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Title: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: smokinsimmo on May 22, 2017, 01:05:18 AM
For the 2017 Friday Chippy Rideout 

 I offer a choice of a direct route to Ashbourne via narrow roads (with grass in the middle, approx. 18 miles).

Or a route similar to the 2015 Chippy Rideout  (through the old Manifold Railway tunnel, this time avoiding the ford where Phil nearly came a cropper in 2015), of approx. 40 miles.

You choose.  :)


Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: stukey on May 22, 2017, 06:15:31 AM
2nd option for me :)
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: tibsy on May 22, 2017, 07:52:57 AM
Manifold valley, now that brings some memories back.Used to go there when i dated a girl from Onecote (early 70`s-the year not the girl!). Used to blast through the tunnel on the yds3. what a noise.recall entering the tunnel once with dark visor down-scary moment-never again.
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: Comms Guy on May 22, 2017, 11:06:55 AM
Tunnel for Me 8) 8)
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: Yammy 38 on May 30, 2017, 10:11:44 PM
Tibsy - you reminded me!  I had a YDS3 and used to open throttle wide in all the tunnels and it used to howl. Brilliant noise.  Always done it in the Alyesbury bus tunnel - everyone jumped and looked.  Fantastic memories.
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: stukey on May 30, 2017, 11:28:07 PM
used to do that on the ducati with termi's on full song!!!
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: smokinsimmo on June 10, 2017, 12:24:58 AM
I have a new route to the "Tunnel", and a new return route  to Rally site.  Full tanks please.
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: stukey on June 10, 2017, 08:08:34 AM
If we are going through the tunnel then spannies will sound great :) :)
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: smokinsimmo on June 11, 2017, 12:21:35 AM
If we are going through the tunnel then spannies will sound great :) :)

No sounding great stukey, spannies sound Awesome in the Tunnel.
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: stukey on June 11, 2017, 12:41:01 AM
 :) :) :)
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: rsvr1000 on June 13, 2017, 11:13:19 PM
Either one for me Ken  ;) just hope I get there before you leave  ;D
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: smokinsimmo on June 17, 2017, 12:29:31 AM
Either one for me Ken  ;) just hope I get there before you leave  ;D

Tunnel ride this year Ken, starting 6 pm.  Should be at Ashbourne around 7:20 pm for chips. 


Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: nsrnick on June 17, 2017, 05:31:53 PM
Ken, are you leaving the rally at 6?  Any chance you can wait til 6.30????
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: smokinsimmo on June 18, 2017, 12:28:41 AM
Sorry Ken, Chippy rideout  returns to the Rally site about 8pm, ready for the evenings band, so 6.30pm start not an option.

Route should bring us to Hartington around 6:40? Ashbourne before 7:00 and chips Ken.  :D
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: yamnutts on June 30, 2017, 05:08:18 AM
Count me in,love those back roads up there! Thanks Peter
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: smokinsimmo on July 01, 2017, 12:47:26 AM
 Part of the planned Friday Chippy Route is closed due to a rock fall.   :(

Will have to re-use part of last years route. 
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: smokinsimmo on July 02, 2017, 01:09:06 AM
Sadly the "tunnel" is off the Chippy run for this year.  I did a test run this evening (Saturday) and the road to and from the tunnel (but not the tunnel itself) has been tar sprayed and covered in loose stone chips. 

I need to plan and test ride a new route within 5 days or just wing it on the day. :-\

Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: stukey on July 02, 2017, 08:46:54 AM
Another case of money saving rather than do the job properly :o i bet if they got hundreds of claims for damaged paintwork or accidents they would stop doing it :-\
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: pognasty on July 02, 2017, 03:45:18 PM
Any chance of putting rough route up with approx times as not finishing work til 5. It's either meet en route or at chippy

Cheers mick
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: mervin on July 02, 2017, 05:56:22 PM
Another case of money saving rather than do the job properly :o i bet if they got hundreds of claims for damaged paintwork or accidents they would stop doing it :-\

councils rarely payout , they put such a mountain of crap in your way that it needs a solicitor to claim , and that would cost ya more than the repair, I knackered a wheel and tyre on my fiesta van last year. went into the claim thing and gave up . luckily got a new wheel and tyre off a local garage for £25, it was a spare never used in a fiesta they had scrapped
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: smokinsimmo on July 03, 2017, 12:37:07 AM
Any chance of putting rough route up with approx times as not finishing work til 5. It's either meet en route or at chippy

Cheers mick

Rideout setting off at 6pm Friday from Derby Rugby club.  I shall make time to run over the new route and will post route times and details in next few days.  There are no fuel stops so fill up before the run.  Looking at 50 miles there and back.
I will have my Daughter on the pillion on our RD 200 so will not be a fast ride. 

Need volunteers to block traffic at roundabout at start of rideout.    8)
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: smokinsimmo on July 03, 2017, 11:21:44 PM
 Took the car for a spin over the new route today.  Here follows the key meeting points:-

 6.00pm start at Rally field.

 6.25pm King Street junction with the A6 at Duffield.

 6.30 Blue Bell Pub, Farnah Green.

 6,40 The Bear Pub near Alderwalsey.

 6.45 The Hope and Anchor Pub at Wirksworth.

 6.55 The Knockerdown Pub near Carsington Water.

 7.05 Ashbourne and Chips!

 These times were achieved on empty roads with no rideout behind.  We may be a little later than the times posted but not
 earlier.  :)

 Still needing a volunteer to circle around the traffic island on the A 61, just off the Rally Site, to block the traffic so we can
 all cross over together. 
Title: Re: 2017 Chippy Run
Post by: 5port on August 29, 2017, 08:48:25 AM
  Always done it in the Alyesbury bus tunnel - everyone jumped and looked.  Fantastic memories.

Memories yes.  Aylesbury bus tunnel gone now.  :'(

5port