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  1. more african queen gossip

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    i went out this sunday with some dudes from a bike club in almeria. i knew one of them owns a bike shop and a few years ago was a honda franchised shop until the doodah hit the fan economy wise in spain. we were chatting about bikes and i told him i was thinking about getting an AT, the...
  2. Anyone from here?

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    I found this while mooching around reading the english daily gossip mags and was wondering if they are known from here and is their trip on record here? It looks like they are riding Afric Twins. From Turkey to Tajikistan, Armenia to Afghanistan: Couple capture breathtaking images as they...
  3. Gentlemen do Lunch

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    It's that time of year again Folks, when it is time we retired, part-time, shift working and idle folk pondered a Gentlemen do Lunch again. Young Phil, and I have been discussing this and we agree it is a "Good Idea". Early April..ish, maybe North Wales somewhere along the coast to make for...
  4. 1805km to France and back...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    ...in 3 1/2 days! I'm rushing around trying to get organised before heading off to Turkey for the summer, and had to go over to Burgundy in eastern France to see my old boss and friend in Vermenton. As the weather was looking good I decided to take the bike:thumbright: I left Germany on...
  5. What makes this site so good?

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    I have to say I love this site; must get a life:rolleyes: For technical queries you get quick response. The chatter is great People use it. When I got my KLE, I join a Kawasaki forum. A question I asked over two weeks ago, has only moved down four spaces! That means only four new threads in two...
  6. what have i missed? no internet for a week!

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    any good gossip i have missed or what other bits and pieces should i be catching up with?
  7. How the hell are you all ???

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    It's been an awfie long time since I had any man o man contact with any of me old mukkas from XRV - how are you all ?? - I didn't do TLD '09 or '10 - SHAME ON ME. I've been busy - retired from IBM in March - kinda forced !!! - story posted elsewhere on here, and I'm now working part time in a...
  8. Garmuin nuMap problem?

    Mechanical Advice
    Anyone else purchased this upgraded map service? At first glance, it seems a real good deal at around 90 quid ... Be warned, the download required to update your Garmin (Zumo 550 in my case) is 3gb and may well take many attempts to get onto your PC. File d/l speed is 100-120kb/sec so very S L...
  9. Spain - for a day or two

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    You’ve all read James’s, Steve R’s and Cookinfats ride report. Well, here’s my little addition to the tale, taking in my ride into and out of Spain after leaving the guys at Carcassonne. Tuesday 21st April Whilst they headed for Narbonne, I carried on south, heading for Perpignan on the Med...
  10. Absence

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    naah, not memory wise like Wee Jack but physical, I've been away for a week looking after family in law following the amputation of father in law's right leg due to an anevrism a few weeks ago. So now I've got to catch up on all the gossip since last week... I did manage to squeeze a couple...
  11. Can I just say,

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    argghhhhhhhhhhhh, why do I bother This article has really irritated me mainly because I have spent the last week trying to fire fight huge staffing problems mainly due to abusive patients and families who take up so much time I have to find extra nurses to care for the patients who aren't...
  12. My neighbour has just.......

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    ... jumped out of the top floor window :confused: :shock: The kids heard screaming and called me - went to investigate to find the guy lying sprawled out - smashed elbow and radius and I dare say a few ribs done in :( I sorted him out best I could and calmed him till the ambulance arrived...
  13. Psst!!!! Honda have a secret Vara ...

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    And it takes a bit digging to find. There is a new 2007 spec Varadero 1000 that is not being widely publisised because (according to dealer gossip) they have hunners of 2006 spec units to shift. http://www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles/2007/XL1000Varadero.html if you go there and open the PDF...
  14. Who stole it???

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    Okies, so I looked online today and someone has stolen the jokes page, have I missed sommat, someone give me the gossip
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