5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

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5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

Post by Fried Egg Sandwich » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:55 pm

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Re: 5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

Post by Mike101 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:59 pm

Nobody told me about neededing a magnify glass to go to the loo after a long ride in the cold and wet.

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Re: 5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

Post by Brenhden » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:15 pm

When driving a car I never, ever, get lost and never use satnav. On a bike I get lost every frickin time...
And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

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Re: 5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

Post by sledgegreen » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:55 pm

Mike101 wrote:Nobody told me about neededing a magnify glass to go to the loo after a long ride in the cold and wet.

Mike

You forgot about the forceps, Mike.

The thing that nobody told me is that I can complete a three hour journey without the slightest hint of the need to visit a toilet. 10 seconds after reaching my destination, I get the 2-minute warning and there is then a mad panic to find house keys, get into house and remove umpteen layers of clothing before disaster strikes.

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Re: 5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

Post by Redmurty » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:03 pm

sledgegreen wrote:
Mike101 wrote:Nobody told me about neededing a magnify glass to go to the loo after a long ride in the cold and wet.

Mike

You forgot about the forceps, Mike.

The thing that nobody told me is that I can complete a three hour journey without the slightest hint of the need to visit a toilet. 10 seconds after reaching my destination, I get the 2-minute warning and there is then a mad panic to find house keys, get into house and remove umpteen layers of clothing before disaster strikes.
Forceps ? tweezers! :pinch:

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Re: 5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

Post by SteveW » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:27 pm

The article is mostly true, especially about being an impatient car driver, I drive my mrs mad when we are in a car stuck in traffic "if I was on my bike I'd be there now"
I do however nod at everyone, especially learners, I like them to feel included. Just because I ride a GSA and they are on a Chinese 125 on L plates does not in anyway mean I am more of a biker than them.

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Re: 5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

Post by Godspeed » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:33 pm

sledgegreen wrote:
Mike101 wrote:Nobody told me about neededing a magnify glass to go to the loo after a long ride in the cold and wet.

Mike

You forgot about the forceps, Mike.

The thing that nobody told me is that I can complete a three hour journey without the slightest hint of the need to visit a toilet. 10 seconds after reaching my destination, I get the 2-minute warning and there is then a mad panic to find house keys, get into house and remove umpteen layers of clothing before disaster strikes.
I couldn't quite make it inside once when I got caught short and ended up spraying the front garden. I've no idea what the neighbours thought I was doing :)
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Re: 5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

Post by Brenhden » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:11 am

Me too. As my new friend Bond says we are all a brotherhood.
SteveW wrote:The article is mostly true, especially about being an impatient car driver, I drive my mrs mad when we are in a car stuck in traffic "if I was on my bike I'd be there now"
I do however nod at everyone, especially learners, I like them to feel included. Just because I ride a GSA and they are on a Chinese 125 on L plates does not in anyway mean I am more of a biker than them.
And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

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Re: 5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

Post by RichW » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:44 am

SteveW wrote: I do however nod at everyone, especially learners, I like them to feel included. Just because I ride a GSA and they are on a Chinese 125 on L plates does not in anyway mean I am more of a biker than them.

^^^^^This. They are the future. Before i got my XT660 i rode a scooter to work, i still do infact to give it a run out occasionally - i've also got a GSX-R750 which again i'll occasionally use for the work run. On the gixxer i'll get nodded at 80% of the time, on the scooter 0.8% of the time. All wrong and i cannot understand the mentality of fellow bikers when i comes to this :dry:

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Re: 5 things no-one told you about becoming a biker

Post by Mike101 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:07 am

Godspeed wrote:
sledgegreen wrote:
Mike101 wrote:Nobody told me about neededing a magnify glass to go to the loo after a long ride in the cold and wet.

Mike

You forgot about the forceps, Mike.

The thing that nobody told me is that I can complete a three hour journey without the slightest hint of the need to visit a toilet. 10 seconds after reaching my destination, I get the 2-minute warning and there is then a mad panic to find house keys, get into house and remove umpteen layers of clothing before disaster strikes.
I couldn't quite make it inside once when I got caught short and ended up spraying the front garden. I've no idea what the neighbours thought I was doing :)
Oh been there and done that....my dogs have a large gravel area in the back garden near my garage door to use as their loo....well all i can say is it's good to share sometimes.

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