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So since covid restrictions have eased i've been waiting to do a fairly long day around Wales.  So over the bridge and a great ride up through Usk to get to the Heads of the Valleys road and on past Brecon towards Usk Reservoir, somewhere I haven't been for over 10 years.  I had a good look but couldn't see Fred anywhere...........

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Anyway, after a coffee from my flask and a good chinwag with a local who had an ace accent from Camden Town :classic_blink: I  back tracked a while incase I saw any riders covered in shit with a hairy dude leading them .  I even stopped by the hell hole cafe in Llandovery just incase they were hanging around but no luck.

So I moved onwards and out towards Llyn Brianne , on the way I needed a comfort break (we have ladies present so I'm not going to say have a piss) and found this ace old bridge over the River Towy, unfortunately my phone had a hissy fit and I've lost the photos but I can tell you that it was built in 1822 .

I'd forgotten how good the road is around Llyn Brianne, there is some stunning scenery around there...........

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I also noticed at this point that my tyres are becoming more gay by the minute..........

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I like that. Did you ever carry a flask or did it start with covid?

Are you going more or less gay with your next tires, Bob?

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Nice shots Bob!

I remember going to Llyn Brianne in the long, hot Summer of 76......and one of the guys on a K2 750 fell off for no apparent reason as I recall.  :classic_laugh:

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@boboneleg One of my favorite places Llyn Brianne never seem to get bored of it. I was keeping an eye out for you and your gay tyres, They would have worked fine yesterday everywhere was bone dry. I thought we caught up with you going through the Crychan forest but then realised it wasn't you 

Because

A) we caught up

B) the guy and bike looked like they were straight from a catalog shoot 

C) the guy was tall and thin

:classic_laugh: 

we had an eventful day and a great laugh hoping some photos will show up soon 

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12 hours ago, Pedro said:

I like that. Did you ever carry a flask or did it start with covid?

Are you going more or less gay with your next tires, Bob?

It started with Covid Pedro, my riding has become more singular (is that the right word ?) as well.  Next tyres are already in the rack at work, bought them 6 months ago but these Pirelli's are wearing well.

Next ones are not gay.......

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1 hour ago, Sir Fallsalot said:

@boboneleg . I thought we caught up with you going through the Crychan forest but then realise it wasn't you 

Because

 

C) the guy was tall and thin

:classic_laugh: 

 

How very dare you 😁

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So I made it down to the chapel at Soar y Mynydd and started to go up the byway but it was bloody carnage.  Queues of 4x4's trying to get around mountain bikers coming the other way.  I managed to do a 27 point turn and rode back out, Lots of peeps about looking at the chapel...........

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I rode on through to the Devil's staircase but couldn't take the route I wanted as the road was closed.  I didn't want to head to Tregaron so I went back to the chapel and took the other road.  Well things happen for a reason , don't they ?  as I was now in a position to do some Dark Motorcycling a la Spanish Ginge .....

I don't know what it is (perhaps @Sir Fallsalot) can help but I suspect it was an attempt at some sort of hydro-electric thingymabob ?  Anyway the gate was open so I went for a mooch.........

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I didn't go inside as it was locked and there might be a Dragon's nest in there anyway :classic_unsure:

There was a lovely small waterfall below the dam...........

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I was a bit ihungry now so I found a nice spot on the Abergwesen Pass to eat my sandwiches ................

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Once I got down to Beulah I took the road to Newbridge-on-Wye, what a cracking road that is, lovely sweeping bends and undulations, my semi-gay tyres were enjoying it.  Found a lovely church at Llanafan Fawr.............

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I took a back road down to Builth Wells and then an unclassified road down to my favourite bench............

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Last stop was the church at Boughrood which has a 'Dead House' in the grounds 😵

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I did 227 miles yesterday which is probably like a trip to the shops for our American friends but on our little roads is a fair trip.  The Tenere 700 impresses me more and more each time I ride it, it's a bloody ace bike  🏅

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11 minutes ago, boboneleg said:

I was now in a position to do some Dark Motorcycling a la Spanish Ginge .....

Excellent Bob......but I'd say it was more of a @yen_powell ride report with all those graveyards.

If you could have found some turd-infested public conveniences it would have been a perfect match.

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1 hour ago, boboneleg said:

So I made it down to the chapel at Soar y Mynydd and started to go up the byway but it was bloody carnage.  Queues of 4x4's trying to get around mountain bikers coming the other way.  I managed to do a 27 point turn and rode back out, Lots of peeps about looking at the chapel...........

 

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I haven't a clue what that was/is used for would look good on the set of mad max though LOL cant even think where that would be located 
While looking for info on Llyn Brianne a while ago i found this video covering the construction of it 

 

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19 hours ago, boboneleg said:

So since covid restrictions have eased i've been waiting to do a fairly long day around Wales.  So over the bridge and a great ride up through Usk to get to the Heads of the Valleys road and on past Brecon towards Usk Reservoir, somewhere I haven't been for over 10 years.  I had a good look but couldn't see Fred anywhere...........

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Anyway, after a coffee from my flask and a good chinwag with a local who had an ace accent from Camden Town :classic_blink: I  back tracked a while incase I saw any riders covered in shit with a hairy dude leading them .  I even stopped by the hell hole cafe in Llandovery just incase they were hanging around but no luck.

So I moved onwards and out towards Llyn Brianne , on the way I needed a comfort break (we have ladies present so I'm not going to say have a piss) and found this ace old bridge over the River Towy, unfortunately my phone had a hissy fit and I've lost the photos but I can tell you that it was built in 1822 .

I'd forgotten how good the road is around Llyn Brianne, there is some stunning scenery around there...........

IMG_9440.thumb.JPEG.ddae29bdf1ea8ec4fbcee1fe1e0be01a.JPEG

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I also noticed at this point that my tyres are becoming more gay by the minute..........

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purchase some serious knobblies 😬

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