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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 7:32 pm    Post subject: Motorbikes Reply with quote

Whirlygirl has done her first motorbike ride with Cap't BLME!!! Yeeeaaaahhhh!! She is hooked of course!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:42 pm    Post subject: Leathers! Reply with quote

Well, I have to say I wasn't expecting that! My first time on a bike and it was great! Smile Lovely evening - watching the sunset on loxley hill. Smile

Thanks for the pic and for the ride BLME! Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:51 pm    Post subject: Leathers & Motorbikes!! Reply with quote

Hmmmm!! I seem to recognise those leathers Whirlygirl!
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Catwoman in congnito now!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:02 pm    Post subject: They go together Reply with quote

Bikes and helicopters seem to go together. I've been riding for about 6 years now and have two bikes (Yamaha FJ1200 and Kawaski Vulcan 750).

I guess it's probably because the same personality traits and physical skills go into riding and flying. Namely a desire to be in the open and free to move more freely than our cage-driving, ground-bound fellows, and the ability to crew gum and walk at the same time (although flying involves tossing in a bit of juggling and long division at the same time as well Smile

Nice bike, couldn't quite make out the name plate, but looks like a Triumph to me. Here's a pic of me a few years ago on the FJ.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:04 pm    Post subject: Oops, wasn't logged in. Thats me BTW :) Reply with quote

Oops, wasn't logged in. Thats me BTW Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:46 pm    Post subject: Fixed the bug... Reply with quote

Just fixed the bug on this section of the forum that lets you post without logging in. That's better. Now we can see who you are. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:48 pm    Post subject: Helicopters and Motorbikes Reply with quote

Funny that, somehow I knew you would be a biker...

They have tried to get me hooked on that too but so far I have only been a passenger!! I like wearing the leathers though! I at least LOOK the part! Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:29 pm    Post subject: Motorbikes and helicopters Reply with quote

The bike in question was indeed a Triumph - a Thunderbird!

Fantastic machine!

it is true that it gives you the same freedom (well, almost) as a helicopter!!

Cap't BLME and myself like to just follow the road one day, and not come back until the next day! Even though we haven't actually planned the route!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't ride nearly as much as I would like. My commute is 40 miles or so each way, thru crazed, half asleep drivers into the city so I always take the car. However, south and west of me you enter into the mountains so the opportunity is there if I can manage to find a few hours to escape.

Virginia is full of wonderful backroads and with the fall coming I should be dragging the girlfriend out more often. Just last Sunday we had three bikes and did a 200 mile round trip thru the SkyLine Drive in the mountains. Some great overlooks and twisties. It was the first trip I'd done on the Vulcan so I had a good time. I've now fit a GPS to the bike so hopefully I'll be pushing out farther and farther into the unknown (and returning to tell the tale).


W/G: Oh, if you do it more then a few times you'll be hooked. Then you'll decide that you don't like being a passenger so you'll get your license, then ofcourse you'll need a bike. Then you'll be able to ride your bike to the flight park and do both in the same day! Might as well give in now and save the internal struggle. Remember, you only live once, gotta make it count.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dolmangar wrote:
you only live once, gotta make it count.


I agree... don't want to retire one day wishing I'd lived my life differently.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bikes , and Helicopters, and ....CARS..

I usually try to escape reallity in my sportscar since i dont have a license for motorcycles Embarassed

I wish i could post a pic but i dont know how since i got them on my harddrive.....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you drive? I occassionally enjoy borrowing my father's Mazda Miata for a quick run through the backroads.

I currently own an Audi A4 (turbo, quattro, 5-spd), which has had a few performance parts installed. It isn't the same feel as a tiny sports car, but certainly a bunch of fun.

Before that I owned a Turbo Mitsubishi Eclipse, which was a piece of junk, but a very fast/fun car when it wasn't in the repair shop. I keep thinking about a new Mini Cooper S(upercharged), but will likely trade in the Audi for a station wagon to handle the new dog since he doesn't fit very well in the back seat.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:09 pm    Post subject: To Longbow.... Reply with quote

Longbow,

Why don't you post some piccies of your car up here? We'd like to see it Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dolmangar: I drive the Volkswagen Limited Edition CORRADO VR6. A 1300kg, V6 powered piece of German craftsmanship, made in 1992 by VW and Karmann. My baby is dark blue, "moonlight blue pearl" and has a racing front mounted, and a Green Cotton openair air filter. I has aprox 196hp. Laughing I took it out on a race course this summer to put it through its paces, and it was the most fun i ever had on wheels Exclamation
i can try to post a link o two where it can be seen.....


Whirlygirl: Id love to! But how??
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