No 56k: No vehicle was spared! [FG Roadtrip 2016 UK edition] photo thread

DaHitch

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Fake-northernmost point of UK
Turns out John 'o Groats is not so much the most Northerly point in on the British mainland, it's merely the furthest you can get from Lands End in Cornwall. :p
 

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Excellent :lol: Also the silhouette of public carelessly eating chips on the back seat.
 

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Hahahah, awesome! I'll never forget the whisky moments on the back seat...
 

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Ok, second part to get this over with.

Somewhere in lake district


The Royal Oak in Braithwaite


Didn't realize it was anti-drinking poster at first, the labels would work as beer names :)


Later at YHA house


Meteorologikos mit Lauri


Joe is slightly inebriated


The king of all chairs!




This is where everyone decided to try on Peter's new flat cap.










And back to the owner


Holy crap. Also known as the place of 2 punctures and one dropped bike.


The art of zen-photography






Stopping because 8er is spitting gearbox oil. Adrian (who is in the 205) assures us it's normal :)


At the fracas ground zero parking. You have to admit, there's only one car that properly fits here.


They have very nice backyard, and a matching view.


Our brakepipe sprung a leak when we were near Manchester, so we left the car for overnight repairs, and the Daimler team had a day-off in the city, where we had one of the best pizzas I've ever eaten (no pics of that, sorry). Also pickup up a rental for one night. Someone else was getting their as well :)


Bridge to Anglesey


Tough decisions


After spilling the whisky on his shirt, he tried opening the beer. This is the result.


Today's office.




Jaguar dealership in Coventry. We though about trying our luck and getting a bump-stop there while passing by. Rear shocks were pretty much gone at this point, and having lost one bump stop we were literally scraping the road regularly.


Modern XJ. This is shit, where are my tables?


The channel had to be crossed without rentals, and everything had to be packed in Matt's other Land Rover that joined us on the day. How full was it? Yes.


Quick wash in Dover, and important detailing.


A few drive-by shots of the 8er.


Due to miscommunicating my intent, the others just flew past instead of matching our speed, and I had camera on slow shutter, so pretty much all shots were crap :(


Morning after the feast at Peter's parents' cool and weird place.


Some people went straight home, others got lost, while us and two bikers went on the planned route to Spa. There was some track action, and we saw an open gate and drove in to take pictures, while bikers (presumably) left for Germany. Upon return to the gate it was closed and apparently broken, so we were trapped :lol: Took us a few tries to find our way to the actual, main entrance, so we took the chance to have coffee at the track (obviously).


Antti is permanently plugged into some power source


Intersting :)


Next stop - Adenau! On our way to Alibaba.


That's all of my colour pics of the trip. Some others will come later.
 

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Oh, the sheer quality of MXM?s photo set as usual! Lovely!
Everyone else is doing well with the photos as well.

P.S. Matt2000 Excellent, excellent gif
 

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Oh, the sheer quality of MXM?s photo set as usual! Lovely!
Thanks <3

Developed and scanned films as well now. I tried shooting more with the film camera this time, managed 4 rolls. Unfortunately the shop delivered iso400 film, even though I ordered iso100, and there wasn't time to sort it out. Thus many shots are much grainier than I'd like. In retrospect, I should've just exposed it at iso200 or 100, and pull-develop. Oh well...

Commencing grayscale dump.

Black Isle Berries Bunkhouse




Lunch from a hole in the wall




Grace, pace, space


Adventure!


The one picture that would definitely benefit from being in colour


Belgians doing some gang signs




Mackay's rooms in Durness.






Breakfast


Rob


The Martian






Some Highlanders




Drumbeg


Philip posing in Joe's rainsuit. He liked it so much he was wearing it even when it wasn't raining.




The hero Rover and it's hero driver


Wasn't sleepy on first night at Oban, so I went to experiment with long exposure night shots.


Still Oban


Grilling evening at Oban camping.
Happy Arron.


Happy Philip


Very serious Peter


Adrian grilling his hammer




A few cool shots of Peter. I really like the second one.




Daimler's backseat. Cozy.


YHA Ingleton


A very high bartender


Celebrating the start of Olympic games, I guess




Almost at a peak of a Hardknott pass at the Lake District.






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Good tyres, Lauri mused, casually sipping scotch... but certainly not round tyres.


The "failsworth" side-adventure. Free day in Manchester, thanks to the failed brake pipe.










At YHA Ravenstor


Jaguar engineering centre in Coventry


Warwick castle








I have a few more shots from the Ringmeet, I'll post them in the Ringmeet thread soon.
 
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Daimler's backseat. Cozy.



Almost at a peak of a Hardknott pass at the Lake District.
Those two would make an amazing wall piece!

Yes, some of the pics look a bit too grainy but most of them are just spot on!
Excellent MXM!
 

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And frankiess is like "hey, look at that guy's gut".
 

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Some very nice shots there MXM! I now have enough material for new avatars for the next few years I think. :D
 

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So I think I've finally uploaded all of mine, here are some.

At some time just after the planned arrival time, the shitboxes assembled.


There was standing around to be done.


Some bikers


It got pretty


Lunch stop in Braemar


Someone left the lights on in the 205...


Waiting for Frankiess after accident #1


More waiting around after accident #2 (about 30 minutes later)


Scenic stop




- - - Updated - - -

Silliness


More pretty


Traffic was awful


Weather was terrible










The plucky little pug
 
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We even managed to drive as a convoy for a time




Daimler fail #1


Dinner in Oban


Overcast, but still pretty


Glen Etive


Skipping stones


Highlight of Peter's trip


End of the road for Dennis' 5 series - opposite a pub in the middle of nowhere!


Summit of Hard Knot Pass


Visiting Bentley




Sunset by the beach in Holyhead, Wales




Partial group photo


Parked like an idiot - Roadtrip edition


Views in Snowdonia


- - - Updated - - -

The 6th tyre to give up


This 'road' was barely more than a footpath..


Driving through people's farms...


Preparing for Brexit


Some cliffs


The rest are in the Flickr album here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskGP4GGo
 

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Seeing film photos has shamed me in to getting mine sorted. A mixture of phone and DSLR photos.

Travelling up with Arron, this was our first encounter with pineapples.


Hydroelectric station as seen on some Ukanian TV adverts


Being followed by a posh cat.


Photo stop on Monday


I took quite a shine to this thing




Imposters joining us as John O'Groats




Peter wins the 'tallest northerner' competition


FG tramp stamp is applied


Monkey see, monkey... climb?




Some nice scenery at the proper most northerly point


And some bike thing


Some stops later


More climbing



Loch something-or-other


Nice roads ruined by inconsiderate people wanting to use them at the same time as us...


This phone takes terrible panoramas, Durness


The next day...


Serious biker Joe






Running repairs to the Daimler


Gained a giant friend on the front of the Rover


Yet more climbing


Skye ferry port


Bloody tourists!




Navigation stop




Second ferry


Happy roadtripper


Insert caption


Being followed...


Skyfall road has some good scenery...


...but sadly some of it is ruined by forestry work






Tenting in Oban, not a bad view


Whisky tasting


That's the Isle of Man in the distance


YHA Barrowdale


Hardknott pass is very photogenic


The photographer squat


"It doesn't fit."
"That's what she said!"


Appropriate beer at the pub where Dennis' BMW broke down


We also found a bug that drinks


No fucks given by this cat at YHA Ingleton


Adrian handed me the keys to the 8er and along with Misrabelle we soon got lost, but we found Hope...



The shots I got of Anglesey before the DSLR batteries died


We told Adrian we would be cooking...


Some long signs


Roadtrippers and some wanker in an Insignia


More long signs


The electric mountain


"It's only flat at the bottom."
 
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Bump :ninja:

_MG_7430-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7427-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7432-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7438-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

A quick stop just before heading to loch ness. The weather couldn't decide if it wanted to be sunny,cloudy or thunderstorm :D

_MG_7447-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7453-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7457-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

everyone, quick take a picture

_MG_7465-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7468-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

On the way to the coast of Durness

_MG_7475-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7478-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7480-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

Durness

_MG_7504-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7510-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7520-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

Let's storm into the ocean

_MG_7524-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7526-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7529-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7534-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

more beer consuming

_MG_7542-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

then back into the ocean again

_MG_7617-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7548-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

nope,nope, nope

_MG_7555-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7557-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7579-2-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr

_MG_7575-2-klein by Dennis Boberg, auf Flickr


More still here to find.
 
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The Pre-Roadtrip

The Pre-Roadtrip

Full Album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/troj4n/xx1615

Instead of taking the short route to Edinburgh, we decided to have a small pre-roadtrip-roadtrip.


Leaving home, fully loaded.


Head over to DaHitch for a small breakfast.


Everybody packing their shit.


Joe is already tired.


Waiting to get aboard the train.






Free cash is not so free after all. :(
Font provided by facebook.


Bikes by the see. The first of many group shots.


And everyone -has- to take a picture.


FUCK YOU TOO!

WARNING!!!








Say whut?


Roger!


Some lone camper.


Joefies, the making of.




Mine is bigger!

MORE WARNING!!!








Groynes?


These groynes?


Another Joefie in the making




FUCK YOU TOO, AGAIN!




AT ANY TIME!


I'm starting to think he's having erection problems.




Funny name.


Joe approves!


Now that is a proper beer selection!


What goes up, ...


..., must come down.




Finally



 
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