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Post  Snowcat Sun Mar 25 2012, 17:35

As you may or may not know I've been having murders with my suspension and as I'd (hopefully) managed to make some progress I decided to hop over to Glossop to give it a try.

After some boring motorway (M60 & M67) the suspension was notably better over cats eyes (yes it was that bad!!) I hit the good roads finding a loop that took me through Hadfield, Glossop, Chapel En Le Frith and over toward Hope and Castleton. 50 odd miles of stunning roads and scenery with barely a car on the roads to spoil it. (plus the mood I was in I was breezing past them all anyway.

The Mistress handled like a dream, better than I can ever remember, the settings on the suspension must've been so screwed up but I just didn't realise. Thinking back now this is perhaps why I developed a corner phobia recently. Anyway that demon was well and truly exercised, she hugged the roads like on rails and didn't put a foot wrong. It did so much for my confidence and I had the best total 3 hours out of my life. (bike wise!!)

Didn't think I could love biking more but I guess I was wrong, bring on the summer Smile

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Oh and this is me!!
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And this is my tyre, hope it comes out how close to the edge I was Smile
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Post  ScoldedCat Sun Mar 25 2012, 18:32

Looks like a great ride out, congrats on getting the suspension setup.

I'm just about to tackle this on my new 'Cat, any tips or good settings to try?


Safe riding,

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Post  Snowcat Sun Mar 25 2012, 18:41

To be honest Andy I'd say if it ain't broke don't fix it !! I had issues with mine but that's another story of my woe, you can read all about it on here. The best advice I can give is if it's giving you problems, (which mine was) then have a good look at this, Past It gave it to me and didn't look back Smile

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It will certainly help along with a lot of patience (and dry days to keep trying it out)
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Post  ScoldedCat Sun Mar 25 2012, 19:25

Thanks Snowcat, I'll take a look at it.

The previous owner has some weird settings setup, so I want to revert to stock, then increase it for my weight.

Thanks again,

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Post  0ldcat Sun Mar 25 2012, 19:31

That's one UGLY tyre rofl needs a shave too Wink

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Post  ellie Sun Mar 25 2012, 20:02

Beautiful scenery, I just love living in Derbyshire.

We need a Peaks rideout lol! ( as long as you don't mind all the roads being 50mph lol)
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Post  Snowcat Sun Mar 25 2012, 20:31

I'll meet anyone any weekend ride out up there, and as for 50mph, urm okay, just watch out for the helicopter.

When I was riding back down the M67 I was doing about angel 73MPH LOL (okay 85!!) when a police Impreza passed me doing about a tonne. Not that I'm advocating speeding but if you're sensible, the roads are right and conditions are right the Feds will be lenient Smile
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Post  robertcains Sun Mar 25 2012, 22:32

Not a chance in Derbyshire, the plods have vans everywhere, sometimes two vans on the same road with a Volvo waiting to play cat & mouse, its a mugs game around the peaks these days unless you ride a moped!
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Post  0ldcat Sun Mar 25 2012, 22:43

you're using the wrong roads Wink
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Post  ellie Sun Mar 25 2012, 22:59

Yeah right....good luck with arguing the point with the Derbyshire constabulary.

If you do happen to find a decent road, it's either 50 mph, heavily policed or bumper to bumper traffic. There's one or two roads that are OK but they don't compare to Lincs or Wales
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Post  0ldcat Sun Mar 25 2012, 23:12

At the risk of repetition . . . .

you're using the wrong roads . . . .

Miss Ellie wrote:There's one or two roads that are OK but they don't compare to Lincs or Wales.
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Post  Snowcat Sun Mar 25 2012, 23:25

No police, no vans, no Volvo's, no traffic, just the roads and the sunshine... Unless I should expect a busy letterbox ??

I'm no expert but I've been told by friends that Wales is the Police capital of GB and they don't care for the English biker, know a guy who was chased down the at 6 in the morning.

Besides I still VERY MUCH consider myself a learner so apart from some very straight straights I doubt I was south side of the law anyway Smile
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Post  ellie Sun Mar 25 2012, 23:32

Well I've ridden Wales a few times and never seen a police car but you never know! There might be hundreds lying in weight for BC4!


Well I'm just speaking from the experience of living in Derbyshire and the journeys we've made but no doubt you'll know far more about the subject than me Tel!
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Post  robertcains Sun Mar 25 2012, 23:33

I'd hazard a guess that the presence is tenfold in Derbyshire against Wales, that said I never take anything for granted, once you go over the limit you can blame no one but yourself
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Post  Snowcat Mon Mar 26 2012, 00:50

It was just a nice ride out for me and I really enjoyed it but perhaps I'll keep it to myself in future, didn't know it'd cause so much trouble :(
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Post  ellie Mon Mar 26 2012, 07:29

Lovely pics Snowcat, appologise for your thread being hijacked!


I hope Bea let's you out to play next time Tel! rofl
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Post  past-it Mon Mar 26 2012, 08:48

As long as you had a good time and got home safe that's all that matters, good to hear the bikes better, next bit is grinding the toes of your boots, followed by the pegs (that's not so easy on a Cat either), One thing I've noticed in all the photo's is whats with all the clean bikes?, get yourself a B&Q one and ride it and do'nt worry as the orange ones do'nt show the dirt and the paint can be seen through the muck no matter how thick, suspect Rosco will back me up there.
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Post  Rosco Mon Mar 26 2012, 09:32

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:As long as you had a good time and got home safe that's all that matters, good to hear the bikes better, next bit is grinding the toes of your boots, followed by the pegs (that's not so easy on a Cat either), One thing I've noticed in all the photo's is whats with all the clean bikes?, get yourself a B&Q one and ride it and do'nt worry as the orange ones do'nt show the dirt and the paint can be seen through the muck no matter how thick, suspect Rosco will back me up there.

+1 - note that riding like a duck allows you to easily grind your toes. New boots for me....I've since learned where to put my feet.

Glad to hear you had a nice time.

Been glorious up here....not managed out though :(

Cheers
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Post  YZFJohn Mon Mar 26 2012, 10:51

Past-It - Clean bikes slice throu the air better, to get better fuel economy of course!! Twisted Evil Fuel prices are getting silly.

Snow-cat - sometime you have to have a thick skin on here. Mad
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Post  0ldcat Mon Mar 26 2012, 11:16

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It was just a nice ride out for me and I really enjoyed it but perhaps I'll keep it to myself in future, didn't know it'd cause so much trouble :(
Nooooo . . . don't keep it to yerself, just some friendly tongue in cheek banter going on mate Wink
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I hope Bea let's you out to play next time Tel! rofl
My apologies too.

Bless her, Bea was just trying to prevent the inevitable payback I'd get. It was such a lovely day I would only have over taxed myself and been in real trouble the next few days after Crying or Very sad
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Post  Snowcat Mon Mar 26 2012, 11:27

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Snow-cat - sometime you have to have a thick skin on here. Mad
It's alright John I was only messing anyway, skin like a rhino me, has to being in sales Smile

I'll keep posting and as for Ellie, Robertcains etc, bugger off and argue on your own bleedin threads, there's no police in the Peak District, they're all in Wales !!! wall

Ride safe all and lets hope this weather holds out Smile
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Post  0ldcat Mon Mar 26 2012, 11:34

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:. . . . and as for Ellie, Robertcains etc, bugger off and argue on your own bleedin threads, Smile
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Buggrin off now sir salute
That's us told green smile rofl2
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Post  Snowcat Mon Mar 26 2012, 12:31

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Buggrin off now sir salute
That's us told green smile rofl2
Nice one Tel Smile
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Post  ellie Mon Mar 26 2012, 14:15

LOL whatever. Brave man that tries to tell me what to do girl_crazy Wink




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Post  Snowcat Mon Mar 26 2012, 15:49

Well I figure you're a health professional whatever you do to me you can fix after Crying or Very sad
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