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by DaveCon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: eBikes next
Replies: 98
Views: 4388

Re: eBikes next

It's just another attempt to get everybody except walkers off the National Parks. If they are going to ban eMTB's for this reason then they will have to ban all Mountain Bikes. I'm only quicker on my eMTB going uphill bet even then I'm far from 15mph, more like 6 or 7. Everywhere else I'm just as qu...
by DaveCon
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: EDC Day Ride to Lac de Cap-de-Long, French Pyrénées.
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: EDC Day Ride to Lac de Cap-de-Long, French Pyrénées.

Great photos, looks like a grand ride but by gum the bike was loaded down for a day out :lol:
by DaveCon
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Decent brands when talking lids, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 1299

Re: Decent brands when talking lids, please.

Anyone got any experience of Shark helmets please? I'm considering this one: Shark D-Skwal Dharkov I've tried several Shark helmets and I just could not get one a comfortable fit on my head. Same with Bell helmets. I spent the best part of a day in J&S trying on most of their range of helmets and g...
by DaveCon
Fri May 24, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Safety and learning to ride again...
Replies: 18
Views: 984

Re: Safety and learning to ride again...

Strangley enough its when sitting down as standing when on trails its second nature.. Suggestions please... Sounds like your centre of gravity has shifted. Try heavier boots or leave you wallet at home ;) Actually I always find a bike more stable with panniers. The difference with my old Pegaso was...
by DaveCon
Mon May 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Help and advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1453

Re: Help and advice

I tested a few bikes a couple of years ago. Same sort of use, commuting and tours. I ended up with a Multistarda 950 which is a great bike but not something I recommend for commuting. I would stay away from the big KTM and Honda, again probably not great for commuting. And having bought a new bike t...
by DaveCon
Tue May 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

Re: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

Since you're in with the Triumph crowd why don't you try one of the scramblers. They're not as cumbersome as a full fat XC bike, perhaps a bit easier on the rider, a bit more practical then the Street Tripple and you're used to no fairing. They're also a hoot to ride. I'm having a great time on a Du...
by DaveCon
Wed May 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Around the World on a Ducati Desert Sled
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Around the World on a Ducati Desert Sled

And there's me just been lecturing everybody why the Ducati engine is not suitable for RTW trips :? Mainly because my Multistrada need the 18,000 mile "Desmo" service which is a minimum of £850 :shock: and that's going to hurt. I wonder if he had the two "Desmo" services done 8-) The Desert Sled has...
by DaveCon
Wed May 08, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Officially old?
Replies: 54
Views: 3459

Re: Officially old?

I've just recently got back into mountain biking after a lay off of around 15 years. In the last year I've bought three bikes and I'm on one or other of them two or three times a week and loving it. But I was complaining to my daughter that I do feel tired a lot, how did I get so old (57) without no...
by DaveCon
Tue May 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Beware lomo shit panniers...
Replies: 21
Views: 2679

Re: Beware lomo shit panniers...

Come on eh, these pictures are crap and show no relevance to what the issue seems to be, also, to the other poster who said that the company told him to take a needle and thread, sorry mate, not believing that whatsoever. btw, I have no connection at all to Lomo other than I have a couple of their ...
by DaveCon
Tue May 07, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: ITV 4 Thursday 9pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: ITV 4 Thursday 9pm

Whoever edited that last episode wants sacking. All I remember is Henry saying "Hay now look mate. Mate mate mate mate sublime sublime mate mate sublime. Sublime mate sublime sublime". And there's a road in Wales that's really good. There's plenty of You Tube "programs" on motorcycles/motorcycling o...

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