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twoskips
14-08-2011, 08:35 PM
I am planning a trip to the Fort Nelson Royal Armouries at Fareham, with stunning views over looking Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.
The Fort has a lot to see and is very well presented, with a new cafe ( not a lot of hot food, jacket patatoes with differnt fillings and pannis or toasted sandwiches, on offer as yet, but that has only been open for 7 days ) Vast display of over 350 big guns and other displays.

Fort Nelson Events | Royal Armouries (http://www.royalarmouries.org/events/events-at-fort-nelson)

Free admision :wink:

I am planning this ride for Sunday 04th September 2011

The ride to start from Shoreham airport car park leaving at 10.00hrs and aim to be at the Fort about 11.00hrs

It would be nice if we can get other regions to come too and again arrive at the same time at Fort Nelson.

Who would like to join us ?

twoskips
14-08-2011, 10:51 PM
Dont want to get caught up in traffic on the 25th......wanna be the cause of the hold up:wink:

Paul P.
15-08-2011, 06:46 PM
Would like to come along but showing an interest has recently jinxed several of my intended trips. Will try to sneak up on it on the day!

PhillSpace
29-08-2011, 06:53 PM
BUMP ..... Next weekend.

Dave piper
29-08-2011, 10:48 PM
Hey Tim, I'll be joining you on this little trip and Jane will be coming along too so if you don't mind, it would be good too meet you at your place again and go from there.

twoskips
29-08-2011, 10:50 PM
Hey Tim, I'll be joining you on this little trip and Jane will be coming along too so if you don't mind, it would be good too meet you at your place again and go from there.

as always, it would be a pleasure to have you both join us, from my place is fine too:wink:

Dave piper
29-08-2011, 10:53 PM
Hopefully it won't be raining like our last trip. Lol.

Paul P.
30-08-2011, 01:16 PM
Oh security devices for spherical objects! (...ball locks..) - just realised I am getting girls from Stansted airport then, see what I mean about jinxing stuff.

PeteJ
30-08-2011, 08:44 PM
Tim, can I meet you at the Texaco garage, west bound A27 carriageway, just after Stockbridge Chichester roundabout?
I can be there from 10:15 onwards and can just join in at the tail as you pass, of maybe you ride through the garage and pick me up on the way- up to you? What you reckon?
Or were you planning another route to get to the fort?

twoskips
30-08-2011, 09:16 PM
Tim, can I meet you at the Texaco garage, west bound A27 carriageway, just after Stockbridge Chichester roundabout?
I can be there from 10:15 onwards and can just join in at the tail as you pass, of maybe you ride through the garage and pick me up on the way- up to you? What you reckon?
Or were you planning another route to get to the fort?

Hi Pete, that should be fine as that is the route im taking, weather the others follow though .......... lol We will ride past there fairly slowly as its just off the roundabout anyway.

PeteJ
30-08-2011, 10:05 PM
cool. see you on the road then

twoskips
03-09-2011, 10:29 AM
Bump. Tomorrow morning :wink:

We now have parking outside the fort on a grasses area specially for parking.

PeteJ
04-09-2011, 12:47 AM
Looking forward to the day.

twoskips
04-09-2011, 07:41 PM
I would like to thank each and every one of you who came out for todays ride.
We met at the first stop of Shoreham airport with clouds building in the skies, but it did not deter the hearty few :wink:. Just prior to leaving to head towards Chichester to pick up PeteJ, a few drops of the wet stuff started to drop on and around us. The ride to Chichester was good and on the whole dry, then on we went towards Fort Nelson. As we approach Havant the air around us filled with tiny droplets of rain, more drizzle, but less than a mile later ...... lets just say last Fridays trip to Walesby seemed very simular lol. We pulled over so waterproofs could be put on before we continued on to the Fort. On arriving at the Fort it was a good site to see some Harleys parked up outside, belonging to some New Forest members, Bill, HeritageBob to name a couple, and Andy the tool man from London region. We already had Dave (and Jane) and Tony from London region ride with us from Shoreham, so an award should be presented for highest precentage turnout to the London region :D It was good to see fellow coaster Gary and Anne whom now live a few miles from the Fort.

I will not be held responsible to those rumours of 'fair weather riders' to a few :439::439::439:

The feed back from some of the guys and gals was good and they enjoyed the massive and well set out display by the museum, and the cafe did us proud i think.


http://www.harley-davidson-hangout.com/forum/picture.php?pictureid=1952&albumid=250&dl=1315161109&thumb=1 (http://www.harley-davidson-hangout.com/forum/album.php?albumid=250&pictureid=1952) a chilling shot .......... Andy and Tony walking the ramparts

http://www.harley-davidson-hangout.com/forum/picture.php?pictureid=1951&albumid=250&dl=1315161109&thumb=1 (http://www.harley-davidson-hangout.com/forum/album.php?albumid=250&pictureid=1951) PeteJ falling in to parade !!!

http://www.harley-davidson-hangout.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=250&pictureid=1950

gunnar at the ready, Dave, PeteJ, Tony, Andy, Tim, Dave and Jane (photo by Sarah:wink:)

PeteJ
04-09-2011, 08:50 PM
Brilliant day Tim. Thanks a lot.
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff137/petej3000/HDRCGB_Fort-Nelson_4Sept2011/IMG_0718.jpg

Dave piper
05-09-2011, 07:37 AM
Cheers for a great day Tim, well organised, you even have the nack or sorting out some rain for us. Lol. I tell you what though I would like to venture down that way again just too try the massive burgers in that lay-by we passed. Lol.

andy_brown
05-09-2011, 07:28 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSS, a great day out, really enjoyed it apart from the rain but when you are in good company it did not dampen my spirit.Many thanks to Tim for arranging this and can we have more like this please.
Also thanks to all sussex coasters, new forest and london for coming along.thanks for coming.
Andy. tool man.:169B9ADF431545348BC

karl von fatboy
05-09-2011, 09:21 PM
Sounds like a good place and a good day out. Sorry we missed it:mad:

Karl

PeteJ
06-09-2011, 03:04 AM
I never realised Andy the Tool Man was there. I do know now though. Good meeting you. Cheers

Paul P.
06-09-2011, 01:28 PM
Speaking of Tool Man Andy, as for photo in post 14....you wish!!

Old_Bob
06-09-2011, 03:52 PM
Speaking of Tool Man Andy, as for photo in post 14....you wish!!
But it's got a blockage Paul :wink:

gazza99
06-09-2011, 08:12 PM
Thanks Tim for a great day out good to see a few people hope to see more of you soon :169B9ADF431545348BC