SOLO FIRST RUN - DOVESTONES RESERVOIR

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SOLO FIRST RUN - DOVESTONES RESERVOIR

Post by halifaxbantam » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:42 pm

Well did my first proper run with the ///M today.

The car has a new identity & this was my first chance to give her a run before I have my knee op on Saturday.

Weather wasn't great, but who cares when you are at the wheel of a car like this with the heated seat on :D

Left home at Ripponden, & took a route under the M62, down through Denshaw, along to Greenfield.

Then climbed up past the Dovestones Reservoir.

Drove along the moors to Holmfirth, before picking up the Barnsley road to the M1.

Steady run back to Ripponden on the motorway network

I don't think the grin on my face will ever go :driving:

Took a few pics there, but photography is not my strong point as you can see :oops:

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Post by paulgs1000 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:06 pm

Right then; this is where the real adventure starts. . . .

Nice one - roof down and new personalised reg as well! :thumbsup:

Looking forward to many more posts in the future.

All the best with the op tomorrow.

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Post by Grumpyowl » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:17 pm

Lovely scenery, lovely car and IMHO private plates really suit the Z4 :thumbsup:

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Post by halifaxbantam » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:29 pm

Thanks gents.

One of those days to day when everything was right with my world :)

No intention of doing too may solo runs.. much prefer a chat & a brew :thumbsup:
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Post by mr wilks » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:46 pm

Glad to see it's not a fairweather motor :driving: car & pics looking good :thumbsup:
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Post by ekimj10 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:52 pm

The pics and the car look excellent, know the feeling about 'grins on face'.
Hope your op goes well for you, osmething I need but lack the courage. Assume its a joint refurbish?
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Post by halifaxbantam » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:04 pm

ekimj10 wrote:The pics and the car look excellent, know the feeling about 'grins on face'.
Hope your op goes well for you, osmething I need but lack the courage. Assume its a joint refurbish?
Thanks mate, living the dream wit the car :)

Yep, torn cartilage. Sixth operation since 2004...shot to bits with sport & age :cry:
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Post by halifaxbantam » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:09 pm

mr wilks wrote:Glad to see it's not a fairweather motor :driving: car & pics looking good :thumbsup:

Andy - I washed & waxed the car when I got home :oops:

Back in the garage now with a car cover over it :roll:

I'll give you a bell next week & we can sort out a day when you're free (And it's dry) :P
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:42 pm

You was only 2 miles away from me at Dovestones.... I use that road as a test route...

Great views...

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Post by RickRob » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:54 pm

Everyone needs to be alone (with their Zed) from time to time. Scenery like that makes me miss living the north, but the job's down here. Once car and pics.

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Post by -Tom- » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:57 pm

RickRob wrote:Everyone needs to be alone (with their Zed) from time to time. Scenery like that makes me miss living the north, but the job's down here. Once car and pics.

Good luck with the op
+1 to everything you've just said!

Looks like a good drive out OP! And with a cracking car. Can't beat drivinelg alone without having to worry about how smooth the gear changes are ;-)
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Post by halifaxbantam » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:58 pm

-Tom- wrote:
RickRob wrote:Everyone needs to be alone (with their Zed) from time to time. Scenery like that makes me miss living the north, but the job's down here. Once car and pics.

Good luck with the op
+1 to everything you've just said!

Looks like a good drive out OP! And with a cracking car. Can't beat drivinelg alone without having to worry about how smooth the gear changes are ;-)
Missed a few for sure Tom, along with a couple of Apex's :oops:

But there is always another day :driving:
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Post by BrianD » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:07 pm

Looking good, may you never loose that grin :thumbsup: :driving:
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Post by mad4slalom » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:16 am

Z4M-2006 wrote:You was only 2 miles away from me at Dovestones.... I use that road as a test route...

Great views...
test route ?...........Err HOON !!! :evil:

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Post by mad4slalom » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:21 am

halifaxbantam wrote:Well did my first proper run with the ///M today.

The car has a new identity & this was my first chance to give her a run before I have my knee op on Saturday.

Weather wasn't great, but who cares when you are at the wheel of a car like this with the heated seat on :D

Left home at Ripponden, & took a route under the M62, down through Denshaw, along to Greenfield.

Then climbed up past the Dovestones Reservoir.

Drove along the moors to Holmfirth, before picking up the Barnsley road to the M1.

Steady run back to Ripponden on the motorway network
that resevoir is crying out for a slalom course ! :thumbsup:
I don't think the grin on my face will ever go :driving:

Took a few pics there, but photography is not my strong point as you can see :oops:

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