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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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Sailing —

Hitching up our Lune Whamel —

Where’s Rod Stewart when you need him — 😉

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2023 in out and about

 

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Yamaha TY80 —

My boy James on his first bike – probably coming up for eight years old in a field below the Black Mount on Rannoch Moor – while dad was off across the river having fun riding in the Achalder trial —

There’s fresh air under that front tyre – I reckon it’s his first wheelie — 👍🙂

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2023 in out and about

 

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Looking South —

from Braco Roman Camp —

towards the Ochills —

It just get’s better —

and better —

but remember to bring your wellies —

and wear something —

Warrm!
 
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Posted by on January 29, 2023 in out and about

 

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Innerpeffary Library —

which lies a few miles east of Crieff was the first lending library to be created in Scotland —

Originally formed in the attic of St Mary’s Chapel – built on a knoll on the banks of the River Earn near a ford used by the Roman Legions 2,000 years ago – the library now occupies the whole building —

With views over Crieff to Glen Turret and Ben Chonzie just part of a 360 degree sweep of the eye —

even now in mid-winter while the chapel itself is closed till spring

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2023 in out and about

 

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