Lost our Kent run cherry.............

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Lost our Kent run cherry.............

Post by oddshoes » 10/06/12 16:00

This morning Laura and myself were awoken to the sound of sweet home alabama playing as my alarm went off, with a quick look at my phone to see the time if 4.30am I pressed snooze and rolled over......... oh no, not Laura she was straight up with a massive smile on her face and ready to roll for the infamous Kent run hosted by TLF. With lots of encouragement from Laura i got out of bed, threw on some clothes, grabbed my camera and off we went. Without coffee :shocked:

After a short steady drive ;) we were ov er the Dartford Bridge and through the tolls which were free as it was before 6am (on a sunday morning... whats that about?) in no time at all we were joining the M20 for a quick blast down to the start point at Maidstone services. When we arrived, there was not a 2 in sight but the world famous golden arches beckoned us for breakfast....... and a coffee for me :D

It wasn't long before others turned up, the coffee kicked in and the day was starting to look up ;) . So the 2 was full of fuel and now so were we..... its time to roll and this is where my pictures will tell the rest of the story from the passenger's point of view.

Hope you enjoy :D


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That was my first Kent run and I can say that Laura is stil buzzing from the mornings driving!
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Post by TonyleFrog » 10/06/12 16:53

Nice pics mate. :th:

Great that you got some of the balloon. We definitely attracted the attention of those in the basket.
I reckon the low pressure area of our slipstream dragged the balloon down at least 20ft feet!

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Love these two shots. :D

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oddshoes wrote:That was my first Kent run and I can say that Laura is stil buzzing from the mornings driving!
Delighted to see you both and glad you enjoyed your intro to the ethos of this event.
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Post by andyroo » 10/06/12 16:55

Great pics Dave and well driven Laura.
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Post by ShrewdPhoenix » 10/06/12 17:06

andyroo104 wrote:Great pics Dave and well driven Laura.
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Thanks Andy! :D

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Post by PeteJ » 10/06/12 18:27

Great to see you all today.

Turn in, hold the throttle on, take the apex and use road width..... Beats the snooze button

Awesome pics and this one is stunning!!

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Post by trevsmr2 » 10/06/12 19:28

All the pics have gone , cant see what you got upto


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Re: Lost our Kent run cherry.............

Post by Big_Martin » 10/06/12 19:33

Great photos Dave :clapping: , and excellent choice of alarm ;)

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Post by chris » 11/06/12 10:40

...can't see the pics (this image/video has been moved deleted) :sad:
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Post by Kinsy » 11/06/12 13:12

Pics have gone missing Dave :(

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Post by oddshoes » 11/06/12 16:54

sorry here you go again :D

hopefully not to bad as i had to zoom and focus manual while Laura was driving :D



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Post by chris » 11/06/12 17:01

Looks like a great selection of roads there Dave... great photo's :cool1:
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Post by TonyleFrog » 11/06/12 18:36

chris wrote:Looks like a great selection of roads there Dave...
Kent (and parts of East Sussex) has much to offer. The run is now in its fifth year and looking for previously unused roads is something of a challenge. The one with the balloon is one such. I didn't have time to recce it properly so I 'drove' it during the previous week using Google Maps street view. I'll be using it to suss out some more possibilities prior to the next one.
chris wrote:great photo's :cool1:
The patches of early morning mist at the beginning were great in the pics but made being the lead car quite tricky!
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Post by _Al_ » 11/06/12 23:11

Can't wait to get on one of these. :cool1:
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Lost our Kent run cherry.............

Post by Foxystuff » 12/06/12 8:43

_Al_ wrote:Can't wait to get on one of these. :cool1:
+ 1 :D

Some great snaps... giving me 'Kent run envy'!
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