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I had a free pass today and the weather was looking ok so a chance to get out on the Sled for a decent ride.  I wasn't really feeling fit enough to go yomping up hills to look at the reamains of castle's or towers but while perusing a map online last night I noticed a Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.

So, off we got at 08.00 am and down through Cheddar Gorge before the hordes decsend...........

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Arty farty shot of my new lid, and no @Buckster it doesn't signify wanker, the 'W' is for Wobert 😆

 

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Down across the levels in glorious sunshine and a quick stop for a coffee by the river Isle near Muchelney Abbey.............

 

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Now there was a lot of guessing on todays route as I haven't set up a GPS on the Sled yet so it was more a case of 'follow your nose'.  Anyway I found the sanctuary and big bonus it was free to get in............

 

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Donkey's were smoothed and gawped at for the next hour before it got to hot to stay outside in heavy biking gear................

 

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So I went inside to their excellent resturant and had a Caeser salad and possibly the best chocolate milkshake I've ever tasted.  I started the journey back home but around the Baltonsborough triangle I realised why I love a good GPS as I managed to spend 45 minutes going around in a big circle. I realised this when I passed the same parked car twice as it had a big 'for sale £2200' sign on it which made me think 'in your fucking dreams'  :wank4az:

Anyway, normal service was resumed when I found my way back to the A37 and one last coffee stop at one of my favourite trails...............

 

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40 minutes ago, boboneleg said:

Arty farty shot of my new lid, and no @Buckster it doesn't signify wanker, the 'W' is for Wobert 😆

Sorry Bob when i read that this came to mind are you sure that's not supposed to Robert :classic_laugh:

 

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Donkeys are cool. When I was in Brasil you could set your watchby the village donkey when he let everyone know it was 12:00am, he was never more than a minute wrong.

Was it a longish ride? Thoughts on the bike so far?

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12 hours ago, XTreme said:

Brilliant Bob!

Were they doing their braying.......cos it's a hell of a noise?

They were very well behaved but yes I've heard them when they give the big ee-haw, it does make a racket

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1 hour ago, Pedro said:

Donkeys are cool. When I was in Brasil you could set your watchby the village donkey when he let everyone know it was 12:00am, he was never more than a minute wrong.

Was it a longish ride? Thoughts on the bike so far?

About 170 miles round trip @Pedro  .  Love it so far, the engine is pretty smooth for an old V-Twin, not really vibey at all.  Decent brakes but not shit hot, fairly comfortable riding posiiton and seat but the best bit is the handling 👍

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2 minutes ago, boboneleg said:

About 170 miles round trip @Pedro  .  Love it so far, the engine is pretty smooth for an old V-Twin, not really vibey at all.  Decent brakes but not shit hot, fairly comfortable riding posiiton and seat but the best bit is the handling 👍

So exactly what you would expect from it! 

Does it cope well with gravel roads and such bumps? Like the T700?

Would you take it on a proper big trip?

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6 minutes ago, Pedro said:

So exactly what you would expect from it! 

Does it cope well with gravel roads and such bumps? Like the T700?

Would you take it on a proper big trip?

I'm not going to take it off-road if I can help it.  The front cylinder would be vulnerable even on a gravel road, I know you can get guards but I don't really want to do that at this point. 

Yes, I would take it on a long trip but it would probably be all tarmac.

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