WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby flash » 1 Jul 2019, 7:47am

Hippo birdy two ewe. Have a good one...

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 1 Jul 2019, 12:33pm

Thanks guys.
What a wonderful 60th last year ... the ride from Carlisle to Abington, 2nd breakfast at the Gretna Cafe, terrifying the local drivers at Beattock with the application of Sudocreme, the climb up to Beattock Summit and the wonderful party at the campsite curtesy of the girls ... wonderful day ... all in bed for 9 ...lol
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby KFT » 1 Jul 2019, 1:29pm

Happy Birthday David.

If i remember correctly this was also the day when our backup crew had much hilarity with the Cock of the North / Penis tree plantation off the M74 :lol:

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Paulatic » 1 Jul 2019, 1:41pm

KFT wrote:Happy Birthday David.

If i remember correctly this was also the day when our backup crew had much hilarity with the Cock of the North / Penis tree plantation off the M74 :lol:

Rode that direction this morning up to the summit. What a head wind it was today thankfully we didn’t have it last year.
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby flash » 1 Jul 2019, 2:18pm

Image :lol:

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 2 Jul 2019, 11:17am

This was the day I left the wimps and returned to our caravan with mixed emotions.
I was very pleased to get to the van but sad to leave the Wimps and our adventure
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby John100 » 2 Jul 2019, 4:06pm

Must have been a sad day for you Ken as it was for us, but you're safe and well now and raring to go! Just catching up a bit after 2 new local grandchildren end of April and end of June! Breathe!! How is the search for a driver going? Do they have to be under 70 for insurance purposes? Do they get camping/b&b paid for but pay for food? What is the pick up and drop off situation? I was going to take car up to Whitehaven and leave it there possibly collecting JW if he wanted a lift and get train back from Newcastle to Whitehaven. I'm happy to do that or be picked up etc!

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 2 Jul 2019, 4:37pm

The only restriction on the driver is that they hold a full UK driving licence and are over 18.
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 2 Jul 2019, 6:31pm

landsurfer wrote:The only restriction on the driver is that they hold a full UK driving licence and are over 18.

When I asked when I had the accident I was told I was to old I was 71 then
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 2 Jul 2019, 6:34pm

John100 wrote:Must have been a sad day for you Ken as it was for us, but you're safe and well now and raring to go! Just catching up a bit after 2 new local grandchildren end of April and end of June! Breathe!! How is the search for a driver going? Do they have to be under 70 for insurance purposes? Do they get camping/b&b paid for but pay for food? What is the pick up and drop off situation? I was going to take car up to Whitehaven and leave it there possibly collecting JW if he wanted a lift and get train back from Newcastle to Whitehaven. I'm happy to do that or be picked up etc!

Only Landsurfer can answer the pick up drop off situation he is the logistic experts
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 2 Jul 2019, 7:38pm

oldmanonabike wrote:
landsurfer wrote:The only restriction on the driver is that they hold a full UK driving licence and are over 18.

When I asked when I had the accident I was told I was to old I was 71 then


Thats because we have a new insurer Ken.
One with less restrictions ...
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 2 Jul 2019, 7:43pm

oldmanonabike wrote:
John100 wrote:Must have been a sad day for you Ken as it was for us, but you're safe and well now and raring to go! Just catching up a bit after 2 new local grandchildren end of April and end of June! Breathe!! How is the search for a driver going? Do they have to be under 70 for insurance purposes? Do they get camping/b&b paid for but pay for food? What is the pick up and drop off situation? I was going to take car up to Whitehaven and leave it there possibly collecting JW if he wanted a lift and get train back from Newcastle to Whitehaven. I'm happy to do that or be picked up etc!

Only Landsurfer can answer the pick up drop off situation he is the logistic experts


Those that want picked up will be, those that want dropped off will be.
Those that want both will receive both.
Apart from the need for a driver for the Ride Phase all is covered.
A fall back driver is in place but we'll have pay her airfare, and accommodation, and put up with her evil sense of humour ....
Trust me .... lets find a driver ....
Be a do'er, not a watcher. Be a Sceaphierde, not a Sheep.
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 3 Jul 2019, 8:06am

I wil try again I ruled out the seventies pity it's not an automatic one of my younger friends would have enjoyed it
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 3 Jul 2019, 9:10am

landsurfer wrote:
oldmanonabike wrote:
John100 wrote:Must have been a sad day for you Ken as it was for us, but you're safe and well now and raring to go! Just catching up a bit after 2 new local grandchildren end of April and end of June! Breathe!! How is the search for a driver going? Do they have to be under 70 for insurance purposes? Do they get camping/b&b paid for but pay for food? What is the pick up and drop off situation? I was going to take car up to Whitehaven and leave it there possibly collecting JW if he wanted a lift and get train back from Newcastle to Whitehaven. I'm happy to do that or be picked up etc!

Only Landsurfer can answer the pick up drop off situation he is the logistic experts


Those that want picked up will be, those that want dropped off will be.
Those that want both will receive both.
Apart from the need for a driver for the Ride Phase all is covered.
A fall back driver is in place but we'll have pay her airfare, and accommodation, and put up with her evil sense of humour ....
Trust me .... lets find a driver ....

I hope she doesn't live in Australia I've already spent my budget
I'm not getting older,just gaining more experience

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 3 Jul 2019, 12:05pm

Sorry to say I can't persuade anyone to be backup driver over to everyone else
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