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An Easter Bimble around the Beacons
« on: 22 April, 2019, 05:51:44 PM »
Me and 6 mates went to the Beacons over Easter, 4 of us met up at Oxford BMW garage on good Friday & proceeded all the way on the A40 to Bryncoch farm for a couple of nights,
the other 3 decided to ride from London most of the way on the M4   :112:


we had a great ride there & arrived about half 2, expecting the other 3 to be there already - they turned up an hour later via 2 wrong turns  :008:
 


day 2.
Saturday morning, we all topped up and headed for the West End Cafe in Llandovery on the A40  for a late breakfast (about 11.30 by the time we got there)


after filling our bellies with egg'n'bacon'n'mugs of tea...mmm. we set off along the A40 to Sennybridge, then took the A4067 to Gurnos.
a great ride, lots of twisties, loads of scenery  :028:
after Gurnos we got on the A4068 to then get on the A4069 to go over the top of Brecon.
we stopped at the top for an ice cream and arrived just as the local Scooby club pulled in too.




we took in the great views & then headed back down the other side & then back along the A40 & A483 to the campsite in Llandyfan. total of about 90 miles  :028:



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Re: An Easter Bimble around the Beacons
« Reply #1 on: 22 April, 2019, 06:10:44 PM »
Day 3 of our Bimble.
so after really enjoying the ride up and over the mountain, we decided to do it again on the Sunday morning, so i could get some video as for some reason i thought i hadnt got any footage of the A4069 up over the mountain.










we then went to the West end cafe again for some more Egg'n'bacon'n'tea.. yum.
and saw this 2016 TSport parked next to us when we came out .. anyone on here's ?




Me following my mate on his ZX7R


Overall we had agreat weekend riding the welsh roads & it was absolutely chocka with bikes everywhere we went over the 3 days - must have been half the UK bikes in Wales  :123:
and hardly saw the Heddlu.  :121:
I will post some Video once i manage to edit a couple of clips..
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Re: An Easter Bimble around the Beacons
« Reply #2 on: 22 April, 2019, 06:55:46 PM »
Fantastic trip youve had! Great pics, Great roads and company by the sound of it, with great weather too! I so want to do a trip there soon. Ill make a note of the roads you mention.  Thanks for sharing!
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Re: An Easter Bimble around the Beacons
« Reply #3 on: 22 April, 2019, 08:06:46 PM »
Yes it was a great weekend, can recommend the place we stayed too.
Very clean and tidy log pods and facilities. Better than a tent and reasonably priced too  :028:
My Tiger never missed a beat all weekend and the others were really Impressed how well she went round the corners and stormed up the beacons fully laden.  :037:
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Re: An Easter Bimble around the Beacons
« Reply #4 on: 22 April, 2019, 09:37:46 PM »
Looks like you had the perfect weekend!   :028:  Liked the modern version of the Nissen hut ..

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Re: An Easter Bimble around the Beacons
« Reply #5 on: 22 April, 2019, 10:18:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Looks like you had the perfect weekend!   :028:  Liked the modern version of the Nissen hut ..
Yes the roads round the beacons are brilliant, nice not to have to p!ay  'Avoid the potholes'  :087:
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Re: An Easter Bimble around the Beacons
« Reply #6 on: 23 April, 2019, 01:48:05 AM »
 Slightly jealous.  :002:  Beautiful weather and scenery. 

Are the country roads around there very crowded, or are they like here......just depends on where and when?   

Thanks for sharing.   :031:

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Re: An Easter Bimble around the Beacons
« Reply #7 on: 23 April, 2019, 07:06:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Yes the roads round the beacons are brilliant, nice not to have to p!ay  'Avoid the potholes'  :087:

I do sometimes forget how lucky I am living so close, this is 20 minutes from my front door:

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Re: An Easter Bimble around the Beacons
« Reply #8 on: 23 April, 2019, 08:31:11 AM »
What a fantastic w/e you boys had. The Heddlu were all too busy with the trail riders, a whole bunch got 100 fines for small number plates. Full size hard plates are a danger on the trails when a person takes a tumble, they can put a nasty gash in a leg or even detach your manhood if they land on top of you.

I stay in-doors at bank hols, the metallic snake from Manchester & surrounding towns all heading for my PDNP is a frightening sight, a terrible danger to us humble country folk. Townies gawping every which way but the way they're going, scarey! If it gets much worse I shall put it on ebay, with no reserve.

I had to go out in car drive about for 90 mins to update the in-built sat-nav, worra pita. Took 2 hours to download from Ford website onto me puter, go buy a 32gb stick, 2 hours to download from puter to stick, plug stick in car & go drive about, back on puter & download job done code onto Ford website. This was supposed to have been done at the dealers last year when they had the car for a whole day, all they did was nick me tool roll from under the seat. I didn't realise it'd gone 'til months later.

Ya don't have to go drive about, ya could just leave engine running on yer drive, but some scrote would nick ya car. Also it works in stages eg plug in & it goes for 35 mins, then switch off, get out & lock door, wait 2 mins, get back in, fire up & next stage an hour or so, then repeat the 2nd stage, fire up & it updates.

Lot easier to update the Tom-Tom rider sut int house plug it into puter & press a couple of buttons, leave it to sort itsen.
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Re: An Easter Bimble around the Beacons
« Reply #9 on: 23 April, 2019, 01:21:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by Grouchybastard [+]
Slightly jealous.  :002:  Beautiful weather and scenery. 

Are the country roads around there very crowded, or are they like here......just depends on where and when?   

Thanks for sharing.   :031:
the roads were crowded this weekend with bikes mostly, a few cars & buses & quite a few cyclists holding the traffic up  :232:
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