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Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:02
by TaffZee
Due to having to cancel the planned run out in March due to snow, I am planning another please see below, Everybody will be more than welcome, and I am sure you wont be dissapointed with the day (unless it snows again :lol: )

New Date is Sunday 12/05/13

Will meet at the Ponderosa Cafe http://www.ponderosacafe.co.uk/ at 09:00am for a breakfast recommended by Mozza (if required)
Up to you but I am thinking about taking a packed lunch

Prosposed Route:

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Ponde ... 4&t=m&z=10


Let me know if you would like to come along the more the merrier :

Confirmed:

TaffZee
MTM
tags
Deano1712



Interested:

miller1098
GazHyde
pingu
Swamper
J R
NigelZ3

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:15
by Gazza
I've updated the Events listing ;)

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:50
by pingu
Interested = Yes

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 10 Apr, 2013 16:55
by TaffZee
pingu wrote:Interested = Yes
:thumb:

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 10 Apr, 2013 16:56
by TaffZee
Gazza wrote:I've updated the Events listing ;)
Thanks Gazza.

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 10 Apr, 2013 20:12
by tags
I'm free!

See you then!


Tags

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 10 Apr, 2013 21:07
by Deano1712
Put me on the interested list. Will check calendar over the weekend.

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 10 Apr, 2013 21:19
by TaffZee
:thumb:
Deano1712 wrote:Put me on the interested list. Will check calendar over the weekend.

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Tue 16 Apr, 2013 05:50
by TaffZee
BUMP..

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 17 Apr, 2013 10:08
by pingu
TaffZee wrote:BUMP..
No harm in bumping, but don't panic. If the weather is good, you may end up having to manage 20+ cars like Deano the other year :shock: .

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 17 Apr, 2013 17:14
by Deano1712
You can put me in the confirmed list now.

I remember that Pingu. 36 cars:roll:

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Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Thu 18 Apr, 2013 05:33
by TaffZee
Deano1712 wrote:You can put me in the confirmed list now.

I remember that Pingu. 36 cars:roll:

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:thumb:

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Thu 18 Apr, 2013 05:35
by TaffZee
tags wrote:I'm free!

See you then!


Tags
sorry tags missed your initial post, you are very very welcome..

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Fri 26 Apr, 2013 01:27
by fwj01
I'm away that weekend :(

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Fri 26 Apr, 2013 09:00
by J R
Hi Jim put me down as interested, got 4 days in Scotland next week with the z4 gang and 14 days from the 18th may in fFrance
with Fredrick. J R

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Thu 02 May, 2013 05:52
by TaffZee
fwj01 wrote:I'm away that weekend :(
Thats a shame Ffion, was looking forward to a meet up again Zed :cry:

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Thu 02 May, 2013 05:54
by TaffZee
J R wrote:Hi Jim put me down as interested, got 4 days in Scotland next week with the z4 gang and 14 days from the 18th may in fFrance
with Fredrick. J R

C'mon John you know you want too, After all it is the Evo..Remember last time, me and you got away from the rest of the Gang :devil:

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Mon 06 May, 2013 21:36
by NigelZ3
Just rejoined the forum after a few years absence. Used to do some Z rallies with Phil Rosenbloom back in the day, so we are very interesting in coming to this one to get back into the swing of it all.
Still got same car.... looking as great as ever.
Nigel and Irene.

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Mon 06 May, 2013 22:29
by TaffZee
NigelZ3 wrote:Just rejoined the forum after a few years absence. Used to do some Z rallies with Phil Rosenbloom back in the day, so we are very interesting in coming to this one to get back into the swing of it all.
Still got same car.... looking as great as ever.
Nigel and Irene.
You will be more than welcome Nigel & Irene

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Wed 08 May, 2013 21:36
by tags
Sorry guys, I cannot make it now.

Apologies if I have let the side down.


Tags

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Thu 09 May, 2013 05:14
by TaffZee
Thats a shame Tags, Maybe next time.

Jim

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Fri 10 May, 2013 08:47
by TaffZee
Looking forward to this, not sure how the weather is going to be, but this morning on the BBC weather it is showing a half decent day (Fingers Crossed)

For anyone that has not done the Evo Triangle Before your in for a treat, in my opinion this is the best driving road in the UK, but will leave it to you too decide.
See here for details: http://www.greatestdrivingroads.com/gre ... angle.html

I done a lap of the Evo last Sunday but was hindered by a tailing police car (luckily as it turned out) as I came around a coner I was met with a motorbike hurtling toward me on its side with sparks flying of it, and a rider tumbling down the road, the bike narrowly missed the front of my car (one second earlier and it would have hit me) the rider came to a stop and gave me the thumbs up, indicating he was OK, that got rid of the police officer So took the old girl up to 60 and had a great run with nothing in my way, you dont have to go like a loon to enjoy this road, as the bends and turns will give plenty of pleasure keeping it within the speed limit.

Please drive to your own abilities and dont be pressurised into overdoing it (dont want any accidents) If someone wishes to overtake you please endeavour to let them when safe to do so..

I will be handing out maps and stopping places on the run, this will have my mobile number on it any problems during the run give me a call.

No lunch breaks planned (Packed Lunch Advised), but if you need to stop at anytime for anything let me know, we have ample time to complete the run out.

Looking for someone to take the backdoor on the run any volenteers?.

Not am not sure how many will turn up on Sunday! Looking to leave by 10:00am so please arrive in plenty of time and with a full fuel tank.. see you then.

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Fri 10 May, 2013 09:25
by maurice the martian
I'll be the rear gunner ..give me a bit of time to enjoy the scenery:grin:
M

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Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Fri 10 May, 2013 09:34
by TaffZee
maurice the martian wrote:I'll be the rear gunner ..give me a bit of time to enjoy the scenery:grin:
M

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Cheers Mozza :cheers

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Fri 10 May, 2013 11:24
by pingu
When I put the route on TomTom it said 12 hours and included tolls.

Are there any tolls, if so how much? It wouldn't be the first time I've had to hand over £20 for a 5p toll :shock: .

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Fri 10 May, 2013 11:28
by maurice the martian
5p ..wishful thinking.20p in wales .
Its also 20p to av a peeeeee :(
M

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Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Fri 10 May, 2013 15:31
by J R
Hi Jim ,
I am not able to make your run due to work commitments ,have a great time.
J R

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Sun 12 May, 2013 14:01
by abh29
Hi,

hope all had a good trip,sorry could join for the day.

Hope it remained dry after Brenig.

Help how do I put photos on site

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Sun 12 May, 2013 14:29
by Brian H
gogz3 wrote:Help how do I put photos on site
Have a look at the link below, it should help you.

posting photos

HTH

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Sun 12 May, 2013 15:23
by abh29
Thanks Brian H

Hope this works

http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/Abh29 ... 2675666348

Taken at Brenig this morning

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Sun 12 May, 2013 15:31
by abh29
Sorry but they are in complete opposite order of taking them

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Sun 12 May, 2013 19:31
by miller1098
Just got back after 235 miles around north Wales with a great bunch of idiots.v8 powerrd Z, total lunacy but it dont half make you smile when it starts winding up.i have to say the pace was more spirited than i had imagined, great fun!didnt even mind waiting for our sheep loveing ailien to catch up lol .Only managed half the day with the top down but realy didnt spoil the drive or the scenery.thanks taffzee for a great job and it was a pleasure too meet the rest of the crew

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Sun 12 May, 2013 20:05
by swamper
gogz3 wrote:Thanks Brian H

Hope this works

http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/Abh29 ... 2675666348

Taken at Brenig this morning

thanks for taking them....we really wondered who you were :D

EVO...!!!!!!! :D

Image

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Sun 12 May, 2013 20:08
by TaffZee
Your more than welcome Huw, Thanks for your company, shame the weather turned bad, Going to hold you to your offer of a cruise around mid wales you can show me all the little back roads you know. Hope to meet up again very soon..

Jim

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Sun 12 May, 2013 20:17
by maurice the martian
So thats the mystery solved.official photographer.should have joined in.
A few pics from a great day
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Many thanks to Jim

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Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Mon 13 May, 2013 01:03
by pingu
Looks like I missed a good day out. Glad it was a good day. Couldn't make it as I'd been out all night :( .

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Mon 13 May, 2013 08:34
by maurice the martian
pingu wrote:Looks like I missed a good day out. Glad it was a good day. Couldn't make it as I'd been out all night :( .
You party animal ..:grin:
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Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Mon 13 May, 2013 18:04
by Deano1712
Great day yesterday. It was fun to meet up with everyone and the roads were great, before the rain came down.

Video here captures the fun bits, and some cat and mouse:


...and a few pics
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Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Mon 13 May, 2013 19:28
by Ragtop
Thanks for sharing the pictures guys, looks like you had a good day, the roads look good too, not a lot of traffic about. :drive

Loved the video, the sounds were awesome. :thumb:

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Mon 13 May, 2013 19:34
by snoops
Well you will never need a stereo with an engine that sounds like that :D

Hope that wasn't a bottle of fizzy pop in the footwell :? Shame about the rain. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Mon 13 May, 2013 19:50
by TR4man
Enjoyed watching - and listening - to the film, but for the ignorant ones like myself, what is an LS3 engine?

Regards

Peter

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Mon 13 May, 2013 20:10
by abh29
Hi swamper

I was the contractors engineer who built the 10.6km of the EVO north of Cerrigydrudion to the road down to the dam.

Sorry I could not make the rest of the day.

Car is my sons 2.2l as I normally drive a e61 525i nowadays.

Pity the weather went wet , but it the reason we have a lot of reservoirs up in North Wales

Re: Welsh Cruise 12/05/13

Posted: Mon 13 May, 2013 21:53
by swamper
well i hope you catch up with us again...it was good to see you.....if only briefly :D