View Poll Results: What did you think of the road/route

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  • Once was enough thank you

    3 21.43%
  • Enjoyable, worth doing again

    3 21.43%
  • Weehah, get me back there now

    1 7.14%
  • Good fun on an SBK

    1 7.14%
  • Good fun on Monster/ST or MTS

    0 0%
  • Worth it for the views/scenery

    5 35.71%
  • Recommended

    2 14.29%
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Thread: A68

  1. #1
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    Cool A68

    From juntion 58 of the A1(M) through to Galashiels in Scotland, this is a beautiful road into Scotland avoiding the busy A and M roads elsewhere.

    Don't go flat out over the rolling roads though, hidden sumits are many. Plenty of camera's so keep the eyes peeled.

    It's better to burn out than fade away


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    You need corners for a duke, this is boring. Try the road through Kielder to Bonchester Bridge or a dozen others up there. Sorry, but you did ask. Try www.bestbikingroads.com for some good stuff.
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    Are you coming up to Whoop Hall this Tuesday? Pick up with us in Harrogate or join Biscuitandpotato if he's coming. I'll show you some Ducati roads. PM me if you want. Or text/call 07711391320.
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    Default A68

    Havent done it since last summer on way to Knockhill,but that was on RSVR,damned cameras cost me set of pads!!!Not that any time I exceeded the posted speed limit !Lovely road be interesting on Old Red!!

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    crossing the Carter is a fine piece of road & it takes a Duk to drown out those Fking Bogpipes
    3 out of the 4 voices in my head told me to go for it

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    The 68 is featured in the route guide in July's Motorcycle Sport and Leisure. A nice road for making progress north when short of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    The 68 is featured in the route guide in July's Motorcycle Sport and Leisure.
    Ahh, you found & bought/acquired a copy?

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    Smile On my way to Aberdeen

    I was on my way to Aberdeen, avoiding motorways from West Yorkshire when I came accross this road that rolled for miles and miles.

    It's not a knee down thrash road, but I didn't even get my knee down at Oulton Park.

    Sad or what??

    I go as fast as I'm comfortable with, but I'd love to come out to whoop hall and meet up with you guys
    It's better to burn out than fade away


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    Quote Originally Posted by Easyrider290 View Post
    It's not a knee down thrash road, but I didn't even get my knee down at Oulton Park.
    When Steve Hislop was riding for Monstermob a few years ago, one of our group ambushed him in the paddock area (painful that!!) and told him he couldn't get his knee down and what did he suggest. With a straight face Steve looked him in the eye and said "lean further" and walked off!

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    When I worked in Leeds I did the A68 every Monday morning and Friday night for just over 2 years, its a fantastic road in the car early in the morning with the sun just starting to rise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossman_999 View Post
    When I worked in Leeds I did the A68 every Monday morning and Friday night for just over 2 years, its a fantastic road in the car early in the morning with the sun just starting to rise.
    cars? wrong forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easyrider290 View Post
    I was on my way to Aberdeen, avoiding motorways from West Yorkshire when I came accross this road that rolled for miles and miles.

    It's not a knee down thrash road, but I didn't even get my knee down at Oulton Park.

    Sad or what??

    I go as fast as I'm comfortable with, but I'd love to come out to whoop hall and meet up with you guys
    knee down not needed - are you coming over to arrygut then to join us on the run?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    The 68 is featured in the route guide in July's Motorcycle Sport and Leisure. A nice road for making progress north when short of time.
    set off earlier and do the gooder bits
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockjock620 View Post
    cars? wrong forum
    Ive done it on the bike a good few times, but as I normally left at 5.00am in all weathers including on more than one ocassion a foot of snow, the bike was not always possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockjock620 View Post
    set off earlier and do the gooder bits
    I guess it all depends upon your definition of "good" don't it ? luckily we're all different and some find pleasure in things others don't
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