September 06, 2013 GMT
Two-Wheel Camping In Hampshire



Last year, Steve arranged the first Hampshire HU mini-meet at a very well-appointed golf club out in the rolling countryside.


Such a pleasant little event it was, that Steve laid on a re-run last weekend.



Very nice too.


There was no missing the location, with or without GPS, down a little B-road.


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Complete with the world's flags strung out to welcome the world's travellers.


But the dirt track up the embankment on to the field was a little steep,

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specially if you've no engine.

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I'd left mine at home. So I parked at the bottom of the field temporarily (just for the photo).
After which, pedal-power dragged my bicycle back amongst the tents at the top. Tons of room in the vast field.

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The train took the strain part way, from home to Basingstoke. And back again afterwards.


There was the usual Saturday ride-out into the lanes. But with not a tow-rope in sight I found an activity just as satisfying.

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Off-road tea.



And you know how it is when you're sunk in your favourite chair with a fresh brew - it takes a little while to rush to your tent and rummage for a camera when a bike appears returning from the day's outing.

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Jacques & Mandy (aka Pumbaa) arrive back at base.

Almost got the whole team in the frame, just the top of helmets missing, but what does that matter when a mug of tea is at stake?
Well, maybe it does matter, they'd not long returned from a bicycle trip right round SE Asia and China.


Tea and chat occupied all the rest of the time, so no more photos, except this.

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An excellent repair to a plastic side panel with a big chunk melted away by the silencer. I just happen to know of a little Yamaha in my garage in the same situation. So this idea should fix it nicely.
Thanks to Elaine, who had travelled all the way down from Yorkshire, for the neat design.


Thanks also to Belle and Gordon for the great presentation about their Stella Alpina run back in July. On Honda C90s as always.


And to Steve for setting the whole weekend up.




Posted by Ken Thomas at September 06, 2013 03:10 PM GMT
 


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