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OK guys, the next Notts meet is pencilled in for the 19th July 2008. Personally I will be trying to get the CB1000R in for its 600 mile service the day before and pick it up again on the 19th in the morning :thumbup

The route (Updated: 15/07/08)

This is a slight evolution of the one that I proposed previously and I plan to be using it to help get those early miles on the CB1000R prior to the first service too. These are fun roads that are mainly A roads so they're in fairly good nick and from my experience the traffic is normally reasonable and fairly easy to get around.

The usual rules apply: Meet at the Hutt in Ravenshead on the A60. Grab a bite and a drink if you want and we'll roll out at 2pm to get the ride done, which should take no more than 2 hours. There IS now a scheduled stop at the village pub in Fiskerton (point E on the map), on the banks of the River Trent. Discovered the place recently and it's ace! :thumbup

Everyone is welcome; the weather should be great and the roads are ace, so lets make the most of it eh? Get your names down here :thumbup
 

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I'll be first to sign-up.

With usual ballcocks proviso that it ain't snowing :zzz

Malc...
 

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How big is the circle you drawing around the midlands, and where the fcuk is the hutt or even ravenshead......?? :book
 

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Alan, as far as I'm concerned the circle is as big as anyone is willing to travel. We started off with all meets being here in Nottinghamshire but after a couple I figured it's only fair that we move around, so if you're not too far out then we could come to you some time too. Whereabouts are you coming from then?

Ravenshead is just north of Nottingham on the A60, it's easy to find; it's where the posh people live :lol I'll probably be coming from near the M1; either J30 as I'm hoping to get my bike in for its first service at a dealer there, or J27 as that's the nearest to Ravenshead and near where Linby lives and we tend to ride to the Hutt together. The Hutt is across the road from Newstead Abbey, so is well signposted when you get near by. Check the route on the original post and see what you reckon. Will there be two CB1000Rs on this ride? :thumbup
 

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Looked on google maps 53 miles to the hutt is it on a farm, im traveling from Nuneaton to get there for me A4444/ A42/ M1, i will be on me cb1000r but won,t be run in by the time of the meet i don,t do many miles a year i bet your bike now has done more miles than mine and mines an 02 plate LOL.
 

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Ha ha. My Hornet just tipped over 5,000 miles today (5,007 when I looked just before I got home) and has not long since had its 4,000 mile service. I'll be getting loads of miles in purely to get the bike run in, afterwards I'll probably cut back down again.

Is a bit of a trek for you then from Nuneaton, but you're still more than welcome Alan. We normally meet up around 1pm so you have plenty of time to get there. The ride should be over with by 4pm so should be a good time. Ask Ratty about the steak baguettes they sell in The Hutt; he happily travels from Deeping just for them :lol

Here is the exact location of The Hutt. I'd recommend you come off at M1 J27 if you're coming that way. Depending on how you're doing for time we can meet you just off the motorway and show you the way via some fun roads, save you getting lost. Feel free to invite anyone you like too; while we organise the rides via HondaCB1000R.com they're open to anyone who wants to come.

There's plenty of time to organise things exactly anyway. I was excited when I knew there would be one CB1000R there I must admit, but two? That's great! :thumbup
 

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I'll try my best to be there, lets hope the sun comes back by then! :potty
 

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Ian, you can't really NOT be there without a damn good reason seeing as how you practically live next door! :lol

Jonny, you can't loose your 100% attendance record, you'll be there too, I know it!

Fingers crossed for the weather still :D
 

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I think her indoors is a damn good reason... it's okay she never says no. :thumbup
 

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hehe just to confirm ill be there! (ill try and get some pictures without Haystacks in pose position, but it could be a challenge... hehe)

BTW, Alan, tell Ant how nice that A444 is from Nuneaton to the A42! ;)
I'd like to do a rideout down that way sometime with a few of you guys as there's some sweeet roads around Twycross way! I used to travel too and from Coventry on it when i had L plates on ya see. Been down it a couple of times now with the hornet and it seems to not last quite so long anymore :/ hehe
Look forward to meeting you!

I'd be up for arranging somethin' sooner down that way, but it's one thing to lay out directions on a google map, but it's quite another to actally stick to the fucker innit! rofl ;)

- hope this wind dies down soon though!
oo, worth noting, had my first slip the other day. Night time, wet roads, exiting corner, back wheel stepped out about 4ft to the left, then swung back and went the other side all in the blink of an eye. Next thing i knew i was wrestling with what felt like a bull in a china shop trying to stay ontop of the bars. Luckily i wasnt going fast though.. mbe 35-40, and i managed to pull it all together again, but it felt really bizarre! One part of me blatantly feeling heroic and invincible, and the other down right dumbstruck at how easily my wheel went walkabout... "Lesson Learned!"

Ride safe... :rolleyes
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Trust me dude, from experience, take it steady in the wet! Some tyres just don't cut it so well in the wet, and a bit of harsh throttle can be enough to break traction. I've had loads of rear end slides in the wet, though I should point out that my wet-weather off was a front end letting go, not the rear. Keep it upright dude!

Will have to try to pop round some time soon, before the CB turns up at least! Not long now
 

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Hi all, I've just signed up for this 'site', (i'm in the introduction/newbie part) but I'm hoping to make this meet, I'll be travelling from Hull, so hope weather stays on side.

If you read my intro, you'll see I'll be getting my 1000R on 4th July and have a trip planned straight after, so by the 19th should have about 1200 miles on it.

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Hi Speighty! I bought my puppy from Hessle; bit of a boring ride from here to there: across the Humber, straight down to Lincoln, round Lincoln, down to Newark, A617 onto A614 and down to Ravenshead from that way. The motorway is faster but even more boring :thumbdown

Hopefully you'll bear with the boring and fairly straight roads though and we'll see you there!
 

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Just an update guys, with just over a fortnight to go. I've updated the route slightly (see the original post), and it now tips the scales at 62.5 miles according to Google Maps. I've introduced a stopping point at a pub in the village of Fiskerton also now which is probably about 40 mins into the ride. The pub is on the banks of the River Trent, albeit raised up quite a way. It's a real nice place with nice food and drink, so if you just want to meet at the Hutt and grab a bite/drink here then it's the perfect spot. I figure that if the weather's nice then people will probably need a drink by then, so perfect timing eh?
 

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Yeah Ant, still on for it unless something drastic happens. Had a play with a CB1000R over the weekend but didn't get in the queue early enough to take it for a proper ride. Ho-hum, looks nice in black :D

mind you for less money I can get an 08 aprilla touno 1000r, brand new OTR with Acro pipes fitted for an extra £300.......tempting......
 

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That is interesting, though I don't think it's any contest when it comes to picking one or the other. The Tuono is a nice bike for sure, but it's an RSV with no fairing, which, to me at least, means that it's a sports bike and has to be ridden accordingly to get the best performance out of it, whereas the CB is a proper naked.

How did you think it compares to your 900 Hornet George?

Oh, and obviously, see you there! :thumbup Not long now
 

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It has a very smooth engine, up to about 8K then it get a bit vibey (well this one did) Casette gearbox from the blade (nice) and a built in tank pad sort of thingy to stop your nuts and thighs from damaging the paint. Nice low seat for us shortarses, Hydraulic clutch too. Needs an aftermarket can though. My 900 doesn't compare cos it's like a bag 'o nails at the moment. Needs the chain sorting out and the airflow balancing.
 

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Hi Ant, am about just got back after couple of weeks away oop norf'...

Asuming I can get bike Mot'd in time (weather willing) I will be there...

Just hope this God awful weather breaks.

Malc'
 

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Wondered why you've been so quiet! :lol

I hope to see you there then Malc :thumbup
 
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