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Old 03-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #16
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Have you also noticed about the Irish man doing a RTW on the Apache
He made it in the end. Was a couple of years ago, and he never really publicized it as much as he should have. Would have been interesting to see how the bike coped all the way along. :)

Part 4 - In which I go in search of spring

Still quite cold in UK, and we are lacking colour around here



Never mind! Lets head to the local forest! Bound to find green there!



No greens. Did find some lovely carvings on a bridge though!



I did find love!



Couldnt find spring off the beaten track though....



After a nice but chilly ride, I went home and edited in spring...



Thanks Pixlr Express! You gave my day some colour!
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:16 AM   #17
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very nice glimpse of rural London....
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:30 PM   #18
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Wow. Drop your day job, ride, publish, and care for the dogs. Or whatever it takes to continue this thread. You have it nailed.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:54 PM   #19
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Part 4 - In which I go in search of spring

Still quite cold in UK, and we are lacking colour around here


No greens. Did find some lovely carvings on a bridge though!


Very inviting for getting a rub-off.

It's been hard to go back into winter set after the promising start of March's initial weeks.
So spring 's around the corner? As soon as our baskets are filled with eggs? Should be, shouldn't it?

Happy Easter and
on another year of exploration
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:57 PM   #20
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Nice report. That is a nice looking bike. Glad you are having fun on it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:11 AM   #21
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Lovely looking bike, really sorry to hear about the theft of your bikes - must be horrible :(

But, if you ever plan on venturing Wiltshire way for a day out or a camping weekend, contact me!

I think traveling on a smaller bike is awesome! I'd love to get a 125cc bike, I used to own the 2011 onwards CBR250R and loved it more than my 700 I have now!

Happy Riding - Lets hope the weather warms up a little soon! :)
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:48 AM   #22
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Spring is coming! My calender says so.... :)

Thank you for the replies. Would like to get around all of UK this year, so Wiltshire might be on the cards. At least I don't have snow :) I was going to go North today to an easter egg run, but it was canceled due to snow, so instead, headed too Greenford and took shelter in a barn where I saw some bikes. I don't know if this is the sort of thing ADV'ers like, so a small selection to start with.

the barn is a place in Greenford and the website can be found here : http://www.london-motorcycle-museum.org/



I was told that was one of the first water cooled motorbikes.





The Vincent oddly felt like one of the least notable bikes there.





Thats a mini engine! A MINIS ENGINE! Looks monstrous :|



Forgotten what this one was, looks like a chopper / cruiser mini micro thing? Was amongst some sports bikes and a few land speed record bikes there.

Ahh the sports bikes... I took some terrible photos of them :( Heres a cotton



More will follow if theres interest for them, from Norton ambulances, Royal Enfield Fleas, the Arctic - Antartic Enfield, and a telephone on a police triumph.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:06 PM   #23
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Nice

Always thinking about coming over there and riding around. Bet it would be hard getting use to riding on the opposite side for me. When is the next big bike rally of just general motorcycles, and where is it? Nice pics too.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:27 PM   #24
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Whether here or in Old's Cool but please don't hold back on the vintage bikes. You made me drool already!
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:45 PM   #25
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More please.

There IS interest. Put them here because we are already following this thread. The Scott was watercooled without a pump, a very clever design. Google "Silk Motorcycles" and see how they were still produced until someone realised they were a losing proposition financially. History is cool.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:22 PM   #26
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@ LuckyChucky

Theres a constant flow of rallies and events throughout the year. Busy ones being Ace Cafe rideouts, theres a good few listed here : http://ridesandrallies.co.uk/rallies...-charity-runs/ :)

Thankyou for replies, there is demand, so lets post some more shall we? :)
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:24 PM   #27
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I was told on another forum to be a bit more 'arty' with my shots. So...

BSA's!


BSA by Sabbington, on Flickr


Spitfire by Sabbington, on Flickr


Triumph 1 by Sabbington, on Flickr


Triumph 2 by Sabbington, on Flickr

Moar BSA.


BSA Road Rocket by Sabbington, on Flickr


BSA Spitfire by Sabbington, on Flickr


BSA Badge by Sabbington, on Flickr

Cant remember what this one was, but loved the look of it! Sorry! I still like sidecars... :oops:


London Motorbike Museum by Sabbington, on Flickr

St Johns Ambulance Norton


Norton St Johns Ambulance by Sabbington, on Flickr

One more.

There was a guy who knew the current staff at the museum. A few years ago he was diagnosed with cancer. One thing he wanted to do was ride from Arctic to Antarctic on an Enfield.

He was young, and his parents were worried, but he was on burrowed time. To show he could do it, he said a short trip to Europe. He ended up in Egypt.

He arranged with an Enfield dealer in the UK to send him parts whenever he needed them, loaded up, shipped the bike to the Arctic and off he went. He wanted to ride for 6 months, solstice too solstice. He did it in 6 months and 1 day.

He also wanted to raise 100,000 for Cancer Research, he got 85,000. Theres a collection jar there, you get free tea and are asked to put what you would like to pay for tea into the jar. They hope they may get to his 100,000 goal some day.

Once he had finished his trip he gave the museum his bike. They said on the day he delivered the bike, he said 'I don't ever want on it again'. Reading his adventures, I am sure it was with a smile.





He passed away some time ago.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:13 PM   #28
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Nice collection of pictures.
I tried to find more info on the adventurer. His name was Greg Staves and he rode a 1994 Royal Enfield from Prudhoe Bay to Ushuiaia in 6 months.
Sadly not much more found. The fleeting world of the web.

Here's the link to the museum's website:
http://www.motorcycle-uk.com/lmm/beginning.html
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #29
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Really liking the report! Any chance you can get the photos back up? Almost all of them don't show right now.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:42 AM   #30
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@ Rango

Yep, Greg! The name evaded me when typing this up. Nice to know he completed his journey. :)

@ Blader

oops! My bad! Nearly all back now! :)
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