April 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm #14616
I enjoyed a really fun 65 mile blast riding my RD350YPVS on Sunday in company with Ses on his Honda Station Wagaon and Thumper on his TDR: Kidderminster to Bewdley, then across the B4194 ‘switchbacks’ a demanding underlating back road that runs alonside the Rever Severn to the outskirts of Stourport, out towards Great Whitley on the more open A451, before hitting the delightfully twisty B4203 that snakes through some stunning countryside towards Bromyard and then back home via a charming cafe for the traditional ‘light-salad’ before briefly hitting Worcester and then heading back along the B4193 to Astley before getting back to the side of the River Severn in Bewdley for a cooling drink. Ses tried both the RD and TDR, but I think he particularly enjoyed the TDR.
After a chilly start the sun was well and truly out and the bustling river-side throng in Bewdley was enjoying summer like day and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. A great way to chill after a good blast
Ses and Thumper getting ready for the off
Ses has added this cavernous topbox to his comfy Honda
Some of the best salad served in the 3 counties!
They got Ses’s order wrong and brought him a full English…
Ses really enjoyed the TDR
Even God loves 2-strokes, there is no way he rides a Harley, a TZR250 more like…
The RD put a smile on his face too though…
There were some interesting bikes parked up, most notably a Brough Superior. Both the RD and TDR drew admiring glances and we chatted to a couple of people about them. the FZ never gets this much attention when I park up.
Ses and Thumper in Bewdley enjoying the sunshine
Brough Superior, with a well used patina…beautiful
I had to head home before Katana rocked up on his Blade. Ses showed off the the CBF to Kat and noted how comfortable it will be on the Assen run…Kat meantime also had a bit of hoot when getting a fix of two-stroke fun on the TDR.
Kat enjoyed the TDR too
A fantastic days biking, even if we had only covered 65 miles or so, that is the thing with a two-stroke bike…it is like a concentrated hit and compresses the same amount of fun into less miles. Loving the RD so far!April 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm #63519katanaParticipant
Pity I missed you mate. I hadn’t ridden a 2 stroke for twenty five years (apart from the minimoto) but it soon all came flooding back and it was great. Now I keep finding myself searching for RD125DXs on eBay – how did that happen?April 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm #63520ThumperParticipant
Some bikes=Nescafe Gold Blend
2 strokes=double expresso
A lovely whizz in the countryside, and funnily enough, the cafe bought me a full English by mistake too!
We all enjoyed the bike swaps – (we were all properly insured by the way)
All the bikes were very dfferent and all fantastic at different things!
Bring it on again eh chaps?April 5, 2012 at 12:04 am #63521
Can’t wait foe the next chance to get out there to be honest!April 6, 2012 at 7:13 am #63522
What a great day it was! Glad I was intoduced to the joys of 2 stroke biking. Had a real blast cheers guysApril 6, 2012 at 8:39 am #63523
Come on Kat and ses, get on ebay hunting RDs and TDRs!April 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm #63524
Got no room in my garage with 2 bikes already hahaApril 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm #63525
Originally posted by ses310
Got no room in my garage with 2 bikes already haha
Leave tham outside, Honda have made one or two decent 2 strokes…NSR400 or a NSR250 for example:April 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm #63526
That looks nice, nice price too!April 10, 2012 at 7:10 am #63527
Originally posted by ses310
That looks nice, nice price too!
The NSRs tend to go for proper money.April 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm #63528katanaParticipant
I had one of these when I was 17.
I’ll admit it – I have been a Yamaha owner, but I’m cured now.April 14, 2012 at 10:19 am #63529
I’m glad to hear that Kat :)Luckily I’ve never had the Yamaha disease
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