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Road Trip

When I look back, the last 14 months have been rather boring on the motorcycling front.

Last May 2010, we travelled round the coast of Great Britain on a motorcycle, visiting new places and making new friends.

Since then only the normal commute, and a few day trips.

Well this is certainly not good enough, so on Friday we packed our bags, well panniers, and this Saturday morning set off on a long weekends motorcycling road trip.

The weather was certainly against us, and as I had a new front tyre fitted on Friday, the ride was more careful then spirited.

Friday was a beautiful day, I collected the BMW R1200GS from our local garage, after having a new front tyre fitted and had a fun ride home.

Saturday morning found us loading the panniers in the poring rain.

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Once all packed we slowly travelled up the east coast of England, utilising the Humber Bridge to speed us on our way.

The rain was terrible, it’s been a while since I had ridden in such heavy rain, and I had forgotten to ensure the Goretex liner of my jacket was correctly over my gloves.

At the first stop after the Humber Bridge, I found my hands wet, from the water running off my jacket into my Goretex water proof gloves. A lesson on dressing correctly in this bad weather.

Just after lunch as we reached Scarborough, the sky slowly turned blue, the warm dry wind, slowly dried out our jackets. Caroline took the opportunity to change gloves, we had brought a spare pair to change into should it be required.

Once at Scarborough we headed west, and as usual stopped in Thirsk for a snack and a rather fine hot chocolate.

We continued west and found a rather pleasant Bed & Breakfast in the North Yorkshire Dales.
Now as I type this, well rested after a meal and bottle of wine in the local George & Dragon I look forward to what tomorrow might bring.