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A few weeks ago, prompted by generally feeling shite & numerous hospital visits (crap weather did not help) I checked over the two bikes, drained carbs & tanks, ready for a long winter sleep.
It was the first time ever I did such a thing, always had a bike ready to go, until now.

Then, last week, I was feeling somewhat brighter, the antibiotics & steroids must have worked, or was it a not too chilly sunny afternoon that got me motivated?

Out with the Flash & a Box, put some air into the tires, few litres of fresh fuel into the tank.
A couple of prods at the kickstart got the engine fired up, that was enough to convince me to get into riding gear and go for a 26 miles ride with a halfway stop for coffee at Cromford Wharf.
A couple of Canada Geese swam up to see if there might food, wrong I do not like the dirty bstards who crap everywhere they go.

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Birdswood, the passenger barge, is out of the water for some needful tlc. It's been moored up under covers for most of the past two years thanks to those Chinese poxy lockdowns.

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That little outing has done me a power of good, old bike rides should to be available on doctor's prescription

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Knackered or not I felt it had to be done beerchug

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Then, a couple of days later .......
.......I saw a weather forecast that seemed to indicate a change coming, and not for the better, it looked like that day may be the last riding day for me this year.
So, out with the Flash & a Box again, fired up, warmed up, on with the riding gear and off we went.
Still feeling a bit rough from the last time, I just went off on a leisurely few miles of familiar byways with a quick main road to home.
Not often I get the chance for pics on the interesting narrow little roads I like to use, very few safe places to stop.
This time I did better -

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Another happiness day 🙂

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Well, the weather has changed, frosty mornings though still mostly dry & sunny but far too cold for me to be out.
For next weeks /months this all the firing up I expect to be doing -

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unless of course I am out on New Year Day beerchug could happen.


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Thanks for the pictures and your tale; very happy for you to be feeling good enough to get out and simply enjoy a wonderful day!

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Fantastic Photos Bryan !!! I really appreciate the last warm days of the year and like you I had what might be the last ride of 2021... Although there has not been any threat of snow so I wont winterize the bikes until they salt the roads... Then the gas gets drained... Glad you were feeling up to riding ... Twice at that smile
Keep up the tales... Photos and all.... Even if you are not on a bike ... Lets us know how you are doing... What wine you are drinking (or whiskey) and how big your fire is thats keeping you warm... peppered with photos from the garden wouldnt hurt either...

There you go ... Thats your assignment beerchug


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Ah, nice.

Very nice.


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I took my last ride of the season a week ago. It's been raining and/or cold since then.
Both bikes are inoperative until Spring. The petrol tank on the Bonnie is only half finished. The Trident is scheduled for a rebore, and I'm building a new wiring harness for it.
Thanks for the report, Bryan. Good to hear that you're feeling better. Some of your lanes are about as wide as paved walking paths here.


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Temperatures have dropped here, so it's down into the basement for me, time to sand and re-polish aluminum parts, and prepare parts that need welding.

Bryan, all that's missing from your last picture is a steaming mug of cocoa to make the day complete.

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You put air in the TIRES.... shocked

Tires my lad....Where did that come from, totally unlike you not to use the Queen's English, is it them drugs you're on.... crazy

Next time try putting air in them TYRES, and don't go forgetting that camera cos it's LOVELY seeing that part of the States... laughing wink

Good on ya lad.... beerchug


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That means when you're FATIGUED, you are also "Tyred out?"

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Nice job Bryan...hi Marie


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Thanks for taking us along Bryan. It's not the number of miles, it's the enjoyment in each one, and it looks like yours were packed full. I took what may be the last one of the year 2 weekends ago. Trailered the Norton down to Bobs (Howard Inough) place and from there we rode down to the Norton Owners Club meeting in Mass. Got back to his place after dark, loaded up and headed home but within 1/2 hour of his house it was raining HARD, and by the time I was 20 minutes from my house it was snowing pretty hard. Really glad I wimped out that morning and trailered down because I didn't want to ride so far after dark shocked ohno


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Brayn,

Thanks for posting! Glad you've been feeling good enough to get out and do even a little riding. No therapy like MOTO therapy!
All the best to yourself and Marie!


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I sure thought you of all hillbilly's know it is TARS, if you are going to wear a coon skin cap than you need to speak proper hillbilly English.

Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
You put air in the TIRES.... shocked

Tires my lad....Where did that come from, totally unlike you not to use the Queen's English, is it them drugs you're on.... crazy

Next time try putting air in them TYRES, and don't go forgetting that camera cos it's LOVELY seeing that part of the States... laughing wink

Good on ya lad.... beerchug


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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
You put air in the TIRES.... shocked

Tires my lad....Where did that come from, totally unlike you not to use the Queen's English, is it them drugs you're on.... crazy

Next time try putting air in them TYRES, and don't go forgetting that camera cos it's LOVELY seeing that part of the States... laughing wink

Good on ya lad.... beerchug


Hello Shaun old bean, thanks for the kind words thumbsup
I did spot the error soon after I posted the words & pics but ,wondering if anyone would spot it, I deliberately left it there.
Will anyone spot it wonders I?

Drugs? Dunno about that, I did see a bit of moonshine this evening

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
That means when you're FATIGUED, you are also "Tyred out?"

According to the wisdom of Windy, I might be tarred.
Perhaps not as I can visualize Shaun creeping up behind me with a bag of feathers ohno


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Thank you all for you kind words, much appreciated smile


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Took a walk along that Cromford canal t'other day

Leawood Pump house, back in the day it lifted water from the River Derwent to top up the canal water level.
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A couple days later, back home after a rare evening at our local(ish) BSA club.
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Today I looked out the window and did nothing
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