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Old 29 December 2007, 16:35   #21
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Weather report has turned so it will be drysuit weather I think.

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Looks pretty good to me, wrap up warm tho
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Old 29 December 2007, 18:07   #22
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I won't be doing the Needles tommorow, as I'm going around the Island on Wednesday.
Go on Andy, looking at the weather for next week tomorrow and Monday are the only half decent days
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Wednesdays looking good too!......You'll have to perswade me...You might not need to work too hard though
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Hmm not sure what weather website you use but Metcheck and bbc both forecast rain or even snow on Wednesday and Thursday for Southampton.

Mind you ribbing in snow might be fun !!
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Hmm not sure what weather website you use but Metcheck and bbc both forecast rain or even snow on Wednesday and Thursday for Southampton.

Mind you ribbing in snow might be fun !!
Rain and snow don't worry me, the wind does however and the wind is calming down for Wednesday .

I'd love to RIB in snow, specially as I've not tested my Gecko in either the wet or white stuff yet.

I am really looking forward to seeing out 07 in style tomorrow though.
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Old 30 December 2007, 14:38   #26
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Well, what a great day!

Left Drivers about 0945 with Nos on board, met Matt H and Chris with their ribs by Hythe, motored down Southamppton water and off into the Solent for a play, then over to Portsmouth, where we met Roy Smith, PhilB and Hightower.

Quick trip over to Cowes with much playing and the usual welcome lunch at Folly before making our way home. Some pics to follow, and hopefully Chris might have some vid action too?
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Neil, Matt H, cheers for the pics, good day out and nice to meet up with you all. Matt H, clearly a man with a mission - thought about going for Round Brit 08 with that rib of yours :-)
Hope all got home ok
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Was nice to get out today.

Was a nice little blast across to Cowes, wasn't it. Some guy in a Sea Rider kept chasing me just outside Just because he didn't have Blue tubes like the rest of us did.....

Was a bit busy in the Folly, wasn't it? Still, nice to thaw out a bit.

Was nice to see you again Matt, glad your flu and colds have disapeared. I bet you cream crackered now?

I really like those Scorpions. Did look very smart, even though they copied my colour scheme . So you guys doing a round Britain in 08 then?

Chris, love to see what video you captured today, Danny boy really looked nice and was a great performer with the new Etec.

Great photo's Neil, sorry we didn't take any. My crew mate (landlubber) was busy holding onto anything he could. I suggested he stand behind the front seat back so he'd have something more suitable to hold onto, I got some great air just outside Cowes on the way back (anyone see it) and he smashed his face against the seat back....Ooopps. Bit his lip, now looks like someone's smacked him one But it wouldn't be a good day if you didn't hurt yourself.

Had a nice gentle cruise back to Portsmouth and managed 5000rpm and 39.5 knotts, so pretty impressed with that.

Recovery was a little difficult as the slip was covered with thick weed, never mine just burnt it away with the tyres smoke everywhere
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