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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2009, 08:11:24 am »
I have been presented to chance to go ride a KTM 300 EXC in the valleys of Wales in the city of Swansea, everything is included, food, bike, gear, house etc. I only have to get there. Will cost about R6 000 for a return ticket...

My question,would it be wise to do this? Or can the money be better spent?

this is a dumb question. mods please delete this thread.

Why? Should I have added a poll... >:D ;D :pot:

naaaa. but you should already be on the plane  :mwink:
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2009, 10:39:34 am »
I have been presented to chance to go ride a KTM 300 EXC in the valleys of Wales in the city of Swansea, everything is included, food, bike, gear, house etc. I only have to get there. Will cost about R6 000 for a return ticket...

My question,would it be wise to do this? Or can the money be better spent?
Do it..........I have never been to that part of Wales but it has some awesome places to ride...........don't listen to the people on here telling you to ask for a 200EXC, I had a 300EXC all be it an older one and it is an amazing ride.  And it was often David Knight's weapon of choice.
Sure you can get a good deal on a flight.......look for one to Manchester or Birmingham, smaller airports and not much difference in driving time. Maybe look for one to Cardiff if you can. I come from Uk originally so if I can help.........please ask.

I wasn,t poopooping the 300!!!! just thought that if it was an option???? I used to ride 175,s there, enjoy it...
I know that you were not pooping it........sorry if I gave that impression.
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2009, 10:46:04 am »
Is there a problem with the site? I posted a reply twice yesterday and today on this topic and my comment appears in the quote!
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2009, 11:08:08 am »
Does swansea have an airport?
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2009, 11:44:45 am »
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2009, 11:48:44 am »
Are you still here ??? Get on the plane and go!!!
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2009, 11:55:50 am »
Jy wil ook fokkol google nie.

http://www.swanseaairport.com/directions.html

sy google hand is beseer
hy gebruik nou net sy forum hand
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #47 on: September 07, 2009, 12:04:21 pm »
Etienne, I hope you have got the hint by now, GO !!!!!

The only problem with Wales is that its full of Welshmen. Just kidding.

Ive surfed all around the Gower Penninsula and Mountain Biked other parts as well. When the mist clears its a beautiful place. Good friendly people too (if you can understand what they are saying)
If in doubt about the spelling of anything Wesh just add 3 "L"s and 2 'H's and drop any vowels and there you go, you can speak Welsh like the locals.
The other good thing about the Welsh is they like rugby.

Go and have a great time on our behalf. Take photos and share on your return.

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #48 on: September 07, 2009, 12:08:37 pm »
Ek het nie google nie!
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2009, 12:13:04 pm »
This sounds like an opportunity of a lifetime.

 
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2009, 12:19:46 pm »
I have been presented to chance to go ride a KTM 300 EXC in the valleys of Wales in the city of Swansea, everything is included, food, bike, gear, house etc. I only have to get there. Will cost about R6 000 for a return ticket...

My question,would it be wise to do this? Or can the money be better spent?

My questions...

- How did you pull this off?

- Do you want some company?
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2009, 12:24:58 pm »
Bus.....i like know some people that know some people, you know ;D
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2009, 12:29:22 pm »
Wil jy saamgaan :imaposer:

Net om te check dat jy ok is... :deal:

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2009, 05:17:42 pm »
Take the oppertunity definitely, would not do it December though.

The mud and rain is not the problem the darkness is. Sunrise after 08:00 in the morning and by 16:00 it is dark again. I reckon you better off to do it either very early November or mid March onwards. January and February is really REALLY cold on a bike + 100 if it is wet. Die is nie die kaapse wintertjie nie boetman  :biggrin:

Fly to heathrow and train to swansea should not be a problem although you probably have to come into London Paddington to go out again. If you do the train thing book early online http://www.thetrainline.com/buytickets/? Do not wait until you are here to book train tickets as they will cost you more than 50% at the station.

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2009, 08:01:08 pm »
Tx Mav...do you stay in London?
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2009, 08:38:39 pm »
I have been presented to chance to go ride a KTM 300 EXC in the valleys of Wales in the city of Swansea, everything is included, food, bike, gear, house etc. I only have to get there. Will cost about R6 000 for a return ticket...

My question,would it be wise to do this? Or can the money be better spent?


My questions...

- How did you pull this off?

- Do you want some company?
Ek gaan misken sy company wees....... O0
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2009, 08:55:43 pm »
NAH - the weather's HORRID always - let me go in your place.... How many paid-for trips can you line up?!!!  :imaposer:

It's a complete no-brainer, JUST GO!!!  Even if the riding's dud, the travel is brilliant for your mind, always!  And great if someone else is picking up the tab on the other end.  6K for the trip you're outlining is an absolute bargain.  Book it on someone else's credit card (sorry - mine's maxed!) and make sure you're going.... though maybe wait for spring thaw.  Winter's extremely cold over there!
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2009, 09:00:27 pm »
Cool tx

The riding will be awesome I think...all trail rides, the KTM enduro/mx bikes are all plated, they even ride them in town ;D
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2009, 09:12:18 pm »
GO FOR IT !!!!!!!
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #59 on: September 07, 2009, 09:20:04 pm »
What are you still doing here, go have fun and see the world, when the oppotunity is there grab it with both hands.