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Al
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Postby Al » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:34 pm

[smilie=tumbleweed] [smilie=tumbleweed] Is everybody hibernating already :shock:

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Postby wicker » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:58 pm

Not hibernating, out riding. It was a bit bracing particularly when I encountered 30 miles of freezing fog.

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Postby Humbug » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:47 pm

Just working around the country for the past few weeks. Hoping for a dry day to test the new discs again (4th set :shock: )

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Postby boxerscott » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:14 am

No fun in riding on leaf mashed damp roads up here in the Borders. Mild last night at -3 deg c. Road salt liberally spread. No thanks. I really do want to hibernate. These short days are bad for my mental fitness.


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Postby Blackal » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:41 am

They're tucked up in the garage! :shock:
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Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:04 pm

We were out last Sunday 10 bikes and 11 members - starting at 2.5 degrees c and ending up at 9.5c by the time we got home.

We are are small club but apart from one or two older members (over 70) no-one puts their bikes away for the winter - it makes us laugh when dealers and Magazines start talking about "The new season" starting in about May - we've probably done about 10 rides out before the beginning of May. Looking at my fuel stats I'd done 1,454 miles before May this year :D . I try to post all our rides on facebook along with some photos.

https://www.facebook.com/Dengie-100-Mot ... 529170462/

Salt is a Bu**er tho' so I usually ACF50 the bottom of the engine , exhausts and fork lowers before they start salting the roads and then only rinse the bike off with cold water and dry with a blower.
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Postby Mitch1100 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:10 pm

26c here today, up to 40+ in some parts of OZ..just saying :roll:
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Postby Al » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:17 pm

Thanks for that Mitch !! Been watching the the weather and fire reports as we have friends just outside Sydney.

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Postby boxerscott » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:33 pm

Al wrote:Thanks for that Mitch !! Been watching the the weather and fire reports as we have friends just outside Sydney.

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Fire reports :? that is irony surely, I wanted to laugh but not funny if you are caught up in it i dare say. They have flammable cladding too? :?
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Postby Al » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:00 pm

Bush fires Chris, all around Sydney suburbs and east coast. Watched a forest fire in Canada jump a 30-40m wide river, ‘kin scary so is the noise it makes.

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Postby GerryB » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:53 am

Hi Al, hope you and the wife are well.

As always , I do a few rides a month out here, normal quiet sunday ride is average 80 to 160 miles ....

Bless this lovely country , compared to some of my sunday rides in UK...

Often, there'd only be a half dozen bikes at the Steel Horse cafe in Raglan .

Last sunday a local photographer snapped a few pics , well hundreds of pics, but a few of me .

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Postby Al » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:17 pm

Nice to hear from you Gerry, we are both well thank you, I have recently retired & had all summer in the garden, on the beach, sailing and grandad daycare but only been out on the bike 10-12 times all summer, too busy!! Sue has cut down to 3 days a week, so is now supervising my “jobs to do now you are retired list” two days a week instead of one :(
Sounds like you are still enjoying being in the sun, certainly a good decision to go, ride safe.

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Postby GerryB » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:48 pm

Good to hear Al, Take care , don't work too hard , remember we are not as good working as we once were, we definitely need to keep our skills alive on the bikes though !

Yes , this warm air is very good for my COPD, thankfully I'm on very little medication now.

I guess, its also got some thing to do with a lack of stress as well.

Take it easy , and have a great christmas and new year .

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Postby jeznewsome » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:26 am

That still the R1100S you bought off me Gerry? If so I am pleased that it is being looked after and getting some use. I have just bought another one.
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Postby GerryB » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:37 pm

jeznewsome wrote:That still the R1100S you bought off me Gerry? If so I am pleased that it is being looked after and getting some use. I have just bought another one.



Hey Jeznewsome , Ja , still going well thanks fella .

A few tyres, a rear wheel bearing but still going , just over 60 thousand miles now .

Hope you are fit and well . :bigsmurf:

You have another one !!! Well, they are a bit addictive aren't they !!! :lol:
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