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West Country Camping Weekend

Post by minetymenace » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:16 pm

Who is up for a West Country Camping Weekend?

What dates?

Rough Location? (I know a pub near Malborough that is suitable, local Guzzi camp held there) or perhaps buy the seaside...

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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by minetymenace » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:17 pm

Bossy's offer sounds good!
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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by Ian Hingley » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:22 pm

Is Bossy's offer a secret, or aren't I invited??

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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by bossy » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:29 pm

Ian, last time we invited you, you came on the wrong day.

All welcome, I have a reasonable cache of wood for a fire, toilet and mains water.

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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by Ian Hingley » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:35 pm

Fair point. I was on a blind date when I realised I should have been talking bollocks in your field!

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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by minetymenace » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:09 pm

OK, what about a date?

How about 01-02NOV or 08-09NOV? Thinking as Hingley, firewood and fire works all have "fire" in them.....
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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by Ian Hingley » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:26 pm

Yes, yes, very funny!

OK, I'm in. I take it attending on a unit single is compulsory? Is it to be the Fleetstar or the Beast then Minety?

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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by minetymenace » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:09 pm

I was hoping you wouldn't ask! A forum members meet that insists on attending with a unit single would exclude quite a few (eg me!) and anyone who has an off road BSA!.....but I accept the ribbing, but as I don't take much very seriously, so I would suggest (but not insist) in order of prefference:
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2. On their BSA unit singles
3. On someone's unit singles
3. On other bikes (BSA, other British, European, perhaps Classic Jap and maybe even a Harley :oops: )
4. Planes, cars, motor homes or what have you.

Anyway, motorcycling is really all about freedom doing what you want to do when you want to do it, not obeying rules or belonging to exclusive clubs or gangs. We all have common interests expressed in various ways (be it a never ending project, ever higher top speed, thrashing round a muddy circuit, plodding round the lanes or touring the world) there is no right way to enjoy what we do and there should be no rules dictating how we go about it. Each to their own. (Rant over).

It is only an excuse to drink <965 <011 , talk bollocks <936 and set fire to something <939 possibly under the guise of cooking <976 or motorcycle maintenance <929 .

First weekend in November is Half Term, so possibly not good for me.
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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by skippy » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:52 am

I say Minety old chap, just love those elegant rants you come up with.
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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by Jack Gifford » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:02 am

Ditto on loving Minety's "rants". ["elegant" though? :roll: ]
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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by bossy » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:13 pm

A few further thoughts;

November it may be a bit wet to get Vans and Motorhomes on and off site, but you are welcome to try and we have a tractor if something gets stuck.
The pole barns are pretty much full of hay this time of year, but I do have a nearly empty shipping container that can be used as a 'clubhouse' and a generator for lights and music.

Would it be a good idea to choose a weekend, plan to camp but have a Pub / b&B in mind if the weather is poor?

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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by Mark Cook » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:20 pm

I have a set of new tires on the back and doubled the valve of the bus :oops: So I'm happy to give it a go. If needed a couple of big tents (see sadbook ) ;-)
A couple of ex british rail 110V work lamps for lighting if needed. 1 or 3kva generator, depending on what your planning on running at night :???:
I expect Anita can be persuaded to help with catering if required.
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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by minetymenace » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:44 pm

If not November any other suggestions? I only said November because it is the only month beginning with "N".
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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by bossy » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:38 pm

I have no problem with early November, or any other time except last weekend of October.

You will never find a date that suits everyone, so just choose one that suits you.

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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by Ian Hingley » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:00 pm

As an alternative location, how about the Holford Arms at Knockdown?

Great pub, biker friendly, live music, campsite behind the pub.

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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by minetymenace » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:07 am

I could push the beast there Ian. If we could tie it in with some live music that we don't have to organise, that would be cool....fancy a recce to Tetbury Ian? (I used to have a job next door to the pub....as a parcel boy, my first day was spent being instructed that the parcels to Radstock go there, the parcels for Trowbridge go there etc etc. Two days earlier I could put letters before and after my name and people were saluting me and calling me "Sir" (not sure if they meant it!), it was a bit of an eye opener and made me wonder if I had made the right choice leaving the Army.)
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Post by minetymenace » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:34 pm

So apart from Ian, Bossy and Mark (before he becomes too influenced by the northerners) anyone else interested?
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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by Andy Chaos » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:22 pm

I would be interested but will not be able to make 2nd weekend in Nov as all the Donny lads are heading north to a camping barn in Goathland .Also would have to come on my Ariel (they were bought out by BSA) as the CCMs a bit loud for down south.
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Post by minetymenace » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:28 pm

Just googled Goatland, then tried it with an "h"....that would be a good run :oops:
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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by Ian Hingley » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:09 am

minetymenace wrote:I could push the beast there Ian.
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Re: West Country Camping Weekend

Post by b50root » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:46 pm

Goatland. Must be from the Vikings. Our biggest Island in Sweden is Gotland And the locals pronounce it Goatland.

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