Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July 2012

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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by dizzyblonde » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:19 pm

Happy to go with flow Friday, as Mark really can't hobble too far.
I'm meeting him between 3 and 4, so reckon to be at site around 5 ish.


This will be my first night away from the kids on my Tod, since before I got preggers.....how the hell will they cope without me at home :blink:

Found my tent, it ain't mouldy and appears to be intact from being borrowed last year. I POLISHED my downpipe, and threw a soapy sponge at the bike, so all set!!!!

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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by norrie » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:06 am

Just getting ready to leave see you all soon. :happyhappy:
Ride safe everyone. :ride:


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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by shebee » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:55 am

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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by AZ » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:37 am

All packed and fuelled up.Leaving in less than an hour and expecting to be riding through rain :angry: ,but i have my lad on pillion for company so i wont be taking any chances.Take care everyone and see you all tomorrow :thumbsup: .
NOTE; bikes do not have air brakes,lofting the front wheel will have an effect on a bikes braking efficiency.
dont arf get the adrenalin pumpin tho!!!

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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by Red Mist » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:08 pm

Last minute panic - just checked my brakes and the pads were nearly down to the metal - now sorted. Will get down for the day only on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing everybody.

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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by norrie » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:50 pm

Change of plan from me.
Had the chance of a free room at the red lion tonight so staying there tonight and camping tomorrow night.
Got really wet on the way down so glad of a room.


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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by vassilis67 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:00 pm

Ride safe all of you....do not forget the pics. :P
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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by raptor996 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:48 pm

Safe ride every one. Looking forward to meeting up! yay :thumbsup:

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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by Miz » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:06 pm

It was a good day, lots of sun, loads of bikes, the biggest gathering of Raptors I've ever seen, it was good to put some faces to names, shame we could not have camped though.

Here are a few pictures of the day
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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by VRaptorMark » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:33 pm

Yeah it was good to meet you all today. Shame we got there so late but next year we will get there early morning. The count down begins!! :D :D
Better to burn out than just fade away!!

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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by AZ » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:16 pm

Well a top day only tainted for me by the fact that my Rap was at my bruvs with a dead battery ,so i had to borrow his Nazi staff bike to ride the 12 miles to east kirkby.Back home in Manchester now having done a near personal best of 132 miles before the fuel light popped on.My 10 year old lad did me proud having only one complaint after a wasp crawled in his helmet.You really can get some volume out of those intercoms.Ears are stil ringing now :shock: .
NOTE; bikes do not have air brakes,lofting the front wheel will have an effect on a bikes braking efficiency.
dont arf get the adrenalin pumpin tho!!!

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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by norrie » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:43 pm

What a fantastic weekend. :D
Not only did I get to catch up with the Buell lot but also met a lot of Raptor owners. It was great camping and the weather was fantastic on the Saturday and the local pub was a laugh especially Martin and Mel on the karaoke. :lol:
A big thanks to Martin and Mel for supplying me with some beer since I came ill prepared and also for booking the campsite etc.
Sorry for not saying goodbye to everyone but I wanted an early start. Left at 8am and was home just before 1pm with only the last 40 Miles being wet.

We really need to have our own meet at some point in the near future.


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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by Crap Tartan » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:16 pm

Just got home after a fun 250 mile plus run home over many new roads I`ve never been on!!

Thanks to all for making it such a great fun weekend, was great to meet all you rappies face to face and hope its not too long before we do it again!

If there has to be an award I vote for best boobs and pink jammies goes to Dizzy!!! lol :thumbsup: :nerner: :evil: :haha:
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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by shebee » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:31 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance:


Nice to put names to faces and Raptors ;)

Nice dry run back, tent dried and put away, both bathed and waiting for Pizza to arrive!


What a great weekend, thank you all for makng it! :woot:


And Huge Thanks to Chris for the invite!
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Re: Buell & Italian Motorcycle Festival, Saturday 21st July

Post by Crap Tartan » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:30 pm

and great pics too Miz!!!
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