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Day out on the Tiger

I did say I would take the Tiger to the seaside, but instead I decided to do a couple of Welsh landmarks as I love riding in Wales.  Starting with a boring trip down the M54 and on to the Shrewsbury ring road which the Tiger made short work of I soon found my way to Devils Bridge and the Woodlands Tea shop for the first stop.  There were 3 customers in the tea room, three bikes outside – all three Hinckley Triumphs.  Would that have occurred say five years ago?  How the factory has progressed.  So, I set the sat nav to the place with the unpronounceable  name  and moved on.  Then set the sat nav for Rhayader and over the mountain road, single track in some places but real Tiger country.  After a short stop at Crossgates, I then started looking for the next Landmark, some Abbey or the remains off.  Then the sat nav took me back to Newtown via the shortest route, but not the quickest – about 20 miles of single track.  It was along here somewhere that  the RAF nearly knocked me off the bike with a jet fighter.  The noise had no build up as the plane came from the back.  Ah well, back home along the boring M54.  The Tiger managed 60 mpg on that trip, and I had a really good day out – that is what the landmarks are for.


clue not much standing- he's not joking

clue not much standing- he’s not joking