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  1. Hey lads Suzi,s back

    Chatter
    Replacing Jake Humphrey in BBC F1 coverage next year BBC Sport - F1: Suzi Perry replaces Jake Humphrey as BBC presenter
  2. Any Excel Guru's about?

    Chatter
    Do we have any Excel guru's about with time on their hands? I trying not to resort to VBA to do this, but can't see a way using normal Excel functions. The problem is quite simple. I have a column of data that will be a mixture of text. I need to total the column in certain circumstances and...
  3. Ride-on tyre sealant

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Although I'm tempted to get some tyre levers and carry a spare tube for my upcoming camping trip, I've never needed to replace a tube or tyre yet and not so confident of my ability to break the bead and sort it all out on the roadside. I'll probably give this a try myself when it comes to...
  4. Honda Transalp 700

    Chatter
    Posted this in "Chatter" because it's of general interest: This is a preview of the "Salon International de la Moto" Paris Motorcycle Show starting in September. http://www.motociclismo.pt/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=615&Itemid=51 ... and scroll down a bit! Rough translation...
  5. I've made a real difference to the Alp.

    Transalp
    And what is the secret formula for changed handling and "feel" ? Simple , I'm just returning the bike to standard , ready for the trade-in. I have removed the high screen and low seat , the Touratech crash bars and the pannier rack. It's a totally different bike !!! not better - not worse ...
  6. Old 'uns are the best.....

    Jokes
    This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint...it goes like this: What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about...
  7. Hovercrafting

    Chatter
    Not a lot to do with bikes except you sort of lean to steer, powered by a rattly 2 stroke twin and are LOADS of fun! But I went hovercrafting on Sunday. Around 18 months ago I got bought a voucher to go learn to fly / drive one for my birthday.Due to bad weather then...
  8. ?Even more sorry Ferraris new pit crew

    Jokes
    please you liverpudlians do not take offence but i thought this was funny The Ferrari Formula 1 team fired their entire pit crew yesterday. The announcement followed Ferrari's decision to take advantage of the UK Government's youth opportunity scheme and employ young people from Liverpool...
  9. Grit-for-brains

    Chatter
    Simple formula boys and girls! truck with amber flashing lights + numpty (me) with visor open = face covered in salty dust and eyes watering with the pain. Won't do that again in a hurry! Daftie!
  10. News from Formula 1

    Jokes
    The Ferrari formula 1 team fired their entire pit crew yesterday. The announcement followed Ferrari's decision to take advantage of the UK Government's Youth Opportunity Scheme and employ people from Liverpool. The decision to hire them followed a recent documentary on how unemployed youths...
  11. 06 TA First real ride {long and full of drivel}

    Transalp
    It's friday morning and 1000kms ticked over on the (long) way home from work last night. So over to the honda dealer to get my nuts tightned and bits lubed. Catching the train in this neck of the woods is apparently not that easy... no cash and no atm's near the station... anyway I had my...
  12. END OF MAY TRIP TO FRANCE

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    ANYONE INTERESTED IN A TRIP TO NORTHERN FRANCE AT THE END OF MAY? WE WILL BE LEAVING VIA PORTSMOUTH ON THE24/05/06 23.00Hrs LANDING IN LE HARVE GOING WEST TO BREST DOWN TO NANTES THEN BACK UP THE LOIRE VALLEY LE MANS -LE HARVE FOR THE EARLY EVENING CROSSING BACK HOME SUNDAY28/05/06. STAYING AT...
  13. French... again

    Jokes
    3 men (a Belgian, a German and a French) have an audition for a new job in England!! > The interviewer tells them: > "OK, you'll have to formulate a sentence with the 3 words: green, pink > and yellow." > > First, the Belgian says : > "I wake up in the morning, I eat a yellow banana, a...
  14. Orkney 2004

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The primary objective of this trip was to test the wild claims of various midge repellent products. Oh, and also to meet up with family and celebrate my mothers 80th birthday. The thousand plus miles round trip was characterised by gusty winds and torrential rain making for very uncomfortable...
  15. McMidges

    Chatter
    I'm going up to Orkney mid August and thought I'd take a slow ride down the west coast - Lochinver, Applecross, Skye, Ardnamurchan, Crinnan, etc. etc. :D I'll be camping on sites and wild where possible :wink: Can anybody recommend any effective McMidge repellent or am I just gonna get chewed...
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