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by Spike941
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Adventure Bike Scene - will it last?
Replies: 45
Views: 6429

Re: Adventure Bike Scene - will it last?

I think it's safe to say, 'the adventure bike scene' has always been around. Just look at some of the stories dating back to the beginning of the last century. It's just the bikes that have changed, and due to all the reasons above as mentioned by others. No doubt the bikes will continue to change, ...
by Spike941
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: scandinavia
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: scandinavia

Nice little piece there Mosel, thanks. I'm planning on the Nordkapp trip next summer, and although I'll have full camping gear, I wondered what my chances are of turning up on spec at a site and finding available basic cabins without booking in advance? I have also read somewhere that one can expect...
by Spike941
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Euro tunnel
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Euro tunnel

I think you only need book 1 day ahead to get the regular price. In the past, on trips where I haven't planned to return on any particular date, I've just used the old smart phone to book my crossing 2 or 3 days in advance when heading homeward. Just turning up unannounced as it were, is only for th...
by Spike941
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: what will you wear on your first date?
Replies: 25
Views: 2556

Re: what will you wear on your first date?

Now I'm no expert in first dates, but I've married twice so I got it right on two occasions. If memory serves me right, on both these occasions I dressed my age. When I was 17 I dressed like a 17 year old, and at 36 I dressed like a, you guessed it, a 36 year old. Come to think of it, both times I w...
by Spike941
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Early morning solo ride
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: Early morning solo ride

Now there's a thing! Virtually did the same trip my self this morning, but didn't leave home until around 10am. Had to do a bit of hoovering and washing up before I got a day pass. Abergavenny for morning coffee around 11:30. Lunch on the seafront Aberystwyth at about 2pm then the mother of all ride...
by Spike941
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Ducking close call !!
Replies: 18
Views: 1548

Re: Ducking close call !!

Happened upon an accident in the Cotswolds 10 or 11 years back, where a pheasant took off in front of a biker. The rider saw it and backed off, ducked just in time, but his unfortunate Misses caught it head on knocking her clean off the back of the bike and breaking a leg. Can't remember what happen...
by Spike941
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: what have you done to your bike today??
Replies: 850
Views: 115895

Re: what have you done to your the bike today??

After two and a half months away, uncovered the beast for the first time this year, unplugged the Optimate and fired her up ready for a ride to the dealers tomorrow morning for a recall. Hopefully shouldn't take too long, then the rest of the day's mine.
by Spike941
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Tyre keeps deflating! Help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2215

Re: Tyre keeps deflating! Help!!!

Do you know if you've any of that tyre sealant green gunk stuff in, if they're tubeless. Just that I had a similar problem, and it turned out to be the sealant was corroding the valve seat apparently. The remedy was to do away with the sealant, clean the valve seat and replace the valve. Problem sol...
by Spike941
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Brittany ferries , new budget service to Spain
Replies: 20
Views: 2723

Re: Brittany ferries , new budget service to Spain

Two days ago I did a price comparison between the two Brittany Ferry Spanish options. Based on two guys with two bikes sharing a cabin on a one way trip from Santander to Portsmonth at the end of September. The Economie fare leaving Sunday was £75 cheaper than the Monday sailing, and £135 cheaper th...
by Spike941
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: Continental Rallies
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Continental Rallies

If you can change your dates to early September, there's always European Bike Week in Faaker See, Southern Austria. OK, it's mainly Harley and all the entertainment to provided free of charge by Harley, but it's open to, and attended by all makes and models. Great location, great camp sites, great r...

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