Penrith & Lakeland Passes 6-8 August

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k9doc wrote:No chance of T or anything else up that 'goat track', except maybe exposure.
Have a word with the tour leader and ask for a refund.
k9doc wrote:Have put together a mini tour of Wales.
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David. wrote: Have a word with the tour leader and ask for a refund.
Can't remember who put that 'extra' stop in but I think it was the dude on the blue (rather mucky if I may be so bold) TC.
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k9doc wrote:Can't remember who put that 'extra' stop in but I think it was the dude on the blue TC.
I can remember it was agreed by mutual consent.
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David. wrote: I can remember it was agreed by mutual consent.
Really! Was that after 'beer' o' clock?
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k9doc wrote:Was that after 'beer' o' clock?
I can't remember.
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k9doc wrote:An alternative ride into Northumberland/Borders will be planned in the unlikely event that Lakeland should prove wet.
Well, k9doc & David have had their heads together & come up with a splendid alternative ride into Northumberland/Borders should the Lakeland ride on day 2 not go ahead.
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David. wrote: Well, k9doc & David have had their heads together & come up with a splendid alternative ride into Northumberland/Borders should the Lakeland ride on day 2 not go ahead.
Might have to go back and do that one as well.
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k9doc wrote:Might have to go back and do that one as well.
Stay an extra night & do both.
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David. wrote: Stay an extra night & do both.
Good idea but commitments on the 9th. Also have to spread the quota of Permits. Can't blow too many on one trip. Prefer (and only capable of) 'little and often'.
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k9doc wrote: Agree with that and especially the once bit. I did it West to East on an FJR1300. Not bothered about doing it again on a heavy tourer. Maybe a smaller capacity GS or a 3 wheeler,  8) , I'd give it another go.
I feel the same,  did it two up on a fjr,  if I were to do it again (hardnott) it'd be on a much lighter bike
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10 day forecast looking ok for Penrith just now.  8) How likely is it that it might change?  ??? Should I still pack my 'waterproofs'?  :-\
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Waterproofs and thermals to cover all bases.  I wanted to be a Meteorologist but ended up a Metallurgist, damned Careers Advisor could not spell. :))
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scunny1 wrote: Waterproofs and thermals to cover all bases. 
An eternal optimist's view, flavoured with a heavy pinch of reality! And let's face it, it is the height of summer so only a dreamer would travel without either.
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David. wrote:The ETA & departure time from Ripley would be determined by k9doc's itinerary, TBC.
Should the weather prove to be favourable, what would be an ETA at Ripley.

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David. wrote: Should the weather prove to be favourable, what would be an ETA at Ripley.
1030-1045 should cover it. Latest weather ok until Tuesday morning when it is forecasting some rain in Cumbria and North Yorkshire.
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