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by Richard Simpson Mark II
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: How about Helping this chap out
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: How about Helping this chap out

Knight's estimated to have made about $US4m during his racing career. He could have made more if he'd not walked away from a very lucrative deal with BMW. I'd have thought his name alone would have been sufficient to get him some kind of sponsored ride if he wanted to do the Dakar.
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Stockpiling
Replies: 28
Views: 1065

Re: Stockpiling

Felixstowe, which is the UK's main deep-water port for containerised goods coming in from outside the EU, is now locked solid. Incoming shipping is being diverted to Rotterdam, with boxes bound for the UK being diverted. UK boxes are then loaded onto small container ships or Ro-Ro ferries that can a...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Stockpiling
Replies: 28
Views: 1065

Re: Stockpiling

...of lorry parks
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Stockpiling
Replies: 28
Views: 1065

Re: Stockpiling

Well, the Government has scared itself enough to be opening those lorry parks in Kent...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Stockpiling
Replies: 28
Views: 1065

Re: Stockpiling

I've stocked up on motorcycle tyres, and am ordering some car tyres. Also have a small stash of bits for the 950.
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: New Honda CRF300 L and CRF300 Rally
Replies: 39
Views: 2496

Re: New Honda CRF300 L and CRF300 Rally

Honda UK's marketing department showing its usual complete lack of understanding of the UK motorcycle market.

Been market leader for so long they can't remember how they got there.
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: So who do you think will win - Mr President?
Replies: 54
Views: 2363

Re: So who do you think will win - Mr President?

I think America had a really shit choice in that election...almost as bad as the one we had last year, which was the first election that I have ever missed a vote in...and my first vote was in 1979. Is the best the American system can produce a choice between a lunatic and a creepy uncle...both well...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Riding a motorcycle during the current lockdown.
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Re: Riding a motorcycle during the current lockdown.

No, and yes. I doubt if anyone is asking if they can drive their cars. You are allowed out for 'recreation' and that falls under 'social, domestic and pleasure' use. Big social gatherings are the main target of the current measures. There's a lot of over-reaction. The main thing to do is avoid injur...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Covid 19 Coronavirus
Replies: 1259
Views: 81435

Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

As it happens Gary... clampdown on democracy in Hong Kong, and Communist China getting increasingly stroppy with Taiwan, in the South China Sea, and on its land borders with Nepal and India. Anyone would think that China had created some kind of distraction to steal the headlines while they pursued ...

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