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OnlineDavid.

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    The Northern Monkeys are back
    « on: 2022-05-16 09:52:15 »
    After a brief hiatus, the Northern Monkeys are back. Two weeks ago, Simbo, Michael(c2710) and I met up in Morrisons at Wetherby. We were out again yesterday too. It's great to see that Chris (k9doc) one of our founder members is back on two wheels. I was thinking of starting a new thread and this has prompted me to do so. Wetherby was chosen as geographically it is approximately an hour away for all those who had expressed and interest in meeting up.

    Going forward, is the idea of trying to meet up say once a month appealing to others. If you've got any ideas for ride outs within the NM's area, fire away.

    Back in 2017, Simbo took the photo.

    « Last Edit: 2022-05-16 10:46:00 by David. »

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      Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
      « Reply #1 on: 2022-05-16 15:39:52 »
      Howdo David, good to see the Three Caballeros still living the dream and keeping the Northern Monkeys alive. I seem to remember that photo being taken at Wolds Village, Bainton, during a run around the Yorkshire Wolds. I enjoyed the Monkey Runs as well as our trips around Wales and Dales/Lake District. Was looking for a photo from one of the early (if not the first) Monkey Runs when we met at the Mining Museum and headed for the Peak District but they seem to have disappeared.


      Once the 'new' bike has been fettled I'll have to see how things go but it would be nice to do the Monkey Runs again. Methinks it may take a while to regain 'bike fitness'.
      BTW, the 'new' bike has a strange little lever called 'choke'. No idea what it's for.  :) . Will need to google it.
      Chris

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        Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
        « Reply #2 on: 2022-05-16 15:54:38 »
        Was looking for a photo from one of the early (if not the first) Monkey Runs when we met at the Mining Museum and headed for the Peak District but they seem to have disappeared.

        There you go Chris, when only RT's were permitted.

        https://i.ibb.co/FzBBDNk/NM-s-Meet.jpg
        The Northern Monkeys are back


        Your memory serves you correctly, here is the thread with some more photos, BMW R1200RT / R1250RT forum - The BMW R1200RT/R1250RT forum
        « Last Edit: 2022-05-16 16:01:53 by David. »

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          Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
          « Reply #3 on: 2022-05-16 16:22:55 »
          Good to see your still kicking about the forum Chris,


          Look forward to a catch up    :) [size=78%] [/size]

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            Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
            « Reply #4 on: 2022-05-16 16:48:09 »
            There you go Chris, when only RT's were permitted.

            https://i.ibb.co/FzBBDNk/NM-s-Meet.jpg
            The Northern Monkeys are back

            Re: The Northern Monkeys are back

            Your memory serves you correctly, here is the thread with some more photos, BMW R1200RT / R1250RT forum - The BMW R1200RT/R1250RT forum


            Good job David, thank you. Happy days.
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              Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
              « Reply #5 on: 2022-05-16 16:49:53 »
              Good to see your still kicking about the forum Chris,


              Look forward to a catch up    :) [size=78%] [/size]


              Shuffling around more like and a catch up would be good.
              Chris

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                Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
                « Reply #6 on: 2022-05-22 21:01:27 »
                The Yorkshire mining museum should be our nect meet up point, I remember the breakfast being rather good 🙂
                The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

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                  Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
                  « Reply #7 on: 2022-05-23 09:11:27 »
                  The Yorkshire mining museum should be our next meet up point.

                  The YMM is a fair trek for me but would consider it.

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                    Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
                    « Reply #8 on: 2022-05-23 17:21:07 »
                    There is an upside David, its virtually all dual carriageway and motorway miles for you. ;)

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                      Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
                      « Reply #9 on: 2022-05-23 19:51:02 »
                      A similar run for you Chris once on the M181, M180, M18, M62 & M1, see you there.

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                        Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
                        « Reply #10 on: 2022-05-23 20:55:54 »
                        A similar run for you Chris once on the M181, M180, M18, M62 & M1, see you there.
                        Where are we going?


                        PS Ah sorry. I guess scunny is from Scunny and also called Chris.
                        « Last Edit: 2022-05-23 21:03:51 by k9doc »
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                          Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
                          « Reply #11 on: 2022-05-23 21:30:13 »
                          I guess scunny is from Scunny and also called Chris.

                          Correct.

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                            Re: The Northern Monkeys are back
                            « Reply #12 on: 2022-05-24 00:20:45 »
                            Here's hoping, but right now I am awaiting a knee operation and struggling to even get my leg over my RT's seat!