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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-20-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By MMC
Who needs a GS? A well-ridden Mobylette should see it off. Musings from Turkey

Was properly impressed by an aged Mobylette rider, a bit of carpet and a serious off road attitude:

http://mmcmusings.com/2013/09/20/none-of-the-gear/

What happens off road in Turkey...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By MMC
Have a look here, Monkey:...

Have a look here, Monkey: http://www.fairfordbranch.co.uk/ Some great pics of Fairford when it was working.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By MMC
Old Cotswold branch lines

Unusually, I got the hell out of the office today and spent it following the route of the old disused Witney-Fairford GWR branch line. Written it up here in the hope that a few of you chaps will...
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By MMC
Ah - you noticed?! ...

Ah - you noticed?!

http://markmcarthur-christie.smugmug.com/Other/Cornwall-June-2011/i-ZKQR6sd/0/L/IMG_6146-L.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By MMC
Indeed - the chair's on the left: ...

Indeed - the chair's on the left:

http://markmcarthur-christie.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/MMCs-heaps/i-HsR9v9S/0/L/Snow%20Ural%20and%20sidecar-L.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 10-18-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By MMC
And another shot: ...

And another shot:

http://markmcarthur-christie.smugmug.com/Other/Israel-October-2012/i-tLZGVPs/0/L/Jaffa-hack-L.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 10-18-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By MMC
Hack in Jaffa, Israel

Evening Gentlemen,

Thought the assembled company might enjoy this photo, taken this time last week in Jaffa, just down the coast from Tel Aviv. I was over there for a couple of friends' wedding....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,662
Posted By MMC
Thanks all - really appreciate the comments. ...

Thanks all - really appreciate the comments. Some thought-provoking stuff. I'm never sure whether to be pleased these old bases are slowly disappearing or sad that they're not more obvious and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-10-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,662
Posted By MMC
Thanks chaps - really glad you like it!

Thanks chaps - really glad you like it!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,662
Posted By MMC
An old, disused WWII RAF base - RAF Kelmscott

I sat in the airless reception area with its cheerful, exhortative corporate posters and thought of communist Russia. Dark wood. Grey, worn carpet. Grey fluorescent lights. Every so often, there...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,237
Posted By MMC
Hmm. Italian build quality... :D

Hmm. Italian build quality...

:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,237
Posted By MMC
Always wanted to know; what's that little sticky...

Always wanted to know; what's that little sticky out thing by your left heel? Looks like a clear plastic cylinder with a coloured bar in it. Fuel gauge of sorts?
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,237
Posted By MMC
And ten off your score from me. E-mailing me...

And ten off your score from me. E-mailing me copies of your pictures and gleeful exultation that you have 16 days off - when I'm stuck in the office. Again.

:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,033
Posted By MMC
Well, look who I bumped into at Oxford Services...

Well, look who I bumped into at Oxford Services yesterday. Two people with the biggest grins I've seen in a while:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,033
Posted By MMC
Cracking - I shall, er, work at home on Friday!

Cracking - I shall, er, work at home on Friday!
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,033
Posted By MMC
Top stuff, Tarksi - enjoying this hugely. When...

Top stuff, Tarksi - enjoying this hugely. When are you heading back - and if you're coming by the Oxford junction of the M40, let's meet up!
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By MMC
Lands End to, er, Bampton Oxon in one big Urally...

Lands End to, er, Bampton Oxon in one big Urally hit

OK, explain this to me.

Here is Friday afternoon:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By MMC
A day of stops and starts. Wednesday was the...

A day of stops and starts.

Wednesday was the sort of sunny that we don’t get often in the UK. It was “let’s have breakfast outside without an umbrella or an overcoat and galloshes” sunny. So we...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By MMC
Big thanks to you, Perterra, IslandMonkey and...

Big thanks to you, Perterra, IslandMonkey and On2wheels52. I enjoy writing trips up almost as much as I enjoy the trips themselves. That means it's always a pleasure when people get something out...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By MMC
On Tuesday morning I woke up with a somewhat sore...

On Tuesday morning I woke up with a somewhat sore head - rather too much Sour Mash the night before. Once the little men stopped bashing the inside of my head with tyre-irons I raised the blind and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By MMC
Uralis aquaticus So we set off, reluctantly,...

Uralis aquaticus

So we set off, reluctantly, from Tintagel. There are some places you just don’t want to leave. I could have sat on those cliffs for days, just watching the sea and feeling the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By MMC
Mr G-Wing, Mr Janner - I thank you both! :D ...

Mr G-Wing, Mr Janner - I thank you both! :D

There is indeed more...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 43,910
Posted By MMC
Mr Cob, Tarks, this is THE best RR I've read -...

Mr Cob, Tarks, this is THE best RR I've read - either here or over at GSer. Absolutely superb.

Can't believe you were only a few miles from me as well! Chipping C'den to Burford is about thirty...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By MMC
After more clacking and winding (at least with a...

After more clacking and winding (at least with a front brake that now gave a semblance of fear-assisted use), we reached Tintagel:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By MMC
Two go Uralling to the seaside - pt 1

So, there we were, one Sunday evening. Pip had just had an e-mail from a cousin telling us she was getting married in Cornwall in June. A friend e-mailed us the same evening inviting us to a...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,929
Posted By MMC
It's a pleasure, Greg ! :D

It's a pleasure, Greg ! :D
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,929
Posted By MMC
The Cotswolds? Link...

The Cotswolds?

Link (http://mmcmusings.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/uralling-in-the-snow/) :D
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By MMC
It's a pleasure - and a bigger one to write...

It's a pleasure - and a bigger one to write without a brief, about things I love and enjoy.
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By MMC
Now THAT would be interesting in the context of...

Now THAT would be interesting in the context of the blog! :D
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By MMC
Urals, rotary Nortons, a good lunch and C15 paintings

The latest from the MMC blog - all about the Cotswolds, a good friend and how things don't really change.

Here....
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,735
Posted By MMC
Thanks all - much appreciate the comments. :wave...

Thanks all - much appreciate the comments. :wave

The irony of all this is that I also run a Subaru Legacy 4x4 estate. It's a fabulous car - comfy, quick, heated seats - perfect for weather like...
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,735
Posted By MMC
Cheers chaps - thank you. She is indeed Mr...

Cheers chaps - thank you.

She is indeed Mr Cob, and i know just how lucky I am.

JMo, I shall see what I can do. Apparently he holidays in Tenby, so presumably knows the way. :D
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,735
Posted By MMC
Snow in the Cotswolds. Ural heaven.

The GS wasn't going anywhere yesterday. Don't mind picking it up now and then, but I wouldn't even have got it off the sidestand in this:
...
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By MMC
Sorry, old boy. Letting the side down, eh? Poor...

Sorry, old boy. Letting the side down, eh? Poor form. "Motorcycle combination" Repeat after me, "motorcycle combination". :D
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By MMC
Downton Abbey and the MMC hack

Over here there's been a lot of fuss about a new TV series called Downton Abbey. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downton_Abbey) Set in 1912 in rural England, the TV company came to Bampton, my village,...
Forum: Hacks 09-30-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,338
Posted By MMC
Not sidecars this time, but a study from a bunch...

Not sidecars this time, but a study from a bunch in the UK who reckon rider training's a waste of time.

FFS. Now even the pro-car organisations are queuing up to take a whack.

Link here...
Forum: Hacks 09-27-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,338
Posted By MMC
Leave it with me :D Thanks for that!

Leave it with me :D

Thanks for that!
Forum: Hacks 09-26-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,338
Posted By MMC
Thanks OMW - Framlington? Wonder if it's still...

Thanks OMW - Framlington? Wonder if it's still there. Make a cracking day's rideout if it is.
Forum: Hacks 09-26-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,338
Posted By MMC
The latest - just discovered a museum to the...

The latest - just discovered a museum to the Wellington bomber almost on my doorstep. That and some rather good sausages.

Needless to say, there's a blog entry about it:

Here - more waffle...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,338
Posted By MMC
Another new entry here...

Another new entry here (http://mmcmusings.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/riding-airfields-and-arnhem/) - about bikes, the Battle of Arnhem and a disused WWII airfield in Gloucestershire called RAF Down...
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