Yorkshire Dales trip

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Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 06:36

For the last 10 years our European travels have been aboard the good ship BMW1200gs with a luggage capacity of up to 3 weeks. During that time I've had many different 2nd bikes for Sunday Breakfast trips but none have remained as long (2 years) or got under my skin like Scrambler has.
Since my Wife passed her test 2 years ago pillion capacity has not been needed and this year we have no long trips planned due to our first Grandchild due anytime soon so the GS has been consigned to the back of the garage. The question is will the Scrambler be versatile enough for short UK breaks?
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 08:31

Sunday was our breakfast meet up at Fradley Junction so we planned to ride on from there to the Yorkshire Dales for a couple of days of walking.
Packing gear for riding, walking and evenings in the pub with enough to cover all weathers was a challenge but a tank bag, rear seat bag and rucksack was all we could carry.
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 08:54

The weather was good and although the route up from the midlands to Settle 'avoiding' motorways can be torturous, I only remembered to take 1 photo
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 09:13

Monday
The first planned walk was a 9 mile loop of Malham Cove
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Free motorbike parking was a bonus so after getting changed we secured our bikes and gear with a wire rope plus padlock and set off for a bit of exercise.

Wild garlic smell soon had our mouths watering
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A Heron in it's natural habitat
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 09:26

Janets Foss waterfall
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Gordal Scar gorge
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 09:43

The view across the top of Malham Cove
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The view from the bottom of Malham Cove
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 09:46

We ended the day with a couple of hours riding the tiny roads through the middle of the Dales before heading back to the pub, day one mission accomplished.
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby MickeyMoto » 02 May 2019 11:25

Yes is the answer...

Get yourself up to Swaledale...

Scrambler is a very good bike. I notice MCN have a good word for the Milano, too!

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/moto-morini/milano/2019/
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 13:09

Tuesday
Today was to be less scenic and more about sweating as we tackled Penygent.
Parking for motorbikes was free again=bonus, although we did donate our 2 days worth of parking fees to 3 ladies doing a charity walk for Cancer Research.

Penygent in the distance
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Sweating like a goodun after that
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Halfway up
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 13:18

Just the last climb to go
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View from the top towards Wernside
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 13:27

A slight detour on the way down to look at Hulpot
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To show how deep it is there are 2 people sitting on the opposite side
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After finishing the walk we changed and had a ride over to the Ribblehead Viaduct
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby Tonibe63 » 02 May 2019 14:11

Wednesday was the 200 mile ride home via Hawes, Aysgarth, Bolton Abbey, Skipton etc etc.

To answer my original question ..... yes I think the Scrambler is versatile enough for the UK short breaks we have in mind for this summer so I've SORNed the GS for this year.
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Re: Yorkshire Dales trip

Postby MarkB » 03 May 2019 12:39

Lovely photos, thanks. (The proper habitat for a Heron is in the cylinder head of a Morini 3 1/2. )
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