Three P's Impromptu Run

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Three P's Impromptu Run

Postby DouglasH » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:58 am

Picnic, Putting and Portpatrick.
Shaun aka Lochpark, Has kindly offered to organise a run taking in Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway on the 7th August. This run hopefully will attract the many Ayrshire members that sometimes can't make the Central Runs because of the distances involved. Shaun will give us more details but from what he has planned it looks like it will be a very relaxed and enjoyable fun day. :D
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Postby lochpark » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:32 am

For anyone who has never been before, there is some information on Portpatrick here

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/p ... rtpatrick/

and some images of the village here

http://www.imchad.freeola.com/mc_clumph ... rtptrk.htm
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Postby Davie L » Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:22 pm

Shaun

What a good idea count me in !!

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Postby Tom » Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:56 pm

Sounds great Shaun, only been there to work and had no time to take in the scenery. Wife and daughter fighting right now, but black eyes and bruises should have healed by then for the winner to come along :lol:

Cheers, Tom.
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Postby lochpark » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:54 pm

For anyone attending the Three P's Run next week, especially if travelling south towards Ayr on the A77, the establishment has seen fit to install a network of 40 "Specs" Speed Cameras on the A77 :x and between Kilmarnock and the turn off for Burns Cottage you will pass up to 6 of these "yellow vultures". :cry:

The run itself will leave Ayr along the coast following the A719 towards Girvan where we will rejoin the A77 and again will pass through sevaerl sections as we head towards Ballantrae.

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More information on SPECS can be found here

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4681507.stm

http://www.abd.org.uk/specs.htm

http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/SPECS.htm
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Postby Phil » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:10 am

Came across these things the other week, it would seem that they work out your average speed between the various locations. Due to traffic congestion the day I was on the road my average was probably less than 30 mph. :(

There has been a lot of accidents on this stretch of road due I think to the fact that the road changes from Dual Carriageway to single carriageway and the speed limits change a number of times. :?
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Postby lochpark » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:14 am

Apologies to anyone attending the run, I prepared the route and sent it to Douglas as a PDF file which unfortunately he can't upload to the forum, therfore I will hand out copies of the route on Sunday morning :oops: .

The easiest way to get to Burns Cottage if you haven't been before is to go round the A77 Ayr Bypass and follow the signs for Stranraer.

At the roundabout (Junction of the A77 and A713) keep following the A77, in approx 1 mile turn right onto the A719 (Doonholm Road) signposted Burns Heritage Centre (big brown sign).

At the T junction in .9 of a mile, turn left and then first right.

Entry to the car park is first right again. (Special note for Tom - car park does not open til 9.30 :lol: )
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Postby lochpark » Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:14 pm

An excellent day out in the Ayrshire and Galloway sunshine during which we had a raffle and raised ?50.00 which was donated on behalf of the OC to the RNLI.

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Douglas presenting the proceeds of the raffle to Robert Erskine, the Coxwain of the Portpatrick Lifeboat.



Davie Lodge won the Putting competition with a very respectable score of 45 8)

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Davie receiving his Putting Trophy


Full list of all score cards returned.

David 45 - Chic 48 - Mary 50 - Neil - 51 - Shaun 54 - Douglas 55 - Margaret 56 - Phil 58 - John 59 - Ian 63 - Joan 64
Paul 64 - Heather 65 - Jacquiline 66 - Ged 66 - Roxie 67 - Behnam 68 - June 77
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Postby joonspoon » Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:31 pm

Thanks a lot for that Shaun!
Thought you were only kidding when you said you would post all the scores :twisted:
First run and flippin last at putting, great! :wink:
ps But I least I won a warning triangle :P
So many twisties.........So little time!!!
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Postby kristoff » Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:56 pm

joonspoon wrote:...But I least I won a warning triangle :P

June,

You don't WIN a warning triangle love, you get lumbered with it! :wink:

Anyway, 5's don't break down so you'll never need it! Unless your me of course that is! It's away getting fixed tonight but not sure when it'll be back, leak from the water pump gasket which was just replaced. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby DouglasH » Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:26 am

Huge thanks to Shaun's family and work for donating most of the prizes in the raffle on Sunday, was indeed a kind gesture for a worthy cause.
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Postby JML » Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:40 pm

Hey - I won something in the raffle - and I wasn't even there :D

and it isn't a triangle :wink:


Some of those scores look like rounds of golf, not putting :?
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Postby Hardtrack » Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:14 pm

:lol: I did to and i wasn't there............just goes to proove,Jackson Superchargers are the best :P ,any NA cars win a prize? 8)
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Postby DouglasH » Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:16 am

Prize winners were:-

Warning Triangle...June (NB/NA) :D
Bottle of Whisky... Sandy (NB/NA) :D
Multi Meter...........John (NB/NA) :D
First Aid Kit...........Jim (NA/FI) :twisted:
Bottle of Wine.......Janice (NA/NA) :D
Bottle of Wine.......Jackie (NB/NA) :D
Bottle of Wine.......Jim (NA/FI) :D

If your name begins with J your lucky. :D

Hope this satisfies your curiosity sir.

NA = MK-1
NB = MK-2/2.5

NA = Normally Aspirated (induction)
FI = Forced Induction
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Postby Fee » Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:34 am

What the heck is NB/NA/FI ? :? Am I being a bit thick? :oops:
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Postby DouglasH » Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:25 pm

Apologies Fiona, meant to add that last night.
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Postby joonspoon » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:10 pm

It's ok Fee! I didn't have a flippin clue what it meant either!
But now I do and I feel much better!
Just for the record - I actually picked the prize of the warning triangle but am now beginning to wish I'd gone for the bottle of wine :P
Only kidding! I am very happy with my choice :D
Wiseman say, "better to have something and never need to use it than to need something and not have it! (eg warning triangle!) :P
So many twisties.........So little time!!!
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Postby Phil » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:45 pm

Fee,

Forced Induction (F.I.) is that 'thingy' that Richard has, that leaves you standing at the roundabout. 8) "Come on the Bentley Boys"
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Postby stratos_blue » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:10 am

I looked it up Fee , good thing about the internet is that you never have to wonder about anything . I did'nt know what Forced Induction was either till I checked ......http://www.akamoto.co.uk/resource-super-charging.htm
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Postby JML » Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:56 pm

You mean there are actually 5's about without a supercharger ? I thought they were standard 8)

Problem is you get too used to it - I had a Celica as a hire car in the US a few weeks ago and it felt slooowwww.

For anyone looking for more MX5/Miata knowledge try here:

www.miata.net

Plenty of product reviews - everything from turbo/SC :D to different types of polish :shock: :shock:

And for light relief

www.miata.net/askbob/

Beginners question : assume you all know who Bob Hall and Tom Matano are :?: :wink:
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