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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:49 pm

Yup, today was tinkering day - a mere 20 miles covered!

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The scrapyard was a bit sad... :cry:
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Post by Daisy » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:50 pm

Come on guys and gals - I know some club members have supported the BXagon financially, but if everyone on here donated at least the cost of a bottle of LHM, Phil and the boys would have a nice total to come home to, and the knowledge that the club fully supported their efforts.
I thank you

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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:02 am

I'm sure Frugg will chip in a few hundred quid...oh no, sorry, my mistake...
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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:14 pm

Getting close to the end now. We're back on the northern coast, in Dinan - a lovely place. Feels like we've been doing this for a very long time!!

It has certainly been great and we can't really believe that tomorrow is our last proper day (we're on a ferry Thursday afternoon). We're up to six cars again with Daisy also in town. Beach yesterday but roads increasingly dull after the marvellous scenery elsewhere. Can't have everything though eh?

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Post by toddao » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:12 pm

Make sure you have a few vinos tonight then. It's a bit too early to say but it looks as though you got round without any major issues ( apart from hangovers! :D )
I think that Phils latest avatar says it all really! Once again I wish I was there..
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:46 pm

Well, it's all but over here in France. There's still some work to do collecting pledges and donations and topping up the amount raised with some other schemes, but all-in-all, a great time was had by all.

A big thanks to everyone that helped make this happen :D
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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:13 pm

Back home now. 3201 miles since the BX was last parked on the drive. Not bad for 13 days. Horrible roads here have rather taken the edge off things but I'm looking forward to a good night's kip, no driving tomorrow and getting my photos and videos sorted...

Thanks must go to Phil for giving us the opportunity to do this.

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

Well done guys, glad you got home safe!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:54 am

I am going to give an update on the donations due to be collected over the coming month. Plenty of pledges that need honoring. We will keep the account going for a few months hoping that we can continue to collect (by selling calendars etc) and maybe have a couple of mini-events.
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Post by kermit the frog » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:39 pm

Bloody hell
I have to say that everyone who participated in this event have been such good company and a great laugh.
We all managed to get around without any really big drama's just goes to show how reliable the old BX really is.
The Philibusters team total milage for the BXAGON averaged out at 276 miles a day.
The only real problem we encountered was a rather intermittant fault on the interior heater fan which chose to pack up whenever it was dark and raining which is not good for visability.
To all that have supported us as we have been doing this challenge i would like to say thanks for your kind and encouraging messages.
We have all had such a great adventure that will live with us all for a very long time.
The cause for which we did this was brought much closer this week while we were away.
A relative of mine lost her fight against cancer at the age of 43
So if any of you out there have a few quid spare then please give to this great cause.
We are all mortal.

Many thanks to Phil my co team mate for the effort he put in to getting this of the ground and again to all the paticipants for a great time.

PS by the way Mike i have your shoes (from the breakers yard).

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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:17 pm

MULLEY wrote:In the 1st video it was all going well, until 31 seconds in, you got overtaken by a suzuki Jimny :lol: :lol: Come on guy's, that was poor :wink: I expect another video to uphold bx honours :D
Wait 'till next week, I have a video through some cracking hairpins with the camera gaffa taped to the dash.
All I can say is that it was a brilliant event, enjoyed it immensely and liking my BX even more. However, after 8 nights sleeping in it (including a trip to the amusingly named Foret Bastard, which turned out to be the local dogging hotspot) I did enjoy a proper bed last night. No (new!) mechanical problems developed on the trip, and I sorted the dead windscreen washer pump on day two!
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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:56 pm

Yeah, while it was certainly an entertaining event, I never lost sight of the fund raising aspect - and especially during the second week, I found it a bit of a challenge mentally. Not sure why - I've done massive roadtrips in far less speedy and comfortable machines before - but everyone who took part donated a lot of their own time for this venture - two weeks of holiday away from friends and family (though I think we've all made new friends too!).

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Post by millbanksunclub » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:28 am

Well done to you all looked like a great trip I am only sorry I could only go as far as Folkstone with you. Thanks for sending back the great photos, So want that leaper with the 34 plate.
Put me down for the round the UK trip if there is one on the cards
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:25 pm

It certainly was a very enjoyable road trip, with excellent company, food & wine and great driving roads with superb scenery.

Overall 'Team Red leader' covered 3059 miles door to door, at an average of 37mpg which is 12.7p a mile in fuel.

Looking forward to a BXagon reunion next year.

Thanks again to Phil for organising the adventure, Mat for planning the routes and everyone else who helped make the 12 days such fun.

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Post by Mike E (uk) » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:16 am

Just re-checked the mpg, and it was 38.4 which is not bad considering the Alpine route.

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