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Old August 10th, 2015, 01:01 AM   #1
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Wales in 3 days

Heading off in just under a fortnight for a 2 night stay in wales touring wales with a mate on his hornet 600. I've planned a route using tour and uploaded it to my garmin so fingers crossed it should be a good trip.

Here is the routes we are planning for each day, works out around 250 miles a day, which should be fairly relaxed and works out at about 7 hours a day in the saddle.

Day 1 is getting there via south wales


Day 2 is seeing snowdonia, 2/3rds of the evo triangle and horseshoe pass


Day 3 is heading home with a bit of a detour


Hope to have some pics of the trip once its done but i'm not the best at remembering to take pics, i prefer to take it in myself than look through a lense!
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Old August 11th, 2015, 05:31 AM   #2
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Try to take some pics - a lot of beauty there!
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Old August 24th, 2015, 06:04 AM   #3
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The weather was atrocious, my mate was very under prepared kit wise and to be fair my gore tex suit struggled to keep me dry. We cut the trip short and basically skipped day 2 and a lot of 3. some great roads despite the weather, will probably revisit next year with a bit more research on routes.

Anyway, a couple of pics, i didn't take too many apart from in the brief breaks in the torrential rain...

Up in the clouds in the Brecon Beacons, very windy switchbacks, fantastic road but plenty of sheep about!


Pembrokeshire coast, lovely smooth sweeping twisties.


Elan Valley, this was 20 miles of mostly single track road which made for the best ride I've ever had on this bike, it couldn't have been better suited. As I approached the the top of one hill there was a guy sat next to his bicycle holding his hand to one ear and giving me the thumbs up with his other. put such a grin on my face!
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Old August 24th, 2015, 11:59 PM   #4
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I was there nearly 2 years ago in the depths of winter for a week. Great country. Like your pics, cheers.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 06:35 AM   #5
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Only been to wales once & that was in a caravan many years ago. Roads are defo for bikes & NOT caravans.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 10:30 AM   #6
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I was born in Wales - but apart from doing a couple of Tom Jones covers in a punk band - I haven't had much to do with it since. Maybe time for a visit (though I never could make peace with Engelbert Humperdinck, but taking into account that's his stage name, there is magic there.)

And he can fly a plane!!

https://youtu.be/zwvNbAqcSpk

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