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  1. RD03 rack for an RD04

    Africa Twin
    Anyone happen to know if the RD03 rack would fit an RD04? It (the RD03 rack) looks a lot more utilitarian to me. I've no access to lathes or anything fancy so anything but the very simplest bodge is beyond me - ideally it'd fit right on... :)
  2. Just The Two of Us

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Due to the lack of interest, only Tendays arrived at the Meet-point to Start the ride, probably just as well tbh as the Weather was once again SHOCKING :D, Anyhoo, i was running a little late, as twice i had to stop on the way to Rhayader due to not being able to see through the Heavy Rain :mad...
  3. Mid Wales Trail Ride sat 6th October

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Posting to gauge interest, Meet point either Builth Wells or Rhayader First Trail will either be Claerwen (easier, scenic) or Piano keys (little more technical, little less Scenic) Along Aber' mountain Road to Devils Bridge for Lunch Around Beautiful Nant y Moch (single track road) Then onto...
  4. Nant Y Arian (in the dry)

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    After the Dousing Phil and Meself got last time we did this Ride, we decided to try again in the Dry, though this time Phil was on his mighty Ten :cheers:. An 8.45am view from the top of the Black Mountain Onto 'Piano Keys' at Rhayader After a nice Lunch at Devils Bridge, it was then onto...
  5. Burns Night

    Chatter
    "Why can't we have normal meals like everyone else?" asked my son when told I was cooking up a vegetarian haggis made from oatmeal and lentils and vegetables and spices and..... With mashed swede (neeps), which the kids hate too, and spuds (tatties) I shall be forcing them to eat all this and...
  6. New zebra: engine in

    Chatter
    I needed help getting the engine into my newly straightened and powdercoated frame today. Imagine my surprise when a nutter who had escaped from Guantanamo Bay turned up still in his prison overalls. I named him MohamChad. :D Still, we got the engine in. It took three goes to fiddle the...
  7. Babysitting MPJ

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I only put that in the title as that is what Michaela (Mpj) called it. We started with a vegetarian breakfast at the Ace at 8.30 and then headed out west to Gerrards Cross and past Clivedon and back again (getting lost in a housing estate at one point). Mpj would be politely described as...
  8. OK Spelbound won but....

    Chatter
    Dont you think they look like they come fresh out of a "Arian Race" advertisment:rolleyes::D:hitler::D:hitler::D
  9. Piel island - lunch on Broughton on Furness

    Austin's Adventures
    Piel island - lunch in Broughton on Furness EDIT 16th April 2010 There is a significant change of plan now. The cafe have just today declined the opportunity to feed us all so instead we will be rendezvousing at the High Cross Inn on the outskirts of Broughton in Furness at the junction of...
  10. Carole Nash boss walks to North Pole

    News
    David Newman, boss of Britain’s biggest biker insurance broker, Altrincham-based Carole Nash is to trek 110Km across Arctic Ocean Ice to the North Pole to raise cash for Charley Boorman-backed charity Riders for Health. Riders For Health helps health workers in Africa have effective...
  11. Oh, the drama of it all .....

    Chatter
    My eldest daughter is 12 and her hormones are all over the place, God love 'er. She is also a vegetarian. She's been away from Friday till tonight with a friend of the family, helping her look after her grandaughter. This friend is also a vegetarian. We've not seen her for several days, so...
  12. XRV Cardiff rally round

    Chatter
    Cheers to all who stopped my stay in Cardiff being the usual sad and lonely affair. De Duble Yuh took me to a vegetarian place when I arrived Sunday, which was ace. Then we met up with mikek3xl in the Old Arcade for a few pints of SA. And on Monday Sean, who live in Battle, near Hastings...
  13. Europe trip late July/early Auust 2009???

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Folks Just thought I'd open this matter for discussion in case anyone may be interested. So here's the plan (or the lack of a plan might be much more accurate!!).............. Each year since 2002 I have headed off to mainland Europe on my bike from my home in Northern Ireland...
  14. Anyone up for a europe trip late july/early august???

    Travel
    Folks Just thought I'd open this matter for discussion in case anyone may be interested. So here's the plan (or the lack of a plan might be much more accurate!!).............. Each year since 2002 I have headed off to mainland Europe on my bike from my home in Northern Ireland. Sometimes I'm...
  15. Sunday 19th October New Forest Ride Out

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    11.00an - Meet a Burley Cider Farm This is their apple pressing/cidermaking weekend and Barry will be firing up the traction engine to press the apples with a steam operated press. Tastings too if you like. Soon as we're ready, a gentle ride around the New Forest. All on road. All levels of...
  16. Givi engine bars

    Varadero
    Has anyone got any tales to tell of the protection offered by Givi crash bars in a low speed off? I'm thinking about fitting them to my VA5 If someone can convince me that they will actually work, rather than simply make the bike look a bit more utilitarian, and the do really protect the...
  17. Dartmoor Undercover Operation

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Stanbloke,Deb and myself went on Saturday morning to Dartmoor to check out the Campsite in Dartmoor where this years National will be held.As we heard a few disturbing reports i thought it might be a good idea to check the place out first:rolleyes: Met with Stanbloke at 11am on the A303 and had...
  18. Wind, rain, sleet, disaster

    Chatter
    Nope, nothing went wrong (I have a 56,000 mile Honda Africa Twin, not a KTM or a BMW :D), just realised I do not live far enough away from my parents. Having gone down Saturday afternoon with my panniers but also my wife on the back (in the weirdest combination of snow and rain and wind and...
  19. Rally 32km Roma Freetown

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    The “Rally 32km di Bende” is a very special rally for everybody wants to challenge his own limits. The Rally runs from Rome to Freetown in Sierra Leone. The Rally 32km di Bende” is a humanitarian rally. The goal is to help Sierra Leone population. Enchanted and ravished by the great African...
  20. Well that was muddy :-)

    Chatter
    Just got back, washed and unpacked from Glastonbury and for those that saw the pictures on the telly, let me tell you conditions were worse:p That said, despite rain, mud and a 10 hour wait to get off site (9hours sat still without even turning on the engine:angry1: )this was by far the best...
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