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Old 07-16-2012, 07:22 AM   #2431
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Wow.... thanks for the awesome comments. They are much appreciated. I hope you enjoy the next 120 pages as much!

'Most popular sportsbike?' - As you say - 'All of them' ..... gixxers are very popular here .... but R1's and Blade's are plentiful too . with all brands and models on the roads ... I think the UK bike market is more sportsbike driven than most others ...although 'adventure style' bikes are selling well and mounting a challenge.

Gerry's R1 with Go-Pro mount.

o.0 is this gopro black? and signal looks behind the bike?
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #2432
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The boat trip looks good. I did a trip out to Inchcolm from Queensferry the other day, which was pretty good. Was jujst a wee boat right enough.

How long and how much was your trip there?

Hi Matt. The return trip to Rothesay cost 77 which was 31 each and 7.50 for each bicycle. We left at 10:00 a.m. stopped at Greenock, Helensburgh and Dunoon on the way. After dropping us at Rothesay the Waverley went on to Tighnabruaich before returning for us. This gave us three hours to cycle across to the other side of the island to Ettrick Bay and the excellent Ettrick Bay Tea Room where we had afternoon tea with a slab of cake, enjoying the stunning view from the benches outside....

Ettrick Bay ahead ...


The view from the Tea Room......


For a few hours we had a taste of 'summer' ...... and it tasted good....


We got back to Glasgow at 9:00 p.m.

If you want to know details of sailings and prices click here and then on 'book now' tab....
http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/timetables.htm

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Old 07-16-2012, 11:59 AM   #2433
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Thanks for the pics of the Waverly, lots of memories from when she used to do regular trips from Southend Pier to various destinations around the Essex and Kent coast.
Not seen her for many years now, too many, I think my last trip on her was aged about 1970, Southend to Ramsgate, it was so rough that she could not dock, ended up as a two way trip with no rest.
I loved it, but then I wasn't spending my time feeding the fishes

Neil.

Cheers Neil, the good news is she is back in Southend for a couple of weeks at the end of Sept. Check out the link in my post above to Matt and click 'book now' tab then put in 'All' and 'Thames'.in the search boxes
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:03 PM   #2434
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o.0 is this gopro black? and signal looks behind the bike?
Didn't look closely but it looks black, as for the indicators, - they are aftermarket smaller ones that look black but illuminate orange when flashing (smoked lense).
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #2435
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Old school mechanicals .... there was some 'tractor-fest' going on in Rothesay and they were waiting at the harbour to board the main ferry whilst we were waiting for the Waverley ......















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Old 07-16-2012, 12:21 PM   #2436
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and because this thread is mostly about bike pics ..... clicked this the other day .... thought it was knd of 'fitting' ...

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:23 PM   #2437
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Kam when the sky is blue you ride bicycle and when it rain you ride motorcycle!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:17 AM   #2438
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Spent a wicked Hogmanay at Dunoon - ended up crashing at the home of the drugs counsellor from the nuke submarine base, which was across the Loch.

It snowed. Great times.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:07 PM   #2439
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Cheers Neil, the good news is she is back in Southend for a couple of weeks at the end of Sept. Check out the link in my post above to Matt and click 'book now' tab then put in 'All' and 'Thames'.in the search boxes
Thanks for that, I'll have to see what I can sort out, just had a quick look to see if I could do the same trip as before, and get ashore this time, but not to be.

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How lucky is that, to show up and bump into a Guzzi rally.

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How lucky is that, to show up and bump into a Guzzi rally.

It's the same vibrations
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:07 AM   #2442
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Kam when the sky is blue you ride bicycle and when it rain you ride motorcycle!!

True! Lol! Unfortunately there isn't enough blue sky to go round. In fact this weekend we have had no blue sky .... Sarah and I did get out yesterday, back to Bute ..... on the motorbikes this time...... To get to Bute, which is about 1 and 1/2 hours ride away from Glasgow, you have to cross the Kyles of Bute on a very short ferry crosssing...

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nice picture!!!

here we have all the possible weather, rain, cold, sunny, hot, etc... in 2 or 3 days. It's very difficult to pass to 10 degrees at 32 degrees in days an then return to 12.
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Spent a wicked Hogmanay at Dunoon - ended up crashing at the home of the drugs counsellor from the nuke submarine base, which was across the Loch.

It snowed. Great times.

When we stopped in Dunoon last week on the Waverley there was no snow thankfully!..... there were folk having a 'good time' - a 'stag do' party .... they had been drinking since 9:30 am waiting to board the boat in Glasgow and
got off at Dunoon... the bridegroom was dressed up in women's clothes (a pink and white 'majorette's outfit) and when the boat picked them back up in the evening half the group were now dressed in women's clothes.... I don't know what happened to them in Dunoon! ..... When we got back to Glasgow they were still drinking! (that's a full 11 hour's worth - I was surprised they could still walk, although some of them forgot their handbags onboard!)
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Thanks for that, I'll have to see what I can sort out, just had a quick look to see if I could do the same trip as before, and get ashore this time, but not to be.

Neil.

No worries, hope you manage to get another sail on her.
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