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TheBear
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Evo Triangle and Mach Loop Reply with quote

So 1 week in to 911 ownership and I think a solo road trip is in order. So I’m off to Wales to try and catch some jets near the Brecon Beacons and a hoon about in N. Wales on a (hopefully) emptyish Evo Triangle. Heading off down the M4 and across the bridge first thing in the morning. Up through the most beautiful country eventually arriving in Betws y Coed tomorrow evening.

A little back and forth between North and South Wales attempting to spy jets on Monday and then a meander back down the country and eventually back to the bosom of Berks on Tuesday.

A fitting intro to a Porsche I hope.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are better roads than the triangle. Keep an eye out for unmarked Police cars. Last time we were there we saw a BMW.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon you’re right and thanks for the heads up. I think it’s 90 odd mins between the triangle and the Mach loop so hoping I can stumble across some ace roads travelling back and forth. Any suggestions though please let me know. I have want to make the most of these next 3 days....
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Few less obvious ones....

Brecon to Builth by the alternate B4520 rather than a470

Rhayader To Aberystwyth via devils falls B4518 and B4571 and A4120

Then north for the A470 at Machynlleth to Betws y Coed through snowden national park.

Enjoy.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B4391 tops the lot, but don't tell everyone!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keeps your eyes open for earthquakes! ....... Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So after a late start following a blown brake light I have arrived (think I have a loose connection) The A5 was a decent road although after almost 5 hrs driving I was ready for a pint rather than a blast.

It’s very beautiful here and looking forward to getting up tomorrow and trying some of these roads you have all suggested.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the back of this thread I went for a spin today and ended up in Betws Coed or what ever it's called. As darkness fell I found the quality of driving decisions by other also fell. Had to stamp on the brakes as someone coming towards us went for a gap that wasn't there.
Otherwise some great roads with a lack of BIB out in patrol.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
I'm the back of this thread I went for a spin today and ended up in Betws Coed or what ever it's called. As darkness fell I found the quality of driving decisions by other also fell. Had to stamp on the brakes as someone coming towards us went for a gap that wasn't there.
Otherwise some great roads with a lack of BIB out in patrol.


Where you heading out from Betws on the A5 at around 4.30/5.00? If so I think I went passed you going in the opposite direction.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheBear wrote:
FZP wrote:
I'm the back of this thread I went for a spin today and ended up in Betws Coed or what ever it's called. As darkness fell I found the quality of driving decisions by other also fell. Had to stamp on the brakes as someone coming towards us went for a gap that wasn't there.
Otherwise some great roads with a lack of BIB out in patrol.


Where you heading out from Betws on the A5 at around 4.30/5.00? If so I think I went passed you going in the opposite direction.

Yes that was me! I heard a fruity sounding 911 but didn't quite catch your car. What a shame. Did you stop in Betws?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
TheBear wrote:
FZP wrote:
I'm the back of this thread I went for a spin today and ended up in Betws Coed or what ever it's called. As darkness fell I found the quality of driving decisions by other also fell. Had to stamp on the brakes as someone coming towards us went for a gap that wasn't there.
Otherwise some great roads with a lack of BIB out in patrol.


Where you heading out from Betws on the A5 at around 4.30/5.00? If so I think I went passed you going in the opposite direction.

Yes that was me! I heard a fruity sounding 911 but didn't quite catch your car. What a shame. Did you stop in Betws?


I’m still in Betws.... Smashed 250 miles today. Went to snowdonia, Evo Triangle and various other A and B roads. The best by far was the B4391. No cars and pretty complex. Gave the car a proper workout. It’s now disgustingly filthy and I love it. Headed home tomorrow.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4391 is a local road to me. Ideal for a quick blast in a morning. Loads of others like that near here. Great living in the middle of nowhere.

Glad you enjoyed your trip!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TJW964 wrote:
4391 is a local road to me. Ideal for a quick blast in a morning. Loads of others like that near here. Great living in the middle of nowhere.

Glad you enjoyed your trip!


Loved it. Car is clean again just in time for a quick drive down to Surrey. The roads in N. Wales spoiled me though! Nothing like that around Berkshire that I can find.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheBear wrote:
TJW964 wrote:
4391 is a local road to me. Ideal for a quick blast in a morning. Loads of others like that near here. Great living in the middle of nowhere.

Glad you enjoyed your trip!


Loved it. Car is clean again just in time for a quick drive down to Surrey. The roads in N. Wales spoiled me though! Nothing like that around Berkshire that I can find.


The only decent roads in Berkshire are out West... B4507 Wantage to Ashbury, B4000 to Lambourn, B4001 back toward Wantage again. Nice little circuit, but nothing like Wales! Newbury/Wantage B4494 is fun too.
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