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Gixer 6 —

Another one of my ‘favourite’ bikes —

There have been so many of them – I still have the jeans and helmet but the frisky Suzuki GSXR 600 is long gone 👍😉

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2023 in out and about

 

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Red Sky at Night —

Shepherd’s delight —

or should I say —

Motorcyclists Delight 🤠

Pics by Helen

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2023 in out and about

 

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One for the Road —

The Mull of Galloway

by Helen

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2023 in out and about

 

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BMW R100GS —

Back in 2006 during cutbacks where I worked – I got the chance to retire a year early due to my dicky knee which was giving trouble even way back then —

When I left I was awarded a few quid more than I had expected and with winter fast approaching I got the notion to spend my windfall and head somewhere warm. That’s when I spotted this beauty on American eBay for sale over in balmy Florida —

BMW R100GS

Thought I had it in the bag – you know how it is – I was already dreaming of touring round the Gulf of Mexico and following the coast from Texas down into Mexico proper – taking in the sights —

but with my luck I was more likely to end up with this fella —

Yuk – my luck ran out before I even started – I came down to earth with a bump when I found I had been outbid for that gorgeous red and white GS on American eBay —

The seller knew I had been well and truly trumped at the last minute and emailed me to say there was another fully loaded RED GS for sale on American eBay and I might be interested in that one —

I was interested alright and put in the winning bid but what happened next was a long story – suffice to say this is that Red GS home on my patch – on the Berwyn Mountains in Mid- Wales —

Things hadn’t gone to plan but I eventually shipped the GS home and put the whole experience down as being part of life’s grand tapestry.

I might tell it on here sometime but I warn you now – there were no naked ladies involved in it — 🤠

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2023 in out and about

 

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Royal Enfield Activity —

The sun shines —

and the cat’s away —

so the mouse will play —

in Glen Devon —

On the scenic route home from a trip to Jim Allan’s bike shop in Falkirk —

The sunshine didn’t last all day and it was threatening snow by the time I got home late afternoon —

The snow is well down on the mountains as it is and we have more forecast overnight so I was pleased to get a ride in – and – a big thanks to Dave & Co at Jim Allan’s where I found a High Viz vest that fitted – (3 – 4XL) – I don’t believe I’m that size either and neither does Loki —

and Seamus doesn’t seem much bothered 😂

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2023 in out and about

 

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Raise the Titanic —

Or should it be ‘Raise a Glass’ to the Titanic —

For that is where M’lady plus daughter and grandson —

have been enjoying birthday celebrations —

over in Belfast —

while the bachelor boys —

Rough it back home —

No worries – the sun is shining this side of the water as well 🌞

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2023 in out and about

 

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Heron Suzuki XR69 —

Checking the three big Suzuki’s over and a final polish before they go in the crates for another winter season racing in South Africa —

A man happy at his work – a few years ago now but what’s not to like 🤠

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2023 in out and about

 

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Yamaha TZ750 —

For the road –

but only if you have the requisite big gonzolas —

I know little about it other than the pic arrived on my site one day and a faded memory tells me this TZ lives in Sweden 🤠

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2023 in out and about

 

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Honda Pan European ST1100 —

One of Honda’s better bikes —

I bought an early – low mileage one and ran it for a few years —

A lovely bike —

especially two-up —

and much improved after I stuffed a Nitron shock up its jaxie 🤠

Riding her was easy – but moving her around in the tight confines of my garage at the end of a narrow cul-de-sac wasn’t becoming much fun for this geriatric so she had to go eventually 🤠

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2023 in out and about

 

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Ducati 888 —

Yes I’ve had one of those too .. I had the full race package and it cost me every penny I had in my pocket at the time —

I never rode the bike but I did get a couple of races out of her – the BOTT race at Daytona in 1995 where it finished 5th and the full Daytona 200 race at that same meeting where in a race won by Scott Russel my bike came home in 12th position in the hands of a very young Neil Hodgson —

That race is available on YouTube and I still hold my breath when I see Scott and Neil go down as they come off the banking on the last lap – Neil blames Scott and I’ve no doubt Scott see’s it different 😉

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2023 in out and about

 

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