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Post  greencat Sat Oct 15 2011, 20:31

Yesterday was a fine afternoon and gorgeous evening.... so took the bike to work. Bit chilly in the morning at 7:30, but had nice dry roads to myself great Had a lousy ride home, catching up with a learner on my favourite bends, 3 school buses, two sets of traffic lights and two tractors (this is rural Lincolnshire!).

Today, another beautiful day so found an excuse to visit the dealer in Lincoln and then head back the long way via Willingham Woods for a cuppa. Pics are below. Busy, busy and no wonder - there won't be may more weekends like this. Had a 'progressive' ride from Bardney to Wragbey and then Market Rasen. Was followed by another bike from Wragby to Market Rasen which never got too close and kept up like a riding partner. It was good to have some company. Both headed to Willingham but then lost them in the melee that was the local biker meet today. Still, they found me just as I was about to set off again and said they'd enjoyed the ride from Walesby too. Which is a nice thing to do. We chatted a bit and I burbled on about the site, then headed home. So may have a new recruit to the site Question

So, in summary, a good few hours on the bike in glorious weather (didn't think there'd be many more day like this) then I get complimented on my riding by a girl (didn't think that would happen either) Very Happy Shocked Credit where credit's due - she was a competent rider so I'll take it as a compliment.

Anyone else manage to get out today?

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Sat Oct 15 2011, 20:44

Nice one Chris. The weather has been that mild I've even taxed the bike again!! Lookin forward to a wee blat up in the highlands tomorrow with Rosco and Furballs.
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Post  0ldcat Sat Oct 15 2011, 21:09

greencat wrote: then I get complimented on my riding by a girl (didn't think that would happen either) Very Happy Shocked

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You're gunna go to hell for that comment green smile
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Post  YZFJohn Sat Oct 15 2011, 21:42

greencat wrote:Anyone else manage to get out today?

Chris

Had an usual day, had to go see my old instructor and ended up helping him with 4 CBTers, then got an unexpected text to meet at Webbs in Eye if I wanted to go out on a ride out.

We went via Bourne, Corby Glen to the Honda garage in Grantham (i think). They seem to know some fantastic roads. Although they were quick through the bends I was not uncomfortable keeping pace.

At the Honda garage there were a couple of gorgeous Fireblades, one in Black and Metalic Maroon, a VFR in Pearlesant White and an Orange KTM RC8 - fancy one of them - come on lottery!

Except for the gravel dumped on one bend, no real hairy moments just a fantastic rideout. More cool sunny days wanted.
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Post  robertcains Sun Oct 16 2011, 01:48

Got as far as the local dealer to have yet another set of headlights fitted to the Trumpet, grand total of one mile!!
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Post  ellie Sun Oct 16 2011, 07:40

Bah Humbug, bikes are overrated grumpy
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Sun Oct 16 2011, 09:09

Had a very nice day too - bought a new bike great
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Post  0ldcat Sun Oct 16 2011, 09:22

Ezzy's Mum! wrote:Had a very nice day too - bought a new bike great
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Post  kwakkat Sun Oct 16 2011, 09:42

went out with fred this might be her last ride before the op
out by southwell nice quiet road some twisties & straights though to newark out to melton stopped for a coffie in melton then headed for home then took fred out for her birthday which is today
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Post  greencat Sun Oct 16 2011, 09:47

Hi Pete,
Glad to hear you had a nice run out. Happy Birthday Fred. Hope you have a great day. And good luck with the op. Keep us informed of Fred's progress Pete. Wishing you all the best,

Chris
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Post  ellie Sun Oct 16 2011, 09:57

Happy Birthday Fred!! Hope Petes spoiling you Very Happy
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Sun Oct 16 2011, 10:11

Happy birthday Fred Very Happy
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Post  robertcains Sun Oct 16 2011, 10:40

Happy Birthday Fred xx clink
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Post  Rosco Sun Oct 16 2011, 14:02

Happy birthday Fred.
Hope the op goes well.

Met Furball at Glencoe today (with DBD)

We got pissed on from a high height. Weather forecast was brill though.
We all got bet wallox.

DBD and I are back at the Green Welly and DBD is about to try and put his non waterproof leather jacket back on.

Off home now.

A couple of pics to follow.

Cheers
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Post  YZFJohn Sun Oct 16 2011, 14:33

Just done the same trip again but on my own. Saw two bikes didn't make the second bend in an 'S'. Both rider were walking about so seemed ok but unmarked police car was in attendance.
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Post  MrNutt Sun Oct 16 2011, 17:24

I was out on friday in the lovely weather, but after the trauma of that its kinda put my off my bike for a few days, hopefully the weather stays ok this week for a little blast out somewhere
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Post  SteveCat Mon Oct 17 2011, 10:22

Even I managed to get out on Saturday!!

Didn't go that far or that fast. It's the second weekend now I have been on the bike Very Happy First time was down to Rykas, usually a round trip would be under an hour, it took me an hour an a half and was quite sore when I got home.

Tried my 'technical' route on Saturday.
Didn't get my wish of clear roads and was stuck behind traffic in some of the lovely bits :(
However there was enough clear road to ride to my limit. I think the bike enjoyed being out too, went very well.

It is good to be on the bike again, I've still got a long way to go shoulder wise to do any 'endurance' riding, an hour seems to be my limit for now. Am also aware of my reaction now to vehicles stopping in front of me, hopefully it'll normalise in time.
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Post  Rosco Mon Oct 17 2011, 11:39

Glad to hear you are out and about again.

Hopefully things will get easier and the cold weather doesn't hurt too much.

Cheers
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Post  mechy69 Mon Oct 17 2011, 12:14

hey great to see you got out, hope the shoulder improves as it should and you get out again, that was my last ride yesterday as my recovery time is 12 weeks so think winter just might have made it here by then??

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Post  kwakkat Tue Oct 18 2011, 10:19

your recovery time or the bikes pmsl
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