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  1. Chatter
    The French courts have declared that people on reality TV shows are employed and have workers rights, no matter how short a time they are there. This means when they are voted off, it is unfair dismissal and they have to be compensated. They also have to have holiday pay and are covered by the...
  2. Insurance
    This is just a short introduction to all fellow bikers and forum members. My name is Phil and I've worked for Adrian Flux Insurance Services for over 13 years now. In that time I've been employed in a number of different roles including underwriting, customer service and I am now the Customer...
  3. Chatter
    During the ’08 ManxGP, a fellow motorcyclist was followed along a section of the course and then ‘pulled’ by an Officer riding an unmarked police bike equipped with an unobtrusive video surveillance camera. Mounted upon our Transalp, and forewarned of unmarked police bikes, were at one point...
  4. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello all, I'm currently in China where I am about 3/4 of the year. My home country is the US where my wife, kids and extended family are. I'm a self employed mechanical engineer that has evolved into a manufacturing consultant and engineeer. No I don't have a pocket protector and I work with my...
  5. Chatter
    Here we go then.... No. 2 son doesn't have the patience to do the A levels to go in as an Officer (Dick!). He wants to join up and then qualify whilst he's in and then do it.... I'm a bit sceptical that it's that simple but I know that there's plenty of you that know better than me. I...
  6. For Sale / Wanted
    Some of you on this forum may know that I was involved in a nasty accident late last year and I have been unable to work since. I ordered a F800GS before my bank balance went severly into the red. Since then I have had to sell many of my possesions including my car and yes this week that amazing...
  7. Past Charity Events
    A local biker is participating in this he recently did me a favour so i am posting this here in hope of upping his donations a bit, merv I am participating in the Barry Sheene Memorial Challenge from the 16th to 25th May 2008 in aid of CLIC - the charity which fights cancer in children. The...
  8. Past Charity Events
    A local biker is participating in this he recently did me a favour so i am posting this here in hope of upping his donations a bit, merv I am participating in the Barry Sheene Memorial Challenge from the 16th to 25th May 2008 in aid of CLIC - the charity which fights cancer in children. The...
  9. Chatter
    Had my last day in work and leaving party last night. I am officially unemployed until Jan 2nd when all things previously thought of as normal get turned on their heads. All a bit scary really, I've no idea what I will be doing in my new job but I do know it will be a world different from the...
  10. Africa Twin
    Being vertically challenged myself I was pleased to come across this on ebay. Its Item number 330158595520 and is a lowering kit for the Twin. It claims to be able to make the bike 30mm-50mm lower read on -[330158595520][/EBAY] Seat too high, can't touch the floor? Then we have the answer to...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    2000 Africa trip write-up: Part 1 & 2 Part 1: Preparations. 2000 is a long time ago but as far as I remember, preparations took us about half a year, depending on when you start counting of course. My travel mate (I'll call him Gerben because that's his name) had long ago decided on taking a...
  12. Chatter
    Saw two guys on the A2 today employed either by Highways Agency or Council, and guess what they had to do - wash the traffic cones by the side of the motorway (roadworks at the mo.) by hand with a bucket of water and a hand brush - and washing the flashing lights on top of the cones :shock...
  13. Chatter
    Be nice to each other - just saw this on my aol homepage :shock: A man has been jailed at the Old Bailey for Britain's first web rage attack on another internet user. Paul Gibbons, 47, traced John Jones, 43, after they exchanged insults in a chat room. He was armed with a pickaxe handle...
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