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Mr K
28-03-10, 19:52
Left Chateau K at 6 am... in a light drizzle...

3 mile up the road I go to switch on me heated grips....:eek

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...the rain put in a bit more effort and continued all the way across, through the Galloway Forest and to just outside Newton Stewart where the bike died for the first time....
...she started again and by giving the throttle a big handful I could continue until everthing chimed in again and I made it to the ferry with a couple of splutterings...
...off the boat about 20 minutes and the bike had a go at cutting out again, but as I was cold and wet I just nailed the throttle 'til it behaved...

Less talk more pictures:

CP1; Monaghan:

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CP2 was at Ballyronan Marina...no pictures - I was tired, cold and a tad moist.

End of day was the Causeway Hotel, Bushmills where I had a hot bathe and met up with some other victims for an evening of Guinness testing.

The relentless eating machine aka Hairnet 600 Ceasar salad followed by mixed grill, followed by Orange Dime Bar Cheese cake...

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Fortunately the Weather Witch stopped her teasing: Saturday am:

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Saturday CP1, Lifford:

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On my way to CP2 the bike died again at some traffic lights. This time it wouldn't fire up, so I decided to try the FPC by-pass, but found the orifice in the fuel pump was full of water....Andrex and free squirt ofWD40 from a hardware shop owner and the beastie was ticking-over like a metronome....

:JB

CP2, Drumcliff:

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CP3 was in Balllinamore, which told us of our final destination at The Lakeside Manor, Virginia, Cavan..... I followed pinkytiff on a short-cut across a load of unclassified roads ....we nearly got tugged by some Bobbies in an unmarked car but they U-turned in and joined in a chase with a marked car after an NTV650 going the othe way..

:nenau

Saturday night:

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....as Ash said "If the Devil had cast his net..............."

Sunday morning - struggled to find out what time it really was as various devices had auto-updated to BST... had breakfast overlooking the lough and set-off for Larne....

Got there to be told my boat was late, so I could go on the fast one.. leaving 5 minutes earlier than my original boat....

:JB

Mixed weather on the way back, but home just before 6pm, mostly dry.

:comfort

Top weekend - Thank you again to all those who gave their time to make it all run smoothly, from the riding to the paying of hotel bills - everything worked a treat..

.....and thanks for the great company.

:Duchess

STUBBS
28-03-10, 20:18
the weather witch was kind to you then once there:augie:augie

Mr K
28-03-10, 20:43
Track logs:

Friday...

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Saturday....

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:blast:blast:blast

:beerjug:

Hairnet600
28-03-10, 21:10
ballinderg???

Mr K
28-03-10, 21:22
ballinderg???

Different trip mate.. get yerself a sammitch afore ye fade away...

:D

Hairnet600
28-03-10, 21:25
:jibber:ChrisKelly:JB

garfield
28-03-10, 21:50
nice one Mr K.....:beerjug:

Mr K
28-03-10, 21:52
901.2 miles...

Max 79mph.

Overall av: 38.7mph

Moving av: 45.2......

:beerjug:

ghost
28-03-10, 21:54
:clap,as monty burns usually says,excellent.

Mr K
29-03-10, 13:36
Anyone know when the complementary motorcycle valet arrives?

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:aidan

Mandylicious
29-03-10, 13:42
I'll get Ash to call on his way home :thumb He's done sod all else the past 4 days :rob


:aidan

Toad
29-03-10, 13:52
I'll get Ash to call on his way home :thumb He's done sod all else the past 4 days :rob


:aidan

Send him here next then:thumb2

Mandylicious
29-03-10, 13:57
Send him here next then:thumb2

Will do :D


:aidan

SamD
29-03-10, 13:59
Send him here next then:thumb2

3rd dibs :D

Mandylicious
29-03-10, 14:17
3rd dibs :D


Sam go easy on him, he's nearly an old age pensioner ya know :rob


:D

Ash
29-03-10, 16:56
:blast
a wet day playing on the mourne mountains.

Mr K
29-03-10, 18:33
...found another one...

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:augie