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  1. Thetford Safari 17-18-19 May 2013 Ride and camp report.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I do hope that you enjoy reading the following as much as I am writing and recalling what was a fabulous weekend. Firstly thank you. A big thank you to the ATR team for organizing everything, Dan and Tom for the trail rides, and booking the site, plus Dan's BBQ, also thank you to Graham...
  2. Glorious age of steam - Trevithick Day

    Chatter
    Today was Trevithick Day in Camborne they hold it every year ( for the last 30yrs). There was the full size engine, small dinky stream engines and the occasional steam car. There was a good turn out of engines although not as many as the last few years not sure of the reason for that. All the...
  3. The Red Clay !!!!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Myself, Barftone and Steve went out to do some lanes in Herefordshire today, glorious weather but still wet underwheel and plenty of mud as we found out later :happy2: Cracking lane to start with, about five miles long and varying conditions, here's one of the nicer bits............. On this...
  4. Winter Trails

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Today dawned cold, frosty but beautifully sunny and so after the temps had risen a little by 10am, i was off - kitted up in readiness for the chilly weather Roads were dry-ish, but there was still ice on the smaller roads, in the shadows............winter riding, oh yeah I remember it well First...
  5. BMWs sooo easy to work on

    BMW
    ...Mostly. :rolleyes: Common maintenance on my ole airhead is dead easy because everything's on the outside, but BMW did create a couple of howlers when they put this thing together all these years ago. To wit: My centerstand's developed a crack, meaning it'll snap off a leg in the not too...
  6. A few errands

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well you know how it is...............Friday comes and you have to nip into town, go to the Bank, move a bit of money around for the new month, pick up a few things for the weekend and drop some stuff off Car or Bike? As with most of the UK, this week has been glorious and with temps of...
  7. NW200

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well i've been waiting for this trip for a long time, Tuesday 3 of us left down here and rode up to North wales through Brecon and over the mountains and stayed in Caernarfon. We got up and caught the Super cat into Dun Laoghaire We were sat at the back of th eboat in the sun and were asked to...
  8. Sigmoidoscopy AAAAHHHHH

    Chatter
    I had one of these on Thursday. The procedure is a camera on the end of a pipe shoved up where the sun don't shine. Well the doctor, I hope it was a doctor, sent the thing up 80cm, then says " do you want alook". What would you have done? So I watched in glorious technicolor on a 26 inch...
  9. In which the students come back, Nessie does a ton,and takes a(nother) tumble

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I've said it before, never a ride on Nessie that doesn't turn into an adventure one way or another :color:. This one involved student pranks, four counties (Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire & Warwickshire), Nessie reaching a ton (no, mileage in a day, not speed ;)), her having a gentle...
  10. Galloway 2011 = WOW

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, that was certainly a standard setter as far as organised events go. A huge, huge thank you to Austin for yet again putting together a superb weekend. Site organised, tracks & trails sorted. Even a word with the all seeing eye ensured that the weather was playing along – wall to wall...
  11. Why ride a motorcycle

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    Sometimes difficult to explain, but I do like the first part of this quote; it is not mine. A motorcycle is not just a two-wheeled car; the difference between driving a car and climbing onto a motorcycle is the difference between watching TV and actually living your life. We spend all our...
  12. Bad day? Good day? I love my sons!

    Chatter
    Supposed to have been driving the family - me, mrs, our 2 boys and one niece - for a day out to the coast today in my car. Niece arrived 5 minutes after we discovered a nail in the tread of the slightly flat rear tyre! What to do? Change the wheel for the spare? Ignore the nail and drive...
  13. North Wales, rain or shine

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    We deposited Caitie M with the mother-in-law on Friday night with the plan of an early start up to North Wales for th weekend. With a quick 20 minutes up the M4 to Cardiff we headed up the A470 towards the Brecon Beacons, the day started out a little damp but as we hit the 470 it began to...
  14. A little jolly and breaking my duck

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    Being such a glorious day I decided to go for a short meander on the bike to the charming old sweet shop in Old Amersham. Well, if truth be told, I overslept and didn't realise the clocks had gone forward so crawled out of bed just shy of 1pm leaving me with limited options in terms of places to...
  15. Rickskye on relax

    Chatter
    I have just fallen off my chair at the computer, probably need to stop drinking the glorious dry cider. Hic. What I need is a bike meets. Ha, the next one is a T total one. I luv you guys!!
  16. Radio Derby's Children in Need Ride 2010

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Met up at Clay Cross Powersports in the glorious sunshine we were treated to today. Had a little look round the dealership, met some decent folks and had a quick brekkie before setting off for Radio Derby. The route was well marshalled, and although the convoy got a bit broken up by traffic...
  17. Iron Men rather than Iron Butt

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    So it started last year with James 691 pointing me in the direction of Luxembourg, followed by me thinking let’s do something like that again, followed by lots of helpful suggestions including Koblenz, Celle, Rome, the Pyrenees, Stuttgart, Prague, Denmark and then a random discovery that Antony...
  18. Tld 2010 report

    The Longest Day
    VERY ROUGH INCOMPLETE DRAFT - PICS WILL FOLLOW WHEN I AM DONE The Longest Day 2010 Team XRV Route - Number of bikers - Number of miles - Reason for ride - Amount raised - This was an annual event that I had been looking forward to with some gusto after having done the 2009 event. With so...
  19. Xr400 - The rebuild

    XR
    Right o here goes then. I got my hands on my brothers Xr400 that has been sitting around not being abused as it should be. Its been off road for the last 2 - 3 years and was in quite a state. This is how i received the bike So out came the spanners and i got stuck in stripping the wee...
  20. Would you believe it!?

    Africa Twin
    I spent yesterday with DoctorLaw whizzing around the glorious Sussex countryside, marvelling at this lovely weather and the fact that my RD04 (previously referred to as "Old Faithful") had just clicked past 30,000 miles and had been so reliable and brilliant, when... guess what? Yeah, stopped...
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