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post #1 of 15 Old 09-07-2010, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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I have to admit that I havent been very active on this forum until recently but I am enjoying reading the threads from fellow Vstrom owners around the globe.

Every year here in the UK I head off on a long road trip with my pal, we explore the most beautiful parts of Britain and northern Europe and then post the adventures on our facebook page...we dont do this for any financial gain or some strange political reasons..we do it because its great fun and its good to share the experience with friends.

I just thought that some folks on here might like to visit the page, no spam or unpleasant posts though please!

Look us up on Fbook.... 'Jamie & Tony - the original motorcycle adventurers!'
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post #2 of 15 Old 09-07-2010, 05:44 PM
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Looked up - joined.

Maybe this way I'll have a contact when my wife causes us to pack up for the UK next year

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Maybe this way I'll have a contact when my wife causes us to pack up for the UK next year

Great stuff, when you are ready to head over let me know and I will give you a list of places that most visitors never see...if you have an interest in Roman history or the Industrial revolution or World War 2 history then I am full of useful tips.

How do you fancy seeing a 100 year old water pumping station with a full size working steam engine identical to the engines used on the Titanic for example??

Or maybe visit a hidden (but working) world war 2 airfield where the American and british bombers used to take off along side eachother? this is still a discreet playground for owners of small wartime aircraft.

Or maybe go down an underground Iron age tunnel that you have to crawl along on hands and knees? very dangerous but unforgetable experience!

Or maybe you fancy hiring a motorbike and riding along one of the most exciting and dangerous motorcycle routes in Europe? (this is cool road by car too)

Or maybe you would like the location of hidden allied war cemetaries in Northern France...not to be missed...very emotional places!

Whichever way you go its a lovely place to visit.

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Thanks, I will. This will likely be a three to five year move to somewhere around Edinburgh, so there will likely be a bike purchase in there as well. Having driven much of southern Scotland and the Midlands up to Newcastle, I'd love to do it on two wheels.

I'm wondering if the airfield you mentioned is in Skellingthorpe. If so, there were RCAF Wellingtons running out of there as well.

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There are several airfields worth visiting but the one I am thinking of is Sleap airfield in shropshire...there is also a historic aircraft recovery society there, they dig up WW1 and WW2 crashed aircraft and put the engines and fuselage remains on display in WW2 Nissin huts at the airfield...its fascinating.


Check the photos on the Fbook page...there are some shots of the device that the bombers used to use for practice bomb runs...overrun by trees and slowly rotting in a peacefull farm field.
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try this link direct to the fbook page !

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Thanks to all who have joined so far...it has really given our biker page a boost...Salute.
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Also joined. Ex-pat Brit living in California. Sometimes miss even the weather.
I travel the world with work, spent quite a lot of time in China, UAE, USA and Ireland...but theres no place like home ! The rain does have its up sides, it makes for one of the greenest terrains on the planet.

Enjoy the sunshine while you are there!
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