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Old 17.04.2011, 19:10
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You weren't the only one to get lost Lorraine - I missed the last 30 or 40km due to roundabout-related silliness. Took the wrong exit, came back, and couldn't find anyone. Whoops.

Great fun though, thanks everyone for having me along!
Me too. Stopped for fuel, thought the back two had seen me .

Set off for Muri and Affoltern a.a. but couldn't find the group then in a.a.a, got stuck behind a level crossing and watched helplessly as the tribe went over a roundabout 25m away on the other side. Had to wait for 2 trains so no chance off catching up, even with getting flashed trying . Hit the highway and then saw the tailpipes of the Hog actually on the highway so assumed it was all over.

Super day, excellent lunch, and now a very large beer .
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Old 17.04.2011, 19:38
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You weren't the only one to get lost Lorraine - I missed the last 30 or 40km due to roundabout-related silliness. Took the wrong exit, came back, and couldn't find anyone. Whoops.

Great fun though, thanks everyone for having me along!
I know, I followed you :-) Amazing how quick they disappeared. Then I lost you when I stopped to reset GPS, so called it a day and came home.

Was a great day out though, looking forward to lots more through summer.

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Old 17.04.2011, 19:40
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Re: Motorcycle rides out No4

Will post video links once edited. Some good stuff going up and down Schellenberg, but 10gigs worth :-)

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Old 17.04.2011, 20:13
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Re: Motorcycle rides out No4

I'm not sure that we tried to lose anyone - but Muppet - you missed out on a 15 km ride down the bumpiest road in the known universe....

I think not having the route was a big issue - ed if I know where we went !
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Old 17.04.2011, 20:57
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I know, I followed you :-) Amazing how quick they disappeared. Then I lost you when I stopped to reset GPS, so called it a day and came home.

Was a great day out though, looking forward to lots more through summer.

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Yeah, when you passed me and cut off ahead, I was a bit behind, then next time I looked around you weren't there anymore. Ah well, thanks for the pics!
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Old 17.04.2011, 21:05
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Thanks for a great day guys. It ended up as 470km by the time I got home. My new seat has proved itself as a worthwhile investment.

Sorry I lost you Colin. i was trying to keep an eye in my mirrors for you, but I think we lost you at a set of traffic lights?

I look forwards to the next one I can attend.

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Old 17.04.2011, 22:17
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Re: Motorcycle rides out No4

yup that was good fun, the drama just made it more so
I managed not to fall asleep or run out of gas (was down to ~3L when I left the group), and even though a cager tried to get me to make love to his rear-bumper by slamming on his brakes just before the Gubrist on the way home, luckily he was no match for the reaction-time of 3 espressos
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Old 17.04.2011, 22:49
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Suggestion for the next one we do in country.

It's just over 200km once you get to Pfaffikon ZH and takes in Appenzell and lunch at the Berghotel Saentis (wonderful, and I mean wonderful steaks).
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Old 17.04.2011, 22:57
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Ahhh I love that area! I've done all the parts of that ride at one point or another, but never together. I'm definitely joining for this one, and the best part is it starts right near my home
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Old 17.04.2011, 22:58
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Thanks for a great day guys. It ended up as 470km by the time I got home. My new seat has proved itself as a worthwhile investment.

Sorry I lost you Colin. i was trying to keep an eye in my mirrors for you, but I think we lost you at a set of traffic lights?

I look forwards to the next one I can attend.

Dave
TBH , Dave, my arse hurt so much I had just hit the point of losing the will to live ....
I thought "another bumpy road" or "smooth tarmac home and the sign the Z"
I wimped it - Rob seemed like he had another 300 kms in him!
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Old 17.04.2011, 23:55
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Re: Motorcycle rides out No4

Here is the first short video from the run up Schellenberg.

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Old 18.04.2011, 00:33
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I love those pictures. Thanks for sharing. Is that a Triumph Thunderbird in one of the pictures?
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Old 18.04.2011, 07:38
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I love those pictures. Thanks for sharing. Is that a Triumph Thunderbird in one of the pictures?
I believe there are two of them !
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Old 18.04.2011, 08:07
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I believe Bob may be slightly offended at you calling his Bonneville a Thunderbird.
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I believe Bob may be slightly offended at you calling his Bonneville a Thunderbird.
They all look the same to me !
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Old 18.04.2011, 09:51
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Anyway, enough of the arse whining (mine killed as well but managed to stick it out to the end, ie wishing Robert a safe journey )

When is the next ride out then?
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Old 18.04.2011, 10:56
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Re: Motorcycle rides out No4

Paulo

There are some people available sunday 24 or mon 25 for the next ride. I can't make it as am flying to Jo'berg, plus it's easter weekend so expect lots on the road.
Then there is the Töff test day on 30th.

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Old 18.04.2011, 10:59
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Suggestion for the next one we do in country.

It's just over 200km once you get to Pfaffikon ZH and takes in Appenzell and lunch at the Berghotel Saentis (wonderful, and I mean wonderful steaks).

That looks good Bob.
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Old 18.04.2011, 11:51
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They all look the same to me !
How very dare you, sir. This calls for canons at dawn .
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You weren't the only one to get lost Lorraine

This could be a theme, take 14 bikers to lunch and see how many get lost on the way home we could place bets

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It's just over 200km once you get to Pfaffikon ZH and takes in Appenzell and lunch at the Berghotel Saentis (wonderful, and I mean wonderful steaks).
Count me in if I’m around, practice makes perfect, and the steak sounds better

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I can't make it as am flying to Jo'berg, plus it's easter weekend so expect lots on the road
Say hello to my home town Chris, good luck if you do any riding, we drive like nutters down there
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