Sunday, 29 March 2015

Haggs Bank Motomadness Weekend with Horizons Unlimited

Lucy & I arrived at Haggs Bank around 7ish on Friday night, we caught up with Danny and got a beer sorted then started to mingle...

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Plans were hatched for the Saturday rides, with two road rides & three off road ones planned. The lads from Northumbria Trf all stepped up to lead these... The rest of the night was spent gossiping about bikes, standing around the fire, drinking beer & looking at the amazing starry sky!

Blurry image of the old mine shaft

Another blurry image of Haggs Bank at night..
Saturday dawned wet,  cold and miserable, but once the bacon butties were consumed,  the coffee pots empty, everybody was ready to ride. My group was a mixed bunch with two GS 800's, (Monkey & Macbean), Conan on a KLE 500,  Martyn on a KTM 990, a Honda Dominator 650, (I never found out his name!) & of course lucy's ktm & my DR.

The DR died in Alston, either a fuel, plug or battery issue, time will tell, so I left it in a layby, pinched lucy's ktm whilst she jumped on the back of Martyn's 990, which made him a happy fella! A long legged blonde wrapped around you always makes you smile!!

Spot the bikers!!

All the bikes seem to have varieties of road tyres which meant changing the route plans as the day went, especially with all the rain! So the classics followed, Haresceugh lane, where I went over the handlebars of the ktm in a comedy sketch moment to the amusement of all! R lane where our first road tyre off happened, the KLE taking a nose dive on wet grass, the coach road, Latrigg which had Monkey's GS spinning & the KLE down. Armathwaite saw us on a home run with a blast over Hartshead for the road bikes before finally heading back to Haggs Bank for a well earned shower & beer.

The results of Monkey's rooster tail!!

 There were loads of interesting bikes at the bunkhouse, including the Zombie Response vehicle... so in the daylight and after a day out, it was time to get some pics...

checker plate anyone?

Old classic BM...

Tricked up Rallye Raid bike

Lucy, Tony & I rescued the stranded DR,  then a night of burgers & hotdogs, live music & some good banter followed with everybody reliving their moments of the day!

Another great day out on bikes with some fab folk added to the list of biking mates!! Thanks to Danny & Cathy for sorting it all out for everybody...

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