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Postby Sidcar » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:48 pm



I've just spent the last week riding my 1930 BSA outfit along the coast of Wales and England. My friends and I are trying to circumnavigate Britain but as two of us are still working we can only do it a week at a time. I'm not using the Goldwing because it would be too easy. This year we did 900 miles going from South Wales to Gretna Green on the Scottish border taking in the Island of Anglesey. On Anglesey is the village with the longest name in Britain. The picture shows us in front of the railway station. If you don't want to dislocate your tongue the website below tells you how to say it.
The other picture is us in front of Carnarfon Castle just before we crossed the bridge to Anglesey.

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http://www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerych ... uk/say.php
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Postby Mag » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:26 pm

Damn!!! There is a name-and-a-half!

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Postby tom84std » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:28 am

Call it "Go Go" for short?

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Postby dingdong » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:08 am

Sure would like to see some pics of your BSA rig.
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Postby Sidcar » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:41 pm

The picture shows my BSA on the Hardnott Pass in Cumbria which it had just failed to climb.
The pass has an incline of one in three (one foot up for every three feet forward) in places but I only got about halfway up the part you can see which is "only" one in four. It wasn't just the incline it was the succession of ninety degree bends which stopped me maintaining any momentum. The slope I came to a halt on was so steep the bike started sliding back down the hill even though the front brake had the wheel locked. I had a tense moment or two getting the thing turned round in the narrow roadway followed by an equally tense few minutes getting back down the hill, first gear, ignition fully retarded, slow as I could dabbing the brakes so they didn't overheat and fade.
Still it was worth a try.
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Postby dingdong » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:18 am

That's a beauty. Has to be a ball to ride. Interesting story of the hill climb. What kind of bikes are your buddies riding?
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Postby Sidcar » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:24 am

My friends were on
1918 Triumph Model H 550cc 2speed belt drive, rim brakes
1930 Radco 500cc
1953 Velocette MAC 350cc

Remarkably we had no serious brake downs all week

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