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Defining a bimble #265073
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Now I know this term is used a lot here but what really defines a bimble . Is there a maximum speed ? A minimum distance ? It can't ,of course be a burn up, that goes without saying . I 've heard Blamble thrown out once or twice . Is that somehow different .I have seen some complaints about HD riders holding up progress putt putting along . But if this were someone on a Britbike wouldn't it be considered bimbling ?
And last but not least can one actually bimble anywhere but in the UK or should the term be patent pending Narrow Lanes UK?
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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: George Elston] #265076
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bimble noun (bimbles)

1. A gentle, meandering walk with no particular haste or purpose.

2. verb (bimbles, bimbling, bimbled, bimbled)
(intransitive) To walk with no particular haste or purpose.

Re: Defining a bimble [Re: ChazzyB] #265083
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You are changing the course of motorcycle history . No longer will bimbling be a two wheeled acitvity but will only be available to pedestrians . All bikes in Kent will soon be for sale on the cheap. We will no longer have tales of campouts and rallies . A cruel cruel end ! frown


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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: George Elston] #265087
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motobimble - they make up words everyday. So here is a new one from me.

Defined as " a gentle meandering about on a motorcycle with no particular haste or purpose. Usually involves a vintage motorcycle and a pub. "

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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: wadeschields] #265109
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I agree with wadescheilds ; believe me there are thousands of kilometers of little tree lined, pretty, twisty, hilly lanes running through many hundreds of 12/13/14th century medievial villages most with a small bars/brasseries over here in France , an average bimble here is at least 160 kliks ( 100 miles ) and not too much traffic either, even in the tourist season, ( but you have to know which roads to bimble along ). johnny.


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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: johnnyrvf] #265113
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Sorry, I could not resist posting this

http://www.babykind.co.uk/bimble.htm

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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: BeezaBryan] #265123
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Hmmmm-references to Viagra and now nappies in recent posts-just what have you been up to on your bimbles bezza?? laugh


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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: MikeG] #265125
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Or you could go back to post #172195 of 9/18/07 and find the discussion thread of the definition of bimble back in THOSE far-off days .... !

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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: MikeG] #265126
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Easy Peasy Nappies . I love it . Hopefully they'll have them in adult sizes when I need them in a couple years .
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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: George Elston] #265128
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You're just too practical . I never have any luck with searches . And besides we're talking about adult diapers now and ,perhaps, Viagara. laugh
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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: George Elston] #265129
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George lad, the best and ONLY way to find out what Bimberling is, is to get that bike out of it's slumber, and DO it lad bigt Fill the tank, ride down a road, find one you've not seen or been up before, and turn the front wheel to go up that very road. You will then be on a Bimble, course you'll HAVE to take the camera to show us. Then WE'LL tell ya if you're Bimberling or not wink

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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: MikeG] #265133
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Well Mike I don't know what you'd say if I posted another definition I found. shocked
Being a family oriented forum I refrained but I think Lannis may be pointing you towards said definition.

And No it is tea I'm imbibing right now bigt


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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: George Elston] #265146
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Ditto on the search function luck mad I've never once had it work. Bezza-whatever you're drinking lad keep at it-it seems to be working just fine pint bigt


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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: MikeG] #265151
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It's a bit like the paradox of Schrödinger's cat,
as soon as you start worrying about it,
you ain't doing it...IMHO... crazy


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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: KarlB] #265152
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I thought a bimble was the inside of a bumble, least to me it is. laugh


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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: Bob S] #265153
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Nah, it's backwards elbmib... wink


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So George-in answer to your original question: a bimble, much like this thread, is a journey that starts out as a single idea and soon wanders into completely unforseen places for no apperent reason other than it just seems like the thing to do. smile So should we be calling this a verbal bimble or maybe a Vimble?? laugh


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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: MikeG] #265181
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We still have not found out if a bimble is limited to the UK? I think I am bumbling right now.


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I don't believe that all makes of motorcycle can bimble. Nortons can't. They always have to 'press on' . Quite possibly this applies to all thoroughbred sporting motorcycles.


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Quote:
a bimble is limited to the UK?


No.
You can bimble anywhere where there is coastline nearby, on winding roads between green meadows. cool


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Re: Defining a bimble [Re: 79x100] #265307
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My bimbles are usually at a pretty fast pace but yesterday I had a pretty special bimble.
My mom's up from Florida for a visit so I took a few days off work to spend some time with her.
Wednesday evening I was out in the garage and she came in to see what I was doing.
She looks at the bikes and says "You know your father always had motorcycles" I said some of my earliest memories were of riding the back roads with dad. She says "I used to love to ride but I haven't been on a bike since your father died nearly forty years ago"
Is that so says I, We'll just have to rectify that before you leave.
So yesterday I loaded my 70 year old mom on the back of the bike and headed out. We did about 50 miles of back roads and then stopped at a little diner for some lunch before meandering our way home. All in all a little over a hundred miles.
Time spent 4 hours, gas $7, lunch $20 the smile on me dear old mums face... priceless


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Good on you Shel!!!


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bimble noun (bimbles) 1. A gentle, meandering walk with no particular haste or purpose. OR a journey that starts out as a single idea and soon wanders into completely unforseen places for no apperent reason other than it just seems like the thing to do.
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you guys just nailed my WHOLE life! beerchug
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you guys just nailed my WHOLE life! beerchug
cheers!

Now if the rest of the world learned to live like that we would have no troubles at all pint beerchug


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ain't it the truth, bro, ain't it the truth!


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