Street Riding Years - free download

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Re: Street Riding Years - free download

Post by mark vb » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:37 pm

How nice to see a CD185.... it's brought back well forgotten memories of the one I had to use riding for a photographic set-up based near Centre Point, Hanway St if I recall correctly. The top box must have been the widest/longest/thinnest anywhere, to accommodate the prints. The 'seedy' itself was virtually indestructible.
Thanks for doing all the pics, they have really stirred a lot of great memories.

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Re: Street Riding Years - free download

Post by Bart1 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:19 pm

Really enjoying reading your book, it brings back many long forgotten memories.

Great montages too.

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Re: Street Riding Years - free download

Post by Billy Bananahead » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:27 pm

Seeing that picture of Jools Holland and Paula Yates reminds that i delivered a couple of packages to Paula and Bob Geldof.
I know you shouldn't speak ill of the dead but she looked at me as she took the package like i was just some sort of shit though Bob on the other hand was pleased to see me.

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Re: Street Riding Years - free download

Post by steve the grease » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:49 am

I just wanted to say thanks for uploading your book for us to read. It brought back some memories of those times for me, which was for the most part pleasurable ( absent friends and all that lot). I know I have a problem putting a couple of thousand words together every month or two, so a hell of an acheivement there mate ( never mind the desert trips) Thanks.

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Re: Street Riding Years - free download

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:53 pm

What amused me was that the Triumph Bonneville and the Ducati 900SS seemed to have been mechanically problem-free, while some of the Japanese stuff died very quickly.

Chris still has dreams about his 900SS...I still have dreams about them. If you've never been hands-on with one you might not understand why.

An assault on the senses is about the best description I can think of. Walk past one ticking over and you could feel air being gulped by each induction stroke, and if you stood behind it each exhaust pulse could be felt hitting you in the legs.

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Re: Street Riding Years - 1987

Post by Chris S » Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:19 pm

1987 and the despatching boom is starting to implode – or at least the high-earning wild-west years are coming to an end.

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Re: Street Riding Years - free download

Post by jkay » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:35 am

I was there too and you really have captured the moment brilliantly a great read and thank you for bringing back fond memories .

Ps it was tough in them there days and I wouldn't want them back although I'd like my tenere and katana back

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