"Is it Spring Yet?"

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"Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby BoxerCup R » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:03 am

Getting restless to get out on the bike, weather has been good to us this winter but it's not over yet and I wish the snow would come then bugger off so I can get out and get my first ride of the year in :bounce:
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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby jeznewsome » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:51 am

My 1100S is all XCP'd up and being ridden most days to work since the start of the year. As you say the weather has been relatively kind so far but a little snow (though disruptive to my preferred 'motorcycle' commute) would be nice :D
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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby GerryB » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:44 am

Best thing I ever did was to relocate to Spain Jez, only a few days a year I don't want to ride ...

Off later , into the mountains to watch todays stage of the Tour of Valencia , climb up Hondon de las Frailes ....

17% gradient in places , so it will get a few of these cyclists breathing heavily .

Should be pretty up there , all the Almond blossoms out early this year .
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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby Al » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:30 am

Thanks Gerry, bracing ourselves for 60+mph winds and rain for a few days arriving later tomorrow in the south west, although I have been out on the XT660 in just a light jacket a couple of days this week.


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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:26 am

Our Club does not really have a season - we've has 6 rides out since Christmas (between 6 and 10 bikes at at time) although this Sunday is looking a bit flaky due to Storm Ciara.

Wrap up warm and make sure you clean the bike afterwards - I hose mine down and use a wash mitt and brush and then dry with a leather then blow dry with a hand held blower (get all the water out of bolt heads , nooks and crannys and finally I spray bits that might corrode with either WD40 or a silicone water repellent spray. :D :D :D
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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby jeznewsome » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:16 pm

GerryB wrote:Best thing I ever did was to relocate to Spain Jez, only a few days a year I don't want to ride ...


I can certainly understand! I just hope we get some decent dry and warmish weather later in the year
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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby BoxerCup R » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:19 am

GerryB wrote:Best thing I ever did was to relocate to Spain Jez, only a few days a year I don't want to ride ...

Off later , into the mountains to watch todays stage of the Tour of Valencia , climb up Hondon de las Frailes ....

17% gradient in places , so it will get a few of these cyclists breathing heavily .

Should be pretty up there , all the Almond blossoms out early this year .



Not in the slightest bit jealous me :lol: Enjoy Gerry :thumbright:
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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby boxerscott » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:16 pm

Is it Spring yet? Let me think... By Scottish standards Yep it is. Coming home from six nations afternoon in pub, blowin and raining a hoolie, a Harley passed me by. I reckon it must be.

Get out there John!

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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby dave the german » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:31 pm

Well there will be no salt on the road with the amount of rain overnight!!!!!
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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby BoxerCup R » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:26 pm

boxerscott wrote:Is it Spring yet? Let me think... By Scottish standards Yep it is. Coming home from six nations afternoon in pub, blowin and raining a hoolie, a Harley passed me by. I reckon it must be.

Get out there John!

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After the snow I saw today I think I'll give it a month Chris :lol:
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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby GerryB » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:10 pm

I guess most of you were inside this last weekend !!

My children told me it was dreadful over there !!!

Keep safe every one !
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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby dave the german » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:36 am

GerryB wrote:I guess most of you were inside this last weekend !!

My children told me it was dreadful over there !!!

Keep safe every one !


Unfortunately at work driving a high HGV with not a lot of weight in it - I used some of the toilet rolls in the back!!! storm Ciara was actually the better day as the wind was blowing in the "right" direction. The rain was so heavy and the wind so strong that it was like sheets but at least I could see which way the wind was blowing!!
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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby wicker » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:56 pm

Eee, its was a bit bracing out on the old S today. MOT and service time. Ready now for when spring does arrive.

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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby Al » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:27 pm

It was actually sunny in sunny Devon today, was helping with boat maintenance down the sailing club this morning and decided to give the GS some fresh air, it was a bit slow to turn over so ended up riding 10-12 miles to give the battery a boost and get to the sailing club which is about a mile from my house!! Back to 50-60 mph winds tomorrow for 4 days as storm Dennis arrives, at least me and the dogs will have the beach to ourselves. Retirements a bitch :D

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Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Postby GerryB » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:54 am

Al wrote: Retirements a bitch :D

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Ha ha ha .....

Enjoy Al !

The SA govt. ensured that I don't get my private pension that I paid a big whack into for 35 years .. We won't go back to live there.
Punishment for emigrating .... :evil:

So, my retirement in sunny Spain is ... Cleaning Swimming pools, Garden work , house maintenance,
and the odd taxi run so the expats can get pissed , and not remember to drive on the right side of the road going home !!

And all that barely covers my costs until I'm old enough to get a small UK pension, 15 years work ...

Oh well, at least the sun is shining while I'm scraping old paint and preparing to put a fresh lick on to an expats holiday villa .
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