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Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 182,392
Posted By ac72
Cure for impatience

Don't forget people that if you, like me, have a low impatience threshold you can always buy the book -

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12227554

It's well worth it and you...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,212,593
Posted By ac72
Looking at that photo, with what Colebatch says...

Looking at that photo, with what Colebatch says above, and with my kayak hat (helmet) on, not only is that a long drop from the bridge but that's evil, boiley, retentive looking water, especially...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,212,593
Posted By ac72
I think he's lighting an MSR stove by the looks...

I think he's lighting an MSR stove by the looks of the fuel bottle. If you don't want to carry meths to prime it, you can use a little petrol from the main bottle but you do get a good flame and lots...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,212,593
Posted By ac72
Yeah, the black one basically looks like an AT...

Yeah, the black one basically looks like an AT with different forks, seat and plastics. The other looks different and I think (although it might be the photo) that the swing arm is longer. Either way...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,212,593
Posted By ac72
Just wondering about the float chambers in this...

Just wondering about the float chambers in this pic - Prutser seems to have them open and with handy wires to hold them hanging in place. Something to do with water and fuel?
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,645
Posted By ac72
Tell me the camera is lying and it wasn't really...

Tell me the camera is lying and it wasn't really that steep and dusty on those tyres... please!! :)
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3,621
Views: 1,682,397
Posted By ac72
Great part of the world.

Loved your photos of the Dolomites and Alps - it's one of my favourite parts of the world. You missed a great hike/view north of Lago di Cadore with the Tre Cime - three very distinct peaks, but it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,212,593
Posted By ac72
Blackwood/wormwood/mugwort (depending on which...

Blackwood/wormwood/mugwort (depending on which translation you believe)?

After your photos from Kadykchan I'd frankly be soiling myself and not lingering, especially considering the sometimes less...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 182,392
Posted By ac72
Amen to that. The starburst filter for today.

Amen to that. The starburst filter for today.
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,212,593
Posted By ac72
Shame I hadn't known you guys would be in...

Shame I hadn't known you guys would be in Cambridge otherwise I'd have ridden out to wish you well and introduce the Africa Twin to some of it's descendants ;)

Looking forward to the report...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,207,899
Posted By ac72
I think she probably means as a casual observer...

I think she probably means as a casual observer who is female, rather than a casual observer of females - the clue is in the user name....

AC.
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,621
Views: 1,682,397
Posted By ac72
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-geWr1s9s9Pg/UE-...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-geWr1s9s9Pg/UE-uRKyO4II/AAAAAAAAI44/EGT52h8a3H8/s800/DSC01079.JPG

You know what, I think he might well be back... :)
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,621
Views: 1,682,397
Posted By ac72
Looks like you were really lucky with the weather...

Looks like you were really lucky with the weather in Scotland. We spent two weeks mountain biking around the Highlands in August 1989 (bright yellow Specialized Rockhoppers with U-brakes - those were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,090
Posted By ac72
You can do a citizen's arrest I think, but even...

You can do a citizen's arrest I think, but even then you need to be very careful to not exceed the amount of force required otherwise the scrote's lawyers will be suing you for 'hurting their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,090
Posted By ac72
What some people will do to get a Ducati...

(Not sure if this is the right forum, feel free to move it).

Thought this might amuse - some would-be thieves on scooters trying the old 'walk in and wheel it away' trick with a couple of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3,621
Views: 1,682,397
Posted By ac72
That's cool. Did you get the fairing with all the...

That's cool. Did you get the fairing with all the signatures on it back or is that lost forever?
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 93,119
Posted By ac72
Kyllä, tee. (with apologies if google...

Kyllä, tee.

(with apologies if google translate has got it wrong...)
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 54,367
Posted By ac72
BikeConsole from Ridermount

Just took delivery of a BikeConsole case with the bike bracket from RiderMount here in the UK. Looks good and so far everything seems to work on the phone in the case and the bracket is suitably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32,210
Views: 7,826,678
Posted By ac72
Standard KTM position - just putting some...

Standard KTM position - just putting some distance between rider and engine for when the inevitable happens...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32,210
Views: 7,826,678
Posted By ac72
Mmmmm, Bimota Tesi - very nice indeed.

Mmmmm, Bimota Tesi - very nice indeed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 389,627
Posted By ac72
Agree. We have to do a lot of slow-speed stuff...

Agree. We have to do a lot of slow-speed stuff for the first half of the practical bike test here in the UK (only one we've passed basic training and the theory test!). If you can stand the cheesy...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,736,092
Posted By ac72
It's probably a torpedo car to carry molten...

It's probably a torpedo car to carry molten metal, normally iron for converting to steel. It's heavily insulated to keep the iron molten (and the car intact!) and can be rotated on the trunnions at...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,733
Posted By ac72
Hi, sorry for taking so long to reply, I'd missed...

Hi, sorry for taking so long to reply, I'd missed your post.

I don't know about the screen - I'd assumed it was standard as it hasn't got any badges or anything on it, but now looking at pictures...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,733
Posted By ac72
Hello!

Just a quick post to say Hi from a new AT owner. My first big bike, so a bit of time getting used to her size, then off to find some nice riding - that trip in Italy looks fantastic.
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