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A trip and a bit

Postby Rob Allanson » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:13 pm

Hello all,

This will be released in the mag next week but I though I would slip it out on the net to you guys first...

I have been plotting a little motorbike trip for a while now.

To find out more we have a blog spot set up so hopefully you can follow our progress.

http://journeysblend.blogspot.com/
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Re: A trip and a bit

Postby docschlock » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:16 pm

[quote="Rob Allanson"]Hello all,

This will be released in the mag next week but I though I would slip it out on the net to you guys first...

I have been plotting a little motorbike trip for a while now.

To find out more we have a blog spot set up so hopefully you can follow our progress.

http://journeysblend.blogspot.com/[/quote]
Fantastic sounds like a blast,and there letting tom of shetland. If your going to Lochnagar then pop into Strachans in ballater for a brew and check out the the stock pile. enjoy the the trip!
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Re: A trip and a bit

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:56 am

Motorcycles and whisky in the UK. I am so very, very jealous. Wish I were there. Have a wonderful trip.

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Re: A trip and a bit

Postby Rob Allanson » Thu May 28, 2009 2:49 pm

Well tomorrow is a big day for me - a trip up to The Triumph factory at Hinkley to pick up my wheels for the trip, a Triumph Bonneville.
Nearly 800cc of British engineering and possibly one of the most iconic bikes, the Bonnie will be my home for the days we are travelling.
We have lost our support vehicle and one rider due to unforeseen circumstances, and Dave has had to pull out as he has some other pressing medial commitments.
In his stead, we have Ken Hamilton now joining us on an Enfield Bullet to take care of the photographic duties. We will also be joined by SingleMalt TV (http://www.singlemalt.tv) who will be helping document the trip.
Meantime I have been reading in some of the bike mags that the Bonnie is not really a touring bike, not meant for the motorway.
Well I guess we are going to test that theory pretty much. And to be honest I think we should blow it out of the water. The marketing manager at Triumph, who has been behind this trip and supported us ever since I approached them, told me yesterday that the bike has returned from a trip round France with another journo, so UK motorways we shall see...
Apart from that the team are pretty much fired up and ready to go next week, just the packing and last minute prep to take care of.
If you happen to live near the routes we will be taking and fancy a ride out then come and join us, why not.
Oh and we will see you all at the Ayr Classic Motorbike show at Fenwick on Sunday 7th, where Tom is doing the ribbon cutting honours.

I am hoping to be able to update this thread as we go...
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Re: A trip and a bit

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 30, 2009 3:50 am

Good Luck Rob!!! I hope your trip is a great success, and I'll be following your progress should you be able to update here.
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Re: A trip and a bit

Postby pkt77242 » Sat May 30, 2009 5:16 am

[quote="Rob Allanson"]Hello all,

This will be released in the mag next week but I though I would slip it out on the net to you guys first...

I have been plotting a little motorbike trip for a while now.

To find out more we have a blog spot set up so hopefully you can follow our progress.

http://journeysblend.blogspot.com/[/quote]

Good luck Rob, hope you enjoy it and I wish I was going along.

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