Getting ready for the Summer...

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Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:35 pm

I realised today that my MOT had lapsed whilst I was in China so it's booked in for tomorrow afternoon.

The point is, does anyone else get that slightly excited feeling that's a bit like school holidays when the bike comes out from it's Winter slumber? I always do. I never really ride whilst there's ice/snow about and would have been out a month ago if we hadn't been away so very excited to get back on the road.
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Freddie @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:44 am

Same here, except MX5 and the green beast. MX5 being serviced as I write and roof down going home. Green beast has had an engine upgrade too. Roll on summer days. Linen suits still fit nicely and loafers ready to go.
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Greg66 @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:27 am

Slightly sort of similar to push bike equivalent here.

When I get to put away the long roubaix lined bike leggings, get the short sleeved jerseys out, ditch the proper gloves in favour of mitts.

Right now it might as well be fcuking November I'm so well wrapped up.
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by spast1kunt @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:52 am

I've been considering wearing shorts this week. I went for a walk on Gower on Wednesday and while in the sand dunes at Nicholaston it was really properly warm but then about half an hour later it was sleeting so maybe it isn't quite time for the shorts after all.
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:16 am

I managed to get back home to France for a couple of days this week and it was a properly lovely 27 degrees with feck all humidity and a gentle breeze blowing across the paddocks. Shame I spent both days in fcuking meetings and almost more time travelling either side than I did actually there.

Back to 35 degrees and 80% humidity...
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Hooli @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:12 pm

I did after getting it back on the road at the beginning of the month after nearly a year off. Now the bloody thing is broke again so I'm sulking.
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Disastrous @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:17 pm

MOT passed. Result.

I'm desperately feeling the urge to charge up to Skye with the boys in the near future and drink whisky/ride bikes fast.


ETA - still quite handsome I think:

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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Joesnow @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:26 pm

Ah, sounds ace.

I'm so tempted to investigate getting my licence, but don't really have the spare cash to buy a motorcycle. I guess getting the licence would give me a good taste of what the reality is to begin with.
Looking at things like Triumph Bobbers and BMW R9ts make the effort seem worth it though. They just look amazing to me. My wife is massively unkeen on the thought of bikes though, partially to her cousin being an A&E supervisor.

I read about the real risks and the concept of 'micromorts'. Riding is a few times more risky than driving, but not actually as bad as I perceived.

ETA: YES DIS!
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Disastrous @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:34 pm

Joesnow wrote:Ah, sounds ace.

I'm so tempted to investigate getting my licence, but don't really have the spare cash to buy a motorcycle. I guess getting the licence would give me a good taste of what the reality is to begin with.
Looking at things like Triumph Bobbers and BMW R9ts make the effort seem worth it though. They just look amazing to me. My wife is massively unkeen on the thought of bikes though, partially to her cousin being an A&E supervisor.

I read about the real risks and the concept of 'micromorts'. Riding is a few times more risky than driving, but not actually as bad as I perceived.

ETA: YES DIS!



I've never heard of a Micromort - googling now!

I'd say do it. You don't have to be a lunatic on the thing, and I would say cruising along on a sunny summer day on the shittest bike in the world is still more free feeling than doing the same route in a nice car (your Alfa excepted maybe).

But I'd do it sooner rather than later as the test seems to be coming ever more complex and a pain in the arse to get through...
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by GingerNinja @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:25 pm

Disastrous wrote:MOT passed. Result.

I'm desperately feeling the urge to charge up to Skye with the boys in the near future and drink whisky/ride bikes fast.


ETA - still quite handsome I think:

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I used to lust after the very original rsv, and yours is still very spafftastic.
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:27 pm

Joesnow wrote:I read about the real risks and the concept of 'micromorts'. Riding is a few times more risky than driving, but not actually as bad as I perceived.



Um it says 6 miles on a bike v 250 miles in a car = 1 micromort

That's hardly just a few times more.


Anyway there's always a need for organ donors so it won't be a waste.
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Monty @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:40 pm

GingerNinja wrote:
Disastrous wrote:MOT passed. Result.

I'm desperately feeling the urge to charge up to Skye with the boys in the near future and drink whisky/ride bikes fast.


ETA - still quite handsome I think:

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I used to lust after the very original rsv, and yours is still very spafftastic.


Despite being an ex-biker now...I still feel the love for those 'Prillia twins. Very tempted at one point but luckily my commuting sense prevailed!
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Disastrous @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:52 pm

Thought you had a 'Blade Monters?
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Strawman @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:52 pm

Il Duce wrote:
Um it says 6 miles on a bike v 250 miles in a car = 1 micromort

That's hardly just a few times more.


Anyway there's always a need for organ donors so it won't be a waste.


You say that but I've driven over 500,000 miles in a car and no serious injuries, so successfully passed 2,000 micromorts, is a micromort such a biggie?
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Disastrous @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:57 pm

Il Duce wrote:

Anyway there's always a need for organ donors so it won't be a waste.



That's the most 'mum' thing you can say about bikes btw.
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Strawman @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:09 pm

Yeah and Vespas obviously travel the byways in an accident immunity bubble ofc.
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Monty @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:15 pm

Disastrous wrote:Thought you had a 'Blade Monters?


Sold it, errr...about 3 years ago (sad face). Actually I don't regret it...
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Hooli @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:54 pm

That 'prilla still looks good & I love the noise they make.
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by NNK @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:08 pm

Thanks for reminding me, my mot runs out next week.
Need to drop at dealer and get them to fit new mirrors, indicators, etc. For looks not damaged
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Re: Getting ready for the Summer...

Post by Il Duce @ Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:42 am

Disastrous wrote:
Il Duce wrote:

Anyway there's always a need for organ donors so it won't be a waste.



That's the most 'mum' thing you can say about bikes btw.


Aww c'mon Dista, mentioning bikes and your mum is just setting me up to make a poor taste joke.

Anyway I said it because I'm jealous because I'm scared of having life changing injuries on a motorbike- hence my scooter.
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