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  1. Chatter
    Thought I'd start this one early ! I've no idea yet as Santa hasn't been yet but he's on his way, look at Google Maps He's nearing Fiji at the moment "Hurrah !"
  2. Chatter
    Many happy returns Jason (Hurrah! I am never first to get to birthday announcements. This may be my first):D
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Last week BigW42, Paul & I took part in our annual boys own adventure, we had decided to explore the Highlands of Scotland in just 4 days due to other commitments like officiating at a car rally & BigW42 (Lee) having to catch a flight back to Iraq. Paul had never been any further North than...
  4. Chatter
    Thanks to Kitped yesterday handing over a nice straight footpeg mount, this morning I fitted it and went out for a ride for the first time in 12 weeks - got the all clear from the doc yesterday morning. I only went for a quick ride as I took my daughter to see the Hammers thrash Fulham 3-nil...
  5. Ride Reports and Pictures
    On the day before the BIG rain arrived everywhere BIGW42 & I went out on a jolly boys outing, we took a scenic ride through Clitheroe & the Trough of Bowland towards Salter Fell. Stopped off for a fab full english breakfast on the A59 in the salubrious english currant bun , sat out & discussed...
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    After months of trying to get there, today I succeeded ! I rode over to Jellie's Cafe with BIGW42, & a salubrious time was had by one & all "Hurrah!" Lee & I took a rather whimsical route to Jellies via, Whitegates, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Congleton, Wildsboarclough, Buxton, Tideswell...
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    We have a local rally each February, never missed one as a spectator for many years now. It's always the same, you trudge in to the section, you keep walking until you find a nice corner, then you move only to another hear the shouting from the last cornrer you were at where somone's just gone...
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just another day out in the country for Stubbsie & BIGW42, as we rode out into the Snowdonia National Park for a days riding taking photo's & to suss out a "wild bivvy" site for a forthcoming night out under the stars in the wild. We headed out towards Conwy & followed the Afon Conwy, passing...
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Galloway Forest Run 2011 Not long after arriving at the campsite on Friday evening, Piguglyshandydrinker was at it, stripping down ianbiggar's DT125 searching for an electrical problem. Shades of Bardonecchia eh Phil! ... ...while everyone else was enjoying a quiet cocktail and refined...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I got up early on Saturday, well early for me, and was off on the bike by 9am. I headed up the A1000 following signs for Welwyn Garden City. There were lots of bloody cyclists on the road who just seem to ride two abreast and hog the road. :mad::mad: I can get round them but wasn't fair on...
  12. Chatter
    Watling ordered me a 14/80 TKC for my new wider rear rims (I had a brand new 130/90 but it's not good on the wider rim). So Ithought I'd get the tyres fitted and wheels balanced. I called to check it had arrived. Hurrah! I went to the garage, got the Zebra out, got the DR 350 out, put the...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well' What can I say ??? absolutely stonking ride out for the first of the year :thumbright: Weather varied from the sublime to the ridiculous and the back to the sublime again :D Steve T thrusting the mighty Vara at the start of the hill Rik Skye in similar mode The start of the...
  14. Chatter
    Decided to upgrade my phone recently, popped down to the shop, only one problem - phone I wanted is out of stock and deal I wanted only runs for 2 more days. Tried to upgrade over internet - can't get phone and tarriff combination advertised on network website. :confused: Tried customer...
  15. Transalp
    mmmmm big box from Talon arrived today - now wi' pic hurrah :D A big box arrived from Talon today containing my hubs rebuilt with stainless spokes onto some fabby and very shiny Black excel rims. The result of my tyre fitter noticing that beneath the winter cr*p my rims were seriously...
  16. Africa Twin
    'lo all. Not terribly fascinating, but I thought I ought to mention that after fun with these: and then buying some of these: and then all the trouble with this: (...oh, and the bike getting blown over in the wind, repairing the plastic, spraying the handguards, getting the crash bar...
  17. Africa Twin
    Hi. I'm the new owner of a @ that I picked up on ebay. I swapped a '99 honda Blackbird in very good condition, for a '93 imported @ in 'not too bad' condition at a shop in Swanley. It has 63k (km) on the clock, no service history and had reached the shop's reserve of £850 with 24 hours to go. I...
  18. Varadero
    I thought i would share my experence with you all it may help others i got my Vara from the bike shop A1 Motos a Triumph dealer in York its 1999 and got 25000 on the clock ,anyhow got it home and first impressions where that it had a front end wobble!! agghhh i thought i have been sold a dud ...
  19. Chatter
    ... but i'm finally up to 2,000 posts. Hurrah! :D :D :downtown: :D :D
  20. Varadero
    ...to find a large box awaiting me. No, my ex hadn't popped round (sorry ;) ) but my new cans had arrived. Woohoooo! Now all I need to do is leave them to gather dust for 6 months, have a go at fitting them, mess it up and then get someone qualified in spanner-wielding to do it for me! :D Hurrah!
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