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#575382 12/07/14 11:46 am
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Today's run was to the Jack Tompson trail, at, wait for it, Canada Heights. SO the ONLY bike for today's run just HAD to be, no Doubt Aboot it, Albert... grin

Not been on Johnny Cannuck's bike for a while, but being a top quality military machine it BURST into life, first touch of the kickstart. But just as I was getting to the petrol station to fill the tank, the float was stuck in the bowl, and was pumping out the precious fluid like no tomorrow, bloody float was stuck. A quick punch of the fist and away we went, to meet up with the lad's at the Cob Tree manor park, only a stone's throw from me at Aylesford...

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The govmint in their infinite wisdom have decreed that we no longer need to display our 'Road tax' and so that means all them holders that used to hold the paper tax, are now worthless. SO one of the lad's came up with this, see if you can see it in this photo...

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Did ya see it..? Look here's a close up...

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Wonder if I can get something for Albert, and the Forty Incher, and indeed the Commander..?

Have to ponder that won't I, anyway a quick mooch around...

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Only a QUICK mooch mind, there was a Bacon roll and tea waiting, all sorts of bikes on this BSA Kent Branch run, cos we'd invited our chums from the Men of Kent Section of the VMCC, the more the merrier says us...

Baza57 was our leader today, and after he did the *Drop of System* speech, and I chipped in telling what would happen if they'd left their post after being 'Dropped off'.. laughing

We hit the road, Baza did a wonderful job of finding mud filled wet roads, so all them shiny bikes weren't shiny for long, the mud only added to Albert's looks so I was happy...

The day was overcast with heavy grey clouds, and a tiny bit of drizzle here and there, but nothing to worry about, and all was well in our World, why, it wasn't even too cold either. So then it was my turn to wait at a junction, pointing the way, when a lad on an old Harley turned up, all of a flutter like. He said to me, BLIMEY you lot left early, thought I'd miss the run, so I said worry not lad, just go that way and you'll be fine...

And along the way the lad went, even pointing the way for us, when it was his turn to be dropped off, MARVELLOUS. And after a wonderful run, we got to Canada Heights, and started to get ready to see the Trial. That's when I had me a look at that Harley...

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And talking with the lad, we THEN realised he was supposed to be doing the West Kent Section of the VMCC's run today... laughing So he'd hooked up to the WRONG old bike run, THAT'S how many old bikes are out and about today, so many you can go wrong really easily... laughing

So he buggered off, and we mooched about the place, where we see our old chum Doctor Dave, he's a scientist don't ya know, not seen him for ages, and there he was fetting, his bike had a broken ignition switch, but he soon mended it...

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After a chat we mooched over to the trail itself...

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Why they EVEN do it without bikes...

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And when they weren't riding, the bikes were resting...

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Standing around the woods, in the cold, smelling Castrol R is thirsty work, so Baza called us together, and before we knew what was going on, we found ourselves here...

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Bikes parked up...

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And in we went to Quaff Ale, a wonderful day out, Albert did me proud, there and back no worries, so that's what WE did today, what did YOU do...?


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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun

Standing around the woods, in the cold, smelling Castrol R is thirsty work, so Baza called us together, and before we knew what was going on, we found ourselves here...

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Awesome tale there, daddyo laddio, but just ONE question...

How DO these lot come up with the names of their PUBS?

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Tom Bro Dude, well that's easy, take a look to the RIGHT of the pub, and you should be able to see a BRIDGE, so...

Just sayin' wink


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A good run indeed 15 riders at the start and 17 at the finish laughing only afew braved the pub though!


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Another wonderful yarn, a pleasure to be sure. To yer health, and keep ' em coming!


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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
Tom Bro Dude, well that's easy, take a look to the RIGHT of the pub, and you should be able to see a BRIDGE, so...

Just sayin' wink


DOH!
Where's my *sarcasm* emoticon when I need it!

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So, I wuz wonderin'...
What was the aquaduct for? Or, iz it a road bridge, an' if'n so, which road?

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Originally Posted by Rickman
So, I wuz wonderin'...
What was the aquaduct for? Or, iz it a road bridge, an' if'n so, which road?


Look at the size of that thing. Gotta be a Southeastern railway line, given the part of the country the guys are in ......

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And they say "mericans don't do irony...


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Good stuff! Cocoa mug on the pannier! grin

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Another fine day in the life of The Kent Correspondent :bigt


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Lannis lad, you're on the money with that lad.. :bigt That there bridge IS indeed a train carrying bridge...

Adrian 1 lad, Cocoa mug.. shocked NO lad, them Canadians like to have piping hot coffee in that lad, no doubt aboot it.. grin

Grandpa dude, you're not wrong lad, and it's only getting better.. clap

Be a WHOLE lot better if you was here buying me Ale, when y'all coming over my man..?


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Thanks for the yarn Shaun.
That blue Hundred Dollar brought back some memories. I had the very same one back in the early 80's cepting mine were yaller. If I'd have kept it it would be worth a whole bunch of 100's today.


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George lad, we can ALL say that, we've ALL got a bike we wished we should never have sold. My T140V being one of em.. frown

Although that DID nearly kill me, so perhaps it was the right thing to do, sell the bugger.. wink


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Well mine never tried to kill me but it did wound me wallet pretty well.


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Originally Posted by Rickman
So, I wuz wonderin'...
What was the aquaduct for? Or, iz it a road bridge, an' if'n so, which road?


Rickman lad, its the main railway line from kent to Victoria in London.

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Love the story and the pics Shaun! Your stories are always a nice read when I'm at sea...I can live vicariously through you. Almost makes me want to move to your side of the pond.


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Somehow reading your yarns, laddie, I want to sip deeper into me single. Malt, that is. smile Wonderful yarn amongst the woods and dale. Enjoyed watching a pint of dark ale be a part of the yarn as well!

Wonderful stuff as always, Shaun laddie! Certainly helps on a cold, misty eve when the lights are foggy.

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My word. Rose loved the tax disc with the Old Speckled Hen. But we just had a bit of a spat.

We had two, two mind, Old Speckled Hen bottles we'd purchased at a specialty shoppe in our state capital. Only two weeks ago. Two... weeks..ago.

"Ha! How about that! The laddies have an Old Speckled Hen tax disc! Marvelous, don't you think?"

Rose: "Indeed! It's like the ones we bought a few weeks ago. Wish we had some more...."

Me: "Wait.................... we still have a pair of Old Spe... what do you mean you wish we had some more..... "

help If anyone's a wanting to have a pint of Old Speckled... I'm ye mate. But we're leaving me wifey at 'ome!

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now back to yer regularly scheduled programming ...

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Rose says she loves ye mates, and sometimes me too. laughing

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Wanna share Richard?.... I want some of what your 'avin mate.


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Wade, lad, we're 'aving a bit of blended since .... someone..... downed the only pair of super scarce and not oft found Old Speckled. We'd bought a pair of the ales as scarce as hen's teeth, pardon the pun, a few weeks ago upon a pilgramige to an alerery of quite a repute. Cherished and revered, the lads were placed upon fridge and chill, to be enjoyed at a sacred date.

Alas, I've since learned, the hops and barley of the old country have since been consumed and enjoyed by the life's mate, Germanic in origin, mind, without as much as a howdo thou doest.

The shame,

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Those worthless road tax holders would make a good "portable" ale coaster, just don't forget to bring a wrench! wink

Or, you could store your proper cardboard coaster inside for easy access....you can thank me later!

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