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by gogs01
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 63
Views: 1341

Re: I have to ask

I've volunteered to be a guinea pig for the vaccine to be trialled in Tayside and Fife. Really !
by gogs01
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 25th October 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 25th October 2020

I had a great day out yesterday ! Got to the Rumblin Tum after 120 running-in miles. Had a nice apple pie and a coffee. Spoke with two other forum members (see attached team photo) and rode home via St Mary's Loch, trying to keep up with an old boxer. That was fun. The F900XR is growing on me - it's...
by gogs01
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 25th October 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 25th October 2020

I won’t make it tomorrow, as like Keith, I’m in the central belt (Ayrshire) and are not supposed to travel. Also the weather doesn’t look very good, for those that do make it, enjoy. Hopefully I’ll get to meet you all next year. . Sorry I won't get to meet you tomorrow, looks like I will be there o...
by gogs01
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 25th October 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 25th October 2020

I'm hoping to be riding my new BMW F900XR to Moffat tomorrow. I say hoping because the arrival of the new bike has coincided with pains, which my doctor suspects are due to a kidney stone - mostly just uncomfortable, but occasionally quite debilitating. I'll also be avoiding motorway due to running-...
by gogs01
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cafe racer
Replies: 58
Views: 1802

Re: Cafe racer

I would argue that the original cafe racers paid homage to the racing bikes of the sixties. Visual clues were dropped or ‘clip-on’ handlebars, an alloy or fibreglass tank modelled on a Manx Norton or BSA Gold star racing tank, rear set footrests, swept-back exhaust pies with Gold Star type or megap...
by gogs01
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet at Trossachs Pier this Sunday 11th October 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Northern Meet at Trossachs Pier this Sunday 11th October 2020

. My brother Norman and I rode to Loch Katrine on two loan bikes, a R1250RS for me and a R nine T for Norman. Our own bikes would have been better, but let's not look gift horses ..... etc - they're both excellent bikes if they suit your needs. A very pleasant ride there, some of it in common with ...
by gogs01
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cafe racer
Replies: 58
Views: 1802

Re: Cafe racer

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but if things don't work that is a little less subjective.
Reducing performance, braking, handling and comfort just doesn't make sense to me.
by gogs01
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet at Trossachs Pier this Sunday 11th October 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Northern Meet at Trossachs Pier this Sunday 11th October 2020

. My new bike still hasn't made an appearance. It's a long story, but the next episode begins on Friday, when I take the RT in to the dealer, and pick up a loan bike - probably a R1250RS, which I'll have until my F900XR turns up. I intended to have a run to Loch Katrine on Sunday and I still want t...
by gogs01
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Biggar this Sunday 27th September 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Northern Meet in Biggar this Sunday 27th September 2020

. We did talk about Ced yesterday - he was always a stalwart of these meets and he's missed. Let's hope he, and wife Irene, are well. My ride down to Biggar was in gloriously sunny and calm weather, with temperatures ranging from 5C into double figures (just !). The Aroma cafe was set up with a lit...
by gogs01
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Biggar this Sunday 27th September 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Northern Meet in Biggar this Sunday 27th September 2020

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My new bike is due to arrive next week, so I will be having a last decent run on the RT on Sunday.

I will be going to the Aroma Cafe in Biggar. If I have to sit on my own or with one other person, then so be it.

Hoping to see a familiar face, if only from a distance.
by gogs01
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sammy Miller Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

Re: Sammy Miller Museum

Sorry to hear our trip has been cancelled. However, I would probably have had to cancel too. My new bike is due to be delivered around then and I wouldn't have wanted to make a trip like that while running in a new bike. Conversely, I wouldn't want to put all those miles on the RT immediately before...
by gogs01
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet at the Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore this Sunday 13th September 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: Northern Meet at the Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore this Sunday 13th September 2020

I'll try plugging my wonderful, hi-tech Samsung phone into my wonderful hi-tech MacBook Air computer and, who knows, I may be able to drag & drop. Won't the file size still be too large ? I'm trying to sound as if I know what I'm talking about, but I can't even be sure I can take a picture with my w...
by gogs01
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet at the Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore this Sunday 13th September 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: Northern Meet at the Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore this Sunday 13th September 2020

Glad the meet went off well. Gutted I couldn't make it .....
Rob
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You were missed Rob.
Hope you got your problem at home sorted.
If you can't make the next one, maybe the one after that ? :grin:
by gogs01
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet at the Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore this Sunday 13th September 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: Northern Meet at the Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore this Sunday 13th September 2020

..... Looks like fun. Hopefully I’ll get to the next meeting. . Yes, it was fun. I have a picture of Tincan3 with his Atlatl (looking a little like William Tell). When I figure out how to get that photo off my phone, I'll post it ..... #-o Not all the Northern Meets are as much fun, but they're all...
by gogs01
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Scot
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Another Scot

Joined the BMW ranks by picking up a 2017 F800GT, based in the South West of Scotland. Looking forward to getting out on the new stead and meeting up with other members, when we are allowed to. . You could join a couple of us in Newtonmore on Sunday - you would be made very welcome ..... :grin:
by gogs01
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Those clever Germans
Replies: 18
Views: 955

Re: Those clever Germans

. One of my dogs was sold to us (at a fairly substantial price) as a "Goldendoodle". Her mother was a golden retriever crossed with a poodle. She was then crossed with a poodle to give us a three quarters poodle, one quarter golden retriever mongrel - still being referred to as a Goldendoodle. When...
by gogs01
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Those clever Germans
Replies: 18
Views: 955

Re: Those clever Germans

Another is a cockerpoo / cockapoop or however it is spelled.
John
It is correctly spelled thus: M o n g r e l
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Aahhh - but EXPENSIVE mongrel ! .. :grin:
by gogs01
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Admin please....
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Admin please....

I wonder how many shots were taken before they got the angle just right for the joke.
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What ? - you mean that wasn't an accident ?? ... :grin:
by gogs01
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Most stupid recall yet !
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Most stupid recall yet !

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Brilliant ! Hard to beat in the stupidity stakes #-o
by gogs01
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1804

Re: Sat Navs

.....You can see why I need a gps now. :grin: .....
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:thumbup:
by gogs01
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1804

Re: Sat Navs

......I've been over it a couple of times, it is pretty impressive. Mind you, the motorway up from Beziers, N85 I think, is a beautiful sweeping ride through the mountains, 1000 metres above sea level. Absolute bliss on a warm sunny day, I was just riding along, gobsmacked at the scenery and the sh...
by gogs01
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1804

Re: Sat Navs

..... half way between Paris and the Pyrenees. I think they have built the mother of all bridges over that valley now but I have never seen it. Could that be Viaduc de Millau ? If so, you should make the effort to go and see it. You have to pay a small toll to cross it but it is definitely worth it...
by gogs01
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 2325

Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

. Although I live only half an hour from the Pillars of Hercules farm shop, I had never been - or even heard of it. I took a longer, roundabout, route to get there and still arrived 30 minutes early - and found Tincan3 already there, parking his outfit. We walked in the direction of the shop / cafe...

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