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Lonely Old Dave--Memorial Ride (19th May 2013)

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Lonely Old Dave better know on this forum as the "Grand Master of Old Gits"

Sadly lost his battle with Cancer on 12th July 2012 aged just 67 :angel12:

He was a member on here since July 2007 and enjoyed the banter very much.

His last post was late December 2011 to wish one & all a Merry Xmas. :cheers:

Being my older brother by 5 years he was my inspiration to ride motorbikes.

We rode together getting on 20 years be it a Classic bike meet,watching Superbikes

tearing arround Malory Park or just a bimble in Wales his favourite place to ride 8-)

The last time we rode together was May 20th 2012 and he had a great day out

with a few of his good friends that we met over the years.


Dave is Standing next to Tim & Tom with yours truly behind the camera.

On Sunday 19th May 2013 we are having a memorial ride in Wales.

Meeting at Abergavenny Bus Station at approx 9am for tea & a bacon butty

Leaving there at about 10am and heading for Llandovery for a short stop to see fellow bikers

enjoying them selves.

from there we will be heading up the valleys towards Garth.

We will stop for lunch in a very nice picknic area that has toilets.

Then head for Builth Wells, then back to Abergavenny.

If you would like to join us you will be made most welcome.

Daves last bike was a Kawasaki W800 and he loved that bike very much.

I will be riding my W650 as that is what I rode with him last year.


It will not be a fast ride :cry: staying within the legal limits where possible :lol:

I look forward to hearing from soon if you would like to join us.

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Aww, bless him. Sorry to hear that, nice that he got to go out for a final ride before he passed. All the best for the rideout, a bit too far for Moo - have a lovely ride remembering the best times x

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Sorry was hoping to come but I can't make the memorial ride for LoD now, He was certainly one of the forum's characters back in the good old days :lol:

He posted pics on the forum of when he rode up here to Anglesey one time, I told him he should have used to scenic coast road and not the boring A55 expressway. He started a thread on the new Norton too, told him I'd ordered one and was waiting and waiting and.... anyway I rode my Norton down the Anglesey expressway the other night and found myself wondering what he'd have thought :)

Have a good safe memorial ride!

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"What Rain"

Not a cloud in the sky all day for my brother David's Memorial ride in Wales his favorite place to visit & mine.

I left Lonely HQ at 7am so as to be nice and early arriving in Abergavenny Bus Station for my

bacon butty.

I arrived at 8-30 am after a very Lonely ride avoiding the motorway except for the old Severn Bridge.

At about 8-45 a pair of very large vans arrived with a load of H D for Test Rides.

While eating my bacon butty just after 9am the rest of the Lonely Ones arrived Tom,the 2 Tim's Plus a pillion Tim no 2 son and friend Kevin had also tagged along from Stroud.

Griff had stayed in a B&B in Newport and was nice and early.

When everyone had eaten we set off at about 10-15am

We met up with Derek who had come up from Swansea on his Royal Enfield Army Bullet at Llandovery.

A total of 7 bikes set off on some of the best biking roads anywhere in the UK with very little car traffic at all.

We stopped for lunch at Sennybridge MOD training area a very nice picnic spot.

On the return journey about 15 miles from Abergavenny we stopped for tea & Welsh Cakes.

We arrived back at Abergavenny about 4pm after about 110 miles round trip.

Thanks to all who came on this ride in memory of Dave who last year travelled the exact same route on the 20th May.

I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story .

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A very strange thing happen at Abergavenny bus station while I was taking a few photos of the Harleys the battery just died I carry a spare and that did the same thing, I charged them both the week before the ride.

(sorry Dave I promiss not to photo them ever again)

So thanks to Tom who came to the rescue with his 8 meg phone camera.

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