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Old 04-18-2012, 01:32 AM   #2026
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The Ducati Open Day at Tyndrum Green Welly .... you could test ride the range .... except for the Panigales which were for 'display only' unfortunately .....





'Display only'........that's a shame.

My local dealer has offered me a ride without me even asking!!

Still resisting the temptation as I fear I might just like the bike way to much, and at around 20k for the S model (their demo bike), it's just a bit out of my price range!

I DO like it though...

Always nice to catch up with this thread and its great images.

Keep it up Kam.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #2027
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Pretty sure those are a knock-off of a pretty famous flat track racer, Dave Aldana. He's in the AMA Hall of Fame.

This is true .... Aldana was famous for pioneering the skeleton leathers. I remember him from going to watch the 'Transatlantic Trophy' race series back in the 80's.

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Old 04-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #2028
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Cool


One huge tank Being old school guy, I somehow like the mono tone color; here we call CBR 250R in HRC color as ambulance color BTW, with the launch of CBR 150R, my 250R is no longer baby CBR


Shoots!!! What is it going to cost like a bomb to fix that ?

The tank isn't so big - the same size as other 1000cc sportsbikes ...it just looks bigger because the rest of the bike is small (ie. that tiny tail unit).

Luckily the indicator lense is not a big deal - just 18 to replace - which is cheap compared to most other bike parts (like replacing a holed radiator!)
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #2029
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'Display only'........that's a shame.

My local dealer has offered me a ride without me even asking!!

Still resisting the temptation as I fear I might just like the bike way to much, and at around 20k for the S model (their demo bike), it's just a bit out of my price range!

I DO like it though...

Always nice to catch up with this thread and its great images.

Keep it up Kam.

Thanks mate ... I will try my best.

....and - take that test ride!
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:55 AM   #2030
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Forecast wasn't great yesterday, but a few of us ventured out for a wee 80 mile blast up to Strathyre and back ...aiming to get back before the rain forecast for the afternoon ...

Gary making sparks







It's what Sundays were made for .......

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Old 04-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #2031
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As it happens yesterday was a great day all round. The threatened rain never materialised so after my morning rideout Sarah and I cycled down along the river into Glasgow to Glasgow Green. Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller's latest art installation is currently on display there (before it travells down to London for the Olympics) - a giant bouncy replica of Stonehenge. The Glasgow public were certainly enjoying interacting with it.





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As if finding an inflatable Stonehenge in the centre of Glasgow wasn't weird enough, things got stranger moments later when Sarah and I went to sit by the river to have a drink ..... out of no-where a large seal swam past! A seal in the river Clyde ..in the centre of Glasgow! ...on the wrong side of the weir. I was curious to see how it would negotiate the weir so we jumped on the bicycles and gave chase. When it got to the weir it just stopped briefly then using it's flippers it hauled it's self up and over the barrier. Awesome.
I managed to get a few pics (sorry they are poor quality, but I had to be very quick).





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Back to the morning's rideout .....

Gary's Go-Pro mounted and ready to roll ...




The group - rockin' round the loch (Lubnaig)...







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WHAT A LOVELY MOMENT

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Old 04-24-2012, 05:20 AM   #2036
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The seal ist just gorgeous!
They are kinda smart, aren't they?
Would have loved to see that - thanks for taking the shots, mate.

Nice ride-out shots as well, of course.
Does Gary use the sparkie WIZ sliders? I'm gonna get me a pair of those when I get a new bike.

I wish the weather would get better here as well. It's been terrible the last days and weeks. They say it's gonna be better by the end of the week. Let's see.

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #2037
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The seal ist just gorgeous!
They are kinda smart, aren't they?
Would have loved to see that - thanks for taking the shots, mate.

Nice ride-out shots as well, of course.
Does Gary use the sparkie WIZ sliders? I'm gonna get me a pair of those when I get a new bike.

I wish the weather would get better here as well. It's been terrible the last days and weeks. They say it's gonna be better by the end of the week. Let's see.

Cheers, mate!

Hi mate .... yes, I am going to keep my eyes peeled for our seal friend in future and see if I can get some better pictures of him. It's a good sign that the water in the Clyde must be getting cleaner. Sarah and I also recently spotted a porpoise in the river near the BAE shipyard at Govan.

I'm not sure what make Gary's kneesliders are but they are solid titanium pucks .
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Few more from last Sunday ....

Brew break Strathyre


before more riding





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'Sometimes it's the little things in life that matter most'

This little thing sure mattered today ...




It managed to ruin my plans for a rideout when I discovered it embedded in my rear tyre whilst I was oiling the chain getting ready to leave this morning.

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:09 PM   #2040
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Still went to meet the others for breakfast and see them off..... snapped a few pics whilst there.

Spring, - and the blossom is out on the trees.... (Stevie's ZX6R in the foreground)..



I say 'spring' but it was chilly enough for Dave to have his heated grips cranked up to the max....


Stevie's can ..... both he and Dave have the same systems (ZX6R & GSXR750)


Mike, Stevie & Dave getting ready to roll....

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