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A small trip on small bikes

Post by dubber68 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:17 pm

As a little practice run for my missus in preparation for a small but trip over to the continent in august we decided to pack up the vanvan and the herald and head of to Scarborough for the weekend. A trip of around 100 miles in persistent drizzle.

I must say that with the difference in our weights the bikes came out very event matched and there was only a couple of mph in it when pinned. The roads were very slippery and we had to stop and help one guy who had lost it while exiting a roundabout on his Harley. The herald on tkc80 was a bit fidgety, more so than when I run them on the sertao of maybe it was just the lightness of the bike allowing more movement.

A picture of the pair of them below.
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Re: A small trip on small bikes

Post by dubber68 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:26 pm

We packed as though going for 2 weeks with the large tent, large trangia, 2 helinox chairs and a small table as week as the usual other stuff and when spread between the 2 bikes it was surprisingly easy to fit into a small jofoma bag, a giant loop coyote and a 35L ortilieb dry bag. No tank bags were needed so we could take more it required. First impressions of the jofoma bag were very good. Everything stayed dry, it was very stable and very easy to attach.
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Re: A small trip on small bikes

Post by Simon_100 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:44 pm

Nice. Forgive my ignorance but what's a Herald?

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Re: A small trip on small bikes

Post by coyotedave » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:59 pm

The Spanish Biker wrote:Nice. Forgive my ignorance but what's a Herald?

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Google is your friend. Just pop in Herold bikes.


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Re: A small trip on small bikes

Post by dubber68 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:08 pm

The Spanish Biker wrote:Nice. Forgive my ignorance but what's a Herald?

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Simon
You might be familiar with the mash 250, it is basically the same thing.
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Re: A small trip on small bikes

Post by dubber68 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:24 pm

Stopping at a campsite just north of Scarborough called the Barn. Picked this site at random as it had a cafe on site. The cafe is more like a restaurant to be fair and I have just had one of the best Italian meals I have had outside of Italy. Real ale on draft and a good selection of fridge beers etc. The cost of the site is £15 a night and the "cafe" is quite reasonably priced as well. I can recommend this site every if the amenities are minimal in terms of the amount available.
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Re: A small trip on small bikes

Post by macdee » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:49 pm

good idea doing a test run
i like the look of the herald bike what engine does it use (thumbs)

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Re: A small trip on small bikes

Post by Brenhden » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:14 pm

Love small bikes :)

Not so keen on drizzle, as a couple you must save space on us solo types !
And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

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Re: A small trip on small bikes

Post by motorbike » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:42 pm

that herld looks just like a triumph.had a van van ,fine bikes...a friend and i have drukenly decided to go from glasgow to italy he on his zoomer and me on a cheep 50 cc next summer,what fun!

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Re: A small trip on small bikes

Post by Simon_100 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:24 am

coyotedave wrote:
The Spanish Biker wrote:Nice. Forgive my ignorance but what's a Herald?

Regs

Simon
Google is your friend. Just pop in Herold bikes.


Cheers Dave.
Thanks Dave,

Great bikes, terrible web page!

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I can't help thinking that Barcelona made Leonart Moto are missing a niche . . . :whistle:

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Simon
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