Where are you going tomorrow?

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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby Mick F » 26 Jul 2019, 7:05am

pete75 wrote:
Mick F wrote:Our car is going in for a service tomorrow down in Plympton (England), and I'll be putting the bike in the back of the car so I can go for a ride whilst they do their stuff.

Off into the South Hams, and then into Plymouth Barbican for lunch at Cap'n Jaspers before working my way back to Plympton. :D
http://www.capn-jaspers.co.uk

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Well I don't suppose anybody expected you'd put it on the ferry to Roscoff and have it serviced in France.
The Toyota dealer in Cornwall is too far away, so it's best to go over the border into England.

I'll be taking my passport. :wink:
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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby Tangled Metal » 26 Jul 2019, 8:02am

How hard was it to get the visa? I bet the queues at the consulate were long!

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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby philvantwo » 26 Jul 2019, 8:26am

Which bike are you on today Mick F?
Your Brompton or the vintage mercian?
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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby Mick F » 26 Jul 2019, 8:50am

Tangled Metal wrote:How hard was it to get the visa? I bet the queues at the consulate were long!
Easy, so long as I promise to shut the gate on my way across. They only allow on person at a time.
philvantwo wrote:Which bike are you on today Mick F?
Your Brompton or the vintage mercian?
Not a Brompton, but a Moulton.

I'll be on the Moulton for two reasons.
One, I have a good rear bag that fits nicely, and I'll be carrying a base layer and my Goretex as well as tools etc. Plus wallet and glasses and mobile phone. Weather forecast isn't for bright hot sunshine, so I need to be prepared.

Two, it fits in the back of the car easily as the overall length is nearly a foot shorter. Same wheelbase, but as it has small wheels, the overall length is less of course.
However, it is quite a bit heavier than Mercian, so is a bit of a lift to get it in. I could split the bike into the two halves to make it easier, but I usually don't bother.
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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby leftpoole » 26 Jul 2019, 12:40pm

Yvonned wrote:24=mile ride to Mudeford from Southampton, late lunch at the Noisy Lobster on front. Stay overnight in a great guest house we know then back home Saturday. Hubby with cancer can only manage 25-30 miles at a time but he’s doing great. YD

Nice ride for you. I’m from the area Mudeford but have moved away for a while due to my health.
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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby philvantwo » 26 Jul 2019, 7:16pm

No news from Mick F!!
Maybe border control have discovered he's not a proper cornishman and told him to 'do one'!!!
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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby al_yrpal » 26 Jul 2019, 7:25pm

Errrm...isn't Plympton in Devon?

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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby Paulatic » 26 Jul 2019, 7:43pm

al_yrpal wrote:Errrm...isn't Plympton in Devon?

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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby Yvonned » 26 Jul 2019, 8:09pm

Hi leftpoole.

Yes lovely ride......and we have friends in Thornbury too! Lovely place

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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby rjb » 26 Jul 2019, 8:19pm

Paulatic wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:Errrm...isn't Plympton in Devon?

Al

Yes Mick did say it was in England


Perhaps he's been press ganged in the "Sir Joshua Reynolds"
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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Jul 2019, 8:51pm

philvantwo wrote:No news from Mick F!!
Maybe border control have discovered he's not a proper cornishman and told him to 'do one'!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

My theory: the vehicle could not be fixed with the tools on board, he is on the way to Japan :wink:
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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby Mick F » 27 Jul 2019, 9:04am

Yes, I'm back! :D
I shut the gate behind me.

A friend of ours is Cornish through and through, and she is a teacher in Wales.
She was on FaceBook the other day .................

Goodbye Cymru, hello England, see you soon Kernow.
Someone replied suggesting it should be "See you dreckly, Kernow!"

(Dreckly is like mañana, but not as urgent.)
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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby Mick F » 27 Jul 2019, 10:19am

PS:
This was my route.
Plympton Ride.jpg

First out to Yealmpton, then to see the house we used to live in in Plymstock - married quarter. Empty at present.
Found this photo the other day of Daughter2 (right) and friend, both not quite three years old - June 1982 - and Sally our first border collie - nine years old.
As the house was empty, I leant Moulton up against the porch and took a photo. They've modernised the windows and doors now, but the place looks very much like it did back in the early 1980s when we lived there.
Girls and Sally.jpg
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From there, I went to Plymouth Barbican and Cap'n Jasper's for a wonderful cheese burger and onions washed down with a mug of tea. :D
Then cycled round past Plymouth Hoe and made my way back to Plympton to fork out £275 for a service, MOT, and fixing the aircon.
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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby merseymouth » 27 Jul 2019, 5:31pm

Hi all, Having escaped from hospital today, minus kidney stone, so tomorrow I rest.
Then I'll get stuck into fitting the Barfang motor to one of my trikes. One get better instructions on a packet of "T"-Bags :twisted: . TTFN MM

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Re: Where are you going tomorrow?

Postby rjb » 27 Jul 2019, 5:36pm

Mick F wrote:PS:
This was my route.
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First out to Yealmpton, then to see the house we used to live in in Plymstock - married quarter. Empty at present.
Found this photo the other day of Daughter2 (right) and friend, both not quite three years old - June 1982 - and Sally our first border collie - nine years old.
As the house was empty, I leant Moulton up against the porch and took a photo. They've modernised the windows and doors now, but the place looks very much like it did back in the early 1980s when we lived there.$matches[2]IMG_0334.jpg
From there, I went to Plymouth Barbican and Cap'n Jasper's for a wonderful cheese burger and onions washed down with a mug of tea. :D
Then cycled round past Plymouth Hoe and made my way back to Plympton to fork out £275 for a service, MOT, and fixing the aircon.


Looks like you rode past the house where i lived for my first 18 years, Grenville road. :D
I will never forget the old laira bridge, i used to get vertigo when i crossed it due to the big gaps in the barrier on the pavement. Heres a pic showing the start of the new one in 1961 when i would have been 10 years old.
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and heres the horrible monstrosity which replaced it. :(

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