C.C.C.E. 22nd June - 29th June 2013.

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Re: C.C.C.E. 24th June - 30th June 2013.

Post by citsncycles »

In my country , the far west , I mean the french far west = britain ( the little one not the great one )
they recently have invented some kilt draws as member of celtic nations
Hmmm... My family's linked (Through my Mum's side) to Cameron of Errach - I have a tie, but my bro has the full traditional kit! We were one of the first clans to join the uprising! Interestingly enough I was told, (but haven't confirmed it yet) that my Dad's side of the family may be connected to the Frazers, who fought against them - something I may have seen re-enacted by my parents as a boy!

Anyway, must have a think about some decoration for the car on this theme!
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Post by Xemes »

Paul296 wrote: All the cars would have to be converted into half-tracks or helicopters or something, ? :shock:

I'll get my coat
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I remember once I was about to traverse a road crossed by floods during a storm : I did't have any paddle wheels then and I only lift the BX with the height control and with some moose it was enough to get through the crazy river who wanted to rapt my BX …and myself
Once again the green liquid spirit included into the BX was stronger than the see-through external one 8)
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Re: C.C.C.E. 24th June - 30th June 2013.

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citsncycles wrote:
In my country , the far west , I mean the french far west = britain ( the little one not the great one )
they recently have invented some kilt draws as member of celtic nations
Hmmm... My family's linked (Through my Mum's side) to Cameron of Errach - I have a tie, but my bro has the full traditional kit! We were one of the first clans to join the uprising! Interestingly enough I was told, (but haven't confirmed it yet) that my Dad's side of the family may be connected to the Frazers, who fought against them - something I may have seen re-enacted by my parents as a boy!

Anyway, must have a think about some decoration for the car on this theme!
Being adopted I've no idea of my genealogy. However with my short temper, I suspect there's some Klingon in my genes. :D
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Xemes wrote:They only need some paddle wheel …and GOOOOOoooooo
Sorted!




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I REALLY like that. :oops:
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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This is looking doubtful for me unfortunately. :( My friend/co-driver has dropped out, so funding this 100 % myself is going to be difficult. I'm still willing to help with getting stickers made up and the offer of a pit stop/brew at mine still stands.
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Post by Tim Leech »

It wont be as expensive Mark as the Challenge and you are one of our further north members!
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Maybe you could hitch a lift with someone else Mark - if you could put up with the music I could pick you up on the way.
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Post by Dollywobbler »

Aye. Given the number of vehicles with spare seats, you could probably even change vehicles several times if you fancied!

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Hmmm - musical passengers!
Mike Sims
BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Thanks for all the positive 'vibes' guys.

I don't think it would be the same if I wasn't in my own car though.

Job hunting not going well. I've done some agency work, but it is hit and miss.

I could move away to Crick/Northampton way, where jobs are more plentiful, but that would entail the selling the valver, which I don't really want to do if I can help it.

I'm sure something will turn up eventually.
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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Re: C.C.C.E. 24th June - 30th June 2013.

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Yep, they keep telling you there's plenty of jobs out there, but what they don't say is that a lot of them are part time, temporary or minimum wage!

I assume the driver agencys by you aren't that busy? My Dad ended up making more money than me working 9 months a year with an agency that kept supplying drivers to Sainsbury for their night trunks, but that was several years ago.
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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Post by mds141 »

It's very quiet up here Mike. All the major RDC's in the NW are Liverpool/ Manchester way. Which would mean a hour commute each way, with all the associated fuel costs and wear/tear. People just aren't buying enough stuff unfortunately.

John Lewis/Waitrose have established a RDC in Leyland which is 45 mins away, so do-able in terms of travelling. It is supposed to 'come on line' this summer. No class 1 vacancies as of yet though.

*apologies for going off topic*
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Post by mds141 »

*BUMP*
I'm assuming everyone attending the Ecosse Challenge is ok with camping. Sounds an obvious question I know, but I'm going to make a provisional booking for the first night at Hoddom Castle camping/caravan site in Ecclefechan.

Just over eight weeks to go. :D
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Post by Vanny »

I thought you couldn't afford it :D Glad to see you're back in.

Does this booking mean I've missed some sort of itinerary and confirmed guest list?