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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381612
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no worries, G...
i'm fairly certain your *yarn* won't become a YAWN.


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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381730
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Right then, there I was at work today when I found a couple more pictures on my I-Phone...

At the Pheonix

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The Breakfast Club..

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Bimbling Grounds..

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Say Cheese..

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Old Codgers..

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Mystical Avebury..

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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381740
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Originally Posted by Kev.
Right then, there I was at work today when I found a couple more pictures on my I-Phone...

Bimbling Grounds..

[Linked Image]

:bigt



"Hey Howie, watcha doin?"

"Out on a bimble, standing next to my Harley, how about you?"

"Same thing, standing here next to Kev's Beemer".

"Beautiful view where I am, for sure."

"Me too. Lovely countryside."

"Well, talk to you when we get back to the barn on Planet Thanet."

"Yup, see you later. Have a good ride!"

Modern technology, it's a wonderful thing ....

Lannis


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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381745
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funny Lannis,
i noticed the same thing...
the ol apple don't fall too far from the tree, i guess, eh?

mah-ve-lous, i'm sure.
ciao.
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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381763
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Where was I ?

Oh, yers. Well, we'd been lucky thus far. The rain didn't really come until AFTER we'd got the canvas hotels built, and as it came down during the evening, we was well and truly inserted in that there pub. So THAT'S alright then. And ackshully, there's a certain smug, snug wossnmae when you is inside yer tent, all snug an' warm, listening to the hammering of rain .... as long as it buggers off by the morning!

And it DID. OK, it wasn't exactly sunny and warm in the morning - more a sort of greyish, warmish smudge, but it was mainly DRY and that's all that matters...

Breakfast then. You gotta do breakfast at a camp, and it's gotta be a proper job. We did, and it was ..

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And after we'd polished THAT little lot off, it was time to see if the bikes would play. Well, it DID really bucket down in the night ...

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I mean .. even Daisy's Penguin mascot was feeling pretty bloody damp, and Penguins live in water, don't they ?

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In fact, Howie was so convinced that Daisy wouldn't start, he INSISTED on filming my attempts to bring about that happy state of affairs, and I'm delighted to say he was sore dissappointed - She fired up second kick ..

Now then. Kev had sorted out a bimble for the day. He's a strange lad, and for some reason He'd got it into his head that what we needed to do was cross the river Kennett, then bimble around, cross it again, then again, and again, again, again .... and ... and ... well, just keep doing that until some large stones and a fine pub got in the way?

And why not? The lanes were marvleus, and the fact is that after a dose of heavy rain, the experience is just SO much fresher. The earthy scents positively fill the air, and the dust has all been cleared out of it, and there's just a crisp and clean feel to fill yer nostrils.

Go on, have a sniff ...

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Smell it? No ?Try again ...

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We stopped every 30 minutes or so, just to gaze around and chill. This is FUN, right ?

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And this is Wiltshire. There's plenty of grand wide open spaces. Rustic charm. Blah blah ...

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And of course, some of us were riding bikes just MADE for these surroundings.

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As you already know, we pitched up in Avebury for lunch, and I thought that this was a fine view of the bikes. Shame somebody left them bloody great rocks laying around to spoil the view, but what can yer do eh? Bloody Hippies.

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Finally then, we found our way back to the Barge Inn, and the sun decided to finally put in an appearance. We sat ourselves outside, by the canal, with some Suppin' fluid at hand, and we just killed time gently waiting for dinner ...

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Dinner was marvelus. We're in Wiltshire, right? Which is in the middle of Olde Rustic England, right? So ..... a traditional meal seemed to be the thing, and THIS traditional English fare had a local connection too. Wiltshire ham, eggs n' chips (that's english chips, not crisps) PERFK !

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And then some Ale, and a bit more Ale, and before long it's late into the evening, and time for a nightcap under the moon and stars, with the rather handsome pub lit up nearby ...

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Next morning the sun finally burned through the early mist, and we all had a fine ride back. Grandad and Howie went one way, me and Kev went as far as Newbury, where Kev peeled off home, and I had meself a glorious sunny bimble home.

In fact,the sun was so strong that on my occasional stops I broke out the Solar wossname, and by the time I got home, I'd charged up me 'phone fully !

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A GREAT weekend. Great surroundings, great food, great Ale, great company, and really, really GREAT lanes.

THIS IS THE LIFE!

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Re: This is the Life [Re: Graham Ham] #381764
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are ya'll independently weathly or something to afford a millionaire's life like you'uns have and ride mo'sickles in heavenly surroundings and drink ale and eat beans and weenies etc. all the time?? what, no ceegars?


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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381765
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Well done Graham, roll on the Rabbit....


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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381771
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Life is what yer make it. :bigt


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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381773
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Kev is of course referring to the Rabbit Rally held at the Robin Hood pub at Icklesham near Hastings. The rally is run by the Rother Valley Triumph Owners club. It gets its name from the numerous rabbits that inhabit the site!
We love it because of the laid-back atmosphere and the great entertainment. Kev has been charged with the task of planning our traditional Kentite bimble whilst at the rally. His target is 'The Long Man of Wilmington' which is a prehistoric figure of a giant man cut into the chalk of the South Downs near the seaside town of Eastbourne and the famous Beachy Head.
Get to it Kev - England expects etc....


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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381774
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I'm on it already.......


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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381775
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Indeed... The Rabbit is but a week away. And THEN it's Wales, as in the country, two weeks after that. Llangollan in fact. And ... and ..... Blimey. Roll on winter, I need a rest!

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Re: This is the Life [Re: raf940] #381776
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Originally Posted by raf940
are ya'll independently weathly or something to afford a millionaire's life like you'uns have and ride mo'sickles in heavenly surroundings and drink ale and eat beans and weenies etc. all the time?? what, no ceegars?


Seems like it, don't it?

And you know, owning old bikes and eating and drinking in pubs CAN get a bit pricey, BUT, and this is a thrupenny-ha'penny BUT with a golden collar, you'll notice that the boys:

1) Cook their own breakfasts with food brought from home

2) Help each other fettle their bikes to minimize shop bills to pay

3) Don't have to pay ferry tickets and plane rides; they're not far from home.

Compared to the bass fishing that your Gastonia neighbors do, with a $15,000 bass boat and a dual-wheel F350 pickup pulling it, together burning $500 worth of fuel for a day of fishing, or having a Hummer3 and a set of $2000 skis and hundreds per day on the side of mountain in the snow, or paying huge money for memberships at a golf club ...

.... Kent and Wiltshire bimbling is some of the cheapest fun you can have on two wheels!

Lannis


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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381777
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Kev Lad...

Don't forget Lunch! Might I suggest, errrr, hang on, gimmee a minute, ... a fantastic rural Pub?

Good man.

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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #381781
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Lannis is spot on. What we do don't need to cost a fortune, and it doesn't. In fact, the most expensive part of any weekend like this is the FUEL. Everything else can be done on a reasonable budget.

Here's a thing - a full blown camp meal for TEN people, if you choose yer food right, INCLUDING wine, can be done for as little as 1.80 ($3.00)per person. How's THAT for value?

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Re: This is the Life [Re: Graham Ham] #381786
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oh lannis you must have been to Gasolovakia to know how some of the mugs down here do...dont forget the oversized ATVs ...


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Originally Posted by Graham Ham
RAF lad...

Life is what yer make it. :bigt


sacrifice on one hand and gain on t'other hand.
all about choices, my man. spending on good local travel instead of expensive boutique vodka, really good food, and head-strong wimmin...

aw heck wif it! laughing
who says you can't have it all? :bigt

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Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #382020
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Well that's me Beemer all fettled up ready for the Triumph rally this coming weekend, I even gave it a wash too.


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Re: This is the Life [Re: wadeschields] #382203
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Originally Posted by wadeschields
I like Grandad holding that rock up......


I reckon Grandad was being held up by the stone. And anyway, I understand he was part of the team who built it in the first place.

Re: This is the Life [Re: Kev.] #382204
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Originally Posted by Kev.
No Chazzy,


Regret the AJS&M club's Sussex section camp called. It was being held in... Surrey. You gotta support a club's activities or pretty soon there ain't no club.

Re: This is the Life [Re: ChazzyB] #382262
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Oi Chazzy, behave yourself!! I was posing against that stone to add a bit of class to Avebury Ring!


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