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GPZ500 UK Owners forum meet/ride

The GPZ500 UK OWNERS FORUM.COM http://gpz-500.com/index.php Easter meet/ride will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th April.

The route will be from Bolton Abbey to Settle via Pateley Bridge, Masham, Leyburn, Hawes,and Ribblehead, taking in some excellent roads and scenery. Along with cafe stops for the mandatory Bacon Barm,

ALL are welcome along whether on a GPZ or not, and whether forum members or not.
The aim of the ride is just to get out and enjoy ourselves. As was last years ride, this will be well attended, several member's already coming with others penciled in.

Anyone wanting to come along either check out the meet/ride thread on the forum or, drop me a PM on here.

A couple of pic's from last years ride,
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For those who said they are coming, as promised, here is the meet point,

Abbey Tea Rooms, Bolton Abbey.

Meet at 10am, time for a brew, then,er, potter off, .

It's going to be a good day, plenty of nice warm sunshine promised,

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I googled your meet spot.... your rural, green, beautiful countryside impresses me yet again. Looks like nice riding roads surrounding, as well. Hope your meet/ride/ bacon barms a success.


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It will be,
I'll post some pic's tomorrow night.

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Subscribed for the photos.

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What a brilliant day out,
Left home in cold damp fog, and was sweating and basking in glorious sunshine when we stopped for a brew.
A good day's riding, with good friends, on good roads, What could be better,
Now we are planning something a bit special for the Spring Bank holiday...watch this space, ,

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And a few more,
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Vic had the camera on yesterday, this is leaving the Breakfast stop,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYjq6U2367A

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The view from the Breakfast table,

And the remains of my Bacon Barm, er, none, LOL. My Feast ice cream about to be eaten,

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That's a lovely looking bridge. I'm a big fan of bridges. Any sort of engineering work interests me, especially if it is old.
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Not sure how old that bridge is, but it is old.

Stopped at Ribblehead for a quick stretch and get some pic's. This in the background is Ribblehead Viaduct. A magnificent bit of engineering, built (IIRC) from 1870 to 1874. Very little work could be done on it in winter, it get's pretty wild up there.
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^ awesome mountain roads....Ducati country

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You would be in heaven on that road Duc, 1 of the top 5 rated "best biking road's" in England. Also one of the deadliest, big sign's everywhere "29 rider fatality's in the last three years"....it's actually 33 now, those signs are from last year.

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Nice roads indeed.

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yeah I seen a load of the big red sign posts by Appleton warrington and I did slow down
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Lunty- LFC missed one this weekend. We had a golden opportunity to move a little closer to 4th place but that loss to Aston Villa really hurt us.

At least Man U lost yesterday. LOL.

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You would be in heaven on that road Duc, 1 of the top 5 rated "best biking road's" in England. Also one of the deadliest, big sign's everywhere "29 rider fatality's in the last three years"....it's actually 33 now, those signs are from last year.
I could see where folks would become "enthused" riding there. The big, wide open spaces offer plenty of distant vision...beautiful.

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You would be in heaven on that road Duc, 1 of the top 5 rated "best biking road's" in England. Also one of the deadliest, big sign's everywhere "29 rider fatality's in the last three years"....it's actually 33 now, those signs are from last year.
I could see where folks would become "enthused" riding there. The big, wide open spaces offer plenty of distant vision...beautiful.
yeah ducati you do get a bit lost in the view when riding on them roads , breath taking
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hahaha I know here is my (back seat bitch ) better known as my little cousin when he heard Liverpool had scored
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You would be in heaven on that road Duc, 1 of the top 5 rated "best biking road's" in England. Also one of the deadliest, big sign's everywhere "29 rider fatality's in the last three years"....it's actually 33 now, those signs are from last year.
I could see where folks would become "enthused" riding there. The big, wide open spaces offer plenty of distant vision...beautiful.
yeah ducati you do get a bit lost in the view when riding on them roads , breath taking
LOL, You should have popped along, it was a good day out,

There will be another one shortly, end of May.....doing something different....fingers crossed,

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hahaha I know here is my (back seat bitch ) better known as my little cousin when he heard Liverpool had scored
Haha! Awesome! He is a smart kid and a fine "Kopite"

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lol this is a picture iv had for donkeys years , it just shows you the scouse sense of humour .
its the train system in Liverpool
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lol this is a picture iv had for donkeys years , it just shows you the scouse sense of humour .
its the train system in Liverpool
Haha! Awesome.

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There is another ride/meet taking place on the 4th May...bank holiday Monday. Most probably up to the Lake District...at the moment.

Usual crew will be out, and anyone else who want's to come along will be made welcome. Time's/meet point's will be posted once they are decided,

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Meet point's are in front of the Boddington Arm's Samlesbury at 8.30, or Devil's Bridge at 10am

The ride will be around the Lake District. Forecast look's good, should be a nice day out.

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