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Offline minidaz

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Heading out for a Bank Holiday ride.
« on: 02, January, 2012 - 13:21:46 »
Hopefully heading out later on a route around the local villages. Comes in at about 9 miles, but is also quite hilly in parts ( with some excellent downhill sections  ;D ) so i'll have to see how far i get.

It also has a part that's great for Red Kite spotting  :)

Will report back later and let you all know if the hills defeat me  :D

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Re: Heading out for a Bank Holiday ride.
« Reply #1 on: 02, January, 2012 - 14:14:47 »
I wish I could go out for a spin but I am suffering from a slipped disc and sciatica. So no doing up my other C5 (the 24v Conversion):( :( :( :( :( :( :( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Heading out for a Bank Holiday ride.
« Reply #2 on: 02, January, 2012 - 16:06:10 »
I went to a local Airfield's New Years Day Gathering. With planes, military & classic vehicles, no photos as yet but it wasn't the biggest of events, a turn out of just over 100 people I believe, but the C5 attracted quite a lot of attention. ;D

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Re: Heading out for a Bank Holiday ride.
« Reply #3 on: 02, January, 2012 - 16:19:54 »
Ouch, that sounds painful  :( ( the back, not the airfield show  :D )

Well went out for the run, and made it back in about 1hr 10mins  :)
Was a bit hard going on a couple of the hills, but the scenery made up for it . Managed to see an owl and several Red Kites flying overhead  :)
One downhill near the end not only was quite steep, but also bumpy with a curve at the bottom .... definetly had my fingers perched over the brakes on that one  :D :D

Was a nice route out but i'm not sure how it would work as a run for everyone due to the hilly bits, but maybe later in the year, a few more could try it out and see what you think. We could even fit in a trip to the zoo as the run takes you right past this place which is about 5 / 10 mins drive from my house  :)
http://www.hamertonzoopark.com/

A few pics  ;D





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Re: Heading out for a Bank Holiday ride.
« Reply #4 on: 02, January, 2012 - 20:50:39 »
Good to hear you guys are out there flying the c5 flag  :)

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Re: Heading out for a Bank Holiday ride.
« Reply #5 on: 02, January, 2012 - 21:28:49 »
Looks like a good day out and some nice photos. And yes it Bl**dy hirts.

Lance