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Hello all,

I am just north of Brum in Aldridge........

I was reading thru this post trying to get an idea of the kind of riding you all do / what bikes you all own ......?

I (as one other member posted ) am not one for too many meetups but rather enjoy rideouts with a bit of green lane adventure added into the mix !

If anyone is interested I have a great 9 page route ( thru the south east of Derbyshire ) loaded on the roadbook ......... I have only done about 4 pages so far due to one 'bad lane' .......

I will be going back soon to complete the route ...........

I did the HUMM and then took in Europe and Morocco last summer

I am Jon and I am on a KTM 640 Adv
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Hi there I am in Stourbridge and have a 1100 gs and am defininateley up for a meet.

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Hello all,

I am just north of Brum in Aldridge........

I was reading thru this post trying to get an idea of the kind of riding you all do / what bikes you all own ......?

I (as one other member posted ) am not one for too many meetups but rather enjoy rideouts with a bit of green lane adventure added into the mix !

If anyone is interested I have a great 9 page route ( thru the south east of Derbyshire ) loaded on the roadbook ......... I have only done about 4 pages so far due to one 'bad lane' .......

I will be going back soon to complete the route ...........

I did the HUMM and then took in Europe and Morocco last summer

I am Jon and I am on a KTM 640 Adv
Hey up Jon was just reading this post of yours thinking that all sounds familiar.

How you doing mate hope you are well.

All the best one fixed Tom
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***Chippy to the Ace Cafe - Sunday Feb 8th***

Hi Xander and All

Anyone going down to the Ace Cafe Adventure Travel Day at the Ace on Sunday 8th Feb?

Fancy riding down together, as we can meet at Ma Larkins Cafe, say 8.00 to 8.30 am which is on the junction of the A44 & A361 at Chipping Norton, then A road it to Oxford and catch the M40 at Jct 8? Arriving between 9.30am to 10.00am, just fashionably late!

Alternatively, we can meet at the faceless, rip off services at Jct 10 M40 and spend more time on the boring motorway, if more suitable.

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Hey Jon
With the KTM640... I would love to get some lanes in Let me know next time you go out. I am on a AT so not the fastest or most competent dirt rider but still love it.

HEY CHRIS,
I think a meet up and group ride to the ACE would be great. Ill talk to MRS.X and get back to you. We will be two up (as always) so for me a dimble down some A-roads would be great. I am also trying to talk a friend of mine (who lives in Oxford) to join so your route would be perfect, (he is back to riding after a long hiatus so is still getting his wheels back and is not the fastest) . Personally though I don't mind being a lot later then Fashionable..(it is already a 2 hour ride to chipping norton for us) so would not mind if we put it off meet up for a bit.
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Me too

I could be tempted to wrestle my mighty XTZ850 out of the warm, dry garage and trundle down to the Ace Cafe in London on the 8th. It's work dependent but I think I should be able to make it . I'm just north of Worcester so I'm not going to be the first one down at the Ace Cafe I shouldn't think, but an 0830 start from the Midlands should mean a late brunch at the Ace. I'll keep watching the thread
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Hi Xander

That's great and we can leave between 10.00 and 11.00am if you like, as I've just realised I'm taking the Missus and 5 of her friends down to London for a night out (Help!!!) for her birthday on Saturday, so won't be in till about 3.00am, Sunday morning.

Do you think your friend would like to ride up to Chippy to join us or shall we meet him and anyone else at the snack bar and loos on the south bound A40, near Wheatley, about 1 mile before jct 8? I'm sure he'll jump right back in and we'll set an easy pace for him.

Looking forward to it.

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Hi, all. I live in Colwall, foot of the Malvern Hills. I am driving to the Ace Cafe as have to carry a couple of boxes of books, etc. I will give a SHORT presentation around 3.30 but will be around the Cafe from 11 am - the bearded overweight oldie (very) in denim overalls and an Ushuaia hat. Look forward to meeting....
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Hi all, I'm located right on the Welsh border,so would that count as N Midlands? Post office seem to think so...

The run down to the Ace sounds good,anyone else in the (my) area fancy running down?

I'm on my old Xtz660,so won't be setting any land speed records!

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Hello,

I'm in Kingswinford and can be seen wobbling around on an XT660Z.

Not sure if I can make the 8th for the ride to the Ace (almost certainly working), but would be interested in a meet up and some very easy off roading maybe??


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Hi Xander

That's great and we can leave between 10.00 and 11.00am if you like, as I've just realised I'm taking the Missus and 5 of her friends down to London for a night out (Help!!!) for her birthday on Saturday, so won't be in till about 3.00am, Sunday morning.

Do you think your friend would like to ride up to Chippy to join us or shall we meet him and anyone else at the snack bar and loos on the south bound A40, near Wheatley, about 1 mile before jct 8? I'm sure he'll jump right back in and we'll set an easy pace for him.

Looking forward to it.

Cheers

Chris
Ouch! 3am than a cold early morning ride out.. you are a tougher man then i am.. I am so old that after a midnight outing i am wrecked for a week!!

That timing sounds good to me. My mate said he may be interested but wants to wait and see what the weather forecast is like. Right now the met office says: "Conditions will turn drier through the weekend, but continuing cold with widespread frosts on Saturday and Sunday, and with chance of a few wintry flurries." To be honest with you; if it is anything like yesterdays ride (yes i was stupid enough to ride to work), I too will be saying forget it and staying in bed. I went-down yesterday on the way home from work..(TURNING INTO MY DRIVE WAY!!!! grrrr) no damage to anything but some scratches on my less then 36 hour old (at the time) crash bars and my "I am imortal and invincible pride"!!
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Phew!

Hi Xander and all

Burning a few candles myself and not tough at all, but relieved to learn that wimping out is OK on this site, as I don't do snow and ice, but hoping it's dry roads and about 8c.

Just looked on a long range and it promises 6c with light showers, which just sounds bearable. If not, I'll bowl down in the motor, as I want to hear the chats and put a few faces to names.

Hope to see you on Sunday, as it should be bearable.

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Hi everyone.

I'm from Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.

Cheers.

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Hi Phil

Hi Phil

Nice to hear from you and it's looking less and less likely, as I look out at the blizzard and foot of snow in the garden, that I will be going to the ACE Cafe on the bike on Sunday.

I will take the old 4x4 though, as I really want to meet anyone who makes it there, so will have a couple of seats available if anyone can make it to my place near Banbury or to an M40 junction or services south of junction 11.

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Hi Chris.

It's looking less and less likely, as I look out at the sheet of ice on my un-gritted road and snow in the garden, that we will be going to the ACE Cafe on the bike on Sunday.
If we do go it will be last minute and could be abandoned at any time. So sorry but i dont think it is a good idea to count on us.
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