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Southend Shakedown Easter Monday 1st April 2013


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Early warning for the Southend Shakedown on Easter Monday 1st April 2013.

Hopefully the weather will be better this year and we'll actually make it down there.... :roll:


For those who don't know of this event it's a rideout from the Ace Cafe in London to Southend Seafront and is held anually on Easter Monday. More info can be found on the Ace Cafe website.

We normally make our own way down there and meet Bonniebird's brother en-route.

We'll post nearer the time with our route from Cambridgeshire and departure time etc..... 8-)

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Alan......we'll probably head in the back way from Chelmsford to Rayleigh so that we can hook-up with Mandy's brother.....so I don't know if you want to meet us there (Hungry Horse near Rayleigh station)?......not spoken with Peter yet, but we normally meet up with him around 12:00....maybe slightly earlier.....then head into Southend the back way to avoid all the traffic. So let me know if this is OK Alan and we'll arrange a rendezvous......and I'll give directions if you need them...... 8-)

When we head down from here we'll avoid the motorways........I've done a Google Map for the route for those who are interested.......

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/myplaces ... F8&t=m&z=6


We may head back a slightly different route depending on time etc.


Obviously this is all depending on the Great British Weather....... :wink:

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Cold but dry is the forecast....so I think we're deffo on for this...... 8-)


Anyone from the Cambs area coming down?......plotted a nice cross country route....but as it's gonna be chuffin cold we may just go for the boring but faster blat down the M11/M25/A127 so we can get in the cafe's down on the seafront quicker to warm up..... :lol:

But let me know how ya feel about this....if the consensus is cross country then we'll do that..... 8-)

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Hasnt rained here since like wednesday, and isn't meant to rain all weekend and monday, so will be good weather for the day :)

 

Are you heading down then?


We're planning to meet up at the Traveller's Joy pub in Rayleigh 11:30-12:00 to meet Megawatt and Bonniebird's brother and then head down the "back" way....so feel free to hook up with us if you want...... 8-)

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Hasnt rained here since like wednesday, and isn't meant to rain all weekend and monday, so will be good weather for the day :)

 

Are you heading down then?


We're planning to meet up at the Traveller's Joy pub in Rayleigh 11:30-12:00 to meet Megawatt and Bonniebird's brother and then head down the "back" way....so feel free to hook up with us if you want...... 8-)

 

I live there mate lol


should see you guys down there, park carefully too, wardens are touchy!

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should see you guys down there, park carefully too, wardens are touchy!

 

Normally at the Shakedown they have a special agreement with the parking agencies.....so, unless you park somewhere really silly you'd be OK. They have large areas of parking cordoned off for bike parking and plenty of marshalls to point you to where you can park..... 8-)

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should see you guys down there, park carefully too, wardens are touchy!

 

Normally at the Shakedown they have a special agreement with the parking agencies.....so, unless you park somewhere really silly you'd be OK. They have large areas of parking cordoned off for bike parking and plenty of marshalls to point you to where you can park..... 8-)

 

yeah that's it :)


park outside chinmeys or chippy, should be where i am too... if i get a spot there!

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It was very well attended (given the temperature)


We met up with Megawatt and friends at my brother's and headed down to the seafront:D ......


and then lost him again :lol:.......


but found him when it was time to head home


Hope you saw your mate in Basildon, Alan and are back safe :cheers:

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Was great meeting up again Bob and Mandy . Sorry we were a bit late, but it was sooooo frickin cold that we stopped on the A127 at the Roadhouse cafe for a warm up coffee and breakfast. The parking was a bit chaotic in Sarfend and I even lost Rob for a while until we met up for another coffee. Great seeing all the bikes and trikes and bumping into you again just as we were about to leave.

Took ages to get onto the A13 and then we were straight off at Basildon to meet Dave. He had another operation a few weeks ago and is basically housebound for a few months, so he can't do any work on his mini or sell his stripple.

Had a good ride home and got back at 1900 , just in time for dinnner and beer.

Look forward to seeing you at Santa Pod or SCR when the racebike is ready :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


A few pix;

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r240/megawattblade/IMAG1512_zpsdeed9887.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r240/megawattblade/IMAG1513_zpsaf92869c.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r240/megawattblade/IMAG1511_zpsa9ffc6b3.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r240/megawattblade/IMAG1510_zps70f86aba.jpg

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Great to meet up with you and your mates as well Alan......albeit briefly...... :wink:

Sorry about getting separated....but you know how these things go...... :wink:

180 mile round trip....and it was freezing when we left in the morning......and didn't get a lot warmer throughout the day.....but worth it anyway...... 8-)

Didn't take many pics.

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Megawatt far left.....Bonniebird nearest camera.....Bonniebird's brother far right and his girlfriend between him and Bonniebird....and some of Megawatt's mates...

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Megawatt again....and a view up the seafront.....but doesn't really give a good view of just how many bikes were there......a good turnout...

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