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Old 03-07-2013, 01:33 PM   #2821
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Hello Kam. Is it still the winter in Scotland?

How are you?

Hi bubu...yes, it seems winter is reluctant to release it's grip at the moment - we have snow forecast for the coming week and temps around 3 C for the coming Sunday ...so we are still waiting to start our rideouts...but it won't be long now!
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:38 PM   #2822
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Sorry, not been around much on here lately .... had a lot on at work and we changed broadband providers which meant no internet for a few weeks at home (these things never seem to go as planned! - but it's all sorted now)

So time to catch up....
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:43 PM   #2823
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Hi Argee...nice pics liked this one in particular with the dog posing in front of all the Hondas lined up.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:45 PM   #2824
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Also loved the one above in the mist
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:50 PM   #2825
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Our weather today & the next few days, I did get out Friday & today, hope the weather warms up over there...we need more photos !!!


I hope so too Terry ..I really do! I've had enough of winter now. ..and I'm itching to get out on the gixxer again.....no chance this weekend - it's going back to winter again..but that's because it's the Scottish Bike Show this weekend ..and that always means ..snow! Lol!

Maybe spring will come the weekend after. *sigh*
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:53 PM   #2826
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Today with my bicycle not my bike!

do you see england?

Honestly? ......No, I can't see England...that looks far too sunny to be anywhere remotely close to the British Isles!
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:58 PM   #2827
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Nice place, bubu.

Here's some pics from this afternoon, in front of the house:





Withdrawal Syndrome is really getting to me....
But oh well. That's Swiss winter.
I hope to be able to get the Viffer on the road maybe by mid-end April. Let's see.
Terry - I hate you a bit.

Nice! - Now that's what winter should look like - cold, clear, crisp snow and sunshine.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:01 PM   #2828
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This has been one of my favorite threads to come back to and read (mostly looking through pictures ) and then I started wondering if you all come across any Buells during your adventures.
Lo and behold, an answer to my question... just made this thread that much better.

Sure do wish my Buell got to see more twists and curves like that, though. It spends 80-90% of its time straight up.


Keep the great photos and stories coming.
Thanks mate - the comment is much appreciated....sorry it's been a bit quiet of late ...but that's winter for us - 4 month's of no riding.
Things should start to pick up soon as we get back out on the road later this month sometime.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:08 PM   #2829
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Although the weekly rideouts are off the agenda during the winter life goes on and as a group we still meet up regularly for breakfast on some Sundays.

At one of our recent meet-ups Dave surprised us by turning up on his new bike .....

A Harley Sportster



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Old 03-07-2013, 02:13 PM   #2830
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Don't worry..he hasn't gone crazy .......He still has his gixxer 750 ...the Harley is a 'second bike' ..just to cruise around on when the mood takes him..having collected a few points from speeding offences in the past year he was worrying about his license and feels the Harley won't encourage him to 'misbehave' as much as the gixxer.

Gordon trying it out for size...

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:37 PM   #2831
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I've been out, ya wimp!

You going to the Bike Show? I'll be there on Saturday.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:30 AM   #2832
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I've been out, ya wimp!

You going to the Bike Show? I'll be there on Saturday.


Hi Matt........ yes, but you are a 'rufty-tufty all-year-biker' - we are just 'show-pony riding weekend-warrior power-rangers.

Actually we have been out riding a lot (Sarah & I)...but on the bicycles....
The gixxers are currently SORNED so off-road waiting for spring ...I can't see the point in getting them plastered in road salt (means hours of cleaning after every short run) and the tyres on mine are Michelin Power One's that are track/road tyres - great in normal conditions but shite in the cold temps (spinning up the rear all over the place).

I have ridden through many winters when I was young and my only transport was a bike ...and been 'down the road' on my ass due to ice on numerous occasions ..... it's a 'young mans game' - your bones heal up much quicker.

Still been taking the 'onboard' shots - but it's a bit different on a bicycle! Lol!

Clydeside a couple of Sunday's back....




ps. As for the Bike Show. Sorry. no, we aren't planning on going ...I have been many times over the years and it tends to be the same stuff most years so we only go every now and then these days (like if there is a particular new bike we want to see etc.) It's worth going if you haven't been before ..but if you have been dozens of times you start to get the 'been there got the T-shirt' kind of feeling. No new bikes this year to pull us in and make me feel it's worth the trip over to Edinburgh.

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:55 AM   #2833
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I hope so too Terry ..I really do! I've had enough of winter now. ..and I'm itching to get out on the gixxer again.....no chance this weekend - it's going back to winter again..but that's because it's the Scottish Bike Show this weekend ..and that always means ..snow! Lol!

Maybe spring will come the weekend after. *sigh*
I have a ride planed on Monday & the forecast is for a high of 38c & possible rain, ok while moving

Hope the weather turns for the best shortly so we get more great photos

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:02 AM   #2834
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I have a ride planed on Monday & the forecast is for a high of 38c & possible rain, ok while moving

Hope the weather turns for the best shortly so we get more great photos

Cheers Terry

38C ! That's 'warm'! ..... By contrast our forecast is for a 'high' of 2C on Monday ....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648579

Mind you 38 C sounds like too much of a good thing! ...I like temps to be in the 15 - 25 C range ideally for riding in full leathers.
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38C ! That's 'warm'! ..... By contrast our forecast is for a 'high' of 2C on Monday ....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648579

Mind you 38 C sounds like too much of a good thing! ...I like temps to be in the 15 - 25 C range ideally for riding in full leathers.
38c is warm but I don't need to ride in traffic & when on the move it's ok

link to our weather http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/adelaide.shtml

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