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So as we got some sun as last it was time to take my Van Van for it's first ride .  It wasn't going to be a long way and I certainly wasn't going to take it on any trails as it's far too clean for that malarkey.

It took me over an hour to get used to the power (or lack of it 😃) , it was mainly noticeable going up hills and involved a lot of dancing on the gear lever but once I got used to it I really enjoyed the ride.

So out around the back of Bath and over to Norton St Phillip and then down to Farleigh Hungerford to stop and have a nosey at the castle..........

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From there I took the road to Bradford-on-Avon and stopped to see what was going on at the canal wharf..................

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From there I rode through the town and headed for Corsham but on route I remembered that Great Chalfield Manor was nearby so I detoured to get a photo...........

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Gt. Chalfield is a 15th century manor house with superb gardens to walk around, well worth a visit if you're in the area.  I like the road that leads down to it as well......

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I back-tracked a couple of miles and then continued towards Corsham, on the way I spotted some of Fred's mates so I stopped to say hello..............

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I have no idea why this dude had a big ring through his nose, I don't think he was a bull and the ring didn't look like one they use to lead the bull around, anyone got any idea what that's all about ?

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Further up the road I stopped at a country store for a sandwich and a coffee, they had a grass air-strip next to the place ...............

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Now I was heading back towards home but stopped in Biddestone as it's a lovely village with a cool duck pond...............

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The last stop was at Castle Coombe race circuit where there was a track day for cars.  Only 66 miles were done but it was really enjoyable and not one drop of mud :classic_biggrin:

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2 minutes ago, Pedro said:

Nice one, Bob

what kind of speed is it happy cruising at?

I'd say it's happiest at 50-55mph

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I always think the dash looks really weird on the Van Van with the speedo sticking out on the left on it's own!

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It is an anti-weaning ring, must be a fairly young bullock, they put them in if they are reluctant to stop weaning as it makes the attempt uncomfortable.

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11 hours ago, Buckster said:

It is an anti-weaning ring, must be a fairly young bullock, they put them in if they are reluctant to stop weaning as it makes the attempt uncomfortable.

Nice one Ian, that makes sense as they were fairly young.

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13 minutes ago, boboneleg said:

Nice one Ian, that makes sense as they were fairly young.

Fucking townie.

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14 hours ago, XTreme said:

I always think the dash looks really weird on the Van Van with the speedo sticking out on the left on it's own!

I like it as it goes with the quirkyness of the bike.

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14 minutes ago, boboneleg said:

I like it as it goes with the quirkyness of the bike.

I’ve always liked them but they need to be a 250. Physically too small for me.

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Just now, Buckster said:

I’ve always liked them but they need to be a 250. Physically too small for me.

Your knees would be up around your ears, it's a very small bike.

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