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The next meet.

Once again, gathering interest and ideas for the next AONS meet.

The SS region is having a meet later on this month so i think the next NS meet should be in March.

Please post any requests for date/day/time and i will see if i can arrange something to suit all of us. This time i am thinking something to north of aberdeen, Nothing too far though, it's still cold outside maybe out inverurie way.
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Thainstone Mart @ Inverurie is an ideal place to meet up as its just off the thainstone roundabout(main rd)

Me and the bike club used to head out towards huntly and and hang a left at the roundabout and out over the Cabrach(awesome rd)plenty of open country with more twists and bends than you can shake a stick at

Nice Cafe @ huntly roundabout for a cuppa before the excitement starts

Cabrach can bring you round in a big loop and come back Insch area

That's my twopence worth!

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Sounds like fun. How long is this road?
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Here goes-

A96 Thainstone-Huntly 20 mls
A97 Huntly-Mossat 15 mls
A944 Mossat-Aberdeen 25Mls

Total approx 60 Mls
Time incl cuppa 3hrs approx this is again subject to some piccies

As you well know Andrew,the 944 comes back through Westhill so could be handy to finish the day

This route can be shortened if this seems a little much,but it's something to consider.

Awesome scenery up in the hills,one of my favourite roads in the n/east if you get the weather

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Sounds good. Not too long either. (last runout i went on was over 100 miles!!)

I am a bit reluctant to do any runouts at the moment though as i only have half a radiator. Hopefully should be fixed by then though.
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Hi all. I somehow managed to miss all notice of the first meet, how did it go? A run in March sounds like a good idea, just right to blow the cobwebs out of the exaust. Are we looking at evenings or weekends?
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Hi all. I somehow managed to miss all notice of the first meet, how did it go? A run in March sounds like a good idea, just right to blow the cobwebs out of the exaust. Are we looking at evenings or weekends?
The first meet was great fun, only a little one to start off the year though. I am hoping this next meet will be the first of the proper meets.

it will be a weekend. Need to check my schedule before i can confirm a day, date and time though.

Additional, are you, by any chance, the Black alfa 166 with the private/personal plate that i have seen driving about? at westhill petrol station tonight and let me out onto the A90 at stonehaven a while back ??
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Sorry, not me. I was in collecting my wife's Punto from its MOT but my 166 is black. No private plate just a normal Y reg'.
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That would sound good, would be nice to meeet some fellow clover folk up here, but with the weather at the moment up here and the hills from me to you it would be hit or miss on the day if I could get over. March normally being the snowiest time of the year up here that is.
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Weather?

13 Degrees today and blue sky !

As i'm a skier,i'm not happy with this at all,but i would gladly take a day like this for a run out in the hills in march
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Freezing fog and just nudging +1 tops in the garden today up here on the Moray coast, and with the forecast predicting worse to come, I hope it's over with soon.
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last runout i went on was over 100 miles!!
You didn't come down to Dumfries with us though Andrew, that was over 200

Now git yer thermals on and git out there
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Still waiting on hearing back from my insurance before deciding on whether or not to hold a Run out. Depending on what happens i might be able to come but my revs will strictly be below 4500rpm. any higher and i am afraid my radiator might spring a leak.

Date wise, probably towards the end of the march. Everyone, let me know if there are any days you CANT make it and i will see if i can arrange the best day for everyone. Formal topic will go up when everything is finalised
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So everyone can make any day?? well that makes planning a little easier then.
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How's planning coming along....any more thoughts on date / venue?
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How's planning coming along....any more thoughts on date / venue?
Looking at the 29th/30th of this month, venue still undecided, but assuming my car has been fixed, hopefully the Huntly idea.
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Can i ask you after reading your posts Andrew

If you have car trouble,are you saying that the run or meet will not take place until your sorted?

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Can i ask you after reading your posts Andrew

If you have car trouble,are you saying that the run or meet will not take place until your sorted?

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I am undecided as of yet, obviously it would be unfair of me to deny everyone of a run just because i am having car troubles, but on the other hand, as rep i need to be there. What will probably happen is i will limp along behind as chace car keeping it under 4krpm (anything higher and she gets too hot, don't want to blow a gasket afterall).

I have decided, screw the insurance, i am getting the radiator replaced anyway, if they try to write her off, i will fight the decision to the death or buy her back. (or retro fit all the old bits back on )

Oh yes, to add, the meet will be pushed back to the 5th or 6th of april as AONW are holding a camping trip on the 28th/29th and i don't want to double book.

look foreward to meeting everyone (and more) again, full details will be up very soon.

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Thankyou for clarifying that.

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If it's the 6th then I should be able to make that as I'm not going to tax the GTV til April.

If you are having car troubles can you not just hitch a lift from another member, rather than risk any damage to your car?
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If that is the case

I am sure that somone would nip in by Westhill to get the run underway

Of course being a passenger on a run out over the hills might be just a bit too much

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If that is the case

I am sure that somone would nip in by Westhill to get the run underway

Of course being a passenger on a run out over the hills might be just a bit too much

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Lol, i am sure that would be intense

Hoping to get the radiator in next weekend so i will be ready by then.

Right, sorry to let you all down again, my parents have just dropped a load of dates on me for next month which i cant get out of. (Dog shows and displays ). Therefore I am going to concrete in Saturday the 12th of april If anyone Can't make this date then please tell me now because the only other dates available that month are the 19th and 20th and that is too far away to postpone. Obviously i want this to be a sucess for everyone.
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Re: The next meet.

Well, after too long in the planning, i am happy to say that a Formal meet thread will be posted VERY soon. Just got to double check the dates on the meet calender first.

The meet will be as Derek has proposed (geordie cabbie), starting at Thainstone mart with a run to Huntly, mosset then back to Aberdeen. Now, my sence of direction is awfull so i will get a little map made up, hopefully with Dereks assistance. Assuming the meet calender is clear for the north of the country, this will take place on saturday the 12th of april.

I have a new radiator to go in on saturday so the runout will definately be on!

As your regional representitive, i hope you can all make it and i look foreward to meeting you all.
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Get them thermals on as it's gonna be a chilly 1 over the w/end
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Grr, i am past the point of no return. Front end of the car dismantled, radiator drained. almost done taking the bumper off and it is now chucking it down so much that i can't finish.

To say i am livid right now would be an understatement.
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