Around The Yorkshire Moors
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Molto Verboso
Blue 70th anniversary Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 1305
Location: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:43 am quote
After having a week's holiday when the weather pissed it down all week Sunday dawned bright and sunny. A planned scooter run to Bakewll was cancelled at the last minute, so I thought sod it I'm off.
Set off around 09:00 and the first stop was Ilkley Moor where both me and my passenger went Bah't at!!!


In the centre is the calf rock with the cow rock to the left. The Cow and Calf is one of the famous Yorkshire Moors landmarks. Here's another view out over Ilkley and the moors beyond

The ride then went over to Baildon again over the moors


After a quick lunch in Saltaire it was on to Bronte country and up to Haworth vis Bingley and past the engineering masterpiece know as 5 rise locks on the Leeds-Liverpool canal. Finally heading home after a "short" 100 mile round trip. Greta day out and the scooter ridden two up for the first time handled impeccably and rode beautifully.

Here's to the next outing which should hopefully be over the North Yorks moors to Whitby.Watch this space!!!
Ossessionato
LX150, GTS300(black & white), GTS300(red)
Joined: 25 Dec 2008
Posts: 2467
Location: Menifee, CA. (Land of the Dirt People)
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:14 am quote
Beautiful country... love the pictures.
Molto Verboso
Blue 70th anniversary Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 1305
Location: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:08 am quote
Indeed it is when the weather is nice.
Molto Verboso
GTS300Super White
Joined: 01 Oct 2008
Posts: 1107
Location: Essex
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:15 pm quote
Looks like a good day. Great Pics.

Is that you standing on that rock? how did you get up there? (I know you climbed, but how? )
Molto Verboso
Blue 70th anniversary Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 1305
Location: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:47 pm quote
No it;s my passenger , our foster lad, don't know how he climbed it as I was treating myself to a coffee and bacon sarnie!!!
Molto Verboso
GTS300Super White
Joined: 01 Oct 2008
Posts: 1107
Location: Essex
Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:03 pm quote
Bloomin 'eck he is a brave lad. (climbing the rock not being your passenger )

I will have to take a ride to your part of the UK, see what its like.
Molto Verboso
Piaggio MP3 500
Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Posts: 1402
Location: North Georgia
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:01 pm quote
Lovely pics , your part of the world is really beautiful. About you foster, my husband and I have spent the last 14 years turning around, looking for our son, and saying "Jonathan get down from there RIGHT NOW!". Shelves at Walmart, the kitchen cabinets, boulders (lots of those in the mtns. round here), you name it. Among his more memorable climbs, the castle walls at Corfe in England, a modern sculpture in the Smithsonian, and someone's VERY expensive thoroughbred horse at my sister's college when he was every bit of two years old. Fortunately never damaged anything except a broken finger and being asked to leave museums and historical landmarks.
Molto Verboso
Blue 70th anniversary Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 1305
Location: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:22 pm quote
Here's a couple more photos that I've just uplaoded

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