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Post  Guest Wed Jun 15 2011, 21:27

Eh up all!

If you don't already know, Monday is Ride To Work Day http://ridetoworkday.co.uk/

Who here will be taking the bike to work?

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Post  robertcains Wed Jun 15 2011, 21:29

Not me cos I have a rare day off old
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Wed Jun 15 2011, 21:44

Not me cos I'm on holiday!!
Anyway it wouldn't fit on a helicopter. grumpy

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Post  littlecat Wed Jun 15 2011, 22:04

lol, could be tricky, seeing as i work from home....spose i could go the long way round hehehehe
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Post  SteveCat Wed Jun 15 2011, 22:27

Nope, will continue with Shank's Pony that day -anyway the bike will want a rest Very Happy


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Post  Panzerbuilder Wed Jun 15 2011, 22:51

If the weather is okay then I'll be one mine.

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Post  frazmcfraggle Wed Jun 15 2011, 23:10

Unlikely.

I am an everyday rider taking my bike in all weather except the deep snow - reckon I have only not ridden to work about 7 times since last October but have a very sore face after an op yesterday and have stitches from my cheek up past my left eye that dont come out til next Wednesday. Not been on the bike for about 32 hours now and I am getting withdrawal symptoms already but no way I am getting the lid on without extreme pain and possible stitch ripping grumpy
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Post  Wooster Wed Jun 15 2011, 23:18

Any day is a ride to work day.
It just depends on the hardware I have to carry. Smile

I have remote access from home to most of the sites I support these days, so I don't get so many calls to bung a laptop etc. into my daysack and head out on the bike as I used to. :?

i.e. Got a printer fault at Gleneagles to attend a couple of years ago and parked the Cat up between a Ferrari and a Lamborghini.
(My bike was probably worth less than one of their wheels Smile ..but I was taller Cool)
How the other half live, eh?
I'd rocked up to the main entrance..apparently it wasn't the done thing, but they were pretty cool with it.

..not as cool as some of the drink they were serving though, I'm talking exotic fruit floating in the most expensive spirits imaginable.
Looked tasty as hell.. clink

Sweat was lashing out of me by the time I got there, which may have coloured my vision a wee bit, but I was herded off in the direction of their stables, where the fault was. So I didn't get the chance to order one. :/]
..that's something on my 'to do' list..head back up there and order that drink. Cool
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Post  ellie Wed Jun 15 2011, 23:25

Not me - hoping to be in Spoonies all day, celebrating someones birthday lol
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Post  Wooster Thu Jun 16 2011, 00:08

I'll have to save up some Giro's. Smile

..But the lure of El Dorado is too strong. Very Happy
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Post  yamahamad Thu Jun 16 2011, 09:38

Yes i will be riding as i do almost every day during the summer months.
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Post  Andy_2005R1 Thu Jun 16 2011, 11:50

Yup I'll be partaking, ride to work every day
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Post  weasley Thu Jun 16 2011, 12:51

I might break the bike out for this one - it hasn't turned a wheel since Germany. Crying or Very sad
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Post  kwakkat Thu Jun 16 2011, 19:30

nope im on holiday so will be riding to FUN lol
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Post  Radar Thu Jun 16 2011, 20:34

Might do if the weather is ok
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Post  firemaster Thu Jun 16 2011, 21:22

i ride every day BUT a monday as i have to drive to brum grumpy
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Post  YZFJohn Fri Jun 17 2011, 09:01

Mondays weather is looking good for Peterborough -No rain, so if I can get the daughter dropped off early enough then I will be.
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Post  weasley Fri Jun 17 2011, 12:25

Weather's looking shocking 'round these parts!

Oh well, maybe next year! green smile
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Post  JDM Fri Jun 17 2011, 15:11

Well mondays are my day off so not me, but provided she goes through MOT all ok tomorrow then I shall be out for fun or if weather bad just gettin bit more used to her in wet, seeing exactly how much grip she gives!!
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Post  Wooster Mon Jun 27 2011, 17:58

Luckily it wasn't Ride to work week and the weather was rank rotten. green smile

I think it's fair to say it's been a bit busy since last Monday LINK

All I needed was call-outs for Thurso and Ullapool and I'd damn near have the full set. clink

p.s. That Carrbridge to Elgin road is a cracker (on a par with the Tyndrum to Oban road) and the long road back is even better if you hang a left at Bridge of Avon through Glenlivet, Tomnavoulin, Knockandhu and Tomintoul. By the time you hit Braemar you have all the twisty stuff out the way and you can get a good blast through Glenshee. Cool

....apart from the middle bit on the road down from the ski resort that is. ponder
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Post  Panzerbuilder Mon Jun 27 2011, 19:52

Last years Big Mac was based in Braemar so the run by the ski resort was done a couple of times. Laughing

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Post  Wooster Mon Jun 27 2011, 21:14

Nice pics. Cool

Glenshee is a cracking ski area if they get the coverage.
It looks more barren without snow than it does when it's 3m tall at the sides of the road.
(A good ski season with plenty of cover and the place is mobbed. Traipsing the full length of the car parks in ski boots to buy a day pass is a pain in the ass though. :rite: )

What did you make of the ride between Spittal of Glenshee (the hotel there is pretty good, they make an effort for the summer tourists) and the resort area itself?
..On the way down it's easy to belt it, but I found and had to ride the back brake a lot to keep the nose down on the crests. Smile
(I've seen a lot of coffee and soup hitting the roof in Ford Transit minibuses on that road when we were heading home. ) lachen
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Post  mrfrance Mon Jun 27 2011, 21:39

I ride to work everyday all year round no matter the weather Smile today was glorious weather so decided to ride with no gear Smile ...apart from the lid.
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Post  Wooster Mon Jun 27 2011, 21:56

Pervert.

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Post  Panzerbuilder Mon Jun 27 2011, 23:09

Wooster wrote:Nice pics. Cool


What did you make of the ride between Spittal of Glenshee (the hotel there is pretty good, they make an effort for the summer tourists) and the resort area itself?
..On the way down it's easy to belt it, but I found and had to ride the back brake a lot to keep the nose down on the crests. Smile
(I've seen a lot of coffee and soup hitting the roof in Ford Transit minibuses on that road when we were heading home. ) lachen

TBH I can't remember. I think we only came back that way on the Sunday ride out after visiting one of the lochs.

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Basically it was a cracking weekend in which I did around 1500 miles, after only been back on the bike for four months! Talk about in at the deep end. Rolling Eyes
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