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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 01:17 PM
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Views: 260,974
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb Yes, it is a bit of a tip at the moment :D ...

Yes, it is a bit of a tip at the moment :D



Thanks for the appreciative comment SnoreMachine. I just needed some more shots to be able to square off the frame but what you can't see that I was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
The garage

Here's my HDR cave...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15389597080_72f256dcfb_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 260,974
Posted By JimRidesThis
Laugh ... aaaaaaaaannnnnnd back down to earth ... ...

... aaaaaaaaannnnnnd back down to earth ...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15389597080_72f256dcfb_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,432
Posted By JimRidesThis
Question Is the man kneeling on the left peeing into...

Is the man kneeling on the left peeing into someone's boot?
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13,277
Views: 1,302,900
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thanks for the heads up on that Steve, I'll get...

Thanks for the heads up on that Steve, I'll get the new spokes sent before I remove the old ones and measure the offset. There's no hurry, I'd just like a back brake at some point int the future....
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13,277
Views: 1,302,900
Posted By JimRidesThis
Cheers Steve, I thought that might be the case,...

Cheers Steve, I thought that might be the case, I'll get a set of spokes before I start, but probably from Central Wheelbuilding or Hagon here in the UK.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13,277
Views: 1,302,900
Posted By JimRidesThis
Question Parsimony gone mad?

Okay, I could have posted this anywhere but, you're my sort of people and, it is about my XL600...

I have a problem with the back brake. About half the width of the steel insert - the friction...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13,277
Views: 1,302,900
Posted By JimRidesThis
I don't think they'd argue with a man with a gun...

I don't think they'd argue with a man with a gun :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 260,974
Posted By JimRidesThis
Oh yes, I always have an eye on another one :D ...

Oh yes, I always have an eye on another one :D The age argument doesn't hold up though, I think Rizingson's is older than me :rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-12-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 97,887
Posted By JimRidesThis
Why is it I find these junkyards so much more...

Why is it I find these junkyards so much more exciting than a showroom full of new bikes?

No, wait, don't answer that! :rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-12-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 260,974
Posted By JimRidesThis
Seeing Rizingson's collection (some lovely bikes...

Seeing Rizingson's collection (some lovely bikes in there btw) made me wonder; for us normal people, what's the ideal number of bikes to have in your garage?

I've got three at the moment but more...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13,277
Views: 1,302,900
Posted By JimRidesThis
Yep, that's it in a nutshell. It's your...

Yep, that's it in a nutshell.

It's your chicken coop story that go me thinking about it. One of the old bikes my brother-in-law bought (unseen) was an an Enfield 500 single, rigid frame vintage....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-10-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
I've got to get out with my camera again, there's...

I've got to get out with my camera again, there's so much inspiration in this thread. I have to go to China next month (not biking unfortunately) so I'll need to sharpen up (sic) my shooting...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13,277
Views: 1,302,900
Posted By JimRidesThis
Talking New bikes? Who needs 'em!

The newest bike I've ever had was just over 10 years old and I have no plans to start buying newer bikes, even though they require less TLC.

I was introduced to bikes in my early teens by my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13,277
Views: 1,302,900
Posted By JimRidesThis
:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1 Is anyone going to...

:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1

Is anyone going to open a book on what it'll be next?


:D
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,494
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb Great RR and photos Thijs. Thanks for sharing.

Great RR and photos Thijs. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,352
Posted By JimRidesThis
:rofl Didn't you know that motif is the...

:rofl

Didn't you know that motif is the world expert on these matters? :deal Either that or he's a sanctimonious dork. :eek1


I don't usually bother with trolls. I must be having a bad day :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,352
Posted By JimRidesThis
Speak for yourself. Oh, you are...

Speak for yourself.



Oh, you are speaking for yourself.



Out of your backside.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-10-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5,007
Views: 956,082
Posted By JimRidesThis
Excellent photos as usual :D Sorry to hear...

Excellent photos as usual :D

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate encounter with The Man, but you might get off on a technicality. If you.do pick up the customary ban, how about some rear facing...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
+1 :wink:

+1 :wink:
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2014, 06:15 AM
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Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
If you like it it's not overdone! Cool bike :D

If you like it it's not overdone! Cool bike :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-25-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
That's good to know Krime. I tend to shoot RAW...

That's good to know Krime. I tend to shoot RAW plus JPEG and just haven't got around to multiples, I'm either working from a single RAW or JPEG file and creating three or more exposures, usually...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-25-2014, 03:36 AM
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Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb Wow! And by that I mean Wow!, what brilliant...

Wow! And by that I mean Wow!, what brilliant images.



Yes, this "Dave" person and his HDR ways has a lot to answer for :D I think I should erect a statue of him at the bottom of my garden :rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
I'm envious of the 'Unstable' workshop. It looks...

I'm envious of the 'Unstable' workshop. It looks very homely and spacious!

Here's my latest purchase/project. A '92 TDM850 bought cheap. I did have to go to South Wales to get
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2014, 05:08 PM
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Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
Cor!!!:clap

Cor!!!:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2014, 10:12 AM
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Views: 89,356
Posted By JimRidesThis
Yewtree Tarn, English Lake District

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14563540148_283f9a936c_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 192,005
Posted By JimRidesThis
Nice! :D

Nice! :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 192,005
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb On 'The Struggle' looking up to the Kirkstone...

On 'The Struggle' looking up to the Kirkstone Pass Inn, The English Lake District.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852/14713055276_04dc1521fe_b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13,277
Views: 1,302,900
Posted By JimRidesThis
So, just to be clear... 85mph cruising. Yes...

So, just to be clear...

85mph cruising. Yes or No?

;)



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 363,077
Posted By JimRidesThis
and another one... ...

and another one...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/14350816230_83e6db9523_b.jpg

Sunset over the Western Isles, Scotland.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
OK, no bikes but I thought I'd share some images...

OK, no bikes but I thought I'd share some images from a couple of weekends ago. The cars were from some local club and have responded nicely to HDR treatment...
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 363,077
Posted By JimRidesThis
One from a few years ago... ...

One from a few years ago...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/14071779936_5cb6b23bf9_b.jpg

...and a couple with no bike.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2906/14537265655_584e7451a0_b.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
Brilliant shot! Good composition; bike in focus;...

Brilliant shot! Good composition; bike in focus; good looking stretch of road; plenty of background interest; subtle use of HDR to retain detail in both the shadows and highlights...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 260,974
Posted By JimRidesThis
I've got to say, I'm envious of all these huge...

I've got to say, I'm envious of all these huge garage spaces you've got.




If I had your vehicles all under one roof, I'd have the fire suppression system. Sounds like a wise buy.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 120,681
Posted By JimRidesThis
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8581668443_bff...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8581668443_bfface6cca_b.jpg

'59 Thunderbird :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,272
Posted By JimRidesThis
Mrs JimRidesThis' Honda 400/4 taken about 10...

Mrs JimRidesThis' Honda 400/4 taken about 10 years ago. Haven't got it now and don't really miss it!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8582686654_51a8fc97ca_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
Talking ...and another :evil ...

...and another :evil

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5273/13976561039_277b92b9ea_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 270,123
Posted By JimRidesThis
Kirkstone Pass. ...

Kirkstone Pass.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5273/13976561039_277b92b9ea_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
Just playing with another 'old' pic. Glen Coe, I...

Just playing with another 'old' pic. Glen Coe, I think.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5105/13976208317_daf9024b92_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 291,914
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb I like that Dave (and the B/W one too) but this...

I like that Dave (and the B/W one too) but this reminds me of a hyperrealist painting.
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