EDSBK is a blog about a small group of sports bike riders, the places we go in search of our ultimate road and the motorbikes we ride..

..Welcome to Everyday Superbikes

September

    We have been surprised by Jon during September as he has made 2 trips out on his bike with us and a another time out with his mate Figo.
  For our first trip on a Sunday morning the sun was out, the temperature good and the road was dry, perfect conditions, at last. We, Jon, Rich Col and me (Phill) met up as usual in the layby on the A458 at Stourton and set off to Newton to the start of our favourite section of the A483.

Title: Out of the light
CBR,R1,GSXR
Makes a good screen saver!

  Myself and jon attached the cameras on to our bikes, and we set off. I deliberately went at the back so that I could capture everyone with the camera to put into a film I have been working on.

Pictures from Google Maps
We have divided the road into 4 sectors. The first sector is From Newtown to the 30 limit at Dolfor, We call this the Twisty Sector. Along this part are lots of tight corners, woodlands and a couple of near hairpins.


  The 2nd sector, we call the Mountain section, it goes from the 30 limit to the 50 limit and runs along the contours of the hills eventually climbing up and over the ridge where it opens out into a lot of sweeping bends as it drops back down to the 50 limit at Lanbadarn Fynydd or Little Alps as we call it.

  The 3rd sector, we call the Long Sweepers section, has lots of  long sweeping bends that keep you leaned over on the side of the tyres for ages, they can all be taken at the speed limit and theres plenty of oppotunities to overtake slower moving vehicles if you want too, ending at Llandewl Ystradenni.

  The 4th Sector, we call Farmlands, is the winding down section as there's lots more going on around that area with more side roads, tractors and buidings, but it still has a couple of good corners before you arrive at Crossgates and the Cafe.

      As in sector 1 there's hardly any opportunity to pass, I followed Rich on the Kawasaki ZX636 for about 5 minutes watching him take some good lines around most of the corners, before passing him and catching Jon a few hundred meters further along the road with Col right infront of him, and we entered sector 2. Jon's bike a Suzuki GSXR 1000 has lots of power, so getting past him I knew was going to be hard work, I noticed Jon was much slower around the corners than me so thought of a couple of places with good clear visibility and broken white lines where a corner pass is acceptable. On 2 occasions I had managed to get along side him but he just pulled away as we came out the bend and onto the short straight sections, he was like a rolling road block. While this was going on, Col had got about 10 seconds away so pulled into a layby and we passed him so he rejoined back behind me. I stayed stuck behind Jon for for all of sector 2. When entering sector 3 I thought about the perfect corner to get by Jon. Its a right hander, about half a mile long with a great view of the whole corner so you can see if the road is clear from any part of it, that was going to be the place, and only a few minutes away!
 Approaching the corner we caught up with a car, Jon pulled out and passed it followed by me and Col, as Jon pulled back into the left lane I kept it leant over and passed him, I heard his loud exhast pipe give out a roar as the power came on but I was already away. Two cars were just ahead and entering the next corner, I eased off timing it right to pass them both out of the corner and along my favourite couple of miles to where sector 4 starts. I checked the mirrrors and they both had also passed the 2 cars and now Col was struggling with the Jon and his awesome power, but later got passed out of the last bend.
Over a coffee, the usual banta started, and Jon told us he was having to muscle his bike around the corners as the tyres were so warn that the front had gone 50p shaped!(flat across the width)
 Col says he had got that far ahead that he had to stop and wait for us to catch up! Video evidence from Jons camera shows him just stopping in said layby, I noted he didnt get ahead again.
 Rich says he got things wrong into a corner and ended up on the opposite side of the white line, which put him behind.
 And me.... Well the way we ride on the roads, Jons bike is no faster than mine!

 A few weeks later the 4 of us headed into Wales once again, probably for the last time this year, as Rich has changed his shifts and Jon needs new tyres. We did a similar route to the above, but stopping at the Station Cafe in Craven Arms a favourite of ours before continuing along to Newtown to test out a new loop I discovered thats worth a mention. It adds an extra 25 miles to the day, going from Crossgates, just follow the A483 to Bulith Wells turn Left onto the A481 which turned out to be our best tarmac discovery of the year, until it reaches its end, turn Left on to the A44 which takes you back towards Crossgates along an impressive set of bends. Unfortunately on this journey the weather was not so good so we are looking forward to our next adventure out there on a dry run around this loop.
 After arriving home Rich discovered he had a puncture on his rear tyre, so looks like a new one is on the cards.


4 comments:

oakleyses said...

ugg boots, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton, christian louboutin, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, uggs on sale, gucci handbags, christian louboutin uk, tiffany jewelry, chanel handbags, louboutin pas cher, air max, nike free run, prada handbags, louis vuitton outlet, jordan pas cher, louis vuitton, longchamp pas cher, oakley sunglasses, polo outlet, replica watches, nike free, nike roshe, kate spade outlet, nike outlet, tiffany and co, polo ralph lauren outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, ugg boots, oakley sunglasses wholesale, prada outlet, nike air max, longchamp outlet, longchamp outlet, tory burch outlet, michael kors pas cher, sac longchamp pas cher, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, replica watches, burberry pas cher, christian louboutin outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren

oakleyses said...

timberland pas cher, michael kors outlet, nike free uk, guess pas cher, michael kors, michael kors outlet, hollister uk, ralph lauren uk, abercrombie and fitch uk, north face uk, coach purses, burberry outlet, converse pas cher, coach outlet, polo lacoste, nike blazer pas cher, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet online, hollister pas cher, lululemon canada, michael kors, sac hermes, true religion outlet, uggs outlet, nike air force, michael kors outlet online, burberry handbags, sac vanessa bruno, michael kors outlet, nike air max uk, new balance, true religion outlet, mulberry uk, vans pas cher, ray ban uk, ray ban pas cher, nike tn, true religion outlet, kate spade, north face, nike air max, true religion jeans, coach outlet store online, michael kors outlet online, hogan outlet, oakley pas cher, nike air max uk, nike roshe run uk

oakleyses said...

insanity workout, hollister clothing, jimmy choo outlet, longchamp uk, soccer shoes, iphone 6s cases, ralph lauren, hermes belt, iphone 6 cases, abercrombie and fitch, mont blanc pens, timberland boots, s6 case, mcm handbags, chi flat iron, lululemon, mac cosmetics, giuseppe zanotti outlet, iphone 6s plus cases, ferragamo shoes, herve leger, iphone cases, celine handbags, north face outlet, nfl jerseys, valentino shoes, soccer jerseys, iphone 5s cases, wedding dresses, bottega veneta, nike huaraches, ghd hair, baseball bats, iphone 6 plus cases, north face outlet, p90x workout, instyler, vans outlet, new balance shoes, oakley, ipad cases, nike trainers uk, babyliss, louboutin, beats by dre, reebok outlet, nike roshe run, nike air max, hollister, asics running shoes

oakleyses said...

lancel, swarovski, hollister, swarovski crystal, moncler uk, juicy couture outlet, montre pas cher, doudoune moncler, links of london, ray ban, ugg uk, moncler, louis vuitton, moncler, hollister, moncler outlet, moncler, barbour uk, louis vuitton, replica watches, nike air max, louis vuitton, toms shoes, barbour, canada goose outlet, converse outlet, canada goose outlet, marc jacobs, louis vuitton, ugg, juicy couture outlet, pandora jewelry, wedding dresses, canada goose, louis vuitton, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, pandora charms, canada goose uk, pandora uk, pandora jewelry, moncler, canada goose outlet, gucci, moncler outlet, ugg pas cher, converse, thomas sabo, karen millen uk, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, canada goose, supra shoes, canada goose jackets, vans