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Offline Flying Fox

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Why biking is fun
« on: 23 February, 2018, 04:25:26 PM »
The temperature was nice and "brisk" last night. :190: It was clear but dark, as the accident reports say, and the Honda had decided to soot up its Lambda sensor (or something) on the 20 MPH chug through inner Brizzle and started spluttering like a crusty old Colonel reading a "Daily Telegraph" report of a Gay Pride demonstration. OK, so it's supposed to be a well-known thing with Biffers and the cure is to run the engine at 6,000+ RPM for a few minutes. Time for an Italian tune-up on the way home! No speed limits exceeded on the M32/M4, but the motor singing like the fat lady at the end of the opera all the way back in the crisp night air. It's rides like that when you remember how much sheer bloody fun motorcycling actually is.  :001: :001: :001:

What was everyone's most recent  :001: factor 10 ride?
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Re: Why biking is fun
« Reply #1 on: 23 February, 2018, 08:55:43 PM »
 :mfrlol:
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Re: Why biking is fun
« Reply #2 on: 23 February, 2018, 09:28:53 PM »
Hee, hee.
Are you sure about that M32/M4 bit though ....     :300: :300:
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Re: Why biking is fun
« Reply #3 on: 26 February, 2018, 03:21:37 PM »
Yesterday, I met up with my local RoSPA Group for a rideout in the luvverly sunshine.  Result?

We all went to sleep on our bikes :005:

 Sorry, that should have been Sleap  :008:

Never been? It's an old WWII airbase in Shropshire. Quite an interesting museum of relics there, plus a good cafe, some light aircraft and helicopter action to watch plus a few other bikers. Unfortunately, they don't let you race the planes down the runway  :110:

Well worth a visit  :028:
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Re: Why biking is fun
« Reply #4 on: 27 February, 2018, 01:30:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by jm2 [+]
Hee, hee.
Are you sure about that M32/M4 bit though ....     :300: :300:

Oh, yes. The whole stretch is speed camera alley. Every so often the local TV news has a cheering little report that "...2,153 motorists were caught speeding on the M4 this weekend...." (or whatever). Seriously, folks, keep inside the limit (even temporary ones on the overhead signs) on WBound M4 after Junction 19 until you cross the Avon bridge. But you can still get a grin at the legal limit tearing round from the junction between NBound M32 and WBound M4,or from WBound M4 to NBound M5. Droning along motorways you have to take your fun where you can.
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Re: Why biking is fun
« Reply #5 on: 02 March, 2018, 08:13:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Flying Fox [+]
Oh, yes. The whole stretch is speed camera alley. Every so often the local TV news has a cheering little report that "...2,153 motorists were caught speeding on the M4 this weekend...." (or whatever). Seriously, folks, keep inside the limit (even temporary ones on the overhead signs) on WBound M4 after Junction 19 until you cross the Avon bridge. But you can still get a grin at the legal limit tearing round from the junction between NBound M32 and WBound M4,or from WBound M4 to NBound M5. Droning along motorways you have to take your fun where you can.

Cameras everywhere these days  :003:  Although some of the original SPECS average speed cams are front facing only so obviously don't record bike plates.  TBH though it's easier just to obey all the M-Way limits just in case cos really not worth the stress of the 2-3 week wait wondering when that brown window envelope is gonna plop thru your letterbox  :mfrlol:


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Re: Why biking is fun
« Reply #6 on: 09 March, 2018, 03:26:45 PM »
Biking is fun because you can feel very much at home on the road. A domestic top box for example.

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Re: Why biking is fun
« Reply #7 on: 09 March, 2018, 05:54:06 PM »
I'm always happy to see a big chest on a pillion J-Man :005: :007: :172:
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Re: Why biking is fun
« Reply #8 on: 09 March, 2018, 06:50:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by J-man [+]
Biking is fun because you can feel very much at home on the road. A domestic top box for example.


Now that's not gonna help alleviate the low speed bar wobble at all is it J-Man?
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Re: Why biking is fun
« Reply #9 on: 13 March, 2018, 05:50:14 PM »
Because the sun came out today, New tires fitted Biffer turns like a good un,
Shame about the potholes!