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#1 titanium_s_spec

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:58 PM

as the topic says any 1 into this want a few days away in july some where in uk sort of a mini ford adventure any 1 interested ........

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:05 PM

I would be up for that (well except for the mountain biking - I don't do 2 wheels anymore) where was you thinking of going?

I suppose the benefit of doing this sort of thing with a fiesta is the potential to haul large amounts of beer and scotch in the boot :)

Would you show up though titanium_s_spec?

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:26 PM

I would be up for that (well except for the mountain biking - I don't do 2 wheels anymore) where was you thinking of going?

I suppose the benefit of doing this sort of thing with a fiesta is the potential to haul large amounts of beer and scotch in the boot :)

Would you show up though titanium_s_spec?

ha ha did not promise i was going on sunday but will promise i am going to the next 1. maybe snowdonia lakes etc etc

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:00 PM

date in mind is july 22nd

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:20 AM

Parking can be pretty poor and expensive in the Lakes. Plus by July 22nd the whole area will be rammed full of tourists, rammed I tell you! Also the Lakes are the most rainy part of the whole UK, and they are about as close to Scotland as it gets so you will probably get major opposition from the petrol scrooges

I dont know much about Snowdonia, but I would imagine that its a bit less busy than the Lakes

Maybe cosider the Peaks? its a bit more central. Or maybe the Dales? Usually fairly quiet but good scenery, walks, and pubs...


I'm up for anything, but realistically I doubt that this would ever happen. Reasons being the cost and commitment. You would be spending 100's on petrol, booking annual leave, and countless more costs incurred by the camping/accomodation, whatnot and suchlike....

As a forum we can barely manage three fiesta's at Watford Gap!!!


However If this attracts more than say three other people then maybe we could get together to discuss something.

GL s_spec!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:22 PM

ever heard of free camping??? also my leave is all booked and that is 1 of the dates i have a week of.and petrol will not be an issue because i will be based in 1area.hence the title walking/mountanbiking..

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:08 PM

must look my bike out now spring is almost here, barely broke it in before winter hit. what do the rest of you ride (except your ladies)?

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:21 PM

ever heard of free camping??? also my leave is all booked and that is 1 of the dates i have a week of.and petrol will not be an issue because i will be based in 1area.hence the title walking/mountanbiking..



Yes I have heard of free camping! It's just a case of camping on somebodys land without telling them or paying for it... There is of course the cost of camping equiptment which some may not have. Personally I have a decent compact sleeping bag and a comfy thermarest, and can easily spend a tenner on a cheapo tent at the drop of a hat. (I very rarely do camping so I dont bother to invest in a good tent)

I mentioned booking leave as an issue as several other people would have to coordinate their leave with you, as yours is already booked. Made more difficult because your leave is booked at one of the most popular times of year, thus others may not be able to get the same leave.

I mentioned the petrol because you suggested the Lakes. To get to the Lakes from the South East is about 300 miles and about 5-6 hours straight driving. A return trip would cost between 80-100 in petrol. Personally I dont care or even give a flying monkey about times or distances or how much petrol i'm burning. But for some people that would put them off straight away - because they are pussys...

It's a really good idea s_spec, I wasn't saying any different, but was just pointing out some potential possible stumbling blocks.

anybody else up for this??

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:32 PM

my gardens free for anyone heading this way, can also dig you a pit for your dunny.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:25 PM

i have a specialised pike pitch

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:38 PM

ah i have a specialised rockhopper disc comp, used it twice.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:42 PM

ah i have a specialised rockhopper disc comp, used it twice.

last years model?? nice bike plenty of use up there...

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:27 PM

last years model?? nice bike plenty of use up there...


yip 2009-10 in silver, plenty places to venture to, even have the roof mountability (not in fiesta) if only i had the time lol


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