007/Llangollen%2007/UKGSer040.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/Jockser_2007/Llangollen%2007/UKGSer041.jpg

7cuero
11-05-07, 20:41
Hi Guys

Here some of my pictures.

BEFORE

7cuero
11-05-07, 20:43
AFTER

7cuero
11-05-07, 20:44
BEFORE

Colt
11-05-07, 20:45
the easy way across:P

Colt
11-05-07, 20:46
no stabilisers needed

Colt
11-05-07, 20:47
no paddling allowed

Colt
11-05-07, 20:48
Briano off to clean the bike

Colt
11-05-07, 20:49
whitewater

Colt
11-05-07, 20:50
steamy

Rev Chuck
11-05-07, 20:51
Briano off to clean the bike

That is a nice bike Brian, is it really for sale? How much???:chuck ;)

Colt
11-05-07, 20:51
Time for a ciggie break

7cuero
11-05-07, 20:52
AFTER

Colt
11-05-07, 20:52
well the water was shallow.but look at that slippy algae.:)

ROLLINSDAN
11-05-07, 21:11
Well....... I took 96 pics, I really don't know why, but none of the first ford.......

Two crackers for you......
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And the Sultan of Oonyackistan.....

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Tractorpilot
13-05-07, 06:41
is now posted here (http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?p=991381#post991381)

Brian O
18-05-07, 10:50
Bike for sale

and not a mark on the bike!!! Thanks to H+B bars :aidan

Piggers
18-05-07, 14:27
Can definitely use some of those!!! PM'd you details.
:clap :clap :clap :clap
What is the status of the bike now?

I have emailed the pics.

As for the bike, I don't know yet. I am in the middle of ripping out and replacing my kitchen:( , so i told the dealer to take their time, as I don't have much space left in my garage at the mo to store it. The last time I spoke to them they said it had been running but they didn't know why, so were going to carry out some more checks to see if they could find the culprit.

Cheers, Piggers