Northern Rally 2016

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by CitroJim » 10 May 2016, 07:13

Hell Razor5543 wrote:While it is never 'OK' when a loved member of the family dies, it is comforting to know that the pain and confusion has ended. Do what you can to remember the good times.
I second this very strongly. Excellent words James

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by daviemck2006 » 10 May 2016, 09:46

You have my thoughts and condolences also Ben.

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by BenC5HDi » 10 May 2016, 09:56

Thanks all :)

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by tim leech » 10 May 2016, 18:35

Sadly I'll miss it for the first time in years, I'm working even though I'll be just back from holiday.

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by DHallworth » 15 May 2016, 23:11

Not long to go now! Really looking forward to the Northern this year, from what I've heard, it's going to be a good event.

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by daviemck2006 » 16 May 2016, 00:25

I will be tootling down on Friday in the 205. I'm not eventing to ever be travelling at much above 60 to 65 mph so it will take a few hours! I'm undecided if I will camp or b&b. I suspect the latter as I would have to buy a tent and all the associated paraphernalia that goes with it, and I don't know how my buggered back will put up with a cold camp bed!

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 16 May 2016, 18:18

Have fun, everybody. I would love to get to one Rally this year, but as my weekends are Tuesday/Wednesday (I work Saturday/Sunday) this is unlikely (unless I manage one during a holiday).

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by CitroJim » 16 May 2016, 18:31

Hope to see you at at lest one James...

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Post by daviemck2006 » 16 May 2016, 19:09

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Have fun, everybody. I would love to get to one Rally this year, but as my weekends are Tuesday/Wednesday (I work Saturday/Sunday) this is unlikely (unless I manage one during a holiday).
The same as me James, although I have Thursday off too, but I've been doing the job for 8 months now so just taking holidays this week.

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by daviemck2006 » 19 May 2016, 02:47

I have decided to go b&b. I know it's more expensive, but after a long drive on Friday, I will need a decent shower and bed. Also a good brekkie, hopefully, will mean I won't go hungry too much during the day. It's been chucking rain the last couple of days, I was going to hoover and wash and polish both cars, but I haven't bene able to. So whatever car I come down with won't be particularly clean. I'm still unsure which car I will take, the heart is saying the 205, the head saying the 107. I would think the 107 will use less petrol, and I won't worry about it breaking, the 205 would be more comfy, but I would worry about its noisy gearbox/diff being up to a 300+ mile run. I wouldn't want it to go bang and end up on the back of an AA truck.

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by DHallworth » 19 May 2016, 21:53

What time are you thinking of setting off tomorrow, Davie? I take it you'll just go straight down the A1?

I'm aiming to leave between 11 and 12 tomorrow morning. The Activa has just been given a once over, oil, LHM and antifreeze are all at the correct levels, tyres are checked, and after it was detailed the other day it's sitting sparkling on the driveway :)

Just need to throw my tent, sleeping bag and some pillows in it tomorrow and all is go!

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by daviemck2006 » 19 May 2016, 22:12

I've not long finished packing up the 205. It played silly bugger today, threw off the alternator drive belt, I had a spare, but then the bottom bolt on the alternator snapped. Needed a bit heat and vice grips on the stump got it out, so it's all fixed, water and oil checked. I hope to leave about 9 ish. I usually go m74, m6, a66, time and time again I have found it about an hour quicker than the A1. If I do go the A1 I either go right through Edinburgh City centre, or through Leith, very rarely use the Edinburgh bypass.

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by DHallworth » 20 May 2016, 09:21

Have a safe trip down Davie. See you there.

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by CitroJim » 20 May 2016, 09:33

Have a great rally all :D Sadly I won't be there as I need to be at the other end of the country to see Dad this and for the next few weekends...

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Re: Northern Rally 2016

Post by Mandrake » 20 May 2016, 11:25

Damn! That's me missing another Citroen Rally. :( This time I have the excuse of a 6 week old to be looking after though. :lol:

I really need to make an effort to get to the next one. I'm still yet to go to a Citroen Rally in 7 years of being in the UK!