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I can't get my words out today, but I posted this in the Vara forum and then thought we should keep it for posterity.

There's been a little bit of bitching recently about different bikes, and what's good and what's not. Have some banter about it sure, but don't forget it's the people that count. There's many instances where we help each other out in times of need, so let's remember that anyone who rides with us is one of us and deserves our respect. I don't care what they ride, or where they come from, the important thing for me is that they ride. :mrgreen:

That he which hath no stomach to this ride,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And money for petrol put into his purse;
We would not ride in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to ride with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Salisbury Plain.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Salisbury Plain.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Salisbury Plain Day.'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I had on Salisbury Plain day.'
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Chad, Maverick, Barftone, Boboneleg,
Colin, Cie and the many others-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Salisbury Plain Day shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that rides with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That rode with us upon Salisbury Plain day.
 

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Nice one Dave, almost Shakespearian dare I suggest :lol:
 

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Quite a Bard Dave, very good indeed.

It's an important point, that this place has become more about the camaraderie than the bikes... almost along the lines of a trailbike forum than a Honda specific one ;)
 

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Mabel said:
Dave I was really impressed reading that on the Varadaro section - well done, but does this mean I have to stop taking the P**s out of Mr Mabel and MOM's choice in bike :shock:
No, Mabel, some things are just meant to be :wink:

Nice verse, Dave!!

Cheers
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Mabel said:
Dave I was really impressed reading that on the Varadaro section - well done, but does this mean I have to stop taking the P**s out of Mr Mabel and MOM's choice in bike :shock:
No, Mabel, some things are just meant to be :wink:

Nice verse, Dave!!

Cheers
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Thank goodness for that,

Even though we have a bit of banter at each other's choice of bikes I always feel that on this site it is just friendly banter. Dave you have even created a bit for other trailees which I know that some other sites wouldn't even consider.

This is a friendly, funny and great site, it's the people and not the make of bike that keeps me coming back.

Here is a post from a very brave man on the GSER site, http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?p=714984#post714984

And there is no section there for other trailees, I do remember that the very brave man who asked for one once got slated. (Dave S you may recognise the description on one post)
 

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Agreed, that's what makes this (IMHO) a great place to hang out, virtually.

I found the UKGSer's a little harder to get to know than you lot. Which is why I'm still here rather than over there :D

Dave, you have doen a fantastic job here, this is such a great place!!

-Simon
 

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No probs mate we all like to have a good time 8)
 

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Mabel said:
Here is a post from a very brave man on the GSER site, http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?p=714984#post714984
Mabel I don't know if you were having a "blonde" moment when you posted this link, us mere mortals without a GSER account not allowed in to see what these hallowed pages reveal.

Couldn't see a lurkers access either :lol:

Did I miss anything?

Sorry :oops: :oops: you didn't miss too much some brave soul asked which was better the GS or Varadaro - you can imagine the response on the UKGSER forum. Having said that there were some constructive posts as well
 

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Couldn`t agree more ! In my experience a biker is a biker , go anywhere and you have friends ready to help in any way they can.
 

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When I saw the title - 'REMEMBER' I thought it was something compelling, like a reminder of rememberance day / current UK servicemen etc.

Although it's not, I think it illustrates how petty some people get over their 'machines' -
In my book: as long as you ride you're OK - as long as it has 2 wheels. Most bikers ride faster motorcycles then my Tranny but so what?! Life is SHORT, if you want to compete take up boxing.

Otherwise I'll see you on the road. Anyone can ride fast in a straight line. 50(ish)BHP has got me around the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland (German annex), zig-zagged the Alps and Pyrenees, got me to work every day - in both Cornwall and London, cost sweet FA to run/service and is as comfy as an armchair - it's not a drain and I get to do plenty of stress-free thinking.

Well done Dave for flagging it up. :eek:ccasion5:

What exactly has triggered it?
 

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What exactly has triggered it?
The recent bitching about what bike you ride. As has been said its not important. Having any kind of bike and riding with mates is important.
I love going out on excursions round Salisbury Plain or round Wales or whatever it's just great. You meet such lovely people that share the same interests.
 

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Recycler said:
What exactly has triggered it?
The recent bitching about what bike you ride. As has been said its not important. Having any kind of bike and riding with mates is important.
I love going out on excursions round Salisbury Plain or round Wales or whatever it's just great. You meet such lovely people that share the same interests.
:thumbleft:
 

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Dilbert said:
DaveS said:
Recycler said:
What exactly has triggered it?
The recent bitching about what bike you ride. As has been said its not important. Having any kind of bike and riding with mates is important.
I love going out on excursions round Salisbury Plain or round Wales or whatever it's just great. You meet such lovely people that share the same interests.
:thumbleft:
8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :D
 

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Dave V (that's Dave the Fifth), and you look quite like Kenneth Brannagh to, if I may say so.
 

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May I suggest an edit or two and then we get some T-shirts sorted?
That he which hath no stomach to this ride,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And money for petrol put into his purse;
We would not ride in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to ride with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Salisbury Plain.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Salisbury Plain.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Salisbury Plain Day.'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I had on Salisbury Plain.'
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Chad, Maverick, Barftone, Boboneleg,
Colin, Cie and the many others-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Salisbury Plain Day shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that rides with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That rode with us upon Salisbury Plain.

Oh, and (sorry about this) may I suggest changing the name "Colin" to one of the other regulars with a more unusual and more memorable name, given that the line is about memorable names? (oh, and Dave won't do either, sorry again)
 

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Brothers and sisters we are..
 
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