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Old 01-10-2010, 01:08 PM   #1
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'You are going to die' ....

...That's what my mother said to me when I announced I was going to buy a motorbike. I was 18 and had worked all summer vacation to save up to buy my first bike - a second-hand RD250.

I'm now 52 ..and despite my best efforts, still here ... and riding.

Of course, she is right - we all will. But it's not how long you last that counts, but how much 'living' you manage to cram into life before the inevitable.

That's why I love this forum and these threads of pics - folk cramming in bucketloads of 'living' into life ...out having adventures on their bikes.

I have lurked here for over two years .. and thoroughly enjoyed viewing your fun. I thought it was about time I gave something back and contributed .... so here is my modest contribution ... no great adventures in far-flung lands I'm afraid ... but several year's worth of Sunday rideouts here in Scotland with some great folk.

Firstly three things that give a lot of pleasure

My camera
My Bike
Sarah (my partner with her GSXR750)

Most Sundays I get to play out with all three (so to speak!)

Good times!





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Old 01-10-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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...That's what my mother said to me when I announced I was going to buy a motorbike. I was 18 and had worked all summer vacation to save up to buy my first bike - a second-hand RD250.
With this bike?
Your mother was right. BUT probably you are a lucky man!

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Old 01-10-2010, 01:27 PM   #3
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Pictures!! We need pictures!!

You said you had a camera.......
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:37 PM   #4
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Let's see your riding turf

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Old 01-10-2010, 01:40 PM   #5
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Sorry for the initial delay with the pics .. being an idiot, it took me a while to figure out what I was doing wrong when trying to upload ... think I got it sussed now.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:45 PM   #6
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Good start. Got any of castles or other neat old buildings that us Americans only see on TV?
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:51 PM   #7
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Ok ... now some of the pics ..I hope ! Lol!

A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh. Mo on his R6


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Old 01-10-2010, 09:47 PM   #8
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Hello and welcome from WAY across "the pond."

Great photos. Quite the exotic mix of bikes. Very nice.

Also, very lovely "riding partner." I mean Sarah.

Thanks for sharing, Mark H.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:54 AM   #9
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Hello and welcome from WAY across "the pond."

Great photos. Quite the exotic mix of bikes. Very nice.

Also, very lovely "riding partner." I mean Sarah.

Thanks for sharing, Mark H.

Cheers ..yes there are quite a few Ducatis and Aprilias in our group. If you like exotica ..you will probably like this one ..as if they aren't expensive enough that's a 5,000 moto GP style exhaust.





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Old 01-11-2010, 12:30 PM   #10
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Good pics and RR. My father was from Edinburgh (yes I know what Glaswegians think of that) so when I had the chance in the late 90's to live in Perth for 6 years I jumped at it. I recognise lots of the places in your pics - Killin and Glencoe especially

I had a CBR1000 at first but then traded it for a Dyna Glide Harley (yes I know what you're all thinking). The roads in Scotland are phenomenal and I really learned how to get the best from the Harley riding round the scenery (mountains are only there to make tarmac into interesting shapes - also explains why Scotland produces so many great road-racers).

I hope to go back this summer with some friends and get round all the great places again.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:38 PM   #11
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Great photos and scenery, Kam!
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:23 PM   #12
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Absolutely stunning photos - thanks for sharing!! My dad lived in Scotland for a few years in the late 60s and keeps telling me I need to go. My next overseas trip might just be Scotland with my bike :)
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:28 AM   #13
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Absolutely stunning photos - thanks for sharing!! My dad lived in Scotland for a few years in the late 60s and keeps telling me I need to go. My next overseas trip might just be Scotland with my bike :)
Your Dad is right! .. and a bike is the best way to see it .... just not in Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/ and Mar.


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Old 01-14-2010, 05:21 AM   #14
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Great photos and scenery, Kam!

Thank you ... kind of you to say so.

Few more ..

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Old 03-07-2010, 08:00 AM   #15
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Just joined this thread.....great photos !!!

I stumbled upon this quite by accident....what beautiful scenery. I and my wife, along with her cousin and the cousin's husband (follow all that?) are planning to visit your fine country next year. We are all from the Great Lakes area of USA and we will be stuck in a cage for the trip.... I still think that touring those roads pictured will be a great idea. We will do our best to not block traffic.....on or OFF the road. I'm totally mistified as to where we will be staying at, for our base of operations. The wife and cousin are in Cancun this week, so I'll have to get them planning this one when they get back. We are all excited to get a chance to see beautiful Scotland.
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