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Today's Run #720737
01/01/18 2:27 pm
01/01/18 2:27 pm
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Kent Garden of England
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Woke this morn with a Grey sky above, cold but strangely mild for the time of year, I'd prepared the Thunderbolt for the ride today, soaked it in WD40. Put air in the tyres, checked the oil levels, and cleaned up the points, due to them giving me trouble last time I rolled it out. Even put the battery on overnight charge, so there I was this very morning, kicking the life out of me, sod it, that Pazon electronic ignition is going to get ordered up after I've done this yarn... bigt

So out with the commuter, bloody good job I'd finished me fettling on that yesterday afternoon, it's 'MOT' ready, which is due very soon, even managed to get the trip meter working again, that packed up working 700 miles back. So got me thumb on the kickstart button, and she fired right up, guess that's due to the electronic ignition I have on that eh... wink

Let the clutch out and...Wallop, bloody Speedo cable broke, found out later it was right near the gearbox, the same last time it broke 15,000 miles ago.. cry

And Lannis me ladio, today's run was a VMCC ride, so to be eligible the bike has got to be 25yrs old, the commuter is 31yrs old this year... bigt

Filled the tank, and shot down to Baza, where him and young John were waiting, knew it wouldn't start, was his greeting. But the Guzzi was running like a Swiss watch, and we were soon at the meeting point, where it started to rain, perhaps that's why the numbers were down this year...

We all stood under the train station's canopy, out of the rain...

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I had me a quick mooch around the bikes that where there....

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As you'll recall, the VMCC lot do that drop off system, at each and every junction, the lead rider points to the ground, and the following lad, stays there pointing the way, till the last man shows up, always works a treat with the VMCC. And today was no exception, so when it came to my turn, I quickly got some *Action* shots...

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Always try to work it out, that I'm not the one at the last corner before the pub, don't know what went wrong, but THIS year saw me 100yds from the pub, pointing the way... mad

But Baza was there with me, so all was well in my World, got to the pub where they were serving hot bacon rolls and a mug of hot soup, had that, then a drop of fine Kentish Ale, and a very quick mooch, I saw this there...

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Not too many came out to play today, guess it was the rain that put them off, but us Rukka wearing boys don't worry about Rain, do we lads... grin

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A fine start to the New Year, HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all... bigt

Off now to order up that Electronic Ignition, can't be kicking that bloody thing all day again can I....


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Re: Today's Run [Re: Kent Shaun] #720739
01/01/18 3:18 pm
01/01/18 3:18 pm
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Central Virginia
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You'll notice that I said nowt about which bike you took ... only your conscience is your guide .... !!

Now I'm always saying that nowhere do we here at home have any ride-outs like this one, and I might not be right about that in terms of usual rides ...

But I will say that NO WHERE in this vast land will ANYONE meet up with an array of bikes like this including Norton Rotaries and Vincent Black Knights and old BSA singles to go riding around in the rain just to ride the lanes and meet up in a pub.

Anyone with photographic evidence to the contrary is free to speak up and prove me wrong, meanwhile I'm sticking to that!

So CONGRATULATIONS for being the true well'ard bikers that we'd all like to be, and congratulations on a job well done in ringing in the New Year in a proper way!

Lannis


I stopped believing for a little while this morning. Journey is really going to be upset.
Re: Today's Run [Re: Lannis] #720750
01/01/18 4:46 pm
01/01/18 4:46 pm
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Ontario Canada
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A ride out with that variety. Not even on a sunny day in July, ... let alone rainy cold January!
Happy New Year
Don


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Re: Today's Run [Re: Kent Shaun] #720754
01/01/18 4:59 pm
01/01/18 4:59 pm
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Mississauga, Ontario.
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Happy New Year guys, what bike was a commuter ?
My old A65 started from a few kicks max even in a rain with very old analogue Boyer.
But a ride in this circumstances I always see as an achievement.
-20C in my area ( Great Lakes ) last night, -15C during a day, so we just danced a night out, and woke up
pretty foggy and feeling all my old bones this very late morning smile.

Re: Today's Run [Re: Adam M.] #720768
01/01/18 6:09 pm
01/01/18 6:09 pm
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Central Virginia
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Originally Posted by Adam M.
Happy New Year guys, what bike was a commuter ?


Red Guzzi with the white fairing, the ever-reliable Italian Stallion .... !

Lannis


I stopped believing for a little while this morning. Journey is really going to be upset.
Re: Today's Run [Re: Kent Shaun] #720770
01/01/18 6:22 pm
01/01/18 6:22 pm
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The land of pleasant living
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Good on ya's. For me, I am skipping the new year's half ton as its about 20F out there. The Golden Flash can sleep in today. Had it out a couple weeks back, and it was running fine.

Zimm

Re: Today's Run [Re: Zimm] #720786
01/01/18 7:59 pm
01/01/18 7:59 pm
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Kent Garden of England
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Just to refresh all y'all's minds, the *Commuter* is a 1987 T5 Moto Guzzi, found in a shed where it lay for over 20yrs. Had 10,000 miles on the clock from new, and I'm the second owner. Had a few 'Issues' with it, but it's turned into a wonderful machine. I use it for the drag into the Hell Hole, for I am the one that HATES he's work, and riding this machine is a delight that makes the *job* bearable... wink

AND to delight all y'all even more, the Pazon has been ordered, so the Thunderbolt WILL live again... bigt

Normal service will resume later... grin


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Re: Today's Run [Re: Kent Shaun] #720810
01/01/18 10:52 pm
01/01/18 10:52 pm
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...almost all with proper British iron and you Italian? ha ha

But Lannis if that do not occurs in UK where if not?

Re: Today's Run [Re: Kent Shaun] #720825
01/02/18 1:14 am
01/02/18 1:14 am
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Smackinthemiddle, NJ
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On this side of the great swap, things are a bit frosty to ride today. 12 deg. F this morning (that's -11 to you lads).

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Re: Today's Run [Re: Kent Shaun] #720916
01/03/18 1:57 am
01/03/18 1:57 am
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Shaun, nice day out, too cold for my old bones out on a bike. Here, for a change, we are experiencing a "real" winter. A bit of snow so far and PLENTY of cold temperatures. Record breaking cold, I do believe.
I'll tell ya, that a couple mild winters in a row and it spoils ya something awful.

Meanwhile, the Vincent Block Knight and the Norton Interpol look good, as do all the other bikes. A good day out and a happy new year to all.


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Today's Run [Re: Kent Shaun] #721070
01/04/18 4:18 pm
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NYC and York PA
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nice ride out Happy New Year !!


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Re: Today's Run [Re: Kent Shaun] #721591
01/09/18 9:18 pm
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One for you Shaun...

An old profession I suppose
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Re: Today's Run [Re: wadeschields] #721630
01/10/18 3:00 pm
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