Trips and adventure planned for 2020?

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NL - £620 - a bargain compared with UK days :thumbup:
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Made it to Carlisle. 200 miles from home via Penrith Alston Brampton, Carlisle. As @Druid said, Hartside pass is a superb road, last bit to Alston shut so small but nice diversion. No pics yet, get some tomorrow in and around Kielder.
Struggling a bit with right wrist, pulled muscle digging trench at home Monday. Not ideal but it don't stop a bike trip. 👍 Dry with sunny bits today, bit cold on pass but good enough.
Moffat in the morning. 👍
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Some great roads round the Moffat area. St Mary’s loch and the road past megget water is a must.
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The Glebe in Moffat a guy has a Spitfire in his front garden

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Had a few 🍸 so bare with me...great roads today. Saw spitfire man. Its in his front garden brilliant. Over to Selkirk and Hawick. Few more effin road closures but found kielder waters. More great scenery. Then down to hadrians wall 2000 yo bloody impressive and still there. On to Bishop Auckland for food n drink. No time for shower. 7.30 when we got there.

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Back home and a great little trip had. My first time in Northumberland and I will be back. Great roads and in good nick, not like the crap roads around here, Shropshire. Fantastic scenery and thanks for the tips.
Came home via Hawes and Ingleton and more great roads, passed the Ribblehead Viaduct. Finally joining M6s.
Would highly recommend Northumberland and the Yorkshire Dales for biking trips, often missed out by folks rushing up to Glasgow, me included. The Spitfire is brilliant.

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Great job, you're not shy at getting out that's for sure
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We've started the ball rolling to do Portimao mid April. Only £420 including hotels. And we don't need the expense of trackday insurance.
4 of us say yes ATM.

Mrs Y is gonna pop over as well in the motor to bring all the gear.

We and her might have an extended holiday in Portugal after. Or might do a tour with the lads.

It's a goer though :)
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Interesting I thought...

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and while I'm on the subject...BBc4 9pm tonight. 👍
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and tonight. 👆
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A fantastic documentary telling his story in his own words. Captain Eric (winkle) Brown.

An absolute must see. Brilliant.
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scottyuk wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:24 pm I dropped my bike off today for shipping to Estoril. I've no idea if I'll be joining it in a weeks time or not! :crazy:
Ended up that I didn't. Bike went and is now coming back. Fingers crossed everything I left on the stillage is still there as although put away it spent quite a lot of time on the stillage in the paddock. Pictures suggest all ok but I'll find out next Sunday when I collect it. No idea when those that went and are now subject to quarantine will collect as the normal collection day is only 10 after they've got back.

Anyone taking bets that some will be there next Sunday? :|
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scottyuk wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:41 pm
scottyuk wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:24 pm I dropped my bike off today for shipping to Estoril. I've no idea if I'll be joining it in a weeks time or not! :crazy:
Ended up that I didn't. Bike went and is now coming back. Fingers crossed everything I left on the stillage is still there as although put away it spent quite a lot of time on the stillage in the paddock. Pictures suggest all ok but I'll find out next Sunday when I collect it. No idea when those that went and are now subject to quarantine will collect as the normal collection day is only 10 after they've got back.

Anyone taking bets that some will be there next Sunday? :|
Gutted for you.