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by DavidS
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Anyone done much mooching around .....
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Anyone done much mooching around .....

I had a frustrating week in a car near Siena last year. The roads to the east (and everywhere else) are biking heaven but try and avoid Sundays. Most bikers poodle around on overloaded tourers/cruisers and waste the glorious riding. Get out there and have some fun. It's good to have the scenery vie...
by DavidS
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: It's going to be a long few weeks!!!
Replies: 106
Views: 8757

Re: It's going to be a long few weeks!!!

Even just popping to the shops regularly gets the language going.
You get to know all the local swear words as well - I had a Belgian neighbour in my teens :) Long forgotten Flemish words now though.
by DavidS
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: It's going to be a long few weeks!!!
Replies: 106
Views: 8757

Re: It's going to be a long few weeks!!!

A bit like the English speaking ghettos in Spain etc where it seems like there is no intention to become part of the local native community. I find that as insulting as incomers here keeping totally to their own people and language rather than integrating. Theres a lot of that where I live. Some Br...
by DavidS
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Anyone done much mooching around .....
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Anyone done much mooching around .....

I had a frustrating week in a car near Siena last year. The roads to the east (and everywhere else) are biking heaven but try and avoid Sundays. Most bikers poodle around on overloaded tourers/cruisers and waste the glorious riding. Get out there and have some fun. It's good to have the scenery view...
by DavidS
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: It's going to be a long few weeks!!!
Replies: 106
Views: 8757

Re: It's going to be a long few weeks!!!

Most sane people don't object to positive immigration where they contribute to the local or national economy. The objection comes from uncontrolled immigration where any old dosser is entitled to entry. There should be a valid reason to be here and if it's fruit picking to engineering, if they are n...
by DavidS
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM 690 rocker arms
Replies: 24
Views: 3150

Re: KTM 690 rocker arms

I haven't had mine long enough to form any great opinion or knowledge but they do seem date sensitive. 2104 on seem to be better and mine had the rocker arms preventively changed by the previous owner. If they hadn't been changed, I would have had them done myself before anything happened. I would s...
by DavidS
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Revs not falling immediately when rolling of teh throttle
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Revs not falling immediately when rolling of teh throttle

Cruddy fuel gunging everything up I reckon as a favourite.
by DavidS
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: It's going to be a long few weeks!!!
Replies: 106
Views: 8757

Re: It's going to be a long few weeks!!!

Alsace changed hands a few times between France and Germany.

And Britain 'owned' Calais for a while......of all the places we could have had, why Calais.....apart from the cheap booze...... but I suspect that wasn't available then.
by DavidS
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Whatever you political persuasion.........
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

Re: Whatever you political persuasion.........

The Blair devil eyes take some beating.

But Hello Boys was the best but not really on topic.
by DavidS
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: It's going to be a long few weeks!!!
Replies: 106
Views: 8757

Re: It's going to be a long few weeks!!!

It's all down to 'power' and those who want to do it. How many genuinely good PMs have there been in the last 100 years? Work your way back through the years and it makes sorry reading. Yes exactly... our governments have got successively more rotten since Maggie arrived in 79. Its all about money ...

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