Jump to content

blooming traffic!


Recommended Posts

how am i supposed to enjoy a ride out when there are so many cars on the roads😡

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Totally concur jcr, but as there was three of us going out to National Trust today I had no choice but to take the car. Seen so many bikers on the roads (motorways included) was very envious. But, and a very BIG BUT.  the weather was so hot I don't think I would have coped too well in my full leathers being in my seventies.
Mike.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Same up here ,  mobbed  ,,first  warm day,,,😎

May be an image of motorcycle and outdoors

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been on earlies last two days so roads dead on the way in (0400hrs) and chok a blok on the way home.

Some crazy filtering yesterday by a load of bikes and scooters, which I let myself get caught up in. When I finally got through it all I was fkn angry with myself as there were some stupid risks taken

No harm done tho (other than pissing off a load of car drivers) and  a much better run into work today

 

20210531_042518.jpg

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

the only times i seem to be able to avoid heavy traffic in daylight are early mornings at the weekend (pre 9am) and late on Sunday evenings.

i took the Ace down the country lanes between Hampshire and Wiltshire, just to get away from all the cars. i got lost for about an Hour and ended up in Salisbury.

to be honest, i think the bike is just too big and heavy for those types of roads though.

i think a Royal Enfield might be in my future.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderator

ponderosa was quiet and found a great new cafe too

wasn't till i got on the m6 that it was busy

 

IMG_3815.JPG

IMG_3827.JPG

IMG_3829.JPG

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

went out early this morning (Saturday 6:45am). weather was lovely, clear blue skies and mild.

got a couple of hours of fun riding in on fairly quiet roads. it started getting busy about 9, so i headed back home.

today was a good day 👍

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, jcr said:

went out early this morning (Saturday 6:45am). weather was lovely, clear blue skies and mild.

got a couple of hours of fun riding in on fairly quiet roads. it started getting busy about 9, so i headed back home.

today was a good day 👍

If you want to venture farther north and end up in North Wiltshire there are plenty of quiet rural roads and loads of quiet A roads as well as Motorways i.e., M4/M5. My favourite trek is on the A429 from Chippenham(where I live) to Cirencester(where I grew up) on the way just before Ciren is the old Kemble airfield which used to be the original home of the RAF's Red Arrows which is now a private "Commercial estate?" anyway, now it is open to the public with a fantastic cafe overlooking the runways being used by private small aircraft. Not sure if the cafe which is called AV8 is open at the moment due to the present pandemic.
Mike.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the suggestion Mike. ive often found myself in Wilts, i usually head to Salisbury then just follow my nose.

i love the colours in the countryside at this time of year.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I went today in the car as again there were three of us to which I think is the "best place" in South Wales. Any ideas? 
Was so envious of all the bikers parking on the sea front where we had to park in a car park and walk down to the beach which was no problem.
Mike.

Link to post
Share on other sites

no idea? i toured Wales on a TZR125 about thirty years ago. went with a mate who had just changed his RD125 for a GS850. i think he dropped the bike at a stand still 4 times on that trip, including on me at Caernarfon castle!

we didnt spend much time down south, preferred the middle and north.

sounds like you need a motorbike and sidecar combo Mike :D

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

For the last 2 or 3 months have been commuting the 28 miles to work and back on the FJ here in Kernow.  Mornings are not too bad but late afternoon rush hour between Falmouth & Truro and through Truro is a killer.

Cagers all over the place and Truro is at a standstill on double lanes.

High beam and blinkers on and gently force your way through the middle.  Generally people are alert, helpful and make space.    Some however should be shot on sight. 🤬

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...