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Oggi

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First Mercury tour
« on: August 19, 2018, 07:33:29 PM »
Just finished the first short tour on the Mercury. 4 days and 180 miles following the English, Welsh border, a beautiful part of the UK. The Mercury behaved like the thoroughbred it is. Nearly 10,000 feet of climbing so the next tour might be somewhere a bit flatter! Crossing 4 major rivers and seeing the evidence that this land was fought over for generations was a real treat. Managed to do it all with less than 10 miles on major roads.

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 08:22:25 PM »
Sounds fabulous. Think the photo uploads might be stuck in the ether somewhere though.

Oggi

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2018, 08:27:59 PM »
My inadequate IT skills. Iíll see if I can get some advice from my IT consultant, son 2, when I see him in a couple of days.

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 08:49:34 PM »
It seems you've done the process right because the uploaded files are showing as attachments but...the previews aren't showing because the files have no viewable content -- 0kB.

Suggest you check the original files first and then upload using the same method.

Looking for'd to seeing the photos.  :)

Best,

Dan.


Oggi

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 09:33:56 PM »
Second try

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2018, 09:46:35 PM »
Nice photos, were you camping?

Oggi

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 09:50:10 PM »
Not camping, B&B with a total luggage load of 7kg.

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 12:35:55 AM »
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Second try
Yeah, Oggi!

Nice job and great photos; thanks.

Best,

Dan.

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 11:27:43 PM »
lovely looking bike 8) 8)

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2018, 07:51:04 PM »
Thanks for sharing Oggi.
Looks a great trip. Where did you start and finish and how.
 
Cheers Steve

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2018, 08:33:54 PM »
Hi Steve
I started at Newport railway station. It was the easiest station to get to with the bike. Arriva trains Wales have a direct train from Manchester to Carmarthen. Route was Monmouth, Broad Oak B&B, Bridge Sollers to cross the Wye, Bucknell B&B, Bishops Castle, Montgomery, Maesbrook B&B, Ellesmere, Chester. Train from Chester was the original idea but my wife drove over and we spent the night in Chester.
Fairly hilly on days 1 and 2 but getting easier as the ride progressed. About 10 mile of A road in total.
PM me if you want a detailed route.
Doug

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2018, 07:21:45 PM »
Many thanks Doug.
I wondered if you used the train somewhere at start or finish.
I am planning our first tour for a very long time and thinking if we should set off from home and do an enormous loop back home over several days.
We live in Dorchester now (originally Harrogate) my wife fancies the Isle of Wight.
I think the train will figure somewhere in the route but those days when nearly all trains had an enormous guards van with room for dozens of bikes is over. Which is a great shame.
I once did a tour of Wales from Chepstow and came back along the border so would like to do the border again one day. We have a Mercury and an RST.
Thanks again for sharing.
Steve

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Re: First Mercury tour
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2018, 09:04:17 PM »
Donít forget to put some photos. Intercity trains are a pain but local services usually take bikes.