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Forum: Beasts 02-07-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13,929
Views: 4,924,074
Posted By #philsmith
Stolen RD04 in NOrth East of England

Guys, a 1990 RD04 in white has been removed from it's owner in the North East of England over night, can we all keep an eye out and spread the word to try to reunite the man with his ride?

Thanks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-06-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Cornwall was home? Where abouts?

Cornwall was home? Where abouts?
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,255,626
Posted By #philsmith
Is that an Africa Twin that's been on a serious...

Is that an Africa Twin that's been on a serious diet with an identity crisis?
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
A ride down there with a few inmates should be...

A ride down there with a few inmates should be organised if anyone is up for it at some point
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,255,626
Posted By #philsmith
Great report, been thinking of Ukraine for a trip...

Great report, been thinking of Ukraine for a trip for some time

Stumbled upon this thread yesterday afternoon and got caught up, now sitting in my office refreshing every 5 mins in the hope of a...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,807
Posted By #philsmith
Free gear...

[QUOTE=Vinz Clortho;13979622]I can only imagine the amount of GSAs BMW sold as a result.QUOTE]

Old thread I know but wanted to put into perspective why anyone no matter how much money they had...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it

Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
And that, sadly, was the time to get back to...

And that, sadly, was the time to get back to London, the rat race and all the worries and stresses it entails.

All that stood between me and mundane was a 5 hour ride, the last activity to keep...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
A quick couple when the tide is out for you, with...

A quick couple when the tide is out for you, with some of the old decaying wrecks.

Looking back at the train station where the first photo was taken from
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Thanks for the kind comments So a quick...

Thanks for the kind comments

So a quick look around the headland at Hayle Sand Bar and looking out to St.Ives Bay, at low tide this is miles of golden sand to stroll along or sit and relax, just...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-18-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
So on the way home, I decided to waste a bit of...

So on the way home, I decided to waste a bit of time down at Lelant Estuary, another place for various reasons I've spent a lot of my time. When I was young I used to walk around the decaying wrecks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Thanks for the great comments guys, a couple more...

Thanks for the great comments guys, a couple more pics left when I get in front of the computer
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
A quick look back at St.Ives from Carbis Bay with...

A quick look back at St.Ives from Carbis Bay with many landmarks already posted

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/IMG_1923.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
So with the overcast skies arriving again and the...

So with the overcast skies arriving again and the forecast of torrential rain the next day, it appeared the universe had decided I was going back to London :cry

A quick look at a few last sights...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Correct, colour balance and sharped because I...

Correct, colour balance and sharped because I hate smaller images where you lose detail when uploaded to internet but the light in Cornwall, St.Ives especially is fantastic (why it became a world...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Porthmeor beach with the Chapel in the distance. ...

Porthmeor beach with the Chapel in the distance.


This image epitomises my childhood for me and my summer holidays. Clear skies, sun sea and beaches. Whenever I jump on the bike without a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
The next morning I take a ride into St Ives to...

The next morning I take a ride into St Ives to say my goodbyes to my hometown.

A quick look at the coastguard lookout

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/020done.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Around the back of the harbour looking out at the...

Around the back of the harbour looking out at the lighthouse

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/photow.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
So after a blast back to St.Ives a quick look...

So after a blast back to St.Ives a quick look around was in order

Always loved these places, waking up every morning with that view must be amazing
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,765,433
Posted By #philsmith
Fantastic photography and perspective on the...

Fantastic photography and perspective on the world.

I'm only a third of the way through and this thread has already lowered my working day productivity to that of an infant :lol3

A bit of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Amazingly enough buying Iphones/Ipods/LCD TV's...

Amazingly enough buying Iphones/Ipods/LCD TV's etc helps mining.

South Crofty mine was the last working Tin mine in Cornwall (and Europe) and closed in 1998. Having been bought with the intent to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
When the mining industry in Cornwall collapsed...

When the mining industry in Cornwall collapsed the miners went all over the world and took their knowledge with them.

It's always said if there's a hole in the ground a Cornishman's been in it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Back to the bike for a blast back into St.Ives as...

Back to the bike for a blast back into St.Ives as the sun breaks through

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/IMG_2183.jpg

The perfect view ahead
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
After a short time of contemplation and...

After a short time of contemplation and relaxation I decided I had to explore the Engine Houses I could see down on the side of the cliff
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Thanks so much. So a bit closer...

Thanks so much.

So a bit closer investigation of the area I found this small headland and rather ropey looking path. It definately required me to be sat on it
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
My stop on the return journey was one I...

My stop on the return journey was one I desperately wanted to make.

Anyone who quickly searches the internet for Cornwall will come across an image of this location at one point.

I needed to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Think it may need a little more, is there an...

Think it may need a little more, is there an amphibious kit? :lol3

the First and Last House

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/IMG_2179.jpg


At this point I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
And here it is! I know the Africa Twin has...

And here it is!

I know the Africa Twin has a reputation to go on and on but I doubt at this point without some serious modifications I can go any further...
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Sennen Cove is lovely on a good day and a much...

Sennen Cove is lovely on a good day and a much better place to stop if you want a bite to eat etc than Lands End.

The only reason you want to go to Lands End is to see the edge of the country.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Thanks! Would have got pictures of a pasty...

Thanks!

Would have got pictures of a pasty but thanks to the UK Government putting VAT on them nobody can afford them :cry

Next location to explore on the route was Cape Cornwall and Priests...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Next place that caught my eye was Levant mine...

Next place that caught my eye was Levant mine just past Pendeen

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/IMG_2067.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Thanks! So if you hadn't guessed by now I'm...

Thanks!

So if you hadn't guessed by now I'm easily distracted. If I see something interesting I need to explore. I love riding bikes because it allows me to do just that.

I hate having to get...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
While flying down the road this came to light. ...

While flying down the road this came to light.

I had to explore

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/IMG_2006.jpg

I went further down the path for more investigation...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
So, off to the road from St.Ives to Lands End. ...

So, off to the road from St.Ives to Lands End.

The late great Colin McCrae once said this road would be one of the best WRC courses in the world. Right now I was interested in 2 wheels not 4.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
One last one of the town on my way out as the sun...

One last one of the town on my way out as the sun broke out for a bit

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/Picture001.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
While in town I couldn't help but notice this...

While in town I couldn't help but notice this sign.

An optimistic name all things considered :D

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/IMG_2307.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
A little colour at the start of the exploration...

A little colour at the start of the exploration despite the British Easter weather trying it's hardest to ruin play

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/IMG_1986.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
First thing to remember for those that like to...

First thing to remember for those that like to explore

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/small-adventures/IMG_1942.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Setting off from London far too late in the...

Setting off from London far too late in the afternoon I sadly rushed the beautiful ride of the A303 past stonehenge.

I arrived at my destination ready to explore.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,117
Posted By #philsmith
Cornwall - the land of pasties, mines and amazing roads

Now Cornwall is a beautiful place. I know, I grew up there but whenever any of my friends think of Cornwall they picture the beaches packed with tourists with buckets & spades and endless traffic....
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